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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

Source: ThinkstockApril 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,670.22. The DJIA closed down 0.1% at 24,446.02. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,128.60.

Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, a continuation from the overall drop that started on Thursday. At some point in the day all three of the major indices were positive. Crude oil saw another gain, again moving a step closer to reaching $70. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and health care up 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were materials and technology which were down 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively.

Crude oil was up 0.8% at $68.93.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Landec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices products, and licensed partner applications incorporating its patented polymer technologies. It has two polymer technology platforms that include Intelimer polymers, a proprietary class of crystalline, hydrophobic polymers, which respond to temperature changes in a controllable, predictable way; and Hyaluronan Biopolymer, a non-crystalline, hydrophilic polymer that exists naturally within the human body. The company?s Food Products Technology segment markets and packs produced and specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut vegetables utilizing the proprietary BreatheWay specialty packaging technology for the retail grocery, club store, and food services industry. This segment also sells BreatheWay packaging to partners for non-vegetable products. Its Food Export segment purchases and sells primarily whole commodity fruit and vegetable products to Asian markets. The company?s Hyaluronan-based Biomaterials segment sells products utilizing hyaluronan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is primarily distributed in the extracellar matrix of connective tissues in both animals and humans for medical use primarily in the ophthalmic, orthopedic, and veterinary markets. It also supplies hyaluronan to customers pursuing other medical applications, such as aesthetic surgery, medical device coatings, tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Its Technology Licensing segment licenses Intellicoat, a proprietary seed coating technology to the farming industry; and Intelimer polymers for personal care products and other industrial products. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Belgium, Indonesia, China, and Japan. Landec Corporation was founded in 1986 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) and Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Skywest, Inc., incorporated on March 2, 1972, is a holding company for approximately two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. The Company operates through two segments: SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet. The Company, through its subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest Airlines) and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (ExpressJet), offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 3,400 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company’s flights are operated as Delta Connection, United Express, US Airways Express, American Eagle or Alaska under code-share arrangements with Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), United Air Lines, Inc. (United), US Airways Group, Inc. (US Airways), American Airlines, Inc. (American) or Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), respectively.

The Company’s consolidated fleet consists of a total of approximately 700 aircrafts, of which over 360 were assigned to United, over 230 were assigned to Delta, over 50 were assigned to American, over 10 were assigned to Alaska, over 660 were assigned to aircraft in scheduled service and over two were subleased to unaffiliated entities. The Company owns approximately 90 CRJ200 owned and over 130 CRJ200 leased aircrafts; approximately 70 CRJ700 owned and over 70 CRJ700 leased aircrafts; approximately 10 CRJ900 owned and 50 CRJ900 leased aircrafts; approximately 40 E175 owned aircrafts; approximately 180 ERJ145 leased aircrafts, and approximately five ERJ135 leased aircrafts.

SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines provides regional jet and turboprop service to airports located in the Midwestern and Western United States. SkyWest Airlines offered approximately 1,700 daily scheduled departures, of which approximately 920 were United Express flights, over 560 were Delta Connection flights, over 170 were American Eagle flights and over 50 were Alaska coded flights. SkyWest Airlines’ operations are conducted from airports located in Chicago (O! ‘Hare), Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. SkyWest Airlines operates a fleet of approximately 350 aircrafts. Its fleet includes approximately 190 United aircrafts, including over 80 CRJ200, over 70 CRJ700 and over 40 E175 flights; approximately 120 Delta aircrafts, including over 70 CRJ200, over 20 CRJ700 and over 40 CRJ900 flights; approximately 20 CRJ200 American aircrafts, and 14 Alaska aircrafts, including over nine CRJ700 aircrafts and over five E175 flights.

ExpressJet

ExpressJet provides regional jet service in the Eastern United States from airports located in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago (O’Hare), Houston, Detroit, Memphis, Newark and Minneapolis, as well as Mexico and Canada. ExpressJet offered approximately 1,660, of which approximately 930 were Delta Connection flights, over 590 were United Express flights and over 150 were American Eagle flights. ExpressJet operated a fleet of approximately 310 aircrafts consisting of approximately 170 United aircrafts, including approximately 170 ERJ145 and over five ERJ135 flights; approximately 110 Delta airlines, including approximately 40 CRJ200, over 40 CRJ700 and over 28 CRJ900 flights, and approximately 30 American airlines, including approximately 10 CRJ200 flights and over 20 ERJ145 flights.

