Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now


UnitedHealth Group (UNH Quick QuoteUNH ) closed at $412.54 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.48% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500’s daily loss of 0.58%.

Coming into today, shares of the largest U.S. health insurer had lost 0.64% in the past month. In that same time, the Medical sector lost 0.62%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.16%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from UNH as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, UNH is projected to report earnings of $4.40 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 25.36%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $71.37 billion, up 9.61% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $18.74 per share and revenue of $285.18 billion, which would represent changes of +11.02% and +10.91%, respectively, from the prior year.


Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for UNH. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company’s business and profitability.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Sandridge Permian Trust (the Trust), incorporated on May 12, 2011, is a statutory trust. The Trust holds Royalty Interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas (the Underlying Properties). The Trust’s business activities are generally limited to owning the Royalty Interests, and entering into hedging arrangements at the inception of the Trust and activities related thereto, including activities required or permitted by the terms of the conveyances related to the Royalty Interests. The Trust’s properties consist of Royalty Interests in the initial wells and over 860 additional wells (equivalent to over 890 trust development wells under the development agreement) that are drilled and perforated for completion. The Royalty Interests are in properties located in the greater Fuhrman-Mascho field, a field in Andrews County, Texas that produces oil primarily from the Grayburg/San Andres formation in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin extends throughout southwestern Texas and southeastern New Mexico over an area approximately 250 miles wide and over 300 miles long.


The Royalty Interests entitle the Trust to receive over 80% of the proceeds from the sale of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) production attributable to SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SandRidge)’s net revenue interest in over 520 oil and natural gas wells developed, including over 20 wells awaiting completion at the time and over 70% of the proceeds from the sale of oil, natural gas and NGL production attributable to SandRidge’s net revenue interest in over 890 development wells drilled within an area of mutual interest (AMI). SandRidge sells oil, natural gas and NGL from the Underlying Properties to a range of customers, including oil and natural gas companies, and trading and energy marketing companies.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SandRidge Permian Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.3601951962152 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Points International, Ltd.(PCOM)


Points International Ltd. provides e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators in the United States, Europe, Canada, and internationally. It provides various white label or private branded ecommerce services, including online sale of loyalty currency direct to program members in order for the members to top-up their accounts to reach a redemption threshold or as a gift for friends and family members; and the online transfer of pre-existing loyalty currency from one member into another member’s account, primarily a family member or friend, as another means of enabling that other member to accumulate sufficient miles or points to reach a redemption threshold. It also operates Points Loyalty Wallet, a set of platform capabilities accessible through application program interfaces that enable loyalty programs, merchants, and other businesses to embed balance tracking and loyalty commerce transactions into their product offerings and allow users to track, manage, and access multiple loyalty rewards programs. In addition, the company operates PointsHound.com that allows loyalty program members to earn loyalty points for staying in their favorite hotels and also to earn bonus rewards in the form of airline miles; and Points Travel, an e-commerce platform that helps loyalty programs enhance their revenues from hotel sales. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NBT Bancorp (OTCMKTS: CFNB) and California First National Bancorp (OTCMKTS:CFNB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)


Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries (“Skyworks” or the “Company”), is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Our key customers include Arris, Bose, Cisco, Dell, Foxconn, Fujitsu, General Electric, Google, Honeywell, HTC, Huawei, Landis & Gyr, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Nest, Netgear, Northrop Grumman, OPPO, Rockwell Collins, Samsung, Sonos, VIVO, and ZTE. Our competitors include Analog Devices, Broadcom, Maxim Integrated Products, Murata Manufacturing, NXP Semiconductors, QUALCOMM and Qorvo.
We are a Delaware corporation that was formed in 1962. We changed our corporate name from Alpha Industries, Inc.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Great West Life Assurance Co. Can Increases Holdings in Skyworks Solutions Inc (SWKS)” was posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4213646/great-west-life-assurance-co-can-increases-holdings-in-skyworks-solutions-inc-swks.html.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    You might have a vague notion that Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) supplies wireless chips for smartphones. After all, if you’ve looked at a component teardown report of a high-profile smartphone like one of the latest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones, you’ve probably seen at least a few Skyworks chips. 

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc., incorporated on July 2, 2015, is a self-administered company, which is engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company’s business is conducted through its subsidiaries, Four Corners Operating Partnership, LP (Four Corners OP) and Four Corners GP, LLC (Four Corners GP). The Company operates through two segments: real estate operations and restaurant operations. It owns over 424 properties in the United States. Of these properties, 418 are held for investment. These 418 properties have an aggregate leasable area of approximately 3,287,000 square feet, which are located in over 44 states. The remaining over six properties are operated by the Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business as LongHorn Steakhouses. Of approximately six LongHorn SteakHouse restaurant properties located in the San Antonio area, over three properties are leased to its subsidiary, Kerrow Holdings, LLC (together with its subsidiaries Kerrow), and approximately three are owned by Kerrow. Kerrow is the Company’s taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS).


The Company’s real estate operations segment consists of rental revenues generated by leasing restaurant properties to tenants through triple-net lease arrangements, under which the tenant is responsible for ongoing costs relating to the properties. It also includes expenses associated with continuing efforts to invest in additional restaurant and food service real estate properties and its corporate operating expenses. The Company’s restaurant operations segment is conducted through its TRS and consists of its Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business. The associated sales revenues, restaurant expenses and overhead, and depreciation on the six buildings and equipment are components of restaurant operations.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boenning Scattergood set a $30.00 target price on Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) in a research report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    FCPT Closes 46 Chili’s Restaurant Properties for $149.8 million as part of Previously Announced Brinker Sale-Leaseback Transaction (finance.yahoo.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Property for $1.7 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) vs. Sutherland Asset Management (SLD) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) FCPT Announces Acquisition of an Arby’s Restaurant Property for $1.6 million (finance.yahoo.com) Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $35.62 Million (americanbankingnews.com)


    Shares of Four Corners Property Trust traded down $0.16, hitting $26.01, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 360,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,703. The company has a current ratio of 6.59, a quick ratio of 6.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.13 and a beta of -0.04. Four Corners Property Trust has a 12-month low of $21.28 and a 12-month high of $26.96.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT)


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Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: HSBC Holdings plc(HSEA)

HSBC Holdings plc provides banking and financial products and services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking businesses. The company’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management business offers a range of personal banking products and services, including current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, debit cards, and local and international payment services; and wealth management services comprising insurance and investment products, asset management services, and financial planning services. Its Commercial Banking business provides credit and lending, and international trade and receivables finance; treasury management and liquidity solutions, such as payments and cash management, and commercial cards; commercial insurance and investments; and foreign exchange products, and debt and equity capital raising and advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises, mid-market enterprises, and corporates. The company’s Global Banking and Markets business is involved in the provision of financing, advisory, and transaction services, as well as services in credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets and securities services; and principal investment activities to government, corporate and institutional clients, and private investors. Its Global Private Banking business provides investment management, advisory, discretionary, and brokerage services; private wealth solutions, comprising trusts and estate planning; and private banking services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and their families. The company operates through approximately 6,000 branches in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. HSBC Holdings plc was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.


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