Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Earnings season is now in full session after JP Morgan (JPM ) and Citigroup (C ) beat earnings on Friday while Wells Fargo (WFC ) stumbled. Bank of America (BAC ) and Blackstone (BLK ) were the headliners on Monday, both surpassing expectations and boosting investor confidence.

BAC stock gained over 2.4% in morning trading Monday after reporting earnings of $0.63 on revenues of $22.6 billion. These surpassed our Zacks Consensus Estimates of $0.57 and $22.5 billion respectively. EPS numbers represented 43% year-over-year growth while revenue numbers slipped 1% from the year-ago quarter.

BLK’s adjusted earnings per share of $6.66 outpaced our estimate by six cents. Revenue numbers were equally solid, coming in at $3.61 billion and beating by $160 million. These figures grew 28% and 11% over the same period a year ago.

Moving forward, investor eyes will turn to Goldman Sachs (GS ) and Morgan Stanley (MS ) , which are slated to report earnings Tuesday and Wednesday before market open. Will they build on the momentum or bring recession worries back into the spotlight? Let’s take a look.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Retirement Planning Group reduced its stake in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 5.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,451 shares of the company’s stock after selling 264 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF makes up approximately 0.3% of Retirement Planning Group’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest position. Retirement Planning Group’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF were worth $1,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank trimmed its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 78.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,700 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,169 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF were worth $447,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    You can also opt for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that focus on the same indexes — such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF(NYSEMKT: SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT: VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: VT). You can balance out your portfolio with bonds via index mutual funds and ETFs, too. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT: BND) is one such option.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Varex Imaging (NASDAQ:VREX) are plunging today, down 27% as of 1:27 p.m. EDT, after the company announced disappointing results for its fiscal third quarter following the closing bell yesterday. Investors are fretting about how a trade war will affect the X-ray component maker’s growth prospects.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ:VREX) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,814 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Varex Imaging were worth $2,283,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teladoc Inc (NYSE:TDOC) CEO Jason N. Gorevic sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.21, for a total value of $1,505,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 611,184 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,799,388.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    Teladoc’s (NYSE:TDOC) first-quarter results kicked off a good start to 2018. Their now fully integrated acquisition of Best Doctors helped revenue more than double for the second straight quarter and U.S. membership reach more than 20 million people.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromIndustry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes is joined by Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell to discuss how innovative companies like Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) are transforming how patients receive healthcare.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    Investors looking for steadier returns might consider buying stocks instead. And the good news is, at least in the case ofiRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), and Teledoc (NYSE:TDOC), you can still expose yourself to disruptive technologies while benefiting from the more predictable growth that stocks provide.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) CEO Jason N. Gorevic sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.93, for a total transaction of $1,223,250.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 636,184 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,128,483.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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