Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

New-to-Medicare clients often ask us, “Which is better: Medigap or Medicare Advantage?”

Medigap plans have been around forever and are relatively easy to understand. Medicare Advantage plans work differently but generate much interest due to premiums which are often lower than Medigap plans.

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Medicare Advantage plans, also called Part C of Medicare, are private plans that pay instead of Medicare. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported in 2016 that around 31% of Medicare beneficiaries opted for Medicare Advantage.

Most Medicare Advantage plans today have either an HMO or PPO network. Members use that network for their healthcare. In return, they can get access to lower premiums and, in many plans, a built-in Part D benefit.

Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

SINA Corporation provides online media and mobile value-added services (MVAS) in the People?s Republic of China. It provides advertising, non-advertising, and free services through SINA.com, Weibo.com, and SINA Mobile. SINA.com offers free interest-based channels that provide region-focused format and content, including news, sports, automobile-related news, finance, entertainment, luxury, technology, digital, tools, collectibles, video, music, and wireless application protocol, as well as interactive platform for fashion-conscious users to share comments and ideas on a range of topics, such as health, cosmetics, and beauty. The company’s microblogging platform, Weibo.com, enables its users to follow the hottest topics being discussed online, as well as discussions related to people they know. Weibo accounts consist of celebrities, commercial enterprises, government entities, and grass root Internet users. Its SINA Mobile service allows users to receive news and informatio n, download ring tones, mobile games and pictures, and participate in dating and friendship communities. The company also offers SINA Game, which serves as an interactive platform that provides users with downloads and gateway access to popular online games; SINA eReading, a shop for book reviews; SINA.net, an enterprise solutions platform to assist businesses and government bodies; and SINA Mall, an online shopping Website. In addition, it provides a platform for Chinese bloggers; photo-sharing platform; free email, VIP mail, and corporate email for enterprise users; audio and video-based instant messaging tools; proprietary search technology; and classified advertising services, as well as hosts topic-specific discussion forums in Chinese language; and creates user-maintained and supported online communities. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited. SINA Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the Peop le?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) recently stumbled after the Chinese tech company posted soft fourth-quarter numbers. Its non-GAAP revenue rose 14% annually to $570.4 million but missed expectations by $3 million. On a GAAP basis, its revenue also rose 14% to $573 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 5, 2019 7:10 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Steve Symington]

    SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) announced solid fourth-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, once again highlighting the benefits of the Chinese internet technology company’s burgeoning Weibo microblogging platform.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, CRM, FB
    This morning, shares of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) popped nearly 6% after a strong Q4 earnings report. The company reported earnings per share of $1.53 on total revenue of $22.98 billion. Wall Street expected $1.52 per share on sales of $22.91 billion. The firm reported very strong online sales (up 25%) and a 5.3% jump in same-store sales. Analysts had expected a 4.5% increase in same-store sales. The report is the latest sign that Target has emerged as a formidable competitor to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is under fire again due to security concerns around its sign-in features. The company has not allowed users to opt out of the key feature that lets users look up others by phone number and e-mail address. Many people have added their phone numbers in the past thinking it would only be used for two-factor authentication and security. Critics argue this is the latest episode of Facebook compromising user information. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are in focus as the cloud computing giant plans to report earnings after the bell Tuesday. CRM stock is already up 20% so far this year. And many analysts expect the firm to report earnings per share of $0.55 on top of $3.56 billion in revenue. Yesterday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff predicted that $30 billion in annual revenue for the cloud computing giant is “right around the corner.” Look for earnings reports from AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Sina Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Vivint Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: VSLR), and Weibo Corp. (NYSE: WB).

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Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Orange(ORAN)

Orange provides a range of fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission, and other value-added services to consumers, businesses, and other telecommunications operators worldwide. The company offers mobile, fixed-line, and carrier services; sells mobile devices and accessories; and sells and rents fixed-line equipment. It also provides legacy and mature network services; platform services comprising customer relationship management, messaging, hosting, cloud computing, and machine-to-machine services; and collaborative services, as well as sells equipment associated with integration services. In addition, the company provides growing network services that include VoIP, image and videoconferencing, satellite access infrastructures, WiFi, and fiber optics; and international carriers and shared services. It offers its products and services under the Orange brand. The company was formerly known as France Telecom and changed its name to Orange in July 2013. Orange was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of America Corp DE boosted its holdings in Orange SA (NYSE:ORAN) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,916,094 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 330,125 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned approximately 0.22% of Orange worth $98,621,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Dan Caplinger]

    The trick is to separate high-quality income generators from their lower-quality peers. So we asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best dividend ideas with yields of 4% or more. Read on to see why they recommend tech titan International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), international telecom Orange (NYSE:ORAN), and energy giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing product candidates for patients with diseases and disorders involving the central nervous system (CNS). Its lead product candidate, AV-101, is an orally available prodrug candidate in Phase II development, initially for the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressants approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to AV-101, the Company has developed a human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) technology platform, which includes its in-vitro bioassay system, CardioSafe 3D, to predict potential heart toxicity of new chemical entities (NCEs) long before testing in animal and human studies. The Company is focused on regenerative medicine (RM) applications using blood, cartilage, heart and/or liver cells derived from hPSCs.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

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