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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

Pandora (NYSE:P)is hitting the “last dance” phase of its life as a stand-alone public company, and if anyone wants to outbid Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)for the streaming music pioneer they better speak up soon. Sirius XM announced the all-stock deal initially valued at $3.5 billion on Monday.

Sirius XM didn’t offer much of a premium for Pandora, and with the satellite radio operator’s stock taking a hit on Monday the markup narrowed even more. Sirius XM is exchanging every share of Pandora with 1.44 shares of its own stock, a deal that was worth $10.05 a share for Pandora investors when the deal was announced — but down to $9.01 by Monday’s close. Shares of Pandora entered the week priced at $9.09.

If anyone wants to sweep Pandora off its feet with a sweeter offer, the stage is set. Come in and make a low double-digit offer and it will be hard for the board to stick to the original plan. However, that just doesn’t seem likely. RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney doesn’t see this turning into a bidding war. He argues that Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) are unlikely to step up to the plate at this point. He’s right.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: SharpSpring, Inc.(SHSP)

SharpSpring, Inc. (the “Company”) is a cloud-based marketing technology company. The Company’s products are designed to improve the way that businesses communicate with their prospects and customers to increase sales. The Company’s flagship SharpSpring marketing automation platform uses advanced features such as web tracking, lead scoring and automated workflow to help businesses deliver the right message to the right customer at the right time. All of our products are designed and built as Software as Service (or SaaS) offerings. We provide our products primarily on a subscription basis, with additional fees charged if specified volume limits are exceeded by our customers.

We operate globally with offices on three continents through SharpSpring, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and our wholly owned subsidiaries that consist of (i) SharpSpring Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation; (ii) InterInbox SA, a Swiss corporation; (iii) ERNEPH 2012A (Pty) Ltd.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SharpSpring Inc (NASDAQ:SHSP) major shareholder Cat Rock Capital Management Lp purchased 81,111 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.32 per share, with a total value of $1,080,398.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells proprietary mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers.

Our mobile capture and identify verification technologies are embedded into the mobile applications of leading brands across the globe to improve usability while minimizing risk. They serve the needs of any regulated business that has Know Your Customer (“KYC”) obligations.

By licensing our proprietary technology, enterprise customers improve customer acquisition and other key objectives including securing high risk transactions, verification for age sensitive and age-restricted commerce, and meeting KYC and other compliance regulations.

Our technology uses advanced algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. As of September 30, 2015, we have been granted 22 patents and have an additional 21 patent applications pending.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MITK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Benchmark raised Mitek Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Mitek Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Mitek Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.67.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK) dropped more than 19% Tuesday to set a new 52-week low of $6.85. Shares closed at $8.50 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $10.55. Volume totaled around 3.1 million, about 15 times the daily average. The company announced last night that its long-time CEO is leaving.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Progress Software Corporation provides software solutions for various industries worldwide. Its OpenEdge segment offers Progress OpenEdge, a development software, which builds multi-language applications for secure deployment across various platforms and mobile devices, as well as cloud; and Progress Corticon, a business rules management system that enables applications with decision automation and change process, and decision-related insight capabilities. The companys Data Connectivity and Integration segment provides Progress DataDirect Connect software, which offers data connectivity using industry-standard interfaces to connect applications running on various platforms; and Progress DataDirect Cloud, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) based connection management service that simplifies SQL access to a spectrum of cloud-based data sources through a single standards-based interface. Its Application Development and Deployment segment offers Telerik Dev Tools, a design, quality assurance, debugging, and reporting suite; Telerik Dev Cloud, a cloud-based application design, deployment, hosting, and testing suite; Telerik Platform, an end-to-end application lifecycle solution; Telerik ALM, an application lifecycle management suite for testing Web, mobile, and desktop applications; Telerik Sitefinity, a Web content management and customer analytics platform; Progress Rollbase, a software that allows the creation of SaaS business applications; and Modulus Node.js and MongoDB cloud platforms that helps in the development of business and consumer applications. The company also provides project management, implementation, custom development, programming, and other services, as well as services to Web-enable applications; and training services. It sells its products directly to end-users, as well as indirectly to application partners, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS)are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company markets recombinant protein therapeutics in supportive cancer care, nephrology, and inflammation. Its principal products include Aranesp and EPOGEN erythropoietic-stimulating agents that stimulate the production of red blood cells; Neulasta and NEUPOGEN to stimulate the production of neutrophils, which is a type of white blood cell that helps the body to fight infections; and Enbrel, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor that plays a role in the body?s response to inflammatory diseases. The company also markets other products comprising Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and Nplate, a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist that mimics endogenous TPO, the primary driver of platelet production. In addition, it provides Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that targets RANKL, an essential regulator of osteoclasts. Further, the company offers product candidates in mid-to-late stage development in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine consisting of neurology. It markets its products to healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies; consumers; and wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products. The company has various collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Array BioPharma Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd.; and Cytokinetics, Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021

