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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has a $189.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 15.38% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “2018 could prove to be a tough year for Allergan with the company facing loss of exclusivity for many products including Namenda XR and Restasis. Also, new competition for key growth drivers, Restasis and Linzess, is a concern. Nonetheless, Allergan boasts dominant growth franchises across several therapeutic areas. Key products like Botox and Linzess and new products such as Viberzi, Namzaric and Vraylar will continue to support sales. Allergan also boasts a strong branded pipeline with meaningful data readouts expected in 2018. Biosimilars also represent significant opportunity.  In late 2017, Allergan announced cost-cutting efforts to protect it from potential revenue declines. Allergan’s share price has picked up after underperforming the industry in the second half of 2017.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $215.14 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BancorpSouth opens on Eldorado Parkway in McKinney (communityimpact.com) Analysts Anticipate BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) to Announce $0.55 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    BXS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Hovde Group set a $35.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Piper Jaffray set a $36.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Finally, Brean Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: L'Or茅al S.A. (LRLCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.(GWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $82.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piermont Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) by 8.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 890 shares during the quarter. Piermont Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Genesee & Wyoming were worth $697,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks notched big gains for the second straight day, with theSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI)adding 2.3%. Retail stocks also were strong; theSPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) closed up 1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks made gains today, with theSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) rising 1.3%. Consumer stocks were the laggards; theConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLP) fell 0.6%.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In this regard, two biotech ETFs — theiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF(NASDAQ:IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) — stand out among the rest as particularly strong investment options. Read on to learn more about them.

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    Remember the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) chart I showed you Friday? Take a look at this ETF bouncing off its 50-day moving average one more time:

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: First Business Financial Services Inc.(FBIZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Bancshares (NASDAQ: IBOC) and First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Business Financial Services (FBIZ)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: BlackRock Science and Technology Trust(BST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 8.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 108,307 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,402 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $3,256,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Selected examples: (BXP) , (DFS) , (HST) , (MA) , (TXN) , (USB) .

    Inflation Is a Key Risk

    Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 18.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,669 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,265 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $699,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 4.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 187,347 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,269 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.12% of Boston Properties worth $23,085,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the last two weeks, shares ofMadrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Galmed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GLMD), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) have more than doubled in value. The reason?

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    In recent weeks, a couple of under-the-radar players have wowed Wall Street. Less than three weeks ago, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) reported top-line results from its 36-week phase 2 study involving MGL-3196 as a treatment for NASH. Overall, Madrigal’s liver biopsy results showed that 70% of patients with a more than 30% fat reduction at week 12 demonstrated a greater than two-point reduction in their NAFLD Activity Score by the 36th week. That was more than double the 32% of patients that demonstrated a similar response by taking the placebo.

  • [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.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares shot up 132 percent to $251.6029 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) stocks ranked as especially big winners over the last few days. What lit a fire beneath these stocks — and are they smart picks to buy now? Here’s what you need to know.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enova International earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.1141156093879 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Enova International, Inc. is a provider of online financial services. It offers loans to customers in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The Company’s customers include consumers who have bank accounts but use alternative financial credit services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other lenders. Enova International, Inc is headquartered in Chicago. “

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019

The cryptocurrency market continued a sluggish start to the week Tuesday, with most major currencies trading down on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today — and which currencies were on the move.

Headlines

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) President Gary Cohn told CNBC the world will eventually have a global digital currency, but it won’t be bitcoin. The ultimate universal cryptocurrency would be simpler to understand than bitcoin and would remove variables such as mining and electricity costs from the equation, he said. 

A new report from the San Francisco Federal Reserve claims the roughly 50-percent decline in bitcoin prices following its late-2017 peak of around $20,000 was a direct result of the launch of bitcoin futures trading. According to the report, bitcoin buying went unchecked until the futures market was launched, which allowed short sellers to take the other side of the crypto trade for the first time and drive prices lower.

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday, and this year’s event features “Blockchain Corner,” with booths from six companies that are developing blockchain technology to help distribute films and protect against piracy. Companies in attendance include Cinezen Blockchain Entertainment, Cinemarket, SingularDTV, Dream Channel and TVZAR.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Selected examples: (BXP) , (DFS) , (HST) , (MA) , (TXN) , (USB) .

