Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

A Super Bowl commercial aimed at people suffering from opioid-induced constipation has incited public outrage. A Super Bowl ad for opioid-induced constipation has sparked a major backlash.

The ad, which reached more than 111 million viewers, touted a drug to help opioid users suffering from irregularity. But many medical and political leaders saw it as an attempt to capitalize on the opioid epidemic that’s plaguing the country.

“It’s very disturbing to see an ad like that,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. “It’s normalizing the chronic use of opioids, which aren’t demonstrated to be safe over the long term.”

“Opioids block pain signals but can also block activity in the bowel,” said the ad, which was presented by AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo. Together, they sell the drug Movantik, which treats opioid-induced constipation. Neither company produces opioids.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brink's Company (BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BridgeCoin (CURRENCY:BCO) traded 7.5% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on June 15th. One BridgeCoin coin can currently be bought for $1.24 or 0.00019057 BTC on major exchanges. In the last week, BridgeCoin has traded down 33.1% against the US dollar. BridgeCoin has a market cap of $33.52 million and approximately $15,787.00 worth of BridgeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BridgeCoin (CURRENCY:BCO) traded 2.4% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on May 18th. BridgeCoin has a total market capitalization of $78.45 million and approximately $39,553.00 worth of BridgeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, BridgeCoin has traded up 2.2% against the US dollar. One BridgeCoin coin can now be bought for $2.91 or 0.00035182 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its stake in shares of Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) by 9.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,216,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 119,750 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Brink’s were worth $86,833,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) shares shot up 16.2% on Thursday after Buckingham Research raised their price target on the stock from $5.14 to $110.00. Buckingham Research currently has a buy rating on the stock. Brink’s traded as high as $82.45 and last traded at $79.25. 2,991,171 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 539% from the average session volume of 467,825 shares. The stock had previously closed at $68.20.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a largely down day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Averagetaking the biggest hit of the major benchmarks. The global turmoil over trade got a lot closer to home as the U.S. imposed new restrictions that led the Canadian government to issue retaliatory tariffs in response. Yet many broader-based measures of the market fell only slightly, showing that much of what drives the economy isn’t as dependent on trade as traditional industrial giants. Good news also sent some key stocks higher. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Brink’s (NYSE:BCO), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ:LORL) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: LORL) and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) has outgrown the market through the first six months of 2018 by rising 35% compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) slumped on Thursday after the Trump administration proposed a federal government reorganization, including an overhaul and potential privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. The stock was down 10.2% when the market closed.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: MMA Capital Management, LLC(MMAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) EVP Gary A. Mentesana purchased 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.44 per share, with a total value of $14,220.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 171,641 shares in the company, valued at $4,881,470.04. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: POSCO(PKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in POSCO (NYSE:PKX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 2,035 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $160,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. POSCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5366586800129 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.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cytokinetics, Incorporated(CYTK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cytokinetics (NASDAQ:CYTK) had its price target cut by investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies to $13.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 55.69% from the stock’s previous close.

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