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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021

No doubt, a strong portfolio typically includes stocks with robust fundamentals and solid track records. In a bull market, these investments provide healthy returns and protect against capital erosion. However, we should not overlook the benefits of owning penny stocks, either. The get-rich-quick angle with these picks is a real possibility. That’s why they continue to garner investor interest.

That said, penny stocks can also be a double-edged sword. Naturally, everyone is attracted to the low price tag. But it’s extremely important to understand which stocks are trading at a bargain and which ones are trading cheaply. The former can have real potential to super-charge your portfolio.

With the retail-trading frenzy we’ve seen this year, it seems like it doesn’t take much to move the needle for these low-priced picks. This is due in part to highly active social media forums who closely follow the sector, such as Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets. Ultimately, though, everyone is looking for massive profits from their investments.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: OpGen, Inc.(OPGN)

OpGen, Inc. operates as an early commercial stage company using molecular testing and bioinformatics to assist healthcare providers to combat multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections. It offers Acuitas multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDRO) gene test, a molecular screening tool that detects 10 critical MDRO genes from 1 patient swab. The company also provides Acuitas CR Elite Test, which adds the ability to procure a standard microbiological culture result that provides additional information about the identified MDRO gene and its antibiotic susceptibility profile. In addition, it develops Acuitas Lighthouse MDRO bioinformatics product, which focuses on providing MDRO molecular information about an individual patient’s resistance profile. OpGen, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation to commercialize its genome mapping technology for mapping, assembly, and analysis of human DNA. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: OPGN) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of OpGen Inc (NASDAQ:OPGN) shot up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $2.30 and last traded at $2.20. 537,199 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 21% from the average session volume of 445,546 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.06.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OpGen Inc (NASDAQ:OPGN)’s share price shot up 7.1% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $2.80 and last traded at $2.61. 1,150 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average session volume of 392,647 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.81.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The companys Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management services and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, and excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The companys Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The companys Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. The company also offers equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gateway Investment Advisers LLC decreased its position in shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 3.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,396,348 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 55,630 shares during the quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $17,706,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This smaller cap bank could be an outstanding addition for more aggressive portfolios. Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) operates as a holding company for the Huntington National Bank, which provides commercial, small business, consumer and mortgage banking services.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This smaller cap bank could be an outstanding addition for more aggressive portfolios. Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) operates as a holding company for the Huntington National Bank, which provides commercial, small business, consumer and mortgage banking services. Its Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans and small business loans, as well asinvestments, insurance, interest rate risk protection and foreign exchange and treasury management services.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Yesterday Trading Recap Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Stock Price trades 4.85% (nasdaqchronicle.com) Huntington Bank Reports Increased Loan Production In SBA Fiscal Q2 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) Boasting an ROIC Quality Score of -5.502819 (colbypost.com) Investor’s Alert (Earnings Per Share) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) (thestockgem.com) $1.13 Billion in Sales Expected for Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    Huntington Bancshares opened at $15.69 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The firm has a market cap of $17.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Huntington Bancshares has a 52-week low of $12.14 and a 52-week high of $16.60.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. The company operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada; two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. It also owns a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; and a 30% interest in Amapa, a Brazilian iron ore project in Latin America, as well as chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs  (CLF) – Get Report dropped Monday afternoon as the company and other metals and mining stocks were caught up in a slowdown of the growth in the recovery of the Chinese economy. 

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great value investment today. Here’s why they picked Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.80.

  • [By John Bromels, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    We asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to pick out a mining stock they think is poised to outperform, and they came back with iron minerCleveland-Cliffs(NYSE:CLF), precious metals streaming companyWheaton Precious Metals(NYSE:WPM), and Warren Buffett’sBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Yes, you read that right: Berkshire Hathaway. Here’s why they think these mining stocks might be right for your portfolio.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

AeroCentury Corp., a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1997 (the “Company”), typically acquires used regional aircraft and aircraft engines for lease to regional carriers worldwide.
The business of the Company is managed by JetFleet Management Corp. (“JMC”), pursuant to a management agreement (the “Management Agreement”) with JMC. JMC is an integrated aircraft management, marketing and financing business and a subsidiary of JetFleet Holding Corp. (“JHC”). Certain officers of the Company are also officers of JHC and JMC and hold significant ownership positions in both JHC and the Company. Since its formation, the Company has been engaged in the business of investing in used regional aircraft equipment leased to foreign and domestic regional air carriers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC operates as a global investment management firm that focuses on alternative markets. It manage investments in a number of strategies within six asset classes, including distressed debt; corporate debt, including high yield debt and senior loans; control investing; convertible securities; real estate; and listed equities. The company pursues these strategies through closed-end, open-end, and evergreen funds. Oaktree Capital Group, LLC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was another positive day on Wall Street, as market participants reacted favorably to signs that business investment remains strong. Major benchmarks were generally up between 0.6% and 0.7%, and other parts of the financial market also did well, with oil prices climbing 3% to around $58.50 per barrel and gold picking up 1% to $1,311 per ounce. Several individual stocks enjoyed even larger gains, with company-specific news bolstering their prospects. Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK), Guardant Health (NASDAQ:GH), and Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) climbed 12% on Wednesday morning after Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) announced a $4.8 billion deal to acquire a majority stake in Oaktree, creating an entity with $475 billion of assets under management and $2.5 billion in annual fee-related revenue.

