Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018


A recent survey from Accenture showed that 26% U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, and half of those who experienced a breach were victims of medical identity theft. On average, those victims had to pay around $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident.

The breaches were most likely to occur in hospitals (36%), followed by urgent-care clinics (22%), pharmacies (22%), physicians offices (21%) and health insurers (21%). Half of consumers who experienced a breach discovered it themselves, through noting an error on their credit card statement or benefits explanation, while only one-third were alerted to the breach by the organization at which it occurred.


The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that the medical/health care sector leads all others in the number of records compromised so far in 2017. The sector posted 31.9% (46) of all data breaches. The number of records exposed in these breaches totaled tops 630,000, or about 61.6% of the 2017 total.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Lastly, there are a few department-store chains that have been struggling mightily. Sears tops the list, of course. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) and Neiman Marcus are also in serious trouble. All three chains have too much debt and have been reporting some of the worst sales results in the industry.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Tuesday (March 14th). In January, The Bon-Ton Stores announced that its comparable store sales for the nine-week holiday period ended December 31, 2016 had decreased 3.1% -in line with guidance. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)reported fiscalQ1 earnings before the market opened this morning with total salesdown 9.3% to $536.1 million and comparable store sales down 8.8%. Theearnings release noted:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (November 17th) as traditional department stores continue to struggle to figure out how to attract costumers into their stores as online giants increasingly become thedominant retail players.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) and Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The 11 ETF fee cuts unveiled by Vanguard include a significant portion of the issuer's fixed income lineup. All of the following saw annual fees reduced to 0.07 percent from 0.1 percent:


    Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV). Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BIV). Vanguard Intmdte Tm Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGIT). Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCLT). Vanguard Lg Term Govt Bd ETF (NASDAQ: VGLT). Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ: VMBS).

    and the Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCSH).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: News Corporation(NWS)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) reported a profit of $506 million, or $0.87 per share for the year ended June 30, versus a year-ago loss of $2.08 billion, or $3.58 per share. Its revenue rose 2.7% to $8.89 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.57 per share on revenue of $8.96 billion. News Corp shares fell 1.28% to close at $16.91 on Friday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Swift Transportation Company(SWFT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Swift Transportation (SWFT) is up 18.2% on news that it will merge with Knight Transportation (KNX), up 11%.

    Endo International(ENDP) is up 4.3% after preannouncing first-quarter earnings in line with analysts’ estimates.

    Tesla (TSLA) is up 1.9% after Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral.

    J.M. Smucker (SJM) is down 1.1% after Morgan Stanley cut it to Underweight from Equal Weight.


    Hilton Worldwide(HLT) is up 1.9% after Goldman Sachs upgraded it to Conviction Buy from Buy.

    Ulta Beauty(ULTA) is up 0.7% after Loop Capital upgraded it to Buy from Hold.

    Canada Goose (GOOS) is up 1.5% after a number of firms, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, and Canaccord initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating, although it also got a few Hold ratings. as well.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) is merging with Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) to build a $5 billion trucking behemoth — and Wall Street thinks that’s a good thing.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed unusually high volume in the April 23 calls in Swift Transportation Co (NYSE: SWFT) on Wednesday. Traders bought around 3,500 contracts in the first half of the trading session and they $1 paid for them. The trade breaks even at $24 or 8.45 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian followed the trade and he is planning to hold the position for two weeks.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Tyler Crowe, and Jason Hall]

    Oil prices haven’t gotten off to the fast start many expected, falling around 6% on average during the first quarter of the year. That slump came despite OPEC’s best efforts since producing nations have achieved fairly good compliance on their planned output cuts. That said, despite the lackluster oil market, we still see some interestingopportunities in the oil market. Three stocks we really like right now are DistributionNOW(NYSE:DNOW),Phillips 66(NYSE:PSX), andConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), which all should do well in the current oil market.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.(ISLE)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) had the president of the company selling some stock. Arnold Block parted with 63,648 shares of the gaming company at $26.20 per share. The total for the sale cameto $2 million. He was joined by CEO Eric Hausler and the chief legal officer, Edmund Quatmann, who together sold 163,949 shares forbetween $26.02 and $26.26. Their trades totaled $4 million.The shares closed on Friday at $25.45, so well-timed trades indeed.The 52-week trading range is $13.01 to $26.89, and the consensus price objective is $23.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ: ISLE) shares shot up 30 percent to $22.03. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: ERI) and Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. struck a merger deal through which the former would buy the latter for $23 a share in cash or 1.638 shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ: ISLE) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.

    The company posted adjusted earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $264.9 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of 0.54 per share on revenue of $266.8 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2018: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 1.2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $15.22 after closing Tuesday at $15.41. The 52-week high is $52.66. Volume of around 11 million shares traded was about 30% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 2.4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $28.07 after closing at $28.76 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $56.44. Volume of about 12 million was about 80% above the daily average of around 6.8 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) second-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus earnings estimate is $1.07 per share, on $5.73 billion in revenue. The shares were last seen at $32.34. The consensus price target is $36.91, and the 52-week trading range is $27.60 to $55.79.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) hasn’t had much good news lately. Shares of the Israel-based drugmaker were hit hard in the second half of 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday's regular session.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 1.4% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $29.45 after closing at $29.88 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $56.44. Volume of about 4.1 million was about 50% below the daily average of around 8 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

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