Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

I’m not betting against Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) at this point. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do so, either. LULU stock has risen 150% from November lows — and the gains have been deserved.

Lululemon has been performing exceedingly well, including a ridiculous 20% same-store sales increase in the first quarter. As Will Ashworth detailed, the company made a strong choice in new CEO Calvin McDonald. Athleisure remains hot in the U.S., and international growth is torrid.

Indeed, even I — a longtime retail bear — came around to the LULU story after the company’s Q4 report in March. But LULU stock has tacked on 70% gains since then. And as much as I like the company, and the story, I see some reason for caution, at least, ahead of Thursday afternoon’s fiscal Q2 report.

The Case for LULU Into Earnings

The case for buying — or keeping — LULU stock into earnings is relatively simple. Don’t fight the tape, or the trend. The company is performing exceedingly well, and there’s no reason to see that trend changing. Indeed, last week, Gap (NYSE:GPS) cited a strong quarter for its Athleta brand. That bodes well for Lululemon, given its much larger reach and far stronger sales.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    There are currently more than 90 licensed cultivators in Canada, and this figure is only expected to grow. Many of these growers have been using every ounce of capital available, as well as utilizing bought-deal offerings to raise additional capital to expand their growing capacity. Six of the largest projected producers — Canopy Growth Corp (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF), Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), Aphria, MedReleaf, OrganiGram Holdings, and Hydropthecary Corp. — are expected to generate around 1.17 million kilograms per year by 2020.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) is in serious talks with Coca-Cola to develop cannabis-infused beverages, according to a report by BNN Bloomberg TV. Could a deal with Coke and Aurora be even bigger news than Constellation Brands’ (NYSE:STZ) partnership with Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC)? 

  • [By Sean Williams]

    If you ignore the share price and focus on market cap instead, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and its nearly $7 billion market cap look to be nearly priced for perfection.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: THL Credit, Inc.(TCRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson acquired 10,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.80 per share, for a total transaction of $79,560.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson purchased 11,511 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.86 per share, for a total transaction of $90,476.46. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thl Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Tian Ge Interactiv (OTCMKTS:TGRVF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 3.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on May 21st. NEO GOLD has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $162.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One NEO GOLD token can currently be bought for about $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neogen Co. (NASDAQ:NEOG) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $65.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, KORS, GE

    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) are on the move ahead of today’s earnings report. Wall Street expects that the apparel giant will report earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $9.87 billion in revenue. Investors will be hanging on every word of the conference call as markets weigh the success of the company’s latest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. In addition, investors will be curious if the firm received a boost by the Tour Championship victory over the weekend by Tiger Woods, who won his first golf tournament in five years. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) just made another huge acquisition. According to reports, it purchased the iconic Gianni Versace brand in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal gives Kors a gateway to the high-end European luxury market. Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are sitting at nine-year lows as the company’s power business struggles. Shares hit their lowest levels since July 13, 2009 as the firm grapples with a failed gas turbine in Texas. The turbine’s failure fueled a stock downgrade by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: GE) last week. Look for earnings reports from Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS), Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ: NEOG), and IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE: INFO).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $62.33.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Unemployment hits a 49-year low. Tech giants may have been hacked by China. Elon Musk’s tweeting sends Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares lower. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) struggles with “material weakness.” And Tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) decides to change its name back to Tribune Publishing.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), the owner of the Lost Angeles Times, agreed to sell the paper to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is also one of Tronc’s largest shareholders. The deal, for $500 million and the assumption of about $90 million in pension liabilities, was announced on February 7. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice blessed the deal on March 7, almost two months ago.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The sale of the Los Angeles Times and several smaller newspapers by Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong closed after months of worry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. tronc earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3907920123643 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) may have a new controlling shareholder. According to the New York Post:

    McCormick Media, which already has a definitive agreement to buy the 25.7 percent of Tronc stock owned by ex-chairman Michael Ferro, is in talks with another “significant” shareholder about increasing its stake even further.

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