  • [By Daniel Miller, Jordan Wathen, and Jeremy Bowman]

    When it comes to dividend stocks, Coca-Cola Company(NYSE:KO) is a household name. In fact, the beverage giant just approved its 57th consecutive annual dividend increase, bumping it up to $0.40 per share and a juicy yield of 3.5%. But if investors are looking for even bigger dividend yields for their portfolios, three Motley Fool contributors suggest taking a peek at Macy’s (NYSE:M), Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK), and General Motors (NYSE:GM). Here’s why.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. It broadcasts a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news and information, talk and entertainment, traffic, and weather on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems in the United States; and holds an interest in the satellite radio services offered in Canada. The company also simulcasts music and selected non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet services on mobile devices. As of December 31, 2010, it had 20,190,964 subscribers. In addition, the company designs, establishes specifications, sources or specifies parts and components, and manages various aspects of the logistics and production of satellite radios; licenses its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture, and distribute radios under various brands; and imports radios distri buted through its Websites. The company?s satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers, retailers, and its Websites. Further, it provides music services for commercial establishments; a satellite television service to offer music channels as part of certain programming packages on the DISH Network satellite television service; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users through mobile phone carriers; Backseat TV, a service offering television content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings; and real-time traffic and weather services. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Another no-brainer acquisition that would make sense for Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway is satellite radio operator Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). It’s worth pointing out that Berkshire Hathaway already owns 137.92 million shares of Sirius XM, or about 2.9% of all outstanding shares.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) dominate their respective corners of the entertainment industry. As they’ve risen to power over the last decade, they’ve earned fortunes for investors along the way.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: PVH Corp.(PVH)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in interventional and diagnostic procedures worldwide. It offers cardiology and radiology devices, which assist in diagnosing and treating coronary arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease, and other non-vascular diseases. The company?s cardiology and radiology devices include inflation devices; hemostasis valves; vascular retrieval devices; vascular access products; diagnostic catheters; guide wires and torque devices; and angiography and angioplasty accessories. Its cardiology and radiology devices also comprise safety and waste management systems; radial artery compression devices; drainage catheters and accessories; paracentesis, thoracentesis, and pericardiocentesis catheters; therapeutic infusion catheters; embolic microspheres; multipurpose microcatheters; and dialysis and interventional nephrology products. The company also provides gastroenterology and pulmonolog y devices that assist in the palliative treatment of expanding esophageal, tracheobronchial, and biliary strictures caused by malignant tumors. Its gastroenterology and pulmonology devices consist of airway, esophageal, and biliary stents; stent sizing devices; guide wires for non-vascular procedures; bipolar coagulation probes; inflation devices; and cholangiography rapid refill continuous injection kits, as well as specialty devices and accessories, such as discography products and pressure sensors. The company sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, original equipment manufacturer partners, and custom procedure tray manufacturers. Its customers include hospitals and clinic-based cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, neurologists, nephrologists, vascular surgeons, interventional gastroenterologists and pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, technicians, and nurses. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

NeuroMetrix, Inc., a science-based health care company, develops and markets products for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of peripheral nerve and spinal cord disorders, such as those associated with diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbosacral disc disease, and spinal stenosis. The company focuses on diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and median neuropathy. Its marketed products include the ADVANCE NCS/EMG system, a platform for the performance of traditional nerve conduction studies and invasive electromyography procedures for the diagnosis and evaluation of CTS, low back and leg pain, and DPN; and the NC-stat DPNCheck, a device used to evaluate systemic neuropathies, such as DPN at the point-of-care, as well as consumables and accessories for use with its neurodiagnostic equipment. The company is also developing SENSUS pain therapy device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimul ator used in the management of chronic pain, such as that caused by DPN; and ADVANCE CTS, a version of the ADVANCE NCS/EMG device for the detection of CTS in people with diabetes. The company distributes its products directly through its direct sales force and independent sales representatives to physicians, clinics, and hospitals consisting of primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic and hand surgeons, pain medicine physicians, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physicians, and neurosurgeons, as well as endocrinology/podiatry market in the United States and internationally. NeuroMetrix, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both medical 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.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Xerium Technologies Inc.(XRM)

