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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021

PG&E Corp.’s equipment was responsible for causing four of the wildfires that tore through Northern California in October, investigators from the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection determined in a report Friday.

The fires in Butte and Nevada counties were caused by trees or branches coming into contact with PG&E power lines, according to a statement citing results of the first investigations into the fires last year. The causes of the larger wine country fires, including the Tubbs Fire, weren’t disclosed.

The investor-owned utility owner has lost more than $12 billion in market value since the wildfires broke out. It suspended its dividend and withheld its 2018 profit guidance because of uncertainty about how much it might have to pay for damages. The fires in Napa and Sonoma counties were some of the worst in state history, destroying thousands of structures and killed 44 people.

Under California law, utilities can be held liable for costs if their equipment is found to have caused a fire — even if they followed safety rules — based on a legal principle known as “inverse condemnation.” PG&E Chief Executive Officer Geisha Williams has called the policy “deeply flawed.” The company, along with California’s other investor-owned utilities, has been lobbying the state’s lawmakers and regulators to change it.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: Dominion Resources, Inc.(D)

Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company’s merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Electric and gas utilities: Investors have several options when it comes to investing in electric and natural gas distribution infrastructure, since there are dozens of publicly traded companies that own these crucial assets. Some companies focus on owning and operating electric-generating facilities such as hydroelectric dams or wind farms. Others not only own those assets, but also the transmission infrastructure needed to get the power from plants to homes and businesses. Meanwhile, some utilities focus on owning natural gas distribution systems, while others operate across the entire spectrum. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) is one of the largest electric and gas utilities in the country, serving nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states as of 2018.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dividend Assets Capital LLC lifted its position in shares of Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) by 7.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,712 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 386 shares during the period. Dividend Assets Capital LLC’s holdings in Dominion Energy were worth $408,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Denarius (CURRENCY:D) traded 11.2% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on February 14th. One Denarius coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0392 or 0.00001083 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptohub, Cryptopia, CoinExchange and Stocks.Exchange. Over the last seven days, Denarius has traded down 31% against the U.S. dollar. Denarius has a market cap of $163,342.00 and $264.00 worth of Denarius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: ConocoPhillips(COP)

ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. The company?s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its Midstream segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids in the United States and Trinidad. The company?s Refining and Marketing (R&M) segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels. Its Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. This segment offers olefins and polyolefins, including ethylene, propylene, and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products comprising organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalyst s, drilling chemicals, mining chemicals, and engineering plastics and compounds. The company?s Emerging Businesses segment develops new technologies and businesses. It focuses on power generation; and technologies related to conventional and nonconventional hydrocarbon recovery, refining, alternative energy, biofuels, and the environment. This segment also offers E-Gas, a gasification technology producing high-value synthetic gas. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It starts in 2007 when the Oracle of Omaha began purchasing shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). By the end of 2007, Buffett had spent just over $1 billion.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) used $50 oil as a rough baseline for its 2019 capital plans as well. ConocoPhillips currently expects to invest $6.1 billion on capital projects this year — enough money to grow production per share by 8% — which it can fund on the cash flows produced at $40 oil. Add in a dividend that the company increased twice last year to a $3 billion repurchase program and ConocoPhillips is on track to return 50% of the cash it produces at $50 oil to investors this year, though some of that money will come from its cash-rich balance sheet. However, with oil in the mid-$50s, ConocoPhillips is on track to produce more cash than expected this year, which could lead it to buy back even more stock than planned as it works to whittle down a cash balance that stood at $6.4 billion at the end of 2018.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Courier Capital LLC cut its stake in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,910 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 198 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. raised its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 4.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 49,638 shares of the energy producer’s stock after buying an additional 2,066 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $3,095,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

