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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021

India is set to see a major overhaul in the trade structure in favor of the organized sector thanks to the governments initiatives such as demonetization and GST, among others. The shift will be prompt for some sectors, gradual for others, and might remain challenging for a few.

Indias plastics industry is one of the biggest in the world. Industry volumes are estimated at 16MMTPA (in FY17), with market size at Rs 1.8 lakh crore. In volume terms, the industry has grown at a CAGR of 10 percent over FY10-17 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5 percent to 22MMTPA by FY20.

A similar shift is taking place in the plastic industry, Motilal Oswal said in a report. The industry is highly fragmented and numerous unorganized players account for 44 percent of the industry.

Channel checks conducted by the domestic brokerage firm suggests that changes in the administrative procedures under GST using technology platform and effective implementation of the e-way bill are likely to help hasten the shift towards formal trade.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: 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.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Tenaris S.A.(TS)

We are a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products and related services for the world’s energy industry and for other industrial applications. Our customers include most of the world’s leading oil and gas companies as well as engineering companies engaged in constructing oil and gas gathering, transportation, processing and power generation facilities. Our principal products include casing, tubing, line pipe, and mechanical and structural pipes.
We operate an integrated worldwide network of steel pipe manufacturing, research, finishing and service facilities with industrial operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and a direct presence in most major oil and gas markets.
Our mission is to deliver value to our customers through product development, manufacturing excellence, and supply chain management. We seek to minimize risk for our customers and help them reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve time-to-market.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays restated their buy rating on shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) in a research note released on Tuesday morning. Barclays currently has a $39.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackenzie Financial Corp cut its stake in Tenaris SA (NYSE:TS) by 24.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,494,916 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 490,533 shares during the quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp owned approximately 0.25% of Tenaris worth $31,872,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) in a research note issued on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 30.45% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

China Life Insurance Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the Peoples Republic of China. The company operates through Life Insurance Business, Health Insurance Business, Accident Insurance Business, and Other Business segments. It offers individual and group life, annuity, accident, health, and pension insurance products, as well as related reinsurance products. The company also manages and utilizes proprietary funds, acts as agent or trustee for asset management business, and provides related consulting services; provides financial, and asset and fund management services; and invests in retirement properties. It sells its products through agents, direct sales representatives, dedicated and non-dedicated agencies, and intermediary bancassurance outlets. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Beijing, China. China Life Insurance Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Life Insurance (Group) Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., incorporated on May 8, 2014, is an alternative asset manager with more than $6.3 billion of assets under management. The funds, managed by the Company, provide financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies across their capital structures, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. The Company’s credit solutions include one-stop financing, uni-tranche debt, senior secured debt, mezzanine debt, equity co-investments, healthcare asset-backed lending and venture debt financing. Its Business Development Companies (BDCs) are publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles that maintain a portfolio of a diverse range of companies in a tax-favored structure. These permanent capital vehicles are externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified investment companies. As of December 31, 2014, 90.5% of the Company’s assets under management reside in publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles, consisting of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR). The Company conducts substantially all of its operations through its consolidated subsidiary, Fifth Street Management LLC (Fifth Street Management). The Company provides financing solutions across industry sectors, including healthcare, food and restaurants, manufacturing, software and technology, business services, energy, education, aerospace and defense, consumer products and marketing services.

Fifth Street Finance Corp.

FSC is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. FSC’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. FSC is advised by Fifth Street Management.

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

FSFR is a specialty finance company whose investment objective is to maxi! mize the total return on its portfolio by generating current income from debt investments, while seeking to preserve capital. FSFR invests primarily in senior secured loans, including first lien, unitranche and second lien debt instruments, that pay interest at rates, which are determined periodically on the basis of a floating base lending rate, made to private middle market companies whose debt is rated below investment grade, which the Company refers to collectively as senior loans. FSFR may also invest in senior unsecured loans issued by private middle market companies and subordinated loans issued by private middle market companies and senior and subordinated loans issued by public companies. FSFR is advised by Fifth Street Management.