Europe wants its industry to burn more natural gas instead of coal to reduce global warming pollution. The problem is, there isn’t enough gas at the right price.

Depleted gas stores after the coldest winter since 2012, coupled with pipeline constraints on flows from Russia and Norway, have driven prices to their highest level in at least five years. The result: generating electricity from gas is unprofitable for many utilities, according to Bloomberg calculations based on the cost of fuel, power and emission permits.

The upward drift in gas prices complicates the plans of policy makers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who have set their sights on reducing the emissions blamed for damaging the atmosphere. That requires utilities to switch away from coal in the coming years toward a fuel that isn’t making them money at the moment.

“It’ll become harder to achieve the European fuel switch if there’s not enough gas flowing,” said Trevor Sikorski, head of natural gas, coal and carbon at Energy Aspects Ltd., an industry consultant in London.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

CVR Refining, LP, incorporated on September 17, 2012, is an independent downstream energy limited partnership. The Company has refining and related logistics assets that operate in the mid-continent region. The Company is a petroleum refiner and it owns approximately two refineries in the underserved Group 3 of the PADD II region of the United States. The Company owns and operates a full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas with a capacity of approximately 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma with a capacity of over 70,000 bpcd capable of processing over 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oils. The Company also controls and operates supporting logistics assets, including approximately 340 miles of owned and leased pipelines; approximately 150 crude oil transports; a network of crude oil gathering tank farms; over 7.0 million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity, and approximately 4.5 million barrels of combined refinery related storage capacity. The Company processes a variety of crudes, including West Texas sour (WTS), West Texas intermediate (WTI), sweet and sour Canadian, and locally gathered crudes. The Company offers refined products primarily to retailers, railroads and farm cooperatives and other refiners/marketers in Group 3 of the PADD II region.

The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s product yield included gasoline (46%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (43%), and pet coke and other refined products, such as natural gas liquids (NGLs) (propane and butane), slurry, sulfur and gas oil (11%). The Company’s Wynnewood refinery’s product yield included gasoline (52%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (36%), asphalt (5%), jet fuel (4%) and other products (3%), including slurry, sulfur, gas oil and specialty products, such as propylene and solvents. The Company also has approximately 35,000 barrels per day of contracted capacity on the keystone and spearhead pipelines, ! through which the Company supplies Canadian and Bakken crudes to its refineries. In addition, the Company owns approximately 170,000 barrels per day pipeline system that transports crude oil from its Broome Station facility to its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity that supports the gathering system and its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 0.9 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity at its Wynnewood refinery, and approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma. The Company also leases additional crude oil storage capacity of approximately 2.8 million barrels in Cushing and approximately 0.2 million Duncan, Oklahoma, and 0.1 million barrels at its Wynnewood refinery.

The Company’s Coffeyville refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from heavy sour to light sweet crude oil. Its Coffeyville refinery crude oil slate consists of a blend of mid-continent domestic grades and various Canadian medium and heavy sours, as well as North Dakota Bakken and other similarly sourced crudes into its crude slate. The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s crude oil supply blend consists of approximately 85.4% light sweet crude oil, 12.8% heavy sour crude oil and 1.8% light/medium sour crude oil. The Coffeyville refinery operations include fractionation, catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, coking, isomerization, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Coffeyville refinery has approximately two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers, over three sulfur recovery units and over four hydro treating units. Its Coffeyville refinery processed approximately 113,300 barrels per day and over 8,400 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blends stocks.

The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from medium sour to light sweet crude oil, although isobutane, gasoline components, and normal butane are also typically us! ed. The C! ompany’s Wynnewood refinery’s crude oil supply blend comprised approximately 99.5% sweet crude oil and approximately 0.5% light/medium sour crude oil. The Wynnewood refinery operations include fractionation, cracking, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, reforming, solvent deasphalting, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Wynnewood refinery has over two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers and four hydro treating units. The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processed approximately 79,800 barrels per day and 3,300 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blendsstocks, respectively.

