Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018


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Toward the end of trading Tuesday, the Dow traded down 1.90 percent to 16,137.20 while the NASDAQ dipped 2.16 percent to 4,520.65. The S&P also fell, dropping 1.91 percent to 1,902.32.


Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Tuesday, utilities shares slipped by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), up 2 percent, and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) up 3 percent.

In trading on Tuesday, energy shares fell by 3.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY), down 12 percent, and Bristow Group Inc (NYSE: BRS), down 12 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Despite a lack of conviction in the market at large, some stocks posted sharp gains on Friday, and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a negative tone on Wednesday, although major benchmarks moved in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrials took the biggest hit, falling triple digits as one of its most influential components suffered an earnings-related drop. Relative strength in the Nasdaq Composite showed cross-currents in the overall market, but several individual stocks had substantial declines for the day, andRite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $5.91. JP Morgan upgraded Diana Shipping from Neutral to Overweight.

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap dry bulk shippingDiana Shipping Inc (NYSE: DSX) as a short/bearish position:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $4.56. Diana Shipping reported an offering of $70 million in common shares.


    Commodities

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Dynamic Materials Corporation(BOOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%


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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: ConAgra Foods, Inc.(CAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    CONAGRA FOODS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CONAGRA FOODS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$1.49 versus $0.35 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.26 versus -$1.49).


     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.34 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.25, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate CONAGRA FOODS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed – some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. 

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Veeva Systems outperformingunderperforming small cap peerModel N Inc (NYSE: MODN) while mid cap Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) has been a huge outperformer that has just moved past its 2014 peak:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, technology shares climbed by 0.94 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) and Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: MDSO).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Apple Inc.(AAPL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Mathews]

     Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is one of the most recognized brands and companies in the world. It is the largest company by market capitalization, with over $665 billion. Apple continually surprises investors with its constant stream of new products and ability to retain its customer base. The same is expected in 2016, with Apple potentially releasing a smaller iPhone and a new iPhone 7 model. Apple also continues to diversify from its phone segment by further developing the Apple Pay, Apple Watch and Apple TV markets. Apple has had a fairly volatile year in 2015, but expect the stock to appreciate next year with most analysts giving it a price target of $140.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Many people have become frightened by AI’s range of possibilities — and not just because tech’s frightful five (Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) , Facebook Inc. (FB) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Microsoft Inc. (MSFT) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) ) became early adopters of AI. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who dabbles in other, equally scary technology like self-driving cars has been one of AI’s staunchest critics, calling it an existential threat to the human race. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) lurched higher on Monday after the iPhone giant announced its newest acquisition. This time Apple has its sights set on Shazam, a mobile app that identifies songs, movies, TV shows and audio clips.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Education Realty Trust Inc.(EDR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Education Realty Trust (NYSE: EDR) is a U.S.-based REIT that specializes in owning and managing collegiate housing facilities near universities. With a market cap of $2.8 billion, this is also one of the larger REITs in the United States. EDR made four dividend payments in 2017 totaling $1.54. That gives shares a current yield of 4.3%, more than a 100% premium to the S&P 500’s 2.0%. EDR also has an impressive history of dividend hikes. Since bottoming out at $0.15 in 2008 after the financial crisis, EDR’s dividend payment has jumped 160%.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Female Health Company (The)(FHCO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) were down 15 percent to $1.46 as the company reported that it has entered into a merger agreement with Aspen Park Pharma.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on business process services provider Maximus Inc. (MMS) late on Thursday, giving the stock a bullish rating because it has several competitive advantages and should benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


    The analysts rate MMS as “Buy” and see shares reaching $47. This price target suggests a 20% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $39.14.

    “MMS is a leading government outsourced contractor that produces consistently strong results,” Jefferies analyst David Styblo commented. “The company has several competitive advantages and is highly focused on health and human service projects. This positions MMS to enjoy multi-year growth from the ACA and other opportunities with limited risk. The company’s predictable business model, solid balance sheet, and EPS visibility into FY2014 also support a Buy and $47 PT.”


    Maximus shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 23.83% year-to-date.

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    Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS) holds just $16 million in long-term debt against $886 million in shareholder equity. Shares trade for 1.7 times sales for a discount of 26% on the industry average of 2.3 times sales.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is a top energy pick for four reasons: 1) the company’s significant leverage to the U.S. onshore market, 2) potential for incremental margin growth, 3) expectations for positive earnings revision and 4) strong balance sheet and a “well respected” management team.

  • [By Brett Hershman]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) talked about the acceleration of data and services integration, an increased focus on improving margins and made no commitment toward price increases in the first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) reported stronger-than-expected profit for its third quarter on Monday.

    Halliburton posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.44 billion. However, analysts expected earnings of $0.37 per share on revenue of $5.35 billion.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.

    Halliburton posted adjusted earnings of $0.04 per share in the quarter on revenue of $4.28 billion; Analysts were expecting the company to earn $0.03 per share on revenue of $4.26 billion.

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