Senior Loan Funds

The investment objective of the Company’s funds, SLF I and SLF II, in its senior loan funds strategy is to generate leveraged returns by focusing on investing, directly or indirectly through subsidiaries, in senior, secured term loan debt (including broadly syndicated loans, first lien term loans, second lien loans and delayed draw term loans and revolving loans) of middle market companies. The portfolios of loan debt provide and are expected to continue to provide eligible collateral for warehouse financing and the Company expects that the portfolios of loan debt will provide eligible collateral for securitization financing that are employed by the senior loan funds to enhance the size of investment portfolios and magnify the returns generated from such portfolios.

Fifth Street Opportunities Fund

The investment objective of Fifth Street Opportunities Fund (FSOF) is to generate income and long-term capital appreciation. The Company intends to achieve the investment objective by primarily investing opportunistically in various credit-related instruments, including debt securities, instruments and obligations of the United States and non-United States government, corporate and other non-governmental ! entities ! and issuers and preferred and convertible preferred securities that include fixed-income features, and in publicly-traded equity and equity-linked securities, including the equity securities of BDCs managed by unaffiliated investment managers. FSOF’s general partner is FSCO GP LLC and its investment adviser is Fifth Street Management.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust(KMM)

DWS Multi-Market Income Trust (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide high current income by investing its assets in a range of income producing securities. It invests in United States corporate fixed-income securities, and debt obligations of foreign governments and their agencies and instrumentalities, either of which may be denominated in foreign currencies, debt obligations of the United States Government and its agencies and instrumentalities, and other income producing securities, including securities which may be denominated in foreign currencies, and of which securities may or may not be rated.

The Funds portfolio includes United States dollar-denominated foreign bonds, corporate bonds, loan participations, the United States Treasury obligations, and non-United States, dollar-denominated foreign bonds. The Fund may invest in United States dollar-denominated fixed and floating-rate loans (Loans) arranged through private negotiations between a foreign sovereign entity and one or more financial institutions. The Fund invests in such Loans in the form of participations in Loans or assignments of all or a portion of loans from third parties. DWS Multi-Market Income Trust invests in various sectors, including consumer discretionary, energy, financials, materials, utilities, industrials, telecommunication services, information technology, consumer staples and healthcare. Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shaker Financial Services LLC trimmed its position in shares of Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust (NYSE:KMM) by 9.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 176,961 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 18,837 shares during the quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust were worth $1,554,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.(ATRA)

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing meaningful therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by scientific innovation. We have two groups of product candidates: (a) allogeneic or third-party derived antigen-specific T-cells, and (b) molecularly targeted biologics.
T-cells are a type of white blood cell. Cytotoxic T-cells, otherwise known as cytotoxic T lymphocytes, or CTLs, have been shown to have the ability to kill cancer cells. Our T-cell product candidates arise from a platform technology designed to produce off-the-shelf, partially human leukocyte antigen, or HLA, matched cellular therapeutics utilizing CTLs. We licensed rights to these product candidates from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, or MSK, in June 2015.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) posted its earnings results on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($1.15) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.98) by ($0.17), MarketWatch Earnings reports.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.A)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., incorporated on June 16, 1998, is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Company conducts insurance businesses on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis, a freight rail transportation business and a group of utility and energy generation and distribution businesses. Its segments include GEICO, General Re Corporation (General Re), Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group (BHRG), Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (BNSF), Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Manufacturing, McLane Company, Service and retailing, and Finance and financial products. Its insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through various domestic and foreign-based insurance entities. Its insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks and also reinsure life, accident and health risks across the world.

GEICO

The GEICO segment includes its subsidiaries, which are Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO General Insurance Company, GEICO Indemnity Company, GEICO Casualty Company, GEICO Advantage Insurance Company, GEICO Choice Insurance Company, GEICO Secure Insurance Company, GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company and GEICO Marine Insurance Company. These companies offer private passenger automobile insurance to individuals in approximately 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. In addition, GEICO insures motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and small commercial fleets and acts as an agent for other insurers who offer homeowners and life insurance to individuals.