The Company competes with Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, Envoy Air Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Inc., Mesa Air Group, Inc., Delta, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and Trans State Airlines, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.86.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), incorporated on February 21, 1987, is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits (ICs) and other semiconductor devices and the manufacturing of masks. The Company also offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture CMOS (complementary metal oxide silicon) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency (RF), embedded memory, BiCMOS (bipolar complementary metal oxide silicon) mixed-signal and other semiconductors. It also offers design, mask making, bumping, probing, and assembly and testing services. TSMC operates one 150-millimeter wafer fab, six 200-millimeter wafer fabs and three 300-millimeter wafer fabs.

The Company manufactures different types of semiconductors with different specific functions by changing the number and the combinations of conducting, insulating and semiconducting layers and by defining different patterns in which such layers are applied on the wafer. At any given point in time, there are thousands of different products in various stages of fabrication at its fabs. The Company’s semiconductor types include logic semiconductors, mixed-signal/RF semiconductors and CMOS image sensor semiconductors.

Logic semiconductors

Logic semiconductors process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems. Standard logic devices segment of the logic semiconductors market includes mobile computing chips, application processors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSP), graphic chips and chipsets.

Mixed-signal/RF semiconductors

Analog/digital semiconductors combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process both analog and digital data. The Company makes mixed-signal/RF semiconductors using both the CMOS and BiCMOS processes. It offers CMOS mixed-signal process down to the 28-nanometer technology for manufacturing m! ixed-signal/RF semiconductors. The primary uses of mixed-signal/RF semiconductors are in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment and network communications equipment, with those made with the BiCMOS process occupying the higher end of the mixed-signal/RF market.

CMOS Image Sensor Semiconductors

Image sensors are primarily used in camera phones and tablets. It produces CMOS image sensors, characterized by technology features, including low dark current, high sensitivity, small pixel size and high dynamic range achieved through integration with mixed mode processes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 97.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 134,581 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 66,545 shares during the period. Cabot Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $4,967,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Vanguard Short Term Government Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Government Float Adjusted Index (the Index). This Index includes fixed-income securities issued by the United States Treasury (not including inflation-protected securities) and the United States Government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the United States Government, all with maturities between 1 and 3 years. The Fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The Funds investment advisor is Vanguard Fixed Income Group. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 24,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,486,000.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of CenturyLink(NYSE:CTL), a global communications and IT services company, fell 13.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its fourth-quarter 2018 results. Investors weren’t happy that the company’s revenue declined on a year-over-year basis and that it posted a loss — and they really didn’t like the fact that CenturyLink cut its annual dividend.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors(NYSE:OHI), andPublic Storage(NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ:AEMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

Separately, HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on Aethlon Medical and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday.

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Aethlon Medical opened at $1.32 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. Aethlon Medical has a twelve month low of $0.79 and a twelve month high of $3.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 15.38 and a quick ratio of 17.03. The company has a market cap of $23.62 million, a P/E ratio of -2.87 and a beta of 2.15.

Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ:AEMD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, June 8th. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $0.07 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.09 million. equities research analysts forecast that Aethlon Medical will post -0.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Landec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices products, and licensed partner applications incorporating its patented polymer technologies. It has two polymer technology platforms that include Intelimer polymers, a proprietary class of crystalline, hydrophobic polymers, which respond to temperature changes in a controllable, predictable way; and Hyaluronan Biopolymer, a non-crystalline, hydrophilic polymer that exists naturally within the human body. The company?s Food Products Technology segment markets and packs produced and specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut vegetables utilizing the proprietary BreatheWay specialty packaging technology for the retail grocery, club store, and food services industry. This segment also sells BreatheWay packaging to partners for non-vegetable products. Its Food Export segment purchases and sells primarily whole commodity fruit and vegetable products to Asian markets. The company?s Hyaluronan-based Biomaterials segment sells products utilizing hyaluronan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is primarily distributed in the extracellar matrix of connective tissues in both animals and humans for medical use primarily in the ophthalmic, orthopedic, and veterinary markets. It also supplies hyaluronan to customers pursuing other medical applications, such as aesthetic surgery, medical device coatings, tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Its Technology Licensing segment licenses Intellicoat, a proprietary seed coating technology to the farming industry; and Intelimer polymers for personal care products and other industrial products. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Belgium, Indonesia, China, and Japan. Landec Corporation was founded in 1986 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

