Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now


Robert Half International Inc. (RHI Quick QuoteRHI ) is a staffing and risk consulting services provider that has performed brilliantly over the past year and has the potential to sustain the momentum in the near term. Consequently, if you haven’t taken advantage of the share-price appreciation yet, it’s time you add the stock to your portfolio.

What Makes Robert Half an Attractive Pick?

An Outperformer: A glimpse of the company’s price trend reveals that the stock has had an impressive run on the bourse over the past year. Shares of Robert Half have returned 90.3%, significantly outperforming the 32.6% growth of the Zacks S&P 500 composite.

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Solid Rank & VGM Score: Robert Half currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and has a Value Growth Momentum Score (VGM Score) of B. Our research shows that stocks with a VGM Score of A or B, when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2, offer the best investment opportunities. Thus, the company is a compelling investment proposition at the moment. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)


Except as otherwise indicated, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “CM Finance” and the “Company” refer to CM Finance Inc and “CM Investment Partners” and the “Adviser” refer to our investment adviser and administrator, CM Investment Partners LLC.
We were formed in February 2012 and commenced operations in March 2012 as CM Finance LLC, a Maryland limited liability company. Immediately prior to the pricing of our initial public offering, CM Finance LLC was merged with and into CM Finance Inc, a Maryland corporation (the “Merger”). We are an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).
We are a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of U.S.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CM Finance Inc (NASDAQ:CMFN) – Analysts at Oppenheimer dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for CM Finance in a report released on Wednesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now anticipates that the investment management company will earn $0.25 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.27. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for CM Finance’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.03 EPS.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)


Devon is a leading independent energy company engaged primarily in the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and NGLs. Our operations are concentrated in various North American onshore areas in the U.S. and Canada. Our portfolio of oil and gas properties provides stable, environmentally responsible production and a platform for future growth. We have doubled our onshore North American oil production since 2010 to more than 275 MBbls per day and have a deep inventory of development opportunities. Devon also produces over 1.6 Bcf of natural gas a day and more than 136 MBbls of NGLs per day.
Additionally, we control EnLink, a leading integrated midstream business with significant size and scale in key operating regions in the U.S. This MLP focuses on providing gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation and marketing to producers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil and condensate.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Today, we saw gains in the oil patch, with stocks like Occidental Petroleum  (OXY) – Get Occidental Petroleum Corporation Report up 6.6% and Devon Energy  (DVN) – Get Devon Energy Corporation Report gaining 3%. But Cramer noted that once oil prices get too high, producers turn on the spigot to bring prices back down. Adding to the confusion are shutdowns from hurricane Ida, once again weighing on oil, chemicals and manufacturing.

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    Devon Energy  (DVN) rose 0.81% even after getting cut to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs. Analyst Neil Mehta cited the market’s recognition of the company’s dividend strategy for the downgrade.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franklin Universal Trust(FT)


Franklin Universal Trust (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide high current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in two asset classes: high-yield bonds and utility stocks.

The Fund invests in sectors, such as non-energy minerals, utilities, commercial services, communications, consumer durables, consumer non-durables, electronic technology, industrial services, process industries, technology services and transportation. The Fund may invest in the Franklin Institutional Fiduciary Trust Money Market Portfolio (the Sweep Money Fund), an open-end investment company managed by its investment manager. The Fund may invest in restricted securities. The Fund’s investment manager is Franklin Advisers Inc. Its administrative manager is Franklin Templeton Services, LLC.


Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 3.1% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on March 9th. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for about $0.0099 or 0.00000250 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Fabric Token has traded up 46.5% against the US dollar. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $242,398.00 and $243.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 14.3% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. Over the last week, Fabric Token has traded 11.8% higher against the dollar. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $266,502.00 and approximately $105.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0108 or 0.00000171 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)


Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen Holdings), incorporated on May 23, 2002, is a holding company. The Company conducts insurance and reinsurance business through its subsidiaries: Aspen U.K. and AUL, Aspen Bermuda (Bermuda) and Aspen Specialty and AAIC (the United States). The Company operates in two segments: Aspen Insurance and Aspen Reinsurance (Aspen Re). The Company operates in the global markets for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance; marine, aviation and energy insurance, and financial and professional lines insurance. Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance, casualty reinsurance and specialty reinsurance.


Reinsurance

The Company’s Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance (risk excess, pro rata and facultative), casualty reinsurance (the United States treaty, international treaty and global facultative) and specialty reinsurance (credit and surety, agriculture, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering and other specialty lines). The Property catastrophe reinsurance is written on a treaty excess of loss basis where it provides protection to an insurer for an agreed portion of the total losses from a single event in excess of a specified loss amount. Its Other property reinsurance includes property, engineering and construction risks written on excess of loss and proportional treaties, facultative or single risk reinsurance. Its Proportional treaty reinsurance provides proportional coverage to the reinsured. Its Casualty reinsurance is written on an excess of loss, proportional and facultative basis and consists of the United States treaty, international treaty and casualty facultative reinsurance. The United States treaty business comprises exposures to workers’ compensation (including catastrophe), medical malpractice, general liability, auto liability, professional liability and excess liability including umbrella liability. Specialty reinsurance is written on an excess of loss and proportional basis and consists of credit and surety reinsurance, agriculture reinsurance and other specialty lines.