General Re Corporation

The General Re segment consists of General Re Corporation (General Re), which is the holding company of General Reinsurance Corporation (GRC), and its subsidiaries and affiliates. General Re’s subsidiaries conduct business activities globally in over 50 cities, and provide insurance and reinsurance coverag! es throughout the world. General Re provides property/casualty insurance and reinsurance, life/health reinsurance and other reinsurance intermediary and risk management services, underwriting management and investment management services. General Re’s property/casualty reinsurance business in North America is conducted through GRC. General Re’s property/casualty business in North America also includes specialty insurers. General Re’s international property/casualty reinsurance business operations are conducted through internationally-based subsidiaries on a direct basis through General Reinsurance AG, as well as other General Re subsidiaries and branches in approximately 20 countries. General Re’s North American life/health business operates through two divisions: the individual products division, and the group & specialty division in the United States and Canada. The business segments include life, disability, supplemental health, critical illness and long-term care.

Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group

The BHRG segment includes activities conducted through various subsidiaries, such as National Indemnity Company (NICO) and Columbia Insurance Company. BHRG provides principally excess and quota-share reinsurance to other property and casualty insurers and reinsurers. BHRG also offers life reinsurance and annuity contracts through Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska (BHLN) and financial guaranty insurance through Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corporation. BHRG underwrites traditional non-catastrophe property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, catastrophe excess-of-loss treaty and facultative reinsurance, and individual primary insurance policies on an excess-of-loss basis.

Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group

The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment is a collection of independently managed insurance operations that provide various insurance coverages to policyholders located principally in the United States. The segment’s operation! s include! NICO and certain affiliates (NICO Primary), which underwrite motor vehicle and general liability insurance to commercial enterprises on both an admitted and excess and surplus basis. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) offer standalone workers compensation, commercial auto and commercial property coverages. MedPro Group (MedPro) offers healthcare liability insurance, claims, patient safety and risk solutions to physicians, surgeons, dentists and other healthcare professionals, as well as hospitals, senior care and other healthcare facilities, all offered through Medical Protective Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

U.S. Investment Corporation (USIC) and its subsidiaries are specialty insurers that underwrite commercial, professional and personal lines of insurance on an admitted and excess and surplus basis. Policies are marketed in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia through wholesale and retail insurance agents. USIC companies underwrite and market over 110 specialty property and casualty insurance products. Applied Underwriters, Inc. (Applied) is a provider of payroll and insurance services to small and mid-sized employers. Applied, through its subsidiaries, markets SolutionOne, a product that bundles workers’ compensation and other employment related insurance coverages and business services into a package that removes the burden of administrative and regulatory requirements faced by small to mid-sized employers. Applied also markets EquityComp, which is a workers’ compensation only product with a profit sharing component targeted to medium-sized employers. WestGUARD Insurance Company and its subsidiaries (collectively, the Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies) provide commercial property and casualty insurance coverage to small and mid-sized businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BH Specialty) provides primary and excess commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, sure! ty and tr! avel insurance.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC

The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America with approximately 32,500 route miles of in over 30 states, and also operates in approximately three Canadian provinces. BNSF owns approximately 23,000 route miles, including easements. It operates over 9,000 route miles of trackage rights that permit BNSF to operate its trains with its crews over other railroads’ tracks. The total BNSF Railway system, including single and multiple main tracks, yard tracks and sidings, consists of over 50,000 operated miles of track, all of which are owned by or held under easement by BNSF except for over 10,000 miles operated under trackage rights. BNSF transports a range of products and commodities derived from manufacturing, agricultural and natural resource industries.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy

The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segment offers regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities and real estate brokerage activities. The segment consists of the operations of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (BHE). BHE is an energy company with subsidiaries that generate, transmit, store, distribute and supply energy. BHE’s businesses are managed as separate operating units. BHE’s domestic regulated energy interests comprise four regulated utility companies serving approximately 4.7 million retail customers, over two interstate natural gas pipeline companies with approximately 16,400 miles of pipeline and a design capacity of approximately 7.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, and ownership interests in electricity transmission businesses. BHE’s Great Britain electricity distribution subsidiaries serve over 3.9 million electricity end users and its electricity transmission-only business in Alberta, Canada.

