7 Best Stocks to Own Right Now in 2019

Posted on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 by MarketBeat Staff

Today, we are inviting you to view our list of the seven best stocks to own for the next thirty days.

Why is it worth looking into these stocks? Some of Wall Street's most respected and most accurate research analysts have been upgrading these stocks and raising their price targets for these companies.

No, we're not talking recommendations from some no-name blogger or a junior analyst from a brokerage you've never heard of. These stocks have received multiple positive recommendations in the last 30 days from analysts that have received four star and five star rankings from MarketBeat's proprietary brokerage ranking system.

Analysts given four star and five star ratings from MarketBeat consistently issue accurate price targets and their buy recommendations often outperform the market by double digits. Buy recommendations from our current top-rated brokerage, National Securities, have gone up by an average of 47.5% in the 12 months after they were issued.

We've reviewed every research report published by these top-rated analysts in the last 90 days and have identified seven stocks that these analysts are poised for an immediate breakout.

#1 - Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 11 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 15 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $157.50 (42.1% Upside)

Intercept Pharmaceuticals logoIntercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the research, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics in treating chronic liver diseases. Its product pipeline is OCALIVA which is used for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and biliary atresia. The company was founded by Mark E. Pruzanski and Roberto Pellicciari on September 4, 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Recent Recommendations for Intercept Pharmaceuticals:

  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) had its "underperform" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock. (2/15/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/15/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) had its "outperform" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. (2/12/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) is now covered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They set an "outperform" rating and a $167.00 price target on the stock. (1/31/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) was upgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $75.00. (1/30/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) is now covered by analysts at UBS Group AG. They set a "buy" rating and a $130.00 price target on the stock. (1/23/2019)
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/16/2019)
#2 - Coty (NYSE:COTY)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 11 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.2
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $12.6818 (14.9% Upside)

Coty logoCoty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Luxury, Consumer Beauty, and Professional Beauty. The Luxury segment offers prestige fragrances, and skincare and cosmetics products through various retailers, including perfumeries, department stores, and duty-free shops under the Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cavalli, Chloe, Davidoff, Escada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Joop!, Lacoste, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, philosophy, Stella McCartney, and Tiffany & Co. brands. The Consumer Beauty segment offers color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, mass fragrance, and mass skin care and body care products primarily through hypermarkets, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, mid-tier department stores, and traditional food and drug retailers. It provides its products under the Bourjois, Max Factor, Rimmel, Wella, Adidas, Guess, Beckham, Beyonce, Biocolor, Bozzano, Bruno Banani, Clairol, CoverGirl, Enrique, Jovan, Nautica, Mexx, Monange, Paixao, Rimmel, Risque, Sally Hansen, Stetson, Younique, and 007 James Bond brands. The Professional Beauty segment offers hair and nail care products to nail and hair salons, nail and hair professionals, and professional stores under the Wella Professionals, System Professional, OPI, ghd, Clairol Professional, Kadus Professional, Londa Professional, Nioxin, Sassoon Professional, and Sebastian brands. The company also sells its products to third-party distributors, as well as through direct-to-consumer, third party-operated, and own branded Websites. It sells its products to approximately 130 countries. The company was founded in 1904 and is based in New York, New York.

Recent Recommendations for Coty:

  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. (2/14/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (2/11/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $10.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (2/11/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/24/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/18/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/11/2019)
  • Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an "underweight" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock. (1/4/2019)
#3 - Heineken (OTCMKTS:HEINY)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 11 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.0
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Heineken logoHeineken N.V. engages in brewing and selling beer and cider. The company operates through Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe; Americas; Asia Pacific; and Europe segments. It offers beer, cider, soft drinks, and other beverages. The company offers its beers under the Heineken, Amstel, Desperados, Sol, Tiger, Tecate, Red Stripe, Krušovice, Birra Morett, Affligem, and Lagunitas brands, as well as under various other regional and local brands; and cider under the Strongbow Apple Ciders, Orchard Thieves, Stassen, Bulmers, Old Mout, and Blind Pig brands. It offers its products to retailers, bars, and restaurants through distributors. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Heineken N.V. is a subsidiary of Heineken Holding N.V.

Recent Recommendations for Heineken:

  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/15/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/5/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/30/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/24/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/17/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/11/2019)
  • Heineken (OTCMKTS: HEINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/4/2019)
#4 - Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 10 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.5
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $183.4444 (0.3% Upside)

Norfolk Southern logoNorfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports, as well as coal, automotive, and industrial products; and provides commuter passenger services. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Recent Recommendations for Norfolk Southern:

  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $116.00 to $133.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (2/12/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $214.00. They now have a "positive" rating on the stock. (2/12/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $181.00 to $195.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (2/12/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at UBS Group AG from $190.00 to $202.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (2/12/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital to $210.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (2/11/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital to $197.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (1/25/2019)
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) is now covered by analysts at Atlantic Securities. They set a "neutral" rating on the stock. (1/8/2019)
#5 - OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:OUTKY)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 10 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.5
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: N/A

OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR logoOutokumpu Oyj produces and sells various stainless steel products in Finland, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, other European countries, Asia and Oceania, and internationally. The company provides stainless steel bars, coils and sheets, steel precision strips, rebars, and wire rods; and semi-finished products, such as cast billets and blooms, cast slabs, stainless steel ingots, and rolled and forged billets, as well as pipes. Its products are used in various applications, including architecture, building, and infrastructure; automotive and transportation; catering, food, and beverage; home appliances; and energy and heavy industries. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Recent Recommendations for OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR:

  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/15/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/7/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/30/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/22/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating. (1/16/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (1/15/2019)
  • OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS: OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/9/2019)
#6 - HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HLFDY)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 10 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: N/A
Rating Score: NaN
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: N/A

HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR logoHalfords Group plc, through its subsidiaries, retails automotive, leisure, and cycling products in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It operates in two segments, Retail and Car Servicing. The company retails auto parts, accessories, cycles, and cycle accessories; and provides garage servicing and auto repair services. It also offers bicycle replacement for insurance companies under the Wheelies brand; and bikes and cycling parts, accessories, and clothing through online under the Tredz brand. It operates approximately 460 retail stores; and 20 Cycle Republic stores. Halfords Group plc was founded in 1892 and is based in Redditch, the United Kingdom.

Recent Recommendations for HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR:

  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/11/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/5/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (1/24/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (1/18/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/8/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (1/1/2019)
  • HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (OTCMKTS: HLFDY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (12/24/2018)
#7 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)

Upgrades from Top-Ranked Analysts: 9 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.1
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Buy Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 8 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $509.8324 (-15.9% Upside)

Chipotle Mexican Grill logoChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. As of September 30, 2018, it operated 2,424 Chipotle restaurants in the United States, as well as 37 international Chipotle restaurants. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

Recent Recommendations for Chipotle Mexican Grill:

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (2/11/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $589.00 price target on the stock. (2/8/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its "underperform" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp. They now have a $400.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $340.00. (2/7/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital to $630.00. They now have a "positive" rating on the stock. (2/7/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its price target raised by analysts at BTIG Research to $620.00. They now have a "positive" rating on the stock. (2/7/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $525.00 to $625.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (2/7/2019)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its "market perform" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. They now have a $600.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $500.00. (2/7/2019)




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