The Company competes with Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, CHS, Valero and Flint Hills Resources.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., incorporated on October 2, 2009, is a theme park and entertainment company. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions. The Company operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California, and Busch Gardens theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia. The Company operates water park attractions in Orlando, Florida (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Company also operates a reservations-only attraction offering interaction with marine animals (Discovery Cove) and a seasonal park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (Sesame Place).

SeaWorld

SeaWorld is the marine-life theme park brand. The Company’s SeaWorld theme parks offer interactive experiences, dining experiences, a range of live performances in the marine-life theme. It also offers a number of animal encounters, including the opportunity to work with trainers and feed marine animals, as well as themed thrill rides and theatrical shows that show its zoological collection. The Company owns and operates the SeaWorld branded theme parks, including SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego. SeaWorld Orlando is approximately 280 acre theme park in Orlando, Florida and is open year-round. SeaWorld Orlando is home to the Journey to Atlantis water coaster ride, Kraken, a floorless rollercoaster, and Manta, a flying rollercoaster, which integrates animals and an aquarium into its theme. SeaWorld San Antonio is a marine-life theme park spread across approximately 410 acres in San Antonio, Texas. SeaWorld San Antonio features rollercoasters, including the Steel Eel and The Great White, along with a! collection of marine-themed shows and experiences, including the killer whale show One Ocean. SeaWorld San Diego spans across approximately 190 acres of waterfront property on Mission Bay in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego has Manta, which is modeled on the Manta ride in SeaWorld Orlando, which includes animal habitats featuring bat rays and other marine-life, as well as a launch rollercoaster shaped like a manta ray.

Busch Gardens

The Company’s Busch Gardens theme parks are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings. The Busch Gardens theme parks have a range of attractions and rollercoasters, exotic animals and theatrical productions. It owns and operates the Busch Gardens theme parks, including Busch Gardens Tampa, which features animals, thrill rides and shows spread across approximately 310 acres of land, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, an approximately 420 acre theme park.

Aquatica

The Company’s Aquatica branded water parks are family-oriented destinations that are based in a South Seas-themed tropical setting. Aquatica water parks build on the aquatic theme of its SeaWorld brand and feature rides, water attractions, white-sand beaches and a presentation of marine and terrestrial animals. The Company positions its Aquatica water parks as companions to its SeaWorld theme parks and owns and operates the Aquatica branded theme parks, including Aquatica Orlando, which is an approximately 80 acre South Seas-themed water park adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando; Aquatica San Antonio, which is a water park located within SeaWorld San Antonio featuring a range of waterslides, rivers, lagoons, a beach area and private cabanas, and Aquatica San Diego, an approximately 70 acre water park located near its SeaWorld San Diego theme park. Aquatica San Diego features Taumata Racer, a racing water ride, around approximately 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line.

Discovery ! Cove

Discovery Cove is an approximately 60 acre, reservations only, all-inclusive marine-life theme park. Discovery Cove provides guests with a full day of activities, including approximately 30-minute dolphin swim session and the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish, wade in a lagoon with stingrays, and hand-feed birds in a free flight aviary.

Sesame Place

Sesame Place is located on approximately 50 acres between Philadelphia and New York City. Sesame Place’s realm, Cookie’s Monster Land, features approximately five rides, an approximately three-story net climb, and a soft play area for the park’s youngest visitors. In addition, it has introduced Sesame Street brands in its other theme parks through Sesame Street-themed rides, shows, children’s play areas and merchandise.

Water Country USA

Water Country USA is located on approximately 220 acres and features water rides and attractions. The water park features approximately 23,000 square-foot wave pool, a science fiction themed interactive children’s play area, kid-sized water slides, live shows and other attractions.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island, located adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa, is an approximately 60 acre water park offering water rides, dining and other attractions with a Key West theme. The theme park features a wave pool and children’s water playground.