Manufacturing

The Manufacturing segment offers various products, including industrial, consumer and building products. The segment’s busi! nesses ar! e grouped into three categories: industrial products, building products and consumer products. Its industrial products businesses manufacture specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and a range of other products primarily for industrial use. The building products group produces flooring products, insulation, roofing and engineered products, building and engineered components, paint and coatings, and bricks and masonry products that are used in building and construction applications. The consumer products group manufactures recreational vehicles, various apparel products, jewelry and custom picture framing products.

McLane Company

The McLane Company segment consists of the operations of McLane Company, Inc. (McLane), which provides wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items in approximately 50 states of the United States to customers that include convenience stores, discount retailers, wholesale clubs, drug stores, military bases, quick service restaurants and casual dining restaurants. McLane provides wholesale distribution services to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart). Its operations are divided into three business units: grocery distribution, foodservice distribution and beverage distribution. McLane’s grocery distribution unit provides products to approximately 47,000 retail locations. McLane’s grocery distribution unit operates over 20 facilities in approximately 20 states. McLane’s foodservice distribution unit conducts its operations through over 20 facilities in approximately 20 states. The foodservice distribution unit services approximately 21,000 chain restaurants. Through its subsidiaries, McLane also operates several wholesale distributors of distilled spirits, wine and beer. Operations are conducted through over 10 distribution centers in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Colorado. These beverage units, including Empire Distributors, Horizon Wine & Spirits, Delta Wholesale Liquors and Baroness Small Estates, service approximately 23,000 retail loc! ations in! the Southeastern United States and Colorado.

Service and retailing

The Company’s service businesses provide professional aviation training programs, fractional aircraft ownership programs and wholesale distribution of electronic components. Other service businesses include a range of media related businesses (newspaper, television and information distribution), franchising and servicing a system of quick service restaurants, as well as steel service and logistics businesses.

Finance and financial products

The Company’s Finance and financial products activities include an integrated manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment and furniture leasing. Clayton Homes, Inc. (Clayton) is an integrated manufactured housing company, which operates over 40 manufacturing plants in approximately 10 states. UTLX Company operates railcar, crane, intermodal tank container, manufacturing and service businesses under several brand names. Union Tank Car is a designer, builder and full-service lessor of tank cars and other specialized railcars. CORT Business Services Corporation is a provider of rental relocation services, including rental furniture, accessories and related services. BH Finance LLC invests in fixed-income and equity instruments.

The Company competes with Union Pacific Railroad Company, Infineum International Ltd., Chevron Oronite Company, Afton Chemical Corporation, Nalco Energy Services, Baker Hughes Inc., Schlumberger Ltd., Halliburton Company, and Sandvik and Kennametal, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mike Stenger]

    That’s the same Warren Buffett who snubbed the industry in a 2007 shareholder letter from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A).

    “The worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money. Think airlines. Here a durable competitive advantage has proven elusive ever since the days of the Wright Brothers. Indeed, if a farsighted capitalist had been present at Kitty Hawk, he would have done his successors a huge favor by shooting Orville down.”

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    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) was downgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

DBV Technologies SA is a France-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on changing the field of immunotherapy by developing a technology platform called Vaskin. The Company’s therapeutic approach is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy, or EPIT, its proprietary method of delivering biologically active compounds to the immune system through intact skin using Viaskin. It dedicates its technology to treat patients, including infants and children, suffering from severe food allergies, for whom safety is paramount, since the introduction of the offending allergen into their bloodstream can cause severe or life-threatening allergic reactions, such as anaphylactic shock. The Company’s product portfolio for allergy treatments consists of Viaskin Peanut, Viaskin Milk and Viaskin Egg. The Company operates one subsidiary DBV Technologies Inc. in the United States. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P.(BWP)

