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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 84.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,461,226 shares of the network technology company’s stock after buying an additional 670,016 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in Palo Alto Networks were worth $300,238,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Developing brands like Tesla face a different challenge. These are companies valued largely on potential for sales, not profit. Tesla, for example, has a huge backlog of Model 3 orders to fill, but it has yet to show it can operate profitably. Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), a cybersecurity company, is in a similar position, boasting a significant customer base but still not showing consistent profits. In most cases, these brands lose money — sometimes a lot of it — as they build out capacity and develop a market for their product. Emerging companies generally have more upside (at least at first), but they come with significant risk. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.30 million. The previous level was 3.91 million. Shares traded recently at $236.23, within a 52-week trading range of $135.85 to $238.25.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ANSYS delivered strong results for first-quarter 2018, wherein both the top and bottom lines fared better than the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. Increasing demand for simulation particularly from industries like energy bodes well for ANSYS. We believe that robust product portfolio, expanding total addressable market improving enterprise penetration, collaborations with leading vendors, and strong balance sheet are the catalysts. Acquisitions like 3DSIM and OPTIS are not only enabling ANSYS to bring innovative solutions to the market but are also aiding it to enhance foothold in the competitive simulations market. However, its margin is expected to remain under pressure as ANSYS continues to invest on product development. Furthermore, adverse foreign currency exchange rates are expected to impede revenue growth in the near term as it generates significant revenues from international market.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another red-hot momentum stock that has had an outstanding year. ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. Boosts Position in ServiceNow Inc (NOW)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4141336/benjamin-f-edwards-company-inc-boosts-position-in-servicenow-inc-now.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 12,505 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,069,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently unveiled its latest and greatest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 4, and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) shares dropped in what seemed like a reflex action. At first look, this isn’t surprising, as Cupertino is currently leading the wearables space and its latest offering is a clear indication that it will keep pushing the envelope to retain the crown.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    In 2011, Intel acquired German modem maker Infineon. Infineon is the sole modem provider to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). And Apple uses Infineon’s modem chips to connect the company’s iPhones to mobile data networks.

  • [By ]

    On a side note, even tech giants — ones that do have massive amounts of cash on their balance sheet, such as Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) or Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) — have borrowed (sold bonds) to take advantage of the recent record-low interest rates. But I digress.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: OSI Systems, Inc.(OSIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $84.38.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) had its target price boosted by Roth Capital from $77.00 to $89.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) was upgraded by analysts at US Capital Advisors from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) by 40.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 255,483 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 170,680 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 1.41% of OSI Systems worth $16,675,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) and OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    OSI Systems (OSIS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) $274.42 Million in Sales Expected for OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) Will Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    OSIS has been the subject of several research reports. Sidoti initiated coverage on OSI Systems in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine lowered OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group lowered OSI Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $79.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub lowered OSI Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP lessened its position in OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) by 62.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,099 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 83,849 shares during the period. OSI Systems comprises 2.6% of Clearline Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Clearline Capital LP’s holdings in OSI Systems were worth $3,951,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded up 5.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 29th. One Energo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0146 or 0.00000235 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Coinrail, Coinnest and CoinEgg. Energo has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and $823,323.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Energo has traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as C$2.55 and last traded at C$2.56, with a volume of 3500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$2.58.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LSV Asset Management lessened its holdings in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 21.3% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 157,400 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 42,600 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $16,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Dow Jones Falls Before Trump’s Iran Decision; These 2 IBD 50 Stocks Jump (investors.com) Autohome Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates, Guides Higher (finance.yahoo.com) Autohome (ATHM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Earnings Reaction History: Autohome Inc., 44.4% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.6% Sensitive (nasdaq.com) BRIEF-Autohome Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share Of RMB 4.05 (reuters.com)

    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.97.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Many investors rely on their investment portfolios to generate the income they need to make ends meet. For them, dividend stocks are a natural choice, because they offer regular payments of dividend income, as well as the chance to enjoy share-price gains when the company’s underlying business is successful. Especially for those who are retired and living on fixed incomes, the ability to benefit from a combination of stock appreciation and reliable income is huge, and many top dividend stocks also have good track records of boosting their payouts on a regular basis as well, adding to their attractiveness.

Most dividend stocks have one drawback for income investors, though: They tend to make their dividend payments only on a quarterly basis. That’s fine for the company, but it doesn’t always work out well for shareholders who have monthly income needs. A few dividend stocks, however, have figured out that meeting their investors’ needs can be a smart move, and they’ve therefore chosen to make monthly dividend payments. Although income investors naturally prefer the highest dividend yields they can find, the highest-yielding monthly dividend stocks aren’t necessarily the ones with the safest dividends. Shareholders have to seek out top dividend stocks not based solely on yield but also on other features, such as whether they offer dividend reinvestment plans. Later in this article, we’ll reveal five top monthly dividend stocks, but first, let’s take a closer look at why monthly dividends are attractive and what you have to do to avoid potential mistakes in choosing stocks.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation(CHMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) and Great Portland Estates (OTCMKTS:GPEAF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: New Media Investment Group Inc.(NEWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on New Media Investment Group (NEWM)

