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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021

The Nasdaq tumbled 3.5% during regular trading on the second to last trading day of February, with the S&P 500 down 2.5%. Thursday’s rout spread far and wide and investors continued to sell high-flyers such as Tesla (TSLA Quick QuoteTSLA ) and Nvidia (NVDA Quick QuoteNVDA ) , while also dropping the global titans like Apple (AAPL Quick QuoteAAPL ) to Microsoft (MSFT Quick QuoteMSFT ) .

The recent downturn, which has pushed the tech-heavy index roughly 7.5% below its February 12 records, coincides with an ultra-fast climb in U.S. Treasury yields. For instance, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has surged from 0.90% at the start of 2021 to over 1.50% on Thursday, which has pushed them back up to where they were early last year.

Wall Street is currently ramping on its bet on more government spending and a major economic rebound, driven by a successful vaccine rollout, which conjures up inflation talk. The rising yields also highlight the somewhat stretched valuations of tech stocks.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

BB&T Corporation (BB&T), incorporated on September 24, 1968, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business operations primarily through its bank subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company (Branch Bank), and other nonbank subsidiaries. The Company’s segments include Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, Financial Services, and Other, Treasury and Corporate. Branch Bank provides a range of banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients in its geographic markets, including small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments and individuals through over 2,140 offices.

The Company’s total loans amount to approximately $136,986 million. It offers a range of securities, which include the United States treasury, the United States government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), states and political subdivisions, non-agency MBS, securities acquired from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other. Its total securities amount to approximately $43,827 million. Deposits are the primary source of funds for lending and investing activities. The Company’s deposits include noninterest-bearing deposits, interest checking, money market and savings, time deposits and foreign office deposits-interest-bearing. Its total deposits amount to approximately $149,124 million.

Branch Bank’s principal operating subsidiaries include BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation , BB&T Insurance Services, Inc., BB&T Investment Services, Inc., CRC Insurance Services, Inc., Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc., Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC (Grandbridge), McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc. and Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Inc. The Company’s nonbank subsidiaries include BB&T Securities, LLC, Regional Acceptance Corporation and Sterling Capital Management, LLC. The Company’s subsidiaries offer a rang! e of retail and commercial services to retail and commercial clients. Its retail services include asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity lending, home mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage services, mobile/online banking, payment solutions, retail deposit services, sales finance, small business lending and wealth management/private banking. Its commercial services include asset management, association services, capital markets services, commercial deposit services, commercial finance, commercial middle market lending, commercial mortgage lending, corporate banking, institutional trust services, insurance, insurance premium finance, international banking services, leasing, merchant services, mortgage warehouse lending, payment solutions, private equity investments, real estate lending and supply chain management.

Community Banking

The Company’s Community Banking segment serves individual and business clients by offering a range of loan and deposit products and other financial services. It serves client relationships and includes certain revenues from the residential mortgage banking, financial services, insurance services, specialized lending and other segments.

Residential Mortgage Banking

The Company’s Residential Mortgage Banking segment retains and services mortgage loans originated by Community Banking, as well as those purchased from various correspondent originators. Mortgage loan products include fixed and adjustable rate government and conventional loans for the purpose of constructing, purchasing or refinancing residential properties. BB&T retains the servicing rights to loans sold. Residential Mortgage Banking earns interest on loans held in the warehouse and portfolio and includes origination and servicing of mortgage loans.

Dealer Financial Services

The Company’s Dealer Financial Services segment originates loans to consumers on a prime and nonprime basis f! or the pu! rchase of automobiles. These loans are originated on an indirect basis through approved franchised and independent automobile dealers throughout the BB&T market area and through Regional Acceptance Corporation across the nation. This segment also originates loans for the purchase of boats and recreational vehicles originated through dealers in BB&T’s market area. In addition, financing and servicing to dealers for their inventories is provided through a joint relationship between Dealer Financial Services and Community Banking.

Specialized Lending

The Company’s Specialized Lending segment consists of business units (BUs) and subsidiaries that provide finance products to consumers and businesses. The BUs include Commercial Finance and Governmental Finance. Commercial Finance is engaged in export-import finance, accounts receivable management and credit enhancement. Commercial Finance also contains the Mortgage Warehouse Lending business, which provides short-term lending solutions to finance first-lien residential mortgage loans held for sale (LHFS) by independent mortgage companies. Governmental Finance provides tax-exempt financing for capital project needs of local governments. Its operating subsidiaries include BB&T Equipment Finance, which provides equipment leasing within BB&T’s banking footprint; Sheffield Financial, a dealer-based financer of equipment for both small businesses and consumers; Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc., which includes AFCO and CAFO, insurance premium finance BUs that provide funding to businesses in the United States and Canada, and to consumers in certain markets within BB&T’s banking footprint, and Grandbridge, a commercial mortgage banking lender providing loans on a national basis.

Insurance Services

The Company’s Insurance Services segment is engaged in providing property and casualty, employee benefits and life insurance to businesses and individuals. It also provides small business and corporate services! , such as! workers compensation and professional liability, as well as surety coverage and title insurance.

Financial Services

The Company’s Financial Services segment provides personal trust administration, estate planning, investment counseling, wealth management, asset management, corporate retirement services, corporate banking and corporate trust services. Financial Services also offers clients investment alternatives, including discount brokerage services, equities, fixed-rate and variable-rate annuities, mutual funds and governmental and municipal bonds through BB&T Investment Services, Inc. Financial Services include BB&T Securities, a brokerage and investment banking firm that provides services in retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance and equity research and facilitates the origination, trading and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products in both the public and private capital markets. BB&T Securities also has a public finance department that provides investment banking services, financial advisory services and municipal bond financing to a range of regional taxable and tax-exempt issuers. Financial Services includes a group of BB&T-sponsored private equity and mezzanine investment funds that invests in privately owned middle-market operating companies. Financial Services also includes the Corporate Banking Division that originates and services corporate relationships, syndicated lending relationships and client derivatives.