    Inflation Is a Key Risk

    Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Citizens BancShares, Inc.(FCNCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ: CCBG) and First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,209 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,294 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.26% of First Citizens BancShares worth $12,897,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance but alsopulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) Director Leonard P. Forman sold 63,862 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.59, for a total transaction of $1,506,504.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $1.29 per share and $458.75 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $24.69. The consensus price target is $28.33, and the 52-week range is $20.50 to $31.80.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) merged with U.S. Airways, the latter company had ordered 22 dual-aisle Airbus A350 passenger jets. After the merger, American, long a top Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) customer, decided to review the order for the legacy Airbus jets and consider the newer Airbus A330neo and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    A similar story was repeated this morning by American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE: AAL), which posted stronger earnings than analysts were expecting. But its shares slid on a warning about higher fuel prices and other input costs. Also lower this morning were shares of Southwest Airlines (LUV), which reported earnings roughly in line with estimates. The Dallas-based airline, still reeling from a recent mid-air mishap, saw its shares lose over 4 percent in early trading.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: H. B. Fuller Company(FUL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) and CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:CSWI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp lessened its stake in shares of AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) by 92.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,327 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,975 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in AmerisourceBergen were worth $114,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) and Trxade Group (OTCMKTS:TRXD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphabit (CURRENCY:ABC) traded down 14.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on April 11th. Alphabit has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $999.00 worth of Alphabit was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Alphabit token can now be purchased for about $33.91 or 0.00489408 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including C-CEX and Cryptopia. In the last week, Alphabit has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    You don’t have to take my word for it — let’s look at the trading history of the company. Or rather, at the parts of Danaher that existed before the spinoff of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV). In a nutshell, the Fortive separation took out most of the cyclical parts of Danaher and left the remaining company with four segments, namely life sciences, diagnostics, dental, and environmental & applied solutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Marathon Trading Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Fortive (NYSE:FTV) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000.

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After reviewing six new surveys and studies from financial services firms and the U.S. government, I’ve decided that Americans’ position on retirement planning can be summed up in, well not a word exactly, but an emoji: The Shruggie. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Yes, people believe there’s a national retirement crisis — though they say they’re not having one personally, Vanguard’s survey, “Retirement Transitions in Four Countries,” finds. When Vanguard queried 892 pre-retirees, 59% agreed that there’s a national retirement crisis but only 10% described their own retirement situation as a crisis.

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Yet the new research (from Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Age Wave, Bankers Life, the U.S. Census plus Vanguard) shows many Americans are, sadly, pretty clueless about how much money they’ll need for a comfortable retirement, how much they could withdraw in retir ement to avoid outliving their savings and investing basics.

day trading system: Dean Foods Company(DF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is scheduledfor before the market opens onThursday (February 16th) with the strongest volume performance seen in yearsbeing reported the last time around.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of WhiteWave Foods peakingtwo summers in a rowwhile mid capThe Hain Celestial Group, Inc (NASDAQ: HAIN) also peaked two summers in a rowandsmall cap Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) has been moving a bit higher for the past couple of years:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) posted weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.

    Dean Foods said it earned $0.13 per share in the first quarter on revenue of $2.00 billion; Analysts were expecting the company to earn $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.097 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading. Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session. Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading. Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session. Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $22 price target (versus an $18.75 close) at JPMorgan. Dean Foods has a 52-week range of $15.69 to $22.31 and a consensus analyst price target of $20.17.

day trading system: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Movado Group (MOV) has tumbled 7.2% to $21.90 after missing earnings forecasts and offering below-consensus guidance.

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has advanced 1.3% to $94.55 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was yet another record-setting day for the stock market, as the Dow climbed triple digits and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite followed the venerable average to unprecedented heights. Economic data showing rising inflation made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will look to boost interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting next month, and the ripples throughout the bond market sent many investors to consider stocks instead. Yet despite the substantial rally, some stocks missed out on the move higher, and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK), and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

day trading system: Masimo Corporation(MASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Sean Williams, and Cory Renauer]

    So when we asked three of our top healthcare contributors to name three of the best stocks to invest in healthcare, it’s not surprising that their responses listed companies in three different industries: medical device makerMasimo (NASDAQ:MASI), pharmacy services giant CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and biopharmaceutical company Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND). Here’s why these three healthcare stocks stand out as smart picks.

day trading system: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Boston Properties, Inc.(B XP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Latin American e-commerce leader MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) is scheduled to report the results of its recently completed fourth quarter and full year on Feb. 23. MercadoLibre — which is Spanish for “free market” — saw its share price increase an impressive 42% in 2016. Investors will have a keen eye on the latest results. Here’s a preview of MercadoLibre’s earnings report and a few things to watch on Feb. 23.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “Take Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), for example. When the stock market fell, they had enough cash in the bank to weather the storm; meanwhile, competitor DeRemate didn’t, and thus ended falling in oblivion. So, the lesson is: money is not a commodity.”