RealPage, Inc. provides software and software-enabled services for the rental housing and vacation rental industries in the United States. It offers property management solutions, including OneSite to serve multi-family, affordable property, rural housing, military housing, senior and student housing, and commercial sectors; and Propertyware for accounting, maintenance and work order management, marketing spend management, and portal services, as well as screening, renter’s insurance, and payment solutions. The company also provides Kigo, a solution for vacation rental property management; spend management solutions for property owners and managers; and RealPage Cloud, an application infrastructure that allow property owners and managers to outsource portions of the information technology (IT) operations. In addition, it offers leasing and marketing solutions consisting of Online Leasing, Contact Center, LeaseStar Platform, LeaseStar Marketing Management, MyNewPlace, Senior Marketing Management, and Renter Screening, which manages Websites, paid and organic lead generation, lead management, automated lead closure, lead analytics, unit availability, online apartment leasing, and applicant screening services. Further, the company provides resident services solutions, such as Utility Management, Payments, Resident Portal, Contact Center Maintenance, Indatus, and Renter’s insurance for utility billing, renter payment processing, service requests, lease renewals, renter’s insurance, and consulting and advisory services; asset optimization solutions covering yield management and business intelligence solutions; and professional services, such as consulting and implementation, as well as training services. Additionally, it offers IT infrastructure, product support, and product development services. The company sells rental housing software and services through its direct sales organization. RealPage, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    RealPage Inc  (NASDAQ:RP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tyler Technologies (NASDAQ: RP) and RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on RP. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of RealPage in a report on Thursday, June 21st. They issued an overweight rating and a $76.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of RealPage from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. KeyCorp upped their target price on shares of RealPage from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of RealPage to $64.00 and gave the company a sector perform rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $63.88.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) shares hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $62.55 and last traded at $62.40, with a volume of 452409 shares. The stock had previously closed at $61.40.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.(THG)

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various property and casualty insurance products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Chaucer, and Other. The Commercial Lines segment offers commercial multiple peril, commercial automobile, workers’ compensation, specialty program business, inland marine, management and professional liability, and surety, as well as monoline general liability, umbrella, healthcare, specialty property, and miscellaneous commercial property insurance products. The Personal Lines segment provides personal automobile and homeowners coverages, as well as other personal coverages, including personal inland marine, umbrella, fire, personal watercraft, earthquake, and other miscellaneous coverages. The Chaucer segment offers marine and aviation, property, energy, motor, international liability, specialist coverages, and syndicate participations. The Other segment markets investment management and advisory services to institutions, pension funds, and other organizations. The company markets its products and services through a network of independent agents and brokers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hanover Insurance Group Inc (NYSE:THG) insider Mark Joseph Welzenbach sold 2,216 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.24, for a total transaction of $255,371.84. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 17,559 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,023,499.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides home health and hospice care services. It operates through two segments, Home Health and Hospice. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals who may be recovering from illness, injury, or surgery. This segment provides skilled nurses, nurse practitioners, home health aides, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and medical social workers; and chronic care clinical programs for patients with chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes, behavioral health, rehabilitative, and medical surgical conditions. The Hospice segment offers care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are facing a terminal illness, including heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned and operated 316 Medicare-certified home health care centers and 80 Medicare-certified hospice care centers in 34 states within the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amedisys, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) had its target price upped by Robert W. Baird from $105.00 to $120.00 in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $89.00.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (“Piedmont”) (NYSE: PDM) is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner so as to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes and engages in the acquisition, development, management, and ownership of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States, including properties that are under construction, are newly constructed, or have operating histories. Piedmont was incorporated in 1997 and commenced operations in 1998. Piedmont conducts business primarily through Piedmont Operating Partnership, L.P. (“Piedmont OP”), a Delaware limited partnership, as well as performing the management of its buildings through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Piedmont Government Services, LLC and Piedmont Office Management, LLC. Piedmont owns 99.9% of, and is the sole general partner of, Piedmont OP and as such, possesses full legal control and authority over the operations of Piedmont OP.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM)

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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for nearly 115 years. Meredith began in 1902 as an agricultural publisher. In 1924, the Company published the first issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The Company entered the television broadcasting business in 1948. Today, Meredith uses multiple media outlets–including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, and video–to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of our advertising and marketing partners. The Company is incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MDP.
The Company operates two business segments: local media and national media. Our local media segment consists of 16 owned television stations and one operated television station located across the United States (U.S.) concentrated in fast growing markets with related digital and mobile media assets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), too, is a media company, as is Gray Television (NYSE: GTN). MDP owns print magazines (People, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, Real Simple, Shape, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living) via digital and mobile media. GTN, on the other hand, is a television broadcast company. Because of their growth, I am keeping both companies on my watch list. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its position in Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 15.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 246,966 shares of the company’s stock after selling 43,605 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.55% of Meredith worth $12,827,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: Finjan Holdings, Inc.(FNJN)

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Finjan Holdings”) is a cybersecurity company focused in four business lines; intellectual property licensing and enforcement, advisory services, mobile security application development and investing in cybersecurity technologies and intellectual property. Licensing and enforcement of the Company’s cybersecurity patent portfolio is operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary Finjan, Inc. (“Finjan”). Finjan became a wholly owned subsidiary of Finjan Holdings in June of 2013 after a merger transaction, following which we began trading on the OTC Markets. Our common stock has been trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) since May 2014. Since the merger, the Company continues to execute on its existing business lines while outlining a vision and focusing on strategies for growth.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    Separately, TheStreet upgraded Finjan from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Finjan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FNJN) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 32,387 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 93% from the previous session’s volume of 494,407 shares.The stock last traded at $4.98 and had previously closed at $5.08.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: LivaNova PLC(LIVN)