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, through its subsidiaries, provides transportation, storage, gathering, and processing services for natural gas, and natural gas liquids and other hydrocarbons (NGLs) in the United States. The company operates interstate natural gas and NGLs pipeline systems, including integrated storage facilities. Its pipeline systems contain approximately 14,090 interconnected natural gas pipelines, directly serving customers in 13 states and indirectly serving customers throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States through various interconnections with unaffiliated pipelines. The company also owns and operates approximately 435 miles of NGLs pipelines serving customers in Louisiana and Texas. In addition, it has underground storage caverns having aggregate capacity of approximately 205.0 billion cubic feet of working natural gas and 24.0 million barrels of NGLs. The company serves producers of natural gas, local distribution companies, marketers, electric power generators, industrial users, and interstate and intrastate pipelines. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP is a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipelines Holding Corp.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and implants for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease worldwide. The company provides angioscope, a fiber optic catheter used for viewing the lumen of a blood vessel; carotid shunts to temporarily divert or shut blood to the brain during the removal of plaque from the carotid artery in a carotid endarterectomy surgery; and powered phlebectomy devices that enable less invasive removal of varicose veins. It also offers embolectomy catheters to remove blood clots from arteries or veins; occlusion catheters that temporarily occlude blood flow; and perfusion catheters that temporarily perfuse blood and other liquids into the vasculature. In addition, the company provides radiopaque tape, a medical-grade tape applied to the skin and provides interventionists to cross-reference between the inside and the outside of a patients body, and allows them to locate tributaries or lesions beneath the skin; and remote endarterectomy devices to remove severe atherosclerotic blockages from the arteries of the leg. Further, it offers valvulotomes for use as a bypass vessel to carry blood past diseased arteries to the lower leg or the foot; vascular grafts to bypass or replace diseased arteries; vascular patches used in conjunction with carotid endarterectomy, remote endarterectomy, and other vascular reconstructions; vessel closure systems that allows surgeons to attach vessels to one another by deploying titanium clips in place of suturing; and laparoscopic cholecystectomy devices to inject dye into the cystic duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. markets its products through direct and indirect sales force, as well as distributors. The company was formerly known as Vascutech, Inc. and changed its name to LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. in April 2001. LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After the company reported fourth-quarter and full-year results, shares ofLeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), a medical device company focused on vascular surgery, jumped 18% as of 10:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021

Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares Credicorp and Grupo Supervielle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Credicorp 26.41% 19.55% 2.56%
Grupo Supervielle 11.54% 20.98% 3.26%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Credicorp and Grupo Supervielle’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Credicorp $4.83 billion 3.63 $1.25 billion $15.74 13.96
Grupo Supervielle $1.40 billion 0.65 $147.19 million $1.88 6.63

Credicorp has higher revenue and earnings than Grupo Supervielle. Grupo Supervielle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Credicorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Coherent, Inc., incorporated on January 11, 1989, is a supplier of photonics-based solutions for a range of commercial and scientific research applications. The Company designs, manufactures, services and markets lasers and related accessories to customers. The Company operates in two segments: Specialty Lasers and Systems (SLS) and Commercial Lasers and Components (CLC).

The Company offers products for a number of markets, such as Microelectronics, Materials Processing, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Components and Instrumentation, and Scientific Research and Government Programs. The Company supports three markets in the microelectronics industry: flat panel display (FPDs) manufacturing, advanced packaging and interconnects and semiconductor front-end.

The Company supplies high power lasers for metal processing and low-to-medium power lasers for laser marking, non-metals processing and precision micromachining. The Companys high power industrial laser systems are used for cutting, welding, cladding and hardening of metals, as well as other materials processing applications. The Semiconductor business provides power arrays with powers in excess of 50 kilowatts through cooling and stacking technology. The fiber lasers are used for metal cutting, cladding and welding applications.

The Company offers products for instrumentation applications in the materials processing market, including bio-instrumentation, medical OEMs, graphic arts and display and machine vision. The Company also supports the laser-based instrumentation market with a range of laser-related components, including diode lasers for optical pumping. The Companys OEM component business includes sales to other, less integrated laser manufacturers participating in OEM markets, such as materials processing, scientific, and medical.

Bio-instrumentation applications of the Companys lasers include bio-agent detection for point source and standoff detection of pathogens or other bi! o-toxins; confocal microscopy for biological imaging that allows researchers and clinicians to visualize cellular and subcellular structures and processes with an incredible amount of detail, and DNA sequencing that provides automation and data acquisition rates.