The Company competes with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Merlin Entertainments and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The move doesn’t necessarily rattle the plans for springtime openings for new rides and attractions at nearby theme parks. Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Entertainment’s (NYSE:SEAS) SeaWorld Orlando, and Legoland Florida will still have months to enjoy what should be another year of record crowds in central Florida before Disney begins siphoning off potential visitors to rival parks. The world’s largest theme park resort will still miss the peak summer travel season. However, it does shake things up a bit, and all eyes are now on how 2019 will play out in the high-stakes game of Florida’s theme parks.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) by 70.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,336 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,532 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in SeaWorld Entertainment were worth $294,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Anthem, Inc.(ANTX)

Anthem, Inc., incorporated on July 17, 2001, is a health benefit company. The Company offers a range of network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations (PPOs), health maintenance organizations (HMOs), point-of-service (POS), plans, traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, including consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs), and hospital only and limited benefit products. In addition, the Company also provides an array of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs and other administrative services. The Company provides an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management and analytics-driven personal health care. The Company also provides services to the federal government in connection with the Federal Employee Program (FEP).

The Companys products and services include Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) products offer the member an option to select any health care provider, with benefits reimbursed by the Company at a higher level when care is received from a participating network provider; Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) provide consumers with increased financial responsibility, choice and control regarding how their health care dollars are spent; Traditional Indemnity, Indemnity products offer the member an option to select any health care provider for covered services; Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) products include comprehensive managed care benefits, generally through a participating network of physicians, hospitals and other providers; Point-of-Service (POS) products blend the characteristics of HMO, PPO and indemnity plans; ACA Public Exchange and Off-Exchange Pro! ducts, In the Companys Individual and Small Group markets it offers bronze, silver and gold products, both on and off the public exchanges, as well as platinum products, both on and off the public exchanges; Administrative Services, which include services to Large Group employers that maintain self-funded health plans; BlueCard; Medicare Plans, which offers a variety of plans, products and options to individuals age 65 and older, such as Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Advantage (including private fee-for-service plans and special needs plans), Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Part D and Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs); Individual Plans, which offers a range of health insurance plans with a variety of options and deductibles for individuals under age 65 who are not covered by employer-sponsored coverage; Medicaid Plans and Other State-Sponsored Programs; Pharmacy Products, it markets and sells integrated prescription drug products to both fully-insured and self-funded customers through its health benefit subsidiaries; Life Insurance, offers an array of individual and group life insurance benefit products to both Large Group and Small Group customers in conjunction with its health plans; Disability, which offers short-term and long-term disability products, in conjunction with its health plans; Radiology Benefit Management, offers outpatient diagnostic imaging management services to health plans; Personal Health Care Guidance, which offers leading evidence-based and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; Dental; Vision Services and Products and Medicare Administrative Operations. The Company has three operational segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. The Companys Commercial and Specialty Business and Government Business segments both offers a mix of managed care products, including PPOs, HMOs, traditional indemnity benefits and POS plans, as well as a variety of hybrid benefit plans including CDHPs, hospital only and limited bene! fit produ! cts.

Commercial and Specialty Business

The Companys Commercial and Specialty Business segment includes its Local Group, National Accounts, Individual and Specialty businesses. Business units in the Commercial and Specialty Business segment offer fully-insured health products; provide an array of managed care services to self-funded customers including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs and other administrative services, and provide an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management and analytics-driven personal health care guidance.

Government Business

The Companys Government Business segment includes Medicare and Medicaid businesses, National Government Services, or NGS, and services provided to the federal government in connection with FEP. Medicare business includes services, such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement. Medicaid business includes its managed care alternatives through publicly funded health care programs, including Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family programs (TANF), programs for seniors and people with disabilities (SPD), programs for long-term services and support (LTSS), Childrens Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) and ACA-related Medicaid expansion programs. NGS acts as a Medicare contractor in several regions across the nation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Antimatter (CURRENCY:ANTX) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on July 22nd. In the last seven days, Antimatter has traded up 17.8% against the U.S. dollar. Antimatter has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $1.00 worth of Antimatter was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Antimatter coin can currently be bought for $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Antimatter (CURRENCY:ANTX) traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One Antimatter coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, Antimatter has traded 12.5% lower against the US dollar. Antimatter has a market cap of $0.00 and $7.00 worth of Antimatter was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)