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    Formed in 2007, New Media Investment Group (NYSE: NEWM) has spent over $1 billion building its portfolio — acquiring 145 daily newspapers and 340 weekly newspapers across 37 states with a combined reach of over 4 million. Throw in the 538 websites and GateHouse Media, the holding company for New Media, reaches over 22 million people in the United States each week and serves over 200,000 business customers through advertising and related marketing services.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in New Media Investment Group Inc (NYSE:NEWM) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 31,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) were down 10 percent to $2.58. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fibrocell Science (FCSC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fibrocell Science earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.3740949623105 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Dril-Quip (NYSE:DRQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has $285,000 Position in Dril-Quip, Inc. (DRQ)” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this report can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4129407/louisiana-state-employees-retirement-system-has-285000-position-in-dril-quip-inc-drq.html.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: EnLink Midstream, LLC(ENLC)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, after announcing the sale of its interest in EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) for $3.125 billion in June, it boosted its buyback authorization up to $4 billion. That represents enough cash to retire roughly 20% of its outstanding shares. Devon expects the sale of EnLink to close this July, which will enable it to accelerate the pace of repurchases through the end of 2019.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) currently yields an eye-catching 9%. However, as alluring as that payout might seem, it’s not worth considering right now because of the company’s weaker financial profile. That’s why investors should forget about Buckeye Partners’ high-yielding dividend and instead examine the offerings of fellow energy infrastructure companies EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC), Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX), and Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE). Each pays a similarly high-yielding dividend that they back with stronger financials metrics and expect to increase at a healthy rate in 2019 and beyond.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Keith Speights, and Brian Stoffel]

    That’s certainly the case with surprisingly diversified biotech company Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), out-of-favor outlet mall owner Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), and expanding software-maker New Relic, Inc. (NYSE:NEWR). Take the time for a deep dive, and you might find that one of these three mid-cap stocks is just right for your portfolio today.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) Director Todd C. Davis sold 9,000 shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $239.78, for a total transaction of $2,158,020.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 44,806 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,743,582.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc  (NASDAQ:LGND)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Red Lion Hotels Corporation(RLH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Contrasting Hilton Worldwide (HLT) and Red Lion Hotels (RLH) (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells $838,969.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells 178,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Major Shareholder Sells $5,099,986.65 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) RLH Corporation Promotes Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Red Lion Hotels (NYSE: RLH) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

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    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Red Lion Hotels Corporation: RLH Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call to be Held August 9 (twst.com) Davenport Hotels owner buys, rebrands Hotel Red Lion at the Park (krem.com) Red Lion Hotels Corporation: RLH Corporation Closes Sale of Hotel RL Spokane at the Park for $35 Million (twst.com) Financial Comparison: Red Lion Hotels (RLH) and Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Red Lion Hotels traded down $0.10, hitting $12.00, during mid-day trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 104,271 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 70,126. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.38. Red Lion Hotels has a 1 year low of $6.15 and a 1 year high of $12.75.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

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  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched Apple Watch in 2015, it included a premium line called Apple Watch Edition, which was priced at an astronomical $10,000 to $17,000 and featured a case made of gold. Considering the fact that the premium pricing only related to the case material and aesthetics, and no performance improvements like a faster processor or more storage, it was a bold experiment to see how much consumers would pay for a high-end smartwatch. While many classic watches sell for far more than that, those timepieces don’t become obsolete within a few years because of software updates.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC) were on the move on news that the company is exploring a possible deal to purchase Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB). A report by the New York Post suggests that Kraft has not made an offer and that any purchase would likely not offer much in the way of a premium from the current share price. The news comes a day after Kraft topped Wall Street earnings and revenue forecasts and issued positive forward guidance. Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fell slightly on Friday. The dip came a day after the technology giant officially became the first U.S. public company to hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion. “With the world’s oldest profession already staked out, there are many competitors for second oldest,” writes Money Morning’s Tim Melvin. “Leading claimants include spies and politicians, but that can’t be right.” Today, Tim explains why spending on the military fuels this profession. And then he explains why he likes the firm Vectrus Inc. (NYSE: VEC). Other firms reporting earnings include Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), Dish Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH), and CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE).

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  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) has long been thought of as Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) main rival in the smartphone market. However, the two companies aren’t just competitors — Apple has often relied on Samsung for critical components, too.

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    Outside of the epic one-month runs in tech kings Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) , the broader market has done squat of late. 

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are down about 2% and 0.7%, respectively, over the last month. Both major indices are down marginally on the year. Blame rising fears of a U.S. recession in early 2019 or Trump’s ongoing trade spat with China, whatever the case many index investors are likely feeling letdown right now. 

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shipped an estimated 700,000 units in the second quarter, up from the 600,000 that Strategy Analytics previously estimated the Mac maker had shipped in Q1. That would add up to 1.3 million HomePods shipped so far this year following the device’s launch in February. Apple was able to establish a lead in the premium segment of the market, thanks to its intensely loyal customer base and growing subscriber base for Apple Music, according to Strategy Analytics. However, it’s also clear that HomePod’s premium price point is limiting demand.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 273,821 shares of the company’s stock after selling 768 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Foundation Medicine were worth $21,563,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    Great stocks that disrupt big markets and reward shareholders with massive long-term returns, such as eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), don’t come around every day, so when they do, investors should consider adding them to their portfolios. These Motley Fool investors think Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN), and Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) fall into that camp. Are they worth buying right now? Read on to learn more about these stocks and what could cause them to deliver envy-inspiring returns in the future.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Unilever N.V. (UNLVF)

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    In recent weeks, Procter & Gamble (PG) has received a couple of downgrades following its Q3 FY2018 results announcement. In contrast, its peer in the consumer products space, Unilever (UL)(UN)(OTCPK:UNLNF)(OTCPK:UNLYF)(OTCPK:UNLVF), was upgraded by UBS in late March. Investors also cheered the announcement of a fresh €6 billion ($7.4 billion) stock buyback program and the raising of its quarterly dividend by 8% to €0.3872/share from €0.3585. In 2017, Unilever has already completed a €5 billion share buyback programme.