Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

General Electric was blasted on Wednesday by workers, retirees and shareholders bemoaning the downfall of the company they love.

At its annual meeting, GE (GE) got an earful from employees and investors who pleaded with management to right the ship after a disastrous year.

“I believe it was arrogance and a series of bad business decisions,” former employee Bill Freeda said. “Our board of directors clearly has been AWOL.”

Another shareholder said: “GE, which was once one of the preeminent companies in the world — the bluest of blue chips — is now an embarrassment.”

The past 12 months has been one of the darkest periods in GE’s 126-year history. A cash crisis, brought on by years of bad deal-making, forced GE to cut its dividend in half and lay off thousands of workers. GE’s stock price has crashed by 50%, and calls to kick it out of the Dow have grown louder.

Despite the deep criticism of past and current GE leaders, the company’s nominees to the board were all elected on Wednesday. None of the shareholder proposals calling for reform were adopted, though one pushing for splitting the CEO and chairman roles received strong support.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canada-based Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is an energy firm serving global clients. About 4.5 million customers are with such well-known affiliates as Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, and Tara Energy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Just Energy Group Inc (TSE:JE) (NYSE:JE) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 4th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.125 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But as great as CNSL looks, our next stock offers even better upside…

    Best Dividend Stocks for Growth, No. 2: Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE)

    Just Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: JE) is a Canadian electrical power company that primarily uses low-cost natural gas.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Defense giant — and now space giant — Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) reported earnings on Wednesday last week, and by most yardsticks you’d have to say the quarter was pretty successful.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Japan loves Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

    The U.S. Navy analog to the Air Force’s larger AWACS (airborne warning and control system) aircraft, Northrop’s Hawkeye serves as a flying “quarterback” for the air squadrons it leads, warning them of approaching threats, and dispatching fighters and bombers to attack targets in combat.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Checchi Capital Advisers LLC lowered its holdings in Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) by 7.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,644 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 293 shares during the quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC’s holdings in Northrop Grumman were worth $892,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 151,723 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,063 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.09% of Northrop Grumman worth $52,970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ: TACO) and Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, July 7th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $13.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. TheStreet raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Dougherty & Co lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $16.50 to $18.50 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $16.06.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The analysts wrote, “We maintain our Buy rating and $19 price target on Del Taco (TACO) as the company’s 3Q18 (September) draws to a close. We lower our 3Q18 (September) EPS estimate to $0.15, from $0.16, though maintain our above-guidance $0.63 EPS estimate for 2018. Our EPS estimates of $0.72 for 2019 (vs. $0.67 consensus) and $0.79 for 2020 are unchanged. We believe recent M&A activity in the industry will push TACO’s valuation multiples higher.””

  • [By ]

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

    Snap (SNAP) : “I think this one is going nowhere.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) and Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) Director Patrick Walsh acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $11.43 per share, with a total value of $114,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 31,866 shares in the company, valued at approximately $364,228.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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