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Dan Caplinger, Rich Duprey, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    So what other companies could potentially grow at a breakneck speed over the next few decades? We asked a team of Fools that very question, and they pickedMercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI),WisdomTree Investments(NASDAQ:WETF),Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), andNVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). Read on to find out why.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.(TBRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Allergan (NYSE: AGN) acquired Akarna Therapeutics global rights to AKN-083 for up-front payment of $50 million. This came just hours after Allergan bought Tobira Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TBRA) for upfront Payment of $28.35 share in cash, up to $49.84 per share in CVRs.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ: RSTI) got a boost, shooting up 37 percent to $31.50 as Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) announced its plans to buy Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc in a deal valued at around $942 million.

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SpaceX just kicked off this weekend’s rocket launch double feature.

The private space company — headed by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk — blasted a communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX is slated to make another launch on Sunday.

Friday’s mission marked the second time SpaceX has put a used, first-stage rocket booster back into space. The booster was previously used in a January mission.

SpaceX wants to reuse its rockets in order to drastically reduce the cost of a single launch. Recovering, refurbishing and then re-flying an orbital-class rocket is a feat no other company has accomplished. And completing a second mission with a used rocket will signal to SpaceX’s customers that it can pull off the maneuver safely. That could mean more, cheaper launches with pre-flown rocket boosters.

SpaceX’s playbook: Make history, then make more history

Musk says he wants to event ually reduce the cost of a launch by a factor of 100.

best investment stocks: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.

best investment stocks: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) shares shot up 35 percent to $4.25 after the company reported “significant victory” in its legal battle with Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AAXN). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied Axon’s petition for inter partes review (IPR) of Digital Ally’s ‘452 patent, one of four IPRs Axon submitted in an attempt to invalidate Digital Ally’s lawsuit. Axon received a favorable PTO ruling on the ‘292 patent, the original point of dispute, in June.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap police body cam stockDigital Ally, Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened today. Total Q1 revenue increased 19% to approximately $5.2 million primarily due to the large commercial order received in the first quarter 2017 from AMR for DVM-250 event recorders with FleetVU and asset tracking service. The AMR contract was for 1,550 DVM-250 systems as well as FleetVU manager cloud storage and system implementation, most of which were delivered in first quarter 2017 and had a positive impact on revenues. The net loss was $2,032,955 versus a net loss of $2,313,125.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Aggressive military and law enforcement spending could be good news for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) and Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) shares shot up 33 percent to $4.20 after the company reported “significant victory” in its legal battle with Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AAXN). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied Axon’s petition for inter partes review (IPR) of Digital Ally’s ‘452 patent, one of four IPRs Axon submitted in an attempt to invalidate Digital Ally’s lawsuit. Axon received a favorable PTO ruling on the ‘292 patent, the original point of dispute, in June.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) was down, falling around 13 percent to $2.92. Digital Ally priced 1 million shares equity offering at $3 per share.

best investment stocks: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) , Opko Health (OPK) and Allergan (AGN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Kimberly-Clark (KMB) , Novartis AG (NVS) , Chemours (CC) and Gulfport Energy (GPOR) .

best investment stocks: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 45.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $72.23 million to $104.90 million.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that KLAC’s price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don’t lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The company’s current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, KLA-TENCOR CORP’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 10.70 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Despite the company’s weak debt-to-equity ratio, the company has managed to keep a very strong quick ratio of 3.00, which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs.

     

best investment stocks: American Express Company(AXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) traded up 2.35% at $81.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.57 to $82.00, a new high posted this afternoon. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 22.2 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    In addition, things with the company’s co-branded credit card now appear to be going smoothly. At first, some worried about the transition from American Express (NYSE:AXP) to Citigroup (NYSE:C). But the vast majority of former AmEx cardholders have transferred over to the new offering, and millions of additional cards have been issued under the new program. That likely demonstrates the wisdom of Costco’s approach toward maximizing the value of its credit card relationship.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    American Express (AXP), more colloquially known as AmEx, is more — actually a whole lot more — than just a charge/credit card company.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) are on the move, rising by about 6% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Investors were pleased by the company’s first-quarter earnings, and its progress toward its earnings goal for the full year.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    American Express (AXP) has lagged it peers recently because its disciplined management team declined to enter a bidding war to keep its co-branding deals with Costco and Fidelity Investments.