Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

January 10, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Tuesday as the blue chips got off to a slow start. The DJIA peake in the middle of the day and slid back into the red with about an hour left this afternoon. The Nasdaq even posted another all-time high at 5,564.25 early this afternoon. Healthcare and financials were leading sectors while real-estate and energy lagged. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $50.82 a barrel, down about 2.2% on the day. February gold added less than 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,185.50. Equities were headed for a slightly higher close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.05% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.09%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.38%.

Stocks traded very near the break even line and the closing bell might see some shifts in which side of the line the indexes close on.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which  traded up about 1.93% at $94.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.36 to $97.40 Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Nvidia (NVDA) has a 24-year history that has seen the company produce the technology used within computers and gaming software.

    Founded in 1993, the tech giant produced the graphics hardware for both Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Sales of discrete graphics cards have taken a hit in recent quarters thanks to the cryptocurrency bust, which has taken a toll on both Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been one of the hottest-performing chip stocks on the market. On Oct. 4, 2013, the company’s shares closed at $15.59. As of this writing, the stock sits at more than $286 per share — more than 18 times where they were just five years ago. 

  • [By John Ballard]

    NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) are benefiting enormously from a growing PC gaming market, as esports and popular multiplayer titles are driving up demand for high-end graphics cards.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 273,821 shares of the company’s stock after selling 768 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Foundation Medicine were worth $21,563,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After announcing that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) will acquire it for $137 per share in cash, shares in Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) are soaring 28.3% at 11:30 a.m. EDT today.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sanders Morris Harris LLC decreased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 56.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,481 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 9,527 shares during the period. Quanta Services accounts for 3.5% of Sanders Morris Harris LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Sanders Morris Harris LLC’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $748,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $31.95 and last traded at $32.39, with a volume of 37850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 26.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 33,333 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Quanta Services (PWR) Up 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? (finance.yahoo.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nvidia’s HGX-2 cloud server platform targets HPC and AI workloads (datacenterdynamics.com) NVIDIA Introduces HGX-2, Fusing HPC and AI Computing into Unified Architecture (itbusinessnet.com)

    PWR has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup increased their target price on Quanta Services from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quanta Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective (down from $46.00) on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, B. Riley cut their price objective on Quanta Services from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.23.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banner from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Banner currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $60.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its position in shares of Banner Co. (NASDAQ:BANR) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 86,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,154 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Banner were worth $5,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Corporate Office Properties Trust(OFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    istar (NYSE:STAR) and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC cut its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 30.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 41,800 shares during the quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Corporate Office Properties Trust worth $2,471,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 457,513 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 58,791 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Corporate Office Properties Trust were worth $13,263,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) CEO Stephen E. Budorick bought 526 shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $28.34 per share, for a total transaction of $14,906.84. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 105,368 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,986,129.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC)

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