The Company sells components and lasers to medical laser companies in end-user applications, such as ophthalmology, aesthetic, surgical, therapeutic and dentistry.

Specialty Lasers and Systems

The SLS segment develops and manufactures configurable products serving the microelectronics, scientific research and government programs and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components and instrumentation markets.

Commercial Lasers and Components

The CLC segments primary markets include materials processing, OEM components and instrumentation and microelectronics.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sotheby's(BID)

Sothebys operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Agency and Finance. The Agency segment accepts property on consignment; and matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles through the auction or private sale process. It is also involved in the sale of artworks; and operation of an auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The Finance segment offers art-related financing services to various collectors and art dealers. This segment provides secured loans, including advances secured by consigned property to borrowers who are contractually committed to sell the property in the near term; and general purpose term loans secured by property not presently intended for sale. The company is also involve d in the retail wine operations; licensing Sothebys International Realty and related trademarks; and licensing its Sothebys brand name for use in connection with the art auction business in Australia, and art education n services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sothebys was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF(FV)

Firestone Ventures Inc. (Firestone) is a Canada-based exploration company. The Company is engaged in exploring zinc, silver and lead in certain property interests in Guatemala. Firestone’s mineral properties include Torlon Hill Zinc-Lead-Silver project and other properties in Guatemala. The Company’s Torlon Hill Zinc-Lead-Silver project is located in Guatemala. The project consists of the Torlon Hill, which is owned by the Company. The Company’s other properties in Guatemala include Quetzal project, La Luna project and Rome project. The Quetzal project is located in the Coban zinc-lead-silver belt. The La Luna project is located on the San Joaquin concession, 80 kilometers north of Guatemala City. The Rome project is located on the Nova concession in central Guatemala near the city of Coban. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ:FV) by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 106,289 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,752 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF were worth $3,132,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The companys apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of March 23, 2016, the company operated 626 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells its products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) fell 8.3% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.80 and last traded at $3.54. 74,559 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 1,082,174 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.86.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofFrancesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) were tumbling today after the mall-based specialty retailer posted another underwhelming earnings report, this one for the second quarter. Shares of the chain, which sells apparel, jewelry, and accessories, was trading down 31.8% as of 11:06 a.m. EDT after the company missed analyst estimates across the board and lowered its full-year outlook.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

PetroChina Company Limited, incorporated on November 5, 1999, is an oil and gas producer and distributor. The Company’s segments are Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas; the refining of crude oil and petroleum products; the production and sale of basic and derivative chemical products, and other chemical products; the marketing and trading of refined products, the transmission of natural gas, crude oil and refined products, and the sale of natural gas.

Exploration and Production

The Company’s Exploration and Production segment is engaged in the exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. The total area to which the Company has the exploration and mining right of oil and natural gas (including coalbed methane) is approximately 358.1 million acres, in which the area under exploration right is approximately 329.8 million acres and the area under mining right is over 28.3 million acres. The net number of wells under drilling is approximately 380. The Company produces approximately 8,520 million barrels of proved reserves of crude oil, over 77,520 billion cubic feet of proved reserves of natural gas, approximately 6,190 million barrels of proved developed reserves of crude oil and over 40,400 billion cubic feet of proved developed reserves of natural gas.

Refining and Chemicals

The Company’s Refining and Chemicals segment is engaged in the refining of crude oil and petroleum products, production and marketing of primary petrochemical products, and derivative petrochemical products and other chemical products. The Company has processed approximately 998.1 million barrels of crude oil.

Marketing

The Company’s Marketing segment is engaged in the marketing of refined products and trading business. The total number of service stations oper! ated by the Company is approximately 20,710.