Other, Treasury and Corporate

The Company’s Other, Treasury and Corporate segment is the combination of the Other segment that represents the operating entities. It includes BB&T’s Treasury function, which manages securities portfolios, overall balance sheet funding and liquidity, overall management of interest rate risk, and merger-related charges or credits that are incurred as part of the acquisition and conversion of acquired entities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And in the wake of a mega-merger between BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI), we expect that banking deals will continue well into the future.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens. Shares closed down 0.25% at $51.70 on Tuesday and have a consensus target price of $55.75.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

HubSpot, Inc. provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform for businesses in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its software platform includes integrated applications, such as social media, search engine optimization, blogging, Website content management, marketing automation, email, CRM, analytics, and reporting that enables businesses to attract visitors to their Websites, convert visitors into leads, and close leads into customers and delight customers. The company also offers professional, and phone and email-based support services. HubSpot, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    The two companies we’re comparing today — pharmaceutical cloud specialist Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and inbound-marketing guru Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS) — have both benefited from this trend. And shareholders have reaped the rewards: On average, the stocks have quadrupled over the past three years.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 12th. The software maker reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.17) by $0.54. The company had revenue of $144.02 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $137.48 million. HubSpot had a negative net margin of 12.44% and a negative return on equity of 17.08%. HubSpot’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that HubSpot Inc will post -1.1 earnings per share for the current year.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The company?s Exploration and Production segment involves in the exploration, production, development, and production of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas in Brazil. This segment supplies its products to the refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus petroleum and byproducts in domestic and foreign markets. Its Supply segment engages in the refining, logistics, transportation, and trade of oil and oil products; export of ethanol; and extraction and processing of schist, as well as holds interests in companies of the petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Gas and Energy segment involves in the transportation and trade of natural gas produced in or imported into Brazil; transportation and trade of LNG; and generation and trade of electric power. In addition, the segment has interests in natural gas transportation and d istribution companies; and thermoelectric power stations in Brazil, as well engages in fertilizer business. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. The International segment involves in the exploration and production of oil and gas, as well as in supplying, gas and energy, and distribution operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Further, the company involves in biofuel production business. Petroleo Brasileiro was founded in 1953 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, rose to 27.58 million shares from the previous 27.11 million. The stock traded at $15.96 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $33 price target at UBS.

    PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, shrank to 27.11 million shares from the previous 38.23 million. The stock traded at $15.96 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Teekay Offshore Partners generated $130.5 million, or $0.30 per unit, in adjusted net income during the fourth quarter, which beat analysts’ expectations by $0.07 per unit. Driving that stronger-than-expected result was higher rates and utilization in the company’s shuttle segment and new cash flow from recent growth projects. The company also benefited from a settlement with Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) during the quarter.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: New Ireland Fund, Inc. (IRL)

The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (the Fund), incorporated on December 14, 1989, is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities of Irish companies. The Fund is designed for United States and other investors who wish to participate in the Irish securities markets.

The Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity and fixed-income securities of Irish companies. To the extent that the balance of the Fund’s assets is not so invested, it will have the flexibility to invest the remaining assets in non-Irish companies that are listed on a stock exchange. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in equity securities that are not listed on any securities exchange. It invests in various sectors, including construction and building materials, financial, food and beverages, and healthcare services. The Fund’s investment advisor is Bank of Ireland Asset Management (U.S.) Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE:IRL) Director Margaret Duffy acquired 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.85 per share, for a total transaction of $19,700.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IrishCoin (CURRENCY:IRL) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on October 7th. During the last week, IrishCoin has traded 6% lower against the US dollar. IrishCoin has a market cap of $167,948.00 and $146.00 worth of IrishCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One IrishCoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0047 or 0.00000071 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about The New Ireland Fund (NYSE:IRL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. The New Ireland Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0473493496562 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

We are a leading provider of SaaS solutions that enable our retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels. Through our platform, we enable our customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Jet.com, Newegg and Sears, search engines and comparison shopping websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and emerging channels, such as Facebook and Pinterest. Our suite of solutions, accessed through a standard web browser, provides our customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other critical functions across these channels.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Omnitude (CURRENCY:ECOM) traded up 1.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on March 9th. Over the last seven days, Omnitude has traded 2.1% higher against the U.S. dollar. Omnitude has a total market capitalization of $3.73 million and $24,521.00 worth of Omnitude was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Omnitude token can currently be bought for $0.0668 or 0.00001691 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX and BitForex.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of ChannelAdvisor Corp (NYSE:ECOM) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.17.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp  (NYSE:ECOM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ChannelAdvisor (ECOM)

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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2021: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Ultra Petroleum Corp., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It primarily focuses on developing a tight gas sand trend located in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming; and assessing, exploring, and developing its position in the Marcellus Shale and other horizons located in the north-central Pennsylvania area of the Appalachian Basin. As of December 31, 2011, the company owned interests in approximately 53,000 net acres in Wyoming covering approximately 190 square miles; 258,000 net acres in Pennsylvania; and 130,000 net acres in eastern Colorado?s Denver Julesburg Basin. Ultra Petroleum Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp  (NASDAQ:UPL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) shares were up 8.8% on Monday . The company traded as high as $1.25 and last traded at $1.23. Approximately 2,806,031 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 31% from the average daily volume of 4,076,427 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.