Magal Security Systems Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells computerized security systems used to automatically detect and deter human intrusion primarily in Israel, North America, Europe, South and Latin America, and Africa. The company offers perimeter security systems that enable customers to monitor, limit, and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. Its perimeter security systems include a hybrid perimeter intrusion detection system with physical barrier; fence mounted vibration detection systems; detection grids, gates, and innocent looking fences to protect water passages, VIP residences, and other outdoor applications; and buried cable sensors, electrical field disturbance sensors, and microwave sensors. The company also offers CCTV systems comprising DreamBox/Maestro DB, a real-time multimedia analysis and management platform for outdoor security applications; MTC-1500E, a dual technology o utdoor surveillance system; MSS-1500, a dual camera system for outdoor rapid deployment operations; and MagCam, which provides fence surveillance under daylight and darkness. In addition, it offers Fortis, a command and control system; StarNet 1000, a security management system; and Network Manager, a middleware package. Further, the company offers miscellaneous systems, including covert security systems; and personal and portable duress alarm systems to protect personnel in prisons. Additionally, Magal provides support and maintenance services. Its products are used to protect infrastructure, assets, and personnel in sensitive facilities, such as national borders, military bases, power plants, airports, seaports, prisons, industrial sites, oil and gas facilities, refineries, and municipalities from intrusion, crime, sabotage, or vandalism. Magal Security Systems sells its products through system integrators and distribution channels. The company was founded in 1969 and is b ased in Yehud, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS) and Risk (George) Industries (OTCMKTS:RSKIA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Magal Security Systems earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.2585076972472 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

    Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. (NASDAQ: FEDU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $11.74 million.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

For the past several years, cloud giant Salesforce.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRM) has done nothing but grind higher.

At the start of the decade, this was a $15 stock. Today, Salesforce stock is up around $120.

That is a big move higher. And Salesforce stock hasn’t slowed down much recently. Over the past year, the stock is up nearly 40%. Year-to-date, it’s up more than 15%, which is really impressive considering the turbulent market backdrop (the S&P 500 is down on the year).

How much more firepower does this rally in CRM stock have left?

In the long-term, quite a bit. This is a big growth company dominating secular growth markets, and there are huge margin drivers that should supercharge earnings growth.

But in the near-term, Salesforce stock looks a bit expensive. I’m not so sure there will be a big pullback (investor demand for winning cloud stocks remains super high), but risk outweighs reward at current levels.

Here’s a deeper look.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Trustmark Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Trustmark National Bank, which provides banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporate institutions in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. It operates in three segments: General Banking, Insurance, and Wealth Management. The General Banking segment provides commercial and consumer banking products and services, including checking accounts, savings programs, overdraft facilities, commercial loans, installment and real estate loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, drive-in and night deposit services, and safe deposit facilities. The Insurance segment provides retail insurance products, including commercial risk management products, bonding, group benefits, and personal lines coverage. The Wealth Management segment offers private banking, money management, full-service brokerage, financial planning, personal and institutional trust, and retirement services, as well as life insurance an d risk management services. This segment also acts as an agent to provide life, long-term care, and disability insurance services for wealth management customers. The company operates 140 full-service branches, 17 limited-service branches, 1 in-store branch, and an ATM network with 132 ATMs at on-premise locations and 67 ATMs located at off-premise sites. Trustmark Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Northrim BanCorp, Inc., through its subsidiaries, which provides a range of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Alaska. Its deposit services include noninterest-bearing checking accounts and interest-bearing time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial and real estate lending, construction and land development lending, and consumer loans. Northrim BanCorp also offers other customer services, including telebanking, faxed account statements, Internet banking, automated teller services, personalized checks at account opening, overdraft protection from a savings account, extended banking hours, commercial drive-up banking with coin service, automatic transfers and payments, wire transfers, direct payroll deposit, electronic tax payments, automated clearing house origination and receipt, and cash management services. In addition, it provides investment advisory, insurance br okerage, trust, and wealth management services. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 11 branches, including 7 in Anchorage, 2 in Fairbanks, and 1 each in Eagle River and Wasilla. Northrim BanCorp, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Macatawa Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for Macatawa Bank that provides various commercial and personal banking services. It offers various deposit products, which comprise checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, transaction accounts, savings and time certificates, non-interest bearing and interest bearing demand deposits, and money market accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, and multi-family and other non-residential real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; and consumer loans, including automobile loans, home equity lines of credit, installment loans, home improvement loans, deposit account loans, and other loans for household and personal purposes. It also provides cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, money orders, and trust services; ATMs, Internet banking, telephone banking, and debit cards; and b rokerage services, including discount brokerage, personal financial planning, and consultation regarding mutual funds. In addition, the company offers personal trust services, such as financial planning, investment management services, trust and estate administration, and custodial services; and retirement plan services, including provision of various qualified retirement plans, such as profit sharing, 401(k)s, and pension plans. It operated a network of 26 branches and a lending and operation service facility in Kent, Ottawa, and northern Allegan counties of Michigan. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Holland, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

