Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now


Becton Dickinson (BDX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after agreeing to pay $24 billion for C.R. Bard (BCR).

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Becton Dickinsondropped 4.4% to $177.07, while the S&P 500 rose 1.1% to 2,374.15. C.R. Bard jumped 20% to $302.41, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500.

Leerink’sRichard Newitter andRavi Misra argue that “growth doesn’t come cheap.” They explain:

We had expected BDX’s M&A engine would eventually resume as the company moved into its third year post the 2015 CareFusion (CFN) acquisition; however, we do think the expectation was for tuck-in or mid-sized type transactions. This transaction is certainly on the bigger side, and will mark the largest in BDX’s history just as BDX wraps up year 2 post the CFN integration. Naturally this could raise some questions as to whether mgmt is “biting off more than it can chew.” But, size (and the hefty price tag) aside, the rationale is not entirely out of left field in our view. BCR will benefit BDX through a higher top-line & GM profile and provides several fast-growing product offerings in underpenetrated markets (i.e. PICCs, Lutonix/Drug Coated Balloons, targeted temperature mgmt). BCR’s Foley catheters and PICC products should complement BDX’s portfolio & strategy aimed at offering a single complete end- to-end medication management & safety solution to hospitals. Also, BCR’s emerging markets (EM) growth is accelerating, which should help BDX’s EM division, which has been experiencing slowing growth in recent years.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.(HMTV)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2580984034566 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3165791270916 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hemisphere Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:HMTV) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $13.45 and last traded at $13.40, with a volume of 2506 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.10.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Physicians Realty Trust(DOC)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 55,982 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $872,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) had its price target decreased by KeyCorp from $20.00 to $17.00 in a report issued on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. KeyCorp currently has a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Physicians Realty Trust’s FY2018 earnings at $1.10 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.12 EPS.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Reinvesting dividends from quality stocks takes just a few clicks, but selecting businesses poised to produce steady profits shouldn’t be taken lightly. These three healthcare-relatedreal-estate investment trusts (REITs) fit the bill in large part because baby boomers are beginning to pour into the buildings they own.

    Real-Estate Investment Trust Dividend Yield Trailing Funds From Operations Per Share Annualized Dividend Payout
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.(NYSE:OHI) 9.2% $1.80 $2.64
    Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) 6.3% $1.03 $0.92
    Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) 6.3% $3.30 $3.48


    Data source: YCharts.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: TriCo Bancshares(TCBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TriCo Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.135433392334 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kearny Financial(KRNY)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) and Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 6th will be paid a dividend of 0.04 per share by the savings and loans company on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 5th. This is an increase from Kearny Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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