Xerium Technologies, Inc. manufactures and supplies consumable products used in the production of paper clothing and roll covers primarily in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates in two segments, Clothing and Roll Covers. The Clothing segment provides various types of industrial textiles used on paper-making machines and other industrial applications. This segment offers forming fabrics, press felts, and dryer fabrics; and fabrics used in other industrial applications, such as pulp, steel, plastics, leather, and textiles manufacturing. The Roll Covers segment manufactures, refurbishes, and replaces roll covers for working rolls, including vacuum rolls and press rolls; calendar rolls; and coater rolls that are used on paper-making machines. This segment also refurbishes previously installed roll covers; provides mechanical maintenance and repair services for the internal mechanisms of rolls used on paper-making machines; and manufactures a nd repairs spreader rolls. The company markets its products through its direct sales force under Huyck Wangner, Weavexx, Stowe Woodward, Mount Hope, Robec, and Xibe brand names. Xerium Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Xerium Technologies (NYSE:XRM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xerium Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7306467260184 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

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CNN has been unable to verify the accusers’ claims, those in the literary community — from authors to booksellers — have spent the days since the allegations surfaced on Friday facing questions adjacent to those tackled by the entertainment industry when a string of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations were made against several prominent figures late last year, particularly whether or not to standby the accused.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., a development stage company, develops, manufactures, and markets an integrated platform for genetic analysis. The company engages in developing a technology platform that enables single molecule, real-time (SMRT) for the detection of biological processes. It primarily focuses on the deoxyribonucleic acid sequencing market. The company?s product includes the PacBio RS, a sequencing platform, which consists of an instrument platform that uses its proprietary consumables, such as SMRT Cells and reagent kits. The company?s customers include genome centers, genomics service providers, and agricultural companies, as well as clinical, government, and academic institutions. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Illumina announced in November that it plans to acquire Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB), frequently referred to as PacBio, for $1.2 billion. The move paves the way for Illumina to get its foot in the door in the long-read sequencing market.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB)’s share price traded up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.82 and last traded at $5.42. 66,454 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,471,044 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.55.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $4.99, but opened at $4.87. Pacific Biosciences of California shares last traded at $5.16, with a volume of 170693 shares traded.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(BIO.B)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), incorporated on March 10, 1975, is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Bio-Rad operates in two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Company’s Life Science segment develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research. The Company’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls for the healthcare market. Bio-Rad sells over 8,000 products and services to a client base consisting of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers around the world.

Life Science

The Company’s Life Science segment markets and develops, manufactures and markets a range of over 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a global customer base. Its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are used to separate, purify and identify biological materials, such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. The Company focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics (the study of proteins), genomics (the study of genes), biopharmaceutical production, cell biology and food safety. Its life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories.

Clinical Diagnostics

The Company’s Clinical Diagnostic! s segment offers products that serve clinical laboratories in the global diagnostics market. Its products address the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. The Company supplies over 3,000 different products that cover approximately 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient’s tissue, blood or urine. The Company’s products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its principal clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories.

The Company competes with GE Biosciences, Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, Danaher, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Tosoh, Immucor and DiaSorin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Quanterix (NASDAQ:QTRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. The company operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada; two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. It also owns a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; and a 30% interest in Amapa, a Brazilian iron ore project in Latin America, as well as chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great value investment today. Here’s why they picked Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.80.

  • [By John Bromels, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    We asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to pick out a mining stock they think is poised to outperform, and they came back with iron minerCleveland-Cliffs(NYSE:CLF), precious metals streaming companyWheaton Precious Metals(NYSE:WPM), and Warren Buffett’sBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Yes, you read that right: Berkshire Hathaway. Here’s why they think these mining stocks might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies likes this top mining play. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is a mining and natural resources company. It is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. The company’s segments include U.S. Iron Ore and Asia Pacific Iron Ore. Operations of the latter are located in Western Australia and consist of its Koolyanobbing operation.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Kaman Corporation, headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, was incorporated in 1945. We are a diversified company that conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. We report information for ourselves and our subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” “our,” and “the Company”) in two business segments, Distribution and Aerospace. A discussion of 2015 developments is included in Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, in this Form 10-K.
Distribution Segment
The Distribution segment brings our commitment to technological leadership and value-added services to the distribution business. The Distribution segment is a leading power transmission, motion control, electrical and automation, and fluid power industrial distributor with operations throughout the United States.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Kaman Co. (NYSE:KAMN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 17,114 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,192,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.06% of Kaman as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

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    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.