ProAssurance Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides medical and other professional liability insurance products to health care service, legal service, and other professional service providers in the United States. It primarily offers its products to physicians, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and allied health professionals. The company markets its products through an internal sales force, as well as independent agents. ProAssurance Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for ProAssurance in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.17 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.33. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. The company also offers compliance, treasury, fund administration, underwriting, and distribution services to mutual fund companies. It serves mutual funds, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Diamond Hill wholesales its products to financial intermediaries, including independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, investment consultants, and third party marketing firms. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021

Stocks opened higher this morning and spent the rest of the day coming down, ending the day far lower than where they started despite optimism surrounding Brexit.

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The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 2,083.25 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 129.71 points, or 0.7%, to 17,804.87. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.8% to 4,837.21.

The S&P 500 rose as much as 1.4% earlier today, but then started giving back its gains after running into resistance at 2,100. Nuveen Investment’s Bob Doll notes that after the Brexit referendum comes the U.S. presidential election:

The most pressing political risk is the Brexit threat. We think the odds favor the June 23 referendum not passing, keeping the U.K. in the European Union. But there is a real chance that the U.K. will choose to leave. The uncertainty has undermined economic confidence and has been a headwind for global stock markets. Should the Brexit happen, we think it would be a serious misstep that could not be easily remedied. We believe it would cause the U.K. economy to shrink and could spark housing and credit crises. A Brexit could also morph into a more widespread global financial problem as it drags down global trade levels.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, 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. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 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 Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: The York Water Company(YORW)

The York Water Company engages in impounding, purifying, and distributing drinking water in Pennsylvania. It has two reservoirs, Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together holds up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. The company also has a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman that provides access to an additional supply of 12.0 million gallons of water per day. As of December 31, 2010, it served 182,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in 39 municipalities in York County and 7 municipalities in Adams County. The company was founded in 1816 and is based in York, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PENNON GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:PEGRY) and York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: Semler Scientific, Inc.(SMLR)

Semler Scientific, Inc., incorporated on September 24, 2013, develops, manufactures and markets products and services that assist healthcare insurers and physician groups in evaluating and treating chronic diseases. The Company markets QuantaFlo and WellChec to its customers. QuantaFlo is an approximately four-minute in-office blood flow test. WellChec is the Company’s multi-test service platform. The Company offers QuantaFlo product to cardiologists, internists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, and family practitioners and organizations, including healthcare insurance plans, integrated delivery networks, independent physician groups and companies contracting with the healthcare industry. It offers WellChec service platform to health insurance plans and other healthcare organizations.

The Company’s QuantaFlo features a sensor clamp that is placed on the toe or finger as current pulse oximetry devices. Infrared light emitted from the clamp on the dorsal surface of the digit is scattered and reflected by the red blood cells coursing through the area of illumination. Returning light is sensed by the sensor. A blood flow waveform is instantaneously constructed by the Company’s software algorithm and displayed on the video monitor. Both index fingers and both large toes are interrogated, which takes approximately 30 seconds for each. A hardcopy report form is generated that displays over four waveforms and the ratio of each leg measurement compared with the arms. Results are classified as flow obstruction or no flow obstruction. The routine office usage of the QuantaFlo has ranges from few tests per week to over 10 tests per day. The Company also offers contracts in which it invoices on a per test basis for use of QuantaFlo, or as part of the WellChec multi-test platform.

