|Bid||24.77 x 800|
|Ask||24.78 x 1000|
|Day's Range||24.59 - 24.89|
|52 Week Range||14.73 - 27.32|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.96|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.94|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.17 (4.71%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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It looks like 2019 will shape up to be a "Goldilocks" economy -- not too hot, and not too cold, leaving stocks just right.After a blazing start to the year, everyone on the Street has been expecting earnings to tail off as 2019 ages. This isn't a surprise. The December 2017 tax cuts were a significant boost to corporate earnings in 2018. Whether companies used the extra money to pump up earnings by increasing stock buybacks or expanding their spending, it kept stocks humming up until Q4.That's when analysts started to realize that there wasn't going to be any more goodies in 2018's Christmas stocking and that consumers could only spend so much.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsPlus, all those good times kept the Federal Reserve on their anti-inflation mission, so things were looking bleak. But when the Fed reversed course and softened its stance, the market celebrated 2018's version of 2017's tax cut.But this year will ultimately favor stocks that are built to succeed in a mild-growth economy. These seven mid-cap stocks do best in the kind of slow-growth conditions we're in right now. * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? All these are A-rated momentum picks by their quantitative grade in my Portfolio Grader now, so they're all setting up for a strong year. Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy: ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR (ZTO)Source: Shutterstock ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR (NYSE:ZTO) is a China-based logistics firm that is listed in the U.S.The easiest way to understand what ZTO represents in China is to think about FedEx (NYSE:FDX) or UPS (NYSE:UPS) in the U.S. market. ZTO has that kind of reach in China. And one of its biggest customers is ecommerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA). 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LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 25, 2018 / The Schall LawFirm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Micro Focus International plc (''Micro Focus" or ''the Company'') (NYSE: MFGP) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors who purchased the Company's American Depository Shares pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and prospectus (the "Registration Statement") issued in connection with the merger of Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company ("HPE"), which closed on September 1, 2017 ("the Merger"), are encouraged to contact the firm before July 23, 2018.