LivaNova (formerly known as Sand Holdco PLC and Sand Holdco Limited) is a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom (“U.K.”), LivaNova, is a global medical device company focused on the development and delivery of important therapeutic solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems throughout the world. Working closely with medical professionals in the fields of Cardiac Surgery, Neuromodulation and Cardiac Rhythm Management, we design, develop, manufacture and sell innovative therapeutic solutions that are consistent with our mission to improve our patients’ quality of life, increase the skills and capabilities of healthcare professionals and minimize healthcare costs.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $128.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    LivaNova PLC  (NASDAQ:LIVN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2021: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

CNH Industrial N.V. designs, produces, markets, sells, and finances agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and specialty vehicles, engines, transmissions, and axles worldwide. The Agricultural Equipment segment provides farm machinery and implements, including two-wheel and four-wheel drive tractors, crawler tractors, combines, cotton pickers, grape and sugar cane harvesters, hay and forage equipment, planting and seeding equipment, soil preparation and cultivation implements, and material handling equipment. This segment offers its products under the New Holland Agriculture, Case IH Agriculture, Steyr, and Miller brand names. The Construction Equipment segment offers excavators, crawler dozers, graders, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, and telehandlers, under the New Holland Construction and Case Construction brand names. The Commercial Vehicles segment provides light, medium, and heavy vehicles for the transportation and distribution of goods under the Iveco brand name; commuter buses and touring coaches under the Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus brand names; quarry and mining equipment under the Iveco Astra name; and firefighting vehicles under the Magirus brand name, as well as vehicles for civil defense and peace-keeping missions under the Iveco Defence Vehicles brand name. The Powertrain segment offers propulsion and transmission systems and axles for on-and off-road applications, as well as engines for marine application and power generation through the FPT Industrial brand. The Financial Services segment provides and administers retail financing to customers for the purchase or lease of new and used industrial equipment or vehicles, and other equipment; and wholesale financing, which consists primarily of floor plan financing to CNH Industrial dealers. CNH Industrial N.V. is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CNH Industrial N.V.  (NYSE:CNHI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI) in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $158.00 price target on the stock.

Best Canadian Stocks For 2021

What happened

Shares of Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) fell as much as 17.9% on Thursday due to a bearish analyst note on the former Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) unit. By 3:30 p.m. EST, the telecommunications infrastructure manager had recovered somewhat to a 16.7% drop.

So what

Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins cut his price target on Uniti from $15 to $11 per share, based on a recent court decision finding some of Windstream’s debts in default. Rollins also slashed Windstream’s price target from $2.00 to $0.50 per share and tagged both stocks with a sell rating. For the record, Windstream’s stock is trading 23% lower as the closing bell approaches.

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Now what

Citi’s analyst note didn’t really add anything to the conversation around Windstream and Uniti, apart from some firm price targets and another bearish voice. I continue to expect Windstream to go bankrupt while Uniti struggles to free itself from that unfortunate relationship to serve a fresher and healthier customer portfolio.

Best Canadian Stocks For 2021: 3M Company(MMM)

3M Company, together with subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company?s Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. Its Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The company?s Display and Graphics offers optical film solutions for LCD electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; and mobile interactive solutions, includin g mobile display technology, visual systems products, and computer privacy filters. The company?s Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. Its Safety, Security and Protection Services segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The company?s Electro and Communications segment provides packaging and interconnection devices; fluids that are used in the manufacture of computer chips, and for cooling electronics and lubricating computer hard disk drives; high-temperature and display tapes; insulating materials, including tapes and resins; and related items. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In fact, had you invested with us over the past three years, you would have bagged winners like the 35.1% return from 3M (NYSE: MMM), 39.1% from Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS)… All in 12 months…

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    3M (NYSE:MMM) stock declined 19% in 2018, and has continued to underperform the S&P 500 index so far in 2019. What’s going on, and what can investors expect from 2019?

