Top Stocks To Watch For 2019

What happened

Shares of China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO) rose nearly 26% today after CITIC Capital Holdings made an all-cash offer to purchase the company for $110 per share, as reported by Reuters. The Chinese investment firm currently owns 5.1% of the Chinese biologics manufacturer that specializes in the production of plasma-based biopharma products. 

The price tag values the company at $3.65 billion, which would be close to the all-time high achieved briefly in early 2016. A lot has happened since then. China Biologic Products grew full-year revenue and adjusted net income attributable to the company 25% and 21%, respectively, from 2015 to 2017. The latter excludes a one-time $40.3 million charge related to U.S. corporate tax reform. 

As of 12:01 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled to a 21.8% gain.

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Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Pharma Holdings Inc.(CPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) traded down 8.6% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $10.95 and last traded at $11.09. 1,237,777 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 7% from the average session volume of 1,334,449 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tronox (OTCMKTS:TROX) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets to $13.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price indicates a potential upside of 0.93% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 27,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,000.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Tronox (NYSE:TROX) jumped over 20% today after the company announced it had filed a joint motion with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to delay the appeal schedule regarding the review of its proposed acquisition of Cristal. The move suggests the titanium dioxide manufacturer and the FTC are making progress toward a compromise over the acquisition of the Saudi-based chemicals producer, which has been under intense regulatory scrutiny for two years. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    One factor contributing to the awful start to life as a publicly traded company is simply timing. Venator Materials stock listed on public exchanges just in time to catch the last few months of a multiyear bonanza for titanium dioxide stocks. Shares of Kronos Worldwide, Chemours, and Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX) all jumped by triple digits in the three-year period ending in 2017. That helped to soften the blow from their double-digit declines suffered so far in 2018, but the newcomer has no such history to hang its hat on.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: Seaboard Corporation(SEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Willis Investment Counsel lifted its holdings in Seaboard Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:SEB) by 8.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 524 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 41 shares during the period. Willis Investment Counsel’s holdings in Seaboard were worth $2,235,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consolidated Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) and Liberty Braves Group Series C (NASDAQ:BATRK) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

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Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,577,171 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 254% from the previous session’s volume of 727,835 shares.The stock last traded at $0.49 and had previously closed at $0.38.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2019: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

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