Natural Gas and Pipeline

The Company’s Natural Gas and Pipeline segment is engaged in the transmission of natural gas, crude oil and refined products and the sale of natural gas. The Company’s domestic oil and gas pipelines measured a total length of approximately 77,610 kilometers, consisting of over 48,620 kilometers of natural gas pipelines, approximately 18,890 kilometers of crude oil pipelines and over 10,090 kilometers of refined product pipelines.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The project has been in the works for seven years but was put on hold when oil and LNG prices plunged during the recent energy market downturn. However, with those markets improving and demand for LNG growing at a brisk pace, Shell and its partners are moving forward with the project. PetroChina (NYSE: PTR),China’s largest natural gas producer, recently approved investing $3.46 billion for its 15% share of the project, following a similar approval from Korea Gas Corp. for its 5% stake. Meanwhile, Shell (40%), Malaysia’s Petronas (25%), and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp.(15%) appear set to announce their approvals this week, according to Bloomberg. That would enable them to start construction on the project next year, putting them on track to complete the first phase by 2023.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lessened its holdings in shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) by 34.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,800 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in PetroChina were worth $290,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: Patrick Industries, Inc.(PATK)

Patrick Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes building products and materials for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, and industrial markets in the United States and Canada. Its Manufacturing segment manufactures and fabricates decorative vinyl and paper laminated panels; fabricated aluminum products; wrapped vinyl, paper, and hardwood profile moldings; solid surface, granite, and quartz countertops; cabinet doors and components; hardwood furniture; fiberglass bath and shower surrounds and fixtures; fiberglass marine helms; fiberglass and plastic component products; slide-out trim and fascia; interior passage doors; RV paintings; softwoods lumber; simulated wood and stone products; slotwall panels and components; and others. It also offers custom fabrication, edge-banding, drilling, boring, and cut-to-size services. The companys Distribution segment distributes pre-finished wall and ceiling panels, drywall and drywall finishing products, electronics, wiring products, electrical and plumbing products, cement siding products, fiber reinforced polyester products, interior passage doors, roofing products, laminate and ceramic flooring products, shower doors, furniture, fireplaces and surrounds, interior and exterior lighting products, and others. The company markets its products under the Adorn, Custom Vinyls, Patrick Distribution, AIA Countertops, Quest Audio Video, Interior Components Plus, Gravure Ink, Praxis Group, Infinity Graphics, D茅cor Manufacturing, Gustafson Lighting, Creative Wood Designs, Middlebury Hardwood Products, Frontline Manufacturing, Premier Concepts, West Side Furniture, Precision Painting, Carrera Custom Painting, Millennium Paint, Foremost Fabricators, PolyDyn3, Charleston, Better Way Products, SCI, North American, and Decorative Dynamics brand names. Patrick Industries, Inc. offers its products through a network of manufacturing and distribution centers. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: HMS Holdings Corp(HMSY)

HMS Holdings Corp., incorporated on October 4, 2002, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the United States healthcare insurance benefit cost containment marketplace. The Company provides coordination of benefits services to government, and private healthcare payers and sponsors. Its payment integrity services ensure that healthcare claims billed are accurate and appropriate.

The Company offers services to state Medicaid agencies, government health agencies and health plans, including Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and group and individual health lines of business; government and private employers, and other healthcare payers and sponsors, including child support agencies. The Company serves approximately 45 state Medicaid programs and the District of Columbia, and government health agencies, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). It also provides services to approximately 250 health plans and supports their multiple lines of business. It additionally serves as a subcontractor for certain business outsourcing and technology firms.

The Company’s coordination of benefits offering to customers consists of services that draw principally upon information management and data mining techniques. The Company’s services are applicable to the federal, state and commercial health plans, and address errors across the payment continuum, from an individual’s enrollment in a program before any medical service is rendered, to pre-payment review of a claim by a payer, through recovery audit where discovery of an improper payment is made. The Company’s services also address the spectrum of payment errors, from eligibility and coordination of benefits errors, to the identification and investigation of potential fraud, and extend to various claim types. The Company’s range of services includes coordination of benefits services, payment integrity services and eligibility verification se! rvices. The Company provides cost avoidance services, in which it provides insurance coverage information that is used by government-sponsored payers to coordinate benefits for incoming claims. For Medicaid agencies, the Company also provides estate recovery services to identify and recover Medicaid expenditures from the estates of deceased Medicaid members in accordance with state policies.

