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Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carpenter Technology Co. (NYSE:CRS) VP Timothy Lain sold 1,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $55,385.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

    Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Cowen reiterated a buy rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Carpenter Technology in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Carpenter Technology from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Carpenter Technology from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Longbow Research downgraded Carpenter Technology from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Carpenter Technology presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $56.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Titan International (NYSE: TWI) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.(EVHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in shares of Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $528,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Recently, the large private equity firm KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) announced the purchase of Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC). This acquisition has a $5.7 billion price tag, and the deal has a total value of $9.9 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nineteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.19.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Putnam Premier Income Trust(PPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Populous (CURRENCY:PPT) traded up 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on October 2nd. One Populous token can now be bought for approximately $3.21 or 0.00049181 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, Bithumb, Mercatox and LATOKEN. Populous has a market cap of $118.72 million and $1.26 million worth of Populous was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Populous has traded 8.7% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    That’s the question we presented to three Motley Fool contributors. They identified Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA), and Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) as top biotech stocks to buy in September. Here’s why these biotechs stood out:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) by 30.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 56,216 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,219 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.27% of Ligand Pharmaceuticals worth $9,285,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND) was maintained as Buy at Argus, but the firm lowered its target to $150 from $200. The independent research firm noted that recent weakness offers a buying opportunity as the company is believed to be on track to post solid earnings growth over the next several years. Ligand closed up 1.5% at $119.76 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $98.56 to $278.62.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 836,831 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the May 31st total of 501,425 shares. Approximately 6.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 392,524 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Franklin Financial Network in a note issued to investors on Monday, July 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst W. Curtiss now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.66. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock.

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]

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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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    EnLink Midstream LLC  (NYSE:ENLC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.