QuantaFlo is also the centerpiece of the Company’s wellness diagnostic testing service, WellChec. WellChec provides testing equipment and third-party personnel to perform tests and examinations of pa! tients for the Company’s customers. The Company invoices on a fee per test or per examination basis for this service. The tests performed are for chronic disease states, which include respiratory disease, vascular disease, eye disease, bone disease, heart disease, neuropathy and diabetes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) and ENDRA Life Sciences (NASDAQ:NDRA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Biosig Technologies (NASDAQ:BSGM) and Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now

Brokerages expect Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) to post $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Summit Hotel Properties’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.39 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.41. Summit Hotel Properties posted earnings per share of $0.36 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.1%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Summit Hotel Properties will report full year earnings of $1.40 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.39 to $1.42. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $1.46 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.41 to $1.49. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Summit Hotel Properties.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Regal Beloit Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells electric motors and controls, electric generators and controls, and mechanical motion control products primarily in the United States and Asia. The company operates in two segments, Electrical and Mechanical. The Electrical segment manufactures and markets AC and DC commercial, industrial, and commercial refrigeration electric motors and blowers, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) electric motors and blowers. It also provides precision servo motors, electric generators, automatic transfer switches and paralleling switchgear, and control electric power generation equipment; AC and DC variable speed drives and controllers, and other accessories for industrial and commercial applications; and capacitors for use in HVAC systems, high intensity lighting, and other applications. The Mechanical segment manufactures and markets a range of mechanical motion control products, i ncluding worm gears, bevel gears, helical gears, and concentric shaft gearboxes; marine transmissions; after-market automotive transmissions, and ring and pinions; custom gearing; gearmotors; electrical connecting devices; and manual valve actuators, which are used in oil and gas, water distribution and treatment, and chemical processing applications. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and end users through its direct sales people and manufacturer?s representative organizations. Regal Beloit Corporation was founded in 1955 and is based in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC decreased its stake in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 56.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,600 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $88.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Twin Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 37.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 13,160 shares during the quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $3,947,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern U.S. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, International Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated, and Supply. The Kentucky Regulated segment engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity; and the distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The International Regulated segment owns and operates electricity distribution businesses in the United Kingdom that deliver electricity to 7.7 million customers. The Pennsylvania Regulated segment delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The Supply segment owns and operates power plants to generate electricity using coal, uranium, natural gas, oil, and water res ources; markets and trades electricity and other purchased power to wholesale and retail markets; and acquires and develops domestic generation projects. It controls or owns a portfolio of generation assets of approximately 11,000 megawatts in Montana and Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s distribution system included 649 substations with a capacity of 25 million kVA, 28,838 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 24,131 cable miles of underground conductors in the United Kingdom. It also operated 377 substations with a capacity of 31 million kVA, 33,122 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 7,368 cable miles of underground conductors in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PPL (NYSE:PPL) and IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. cut its holdings in Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 10.9% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 74,320 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 9,133 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $2,205,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The Aerospace & Electronics segment offers pressure, fuel flow, and position sensors and subsystems; brake control systems; coolant, lube and fuel pumps; and seat actuation products. This segment also provides power supplies and custom microelectronics for aerospace, defense, medical, and other applications; and electrical power components, power management products, electronic radio frequency, and microwave frequency components and subsystems for the defense, space, and military communications markets. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels for the truck trailer and recreational vehicle markets, industrial markets, and the commercial construction industry. The Merchandising Systems segmen t offers vending solutions, such as food, snack, and beverage vending machines; and vending machine software and online solutions, as well as payment solutions, including coin accepters and dispensers, coin hoppers, coin recyclers, bill validators, and bill recyclers. The Fluid Handling segment manufactures and sells various industrial and commercial valves and actuators; provides valve testing, parts, and services; manufactures and sells pumps and water purification solutions; distributes pipe, pipe fittings, couplings, and connectors; and designs, manufactures, and sells corrosion-resistant plastic-lined pipes and fittings. The Controls segment produces ride-leveling, air-suspension control valves for heavy trucks and trailers; pressure, temperature, and level sensors; ultra-rugged computers, measurement and control systems, and intelligent data acquisition products; and water treatment equipment. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy Inc (TSE:CR) – Cormark issued their Q1 2020 EPS estimates for shares of Crew Energy in a research note issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Cormark analyst A. Arif expects that the company will earn $0.06 per share for the quarter. Cormark also issued estimates for Crew Energy’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.02 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Crane Co. (CR) VP James A. Lavish Sells 5,150 Shares” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark legislation. The correct version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4168537/crane-co-cr-vp-james-a-lavish-sells-5150-shares.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Crew Energy Inc (TSE:CR) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$1.89.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. As of March 31, 2011, it held 20 tax-exempt mortgage bonds secured by 20 multifamily apartment properties containing a total of 3,606 rental units. America First Capital Associates Limited Partnership Two serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.