Insurance

The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance, marine, aviation and energy insurance, and financial and professional lines insurance. The Company’s property and casualty insurance line consists of the United States and the United Kingdom commercial property and construction business, commercial liability, the United States specialty casualty, global excess casualty, environmental liability and programs business, written on a primary, excess, quota share, program and facultative basis. Its Property insurance provides physical damage and business interruption coverage for losses arising from weather, fire, theft and other causes. Its Commercial liability is primarily written in the United Kingdom and provides employers’ liability coverage and public liability coverage for insureds domiciled in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The United States specialty casualty account consists primarily of lines written within the primary, excess and umbrella liability insurance sectors.


The global excess casualty line comprises insureds worldwide and covers risks, including general liability, commercial and residential construction liability, life science, railroads, trucking, product and public liability and associated types of cover found in general liability policies in the global insurance market. It also includes a portfolio of the United Kingdom and other non-United States employers’ liability and public liability coverage written through a managing general agent. The United States environmental account primarily provides contractors’ pollution liability and pollution legal liability across industry segments that have environmental regulatory drivers and contractual requirements for coverage including real estate and public entities, contractors and engineers, energy contractors and environmental contractors and consultants. The business is written in both the primary and excess insurance markets. The Company’s programs business writes property and casualty insurance risks for a select group of the United States-based program managers. These programs are managed as a distinct and separate unit.


The Company’s marine, aviation and energy insurance line consists of marine and energy liability, onshore energy physical damage, offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland marine and ocean risks and aviation, written on a primary, excess, quota share, program and facultative basis. The marine and energy liability business -based in the United Kingdom includes marine liability cover mainly related to the liabilities of ship-owners and port operators, including reinsurance of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs). The Company also offers services in onshore energy physical damage, offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland marine and ocean risks, aviation, financial and professional lines insurance, financial and corporate risks, professional liability, management liability, credit and political risks, accident and specialty risks, accident and health, and surety risks.


The Company competes with Arch Capital Group Ltd., Axis Capital Holdings Limited, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Everest Re Group Limited, Lancashire Holdings Limited, PartnerRe Ltd., Renaissance Re Holdings Ltd., Validus Holdings Ltd. and XL Group plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ace Limited(ACE)

Chubb Ltd, formerly ACE Ltd, incorporated on July 18, 2008, is a Switzerland-based insurance and reinsurance company. The Company offers commercial insurance products and service offerings, such as risk management programs, loss control and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products to niche areas, such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance to individuals in select countries. The Company’s segments include Insurance – North American P&C, Insurance – North American Agriculture, Insurance – Overseas General, Global Reinsurance and Life.


Overseas General Insurance

Overseas General Insurance comprises the Company’s retail broker-distributed property and casualty insurance business outside of North America, and Chubb Global Markets, the Company’s international excess and surplus lines wholesale business, including both its Lloyd’s and London company market operations. These businesses covers commercial property, casualty, professional lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk and construction risk, as well as consumer-oriented products, such as accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines. It also includes the international operations of Combined Insurance, which provides specialty accident and supplemental health insurance products to middle-income consumers in Europe and Asia Pacific.


North American Insurance

The businesses of the North American Insurance segment serve clients ranging from the multinationals to mid-size and small businesses to high net worth individuals. North America Major Accounts, which distributes coverage through retail brokers, provides commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurance products to the corporate market in the United States and Canada. North America Commercial Insurance is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves the middle market in the United States and Canada. North America Retail Small Commercial is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves small commercial clients in the United States and Canada. North America Personal Risk Services provides individuals and families with homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella and recreational marine insurance. Westchester, a Chubb company, specializes in excess and surplus lines specialty products, including property, inland marine, casualty, professional lines, and environmental liability products distributed through wholesale brokers. Chubb Bermuda writes high-level excess liability, property, political risk, and directors and officers insurance around the world.


North American Agriculture

North American Agriculture comprises Rain and Hail, which provides multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance distributed through a network of specialized agents; and Chubb Agribusiness, which offers farm and ranch property, as well as specialty P&C coverage distributed through brokers and agents for companies that manufacture, process and distribute agricultural products.

Global Reinsurance

Marketing its coverage around the world under the Chubb Tempest Re brand, the businesses of the Global Reinsurance segment provide a range of property and casualty reinsurance products to an array of primary insurers. Its business units include Chubb Tempest Re Bermuda, Chubb Tempest Re USA, Chubb Tempest Re Canada, and Chubb Tempest Re International, which offers P&C reinsurance operations based in London and Zurich. Chubb Tempest Re also has operations in China and Brazil through Lloyd’s.


Life

Chubb Life provides traditional life insurance protection and savings products to the individuals and groups primarily in Asia and Latin America. The segment also includes the North American operations of Combined Insurance, which distribute specialty individual accident and supplemental health insurance products through captive agents to middle-income consumers in the United States and Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on March 1st. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Ace token can currently be purchased for $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 19th. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar. One Ace token can now be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on exchanges. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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