Best Canadian Stocks For 2021: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. It offers Wellbutrin XL to treat depressive disorders; Xenazine to treat chorea associated with Huntington?s disease; CeraVe to rebuild and repair skin barrier; and Kinerase, a cosmetic product. The company also provides Zovirax ointment to treat initial genital herpes; Xerese to treat recurrent herpes labialis; Elidel to treat atopic dermatitis; and Acanya and Atralin gels to treat acne vulgaris. In addition, it offers Cesamet to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy; Tiazac XC to treat hypertension and angina; Wellbutrin to treat depressive illness; Sublinox to treat insomnia; and Lodalis to treat hypercholesterolemia. Further, the company provides Cold-FX to strengthen immune system; Duromine/Metermine for weight loss; Difflam to treat sore throa ts; and Duro-Tuss and Rikodeine to treat dry and chesty cough, as well as various branded generics for treatments, including antibiotics, treatments for cardiovascular and neurological diseases, antifungal medications, and diabetic therapies. Additionally, it offers Bisocard to treat hypertension and angina pectoris; Flucinar, a corticosteroid ointment; and Sachol mouth ulcer gel; Bedoyecta to treat neurotic pain; M.V.I., a hospital dietary supplement for trauma and burns; Tandene to treat fever and headache; Melleril to treat anxiety and depression; and products for therapeutic classes, such as vitamin deficiency, antibacterials, and dermatology. It markets its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, southeast Asia, and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Biovail Corporation and changed its name to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in September 2010. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in M ississauga, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has a PDUFA action date set for October 5 for its Jemdel (halobetasol propionate 0.01%) (IDP-122) lotion. If approved, Jemdel will be the first high-potency topical steroid treatment for plaque psoriasis with dosing for as long as eight weeks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Korea Investment CORP cut its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 46.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 126,736 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 109,300 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Canadian Stocks For 2021: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail and related transportation business in North America. It provides transportation for various goods, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, and intermodal and automotive products. The company operates a network of approximately 20,600 route miles of track that spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. It serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), as well as metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to various points in North America. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Canadian National Railway Co (NYSE:CNI)Q12019 Earnings CallApril 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $93.33.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    As indicated in the chart above, Canadian National Railway(NYSE:CNI) and CSX stock have been doing gangbusters lately. Both are beneficiaries of strong demand for the freight rail services they specialize in, and have done well capitalizing on this opportunity. Canadian National Railway had an excellent 2018 and recently declared a dividend raise, while CSX is posting significant improvements in both financial and operational metrics.

Best Canadian Stocks For 2021: ConocoPhillips(COP)

ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. The company?s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its Midstream segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids in the United States and Trinidad. The company?s Refining and Marketing (R&M) segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels. Its Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. This segment offers olefins and polyolefins, including ethylene, propylene, and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products comprising organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalyst s, drilling chemicals, mining chemicals, and engineering plastics and compounds. The company?s Emerging Businesses segment develops new technologies and businesses. It focuses on power generation; and technologies related to conventional and nonconventional hydrocarbon recovery, refining, alternative energy, biofuels, and the environment. This segment also offers E-Gas, a gasification technology producing high-value synthetic gas. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It starts in 2007 when the Oracle of Omaha began purchasing shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). By the end of 2007, Buffett had spent just over $1 billion.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)used $50 oil as a rough baseline for its 2019 capital plans as well. ConocoPhillips currently expects to invest $6.1 billion on capital projects this year — enough money to grow production per share by 8% — which it can fund on the cash flows produced at $40 oil. Add in a dividend that the company increased twice last year to a $3 billion repurchase program and ConocoPhillips is on track to return 50% of the cash it produces at $50 oil to investors this year, though some of that money will come from its cash-rich balance sheet. However, with oil in the mid-$50s, ConocoPhillips is on track to produce more cash than expected this year, which could lead it to buy back even more stock than planned as it works to whittle down a cash balance that stood at $6.4 billion at the end of 2018.

Best Canadian Stocks For 2021: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements worldwide. The company sells its personal care products under the Nu Skin brand; and nutritional supplements under the Pharmanex brand. Its personal care product line includes core systems, targeted treatments, total care, cosmetic, and Epoch, a product formulated with botanical ingredients. The company?s nutritional supplements product line comprises micronutrient supplements, targeted solution supplements, and weight management products. It also sells Vitameal, which are nutritious meal products for starving children or purchased for personal food storage. In addition, the company offers other products and services consisting of digital content storage, water purifiers, and other household products. It sells its products primarily through a network of independent distributors in north Asia, the Americas, Greater China, Europe, and the south Asia/Pacific. The c ompany also operates retail stores to sell its products in China. As of December 31, 2010, Nu Skin Enterprises operated 40 stores throughout China. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Provo, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pivotal Research reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $85.00 target price on the stock.

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