Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

The Federal Aviation Administration has heavily regulated the use of drones, including how they might be employed on a commercial basis.

On this episode of Industry Focus: Energy & Industrials, host Sarah Priestley is joined by Motley Fool contributor Daniel Kline to run down the existing rules and how the federal agency is looking at changing them. This includes examining what hurdles the drone industry has to overcome as well as the path the technology will have as it expands beyond hobbyist use.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on May 24, 2018.

Sarah Priestley: The whole reason that we’re doing this today is because you’ve been closely tracking a lot of the behind-the-scenes goings-on with the regulation, and the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA, has announced something new for us to talk about. The industry is heavily, heavily regulated, things like needing a remote pilot license from the FAA to use some of these drones. What other current regulations affect usage?

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Rosetta Resources Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and gas resources in the United States. It owns producing and non-producing oil and gas properties located primarily in South Texas, including the Eagle Ford, and in the Southern Alberta Basin in Northwest Montana. As of December 31, 2011, the company had an estimated 965 billion cubic feet equivalent of proved reserves, including 36,370 million barrels of oil, 50,219 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 446 billion cubic feet of natural gas, as well as drilled 53 net wells. Rosetta Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rosehill Resources Inc (NASDAQ:ROSE) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.00.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Invesco Credit Opportunities Fund(VTA)

Van Kampen Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund focuses to invest primarily in loan and debt instruments (and loan-related or debt-related instruments) (collectively, credit securities) of issuers that operate in a variety of industries and geographic regions located throughout the world. The Fund’s investment adviser is Van Kampen Asset Management (the Adviser). The Fund’s investment subadviser is Avenue Europe International Management, L.P. (the Subadviser).

The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including borrowings for investment purposes) in any combination of credit securities, including senior secured floating rate and fixed-rate loans (Senior Loans); second lien or other subordinated or unsecured floating rate and fixed-rate loans or debt, and other debt obligations, including high-yield, high-risk obligations (such as securities that are rated below investment grade by a nationally recognized credit rating organization or unrated securities that are deemed to be of comparable quality). The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in structured products, including collateralized debt and loan obligations (collectively, structured products). The Fund may also invest in swaps, including credit default, total return, index and interest rate swaps. To the extent that the Fund invests in structured products or swaps that adjust exposure to credit securities, such investments will be counted for purposes of the Fund’s 80% policy.

The Fund may invest in credit securities of any credit quality, and may invest without limitation in obligations below investment grade. Any of the Fund’s investments may be issued by non-stressed, stressed and distressed issuers, including issuers in bankruptcy, provided that with respect to the portion of the Fund’s assets to be managed by the Subadviser, the Subadviser will generally not invest in securities that at the time of investment have a total! yield above the applicable Avenue-Credit Thresholds. The Fund may invest in credit securities of any maturity or duration, and although the Fund will not be managed for maturity or duration, given the nature of the Fund’s portfolio, the Fund’s portfolio will likely have a low average duration (generally, four years or less). In addition, the Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in equity securities obtained through debt restructurings or bankruptcy proceedings. The Fund may utilize credit securities derivative instruments.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on March 13th. Over the last seven days, Virtacoin has traded 49.2% lower against the dollar. One Virtacoin coin can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Virtacoin has a market capitalization of $2,884.00 and $0.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on February 26th. Virtacoin has a total market capitalization of $6,049.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, Virtacoin has traded flat against the US dollar. One Virtacoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded down 11.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on September 25th. Virtacoin has a market capitalization of $26,710.00 and approximately $45.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Virtacoin coin can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, Virtacoin has traded down 13.8% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (NYSE:VTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2340823797619 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., a healthcare information technology company, designs, develops, markets, installs, and supports computerized information technology systems to small and midsize hospitals in the United States. Its enterprise-wide system automates the management of clinical and financial data across the primary functional areas of a hospital. The company offers services that enable customers to outsource certain data-related business processes in the areas of clinical care, revenue cycle management, cost control, and regulatory compliance. Its software products include Patient Management, which enables a hospital to identify a patient at any point in the healthcare delivery system, and to collect and maintain patient information through the process of patient care; Financial Accounting that provides various business office applications to track and coordinate information needed for managerial decision-making; and Clinical, which automates record keeping and reporting for a range of clinical functions, such as laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, respiratory care, and pharmacy. The company?s software products also comprise Patient Care that allows hospitals to create computerized patient files; and Enterprise Applications, which provide software applications that support its products for use in various areas of the hospital. In addition, it offers support and maintenance services; business management services, including electronic billing, statement processing, accounts receivable management, payroll processing, contract management, and insurance services; and system implementation and training services, such as conversion and training. Further, the company sells computer hardware, peripherals, forms, and office supplies. It serves acute care community hospitals; and small specialty hospitals that focus on medical areas, such as surgery, rehabilitation, and psychiatry. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartere d in Mobile, Alabama.

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    Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KBC Group NV bought a new stake in Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

The Middleby Corporation (“Middleby” or the “company”), through its operating subsidiary Middleby Marshall Inc. (“Middleby Marshall”) and its subsidiaries, is a leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and service of a broad line of (i) foodservice equipment used in all types of commercial restaurants and institutional kitchens, (ii) food preparation, cooking, baking, chilling and packaging equipment for food processing operations, and (iii) premium kitchen equipment including ranges, ovens, refrigerators, ventilation and dishwashers primarily used in the residential market. Founded in 1888 as a manufacturer of baking ovens, Middleby Marshall Oven Company was acquired in 1983 by TMC Industries Ltd., a publicly traded company that changed its name in 1985 to The Middleby Corporation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: When you were talking about tuck-in acquisitions, it reminded me of a company that was in the news recently for a change at the top, Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD). It’s a company we’ve followed pretty closely here at The Motley Fool over the past decade. Middleby has done a phenomenal job of growing that business by making those type of tuck-in acquisitions that are very much in their wheelhouse.

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