The Company provides services to assist customers in identifying other third-party insurance and recovering medical expenses where a member is involved in a casualty or tort incident. For Medicaid agencies, it provides estate recovery services to identify and recover Medicaid expenditures from the estates of deceased Medicaid members in accordance with state policies. The Company’s payment integrity services are designed to verify that medical services are utilized, billed and paid. The Company’s payment integrity services combine data analytics, clinical expertise and technology to identify improper payments on both a pre-payment and post-payment basis; identify and recover overpayments or underpayments; detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse, and identify process improvements. The Company’s eligibility verification services include asset and income verification, premium assistance, dependent eligibility audits and other verification solutions. The Company provides its products and services under contracts or sub-contracts that contain various fee structures, including contingency fee and fixed fee arrangements.

The Company competes with Optum, Inc., Public Consulting Group, Inc., Emdeon Inc., HP, Xerox, CGI Federal, Inc., Cotiviti, Performant Financial Corp., Cognosante, Myers & Stauffer LC, Verisk Health, Inc. and LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 0.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 329,094 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,347 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.39% of HMS worth $9,257,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Cigna Investments Inc. New Raises Position in HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4158664/cigna-investments-inc-new-raises-position-in-hms-holdings-corp-hmsy.html.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: First Business Financial Services Inc.(FBIZ)

First Business Financial Services, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Business Bank and First Business Bank ? Milwaukee that provide commercial banking products and services to small and medium size businesses, business owners, executives, professionals, and high net worth individuals in Wisconsin. It offers various deposits, such as demand deposits, NOW accounts, money markets accounts, and certificates of deposits. The company?s product lines include commercial and consumer treasury management services, commercial lending, commercial real estate lending, equipment financing, and personal loans, as well as various deposit accounts, such as demand deposits, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers trust and investment services, as well as secured lines of credit and term loans on equipment and real estate assets to manufacturers and wholesale distribution companies in the United States. In addition, the company is involved in financing general equipment, as well as holding and liquidating real estate and other assets acquired through foreclosure or other legal proceedings. It has three loan production offices in the northeast region of Wisconsin to serve Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay, as well as their surrounding areas. The company was founded in 1909 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Bancshares (NASDAQ: IBOC) and First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

China Life Insurance Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the Peoples Republic of China. The company operates through Life Insurance Business, Health Insurance Business, Accident Insurance Business, and Other Business segments. It offers individual and group life, annuity, accident, health, and pension insurance products, as well as related reinsurance products. The company also manages and utilizes proprietary funds, acts as agent or trustee for asset management business, and provides related consulting services; provides financial, and asset and fund management services; and invests in retirement properties. It sells its products through agents, direct sales representatives, dedicated and non-dedicated agencies, and intermediary bancassurance outlets. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Beijing, China. China Life Insurance Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Life Insurance (Group) Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2021: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Conn’s, Inc. (Conn’s), incorporated on January 15, 2003, is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. Its product offerings include furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products. Its credit offering provides financing solutions to credit constrained consumers having limited banking options. It operates in approximately nine regional distribution centers located in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont, El Paso and McAllen, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina; over 10 smaller cross-dock facilities, and approximately 20 stores with cross-dock facilities. The Company operates its business through its retail stores and Website.

Retail

The Company operates approximately 100 retail stores located in over 10 states. Its primary retail product categories include Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses, and offers such brands as Franklin, Catnapper, Serta, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic; Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, General Electric and Frigidaire; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, Sharp, Sony, Haier, Monster, Sanus and Bose, and Home office, including computers, printers and accessories, and offers such brands as HP, Samsung, LG and Dell. Its retail stores operate under the Conn’s (Conn’s HomePlus) name with all of its stores providing products and services to a common customer group.

Credit

The Company’s credit segment provides short- and medium-term financing for its retail customers. The Company makes various payment options available to its customers based on a review of their credit worthiness, including for customers with credit scores that are approximately 650, it offers special low or no-interest financing program on select products through a Conn’s branded revolving credit card from Synchrony Bank or it may offer an in-house financing program; for customers with credit scores that are between 550 and 650, it offers in-house financing program, which is a fixed term and fixed payment installment contract, and for customers that do not qualify for its credit programs, it offers a rent-to-own payment option through AcceptanceNow.

The Company competes with Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Best Buy, Rooms To Go, hhgregg, Mattress Firm, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.