MicroVision, Inc. engages in the development of miniature laser display and imaging engines based upon its proprietary PicoP display engine technology. Its technology uses two dimensional micro-electrical mechanical systems, lasers, optics, and electronics to create a video or still image from a small form factor device. The company offers Pico projector displays intended to be used for users of mobile consumer devices, such as smartphones, media players, tablet PCs, and other consumer electronics products. Its products also comprise automotive head-up displays that project high-resolution images onto the windshield of an automobile providing the driver with information consisting of GPS mapping images, audio controls, and other automobile instrumentation information related to the car’s operation. In addition, the company offers near-eye wearable display platform to provide personal viewing of information from a mobile device through a wired or wireless connection. Furthe r, it offers ROV hand held bar code scanners, and bar code scanner enabled enterprise solutions through distributors and original equipment manufacturers, as well as directly to end users through its online store. The company serves customers operating in the consumer, defense, industrial, and medical markets. MicroVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Enphase Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2006, is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. Its semiconductor-based microinverter system converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity at the individual solar module level. The Company offers microinverter systems to the residential and commercial markets in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Benelux region, certain other European markets, Australia and New Zealand.

The Company’s microinverter system consists of three components: Enphase microinverters, an Envoy gateway and Enlighten cloud-based software. The Company’s Enphase microinverters provide power conversion at the individual solar module level by introducing a digital architecture that incorporates custom application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), specialized power electronics devices, and an embedded software subsystem. The Company’s Envoy bi-directional communications gateway is installed at the system location and serves as a hub providing collecting and sending data to Enlighten software, and receiving and distributing microinverter firmware or software updates, thus increasing system availability and providing ongoing utility compliance.

The Company’s Enlighten cloud-based software provides the capabilities to remotely monitor, manage, and maintain an individual system or a fleet of systems. The software collects and analyzes system performance information to enable owners and operators to realize the performance of their solar PV system. The two versions of the monitoring software include MyEnlighten, which is designed for the typical system owner, provides performance assurance, and Enlighten Manager, which is available for the solar professional, provides detailed diagnostic capabilities, as well as fleet management tools.

The Company compet! es with SMA Solar Technology AG, Fronius International GmbH, ABB Ltd. and SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Like GTLS, Enphase Energy (Nasdaq: ENPH) is trading near its 52-week high. Unlike GTLS, however, the stock of this energy converter and battery manufacturer, at its current levels of about $9 per share, still trades well below its five-year high of $16.98 set in 2014. 

  • [By Maxx Chatsko, Chris Neiger, and Neha Chamaria]

    With that in mind, we recently asked three contributors at The Motley Fool for one of their best stocks to buy and hold for the next two decades. Here’s why they chose Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH), Welltower (NYSE:WELL), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own 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.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2021: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

BofI Holding, Inc. operates as the holding company for BofI Federal Bank that provides various consumer and wholesale banking services primarily through the Internet in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts. It also provides loan products, which consist of single family loans, home equity loans, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, recreational vehicle and automobile loans, and overdraft lines of credit In addition, the company offers online bill payment, interbank transfer, mobile banking, text message banking, ATM cards or VISA debit cards, and overdraft protection services. It serves approximately 36,000 retail deposit and loan customers across 50 states. BofI Holding, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) – Analysts at DA Davidson boosted their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for BofI in a research note issued on Monday, October 1st. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.82 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.76. DA Davidson also issued estimates for BofI’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.83 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.73 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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