Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

Inverness Counsel LLC NY trimmed its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 222,754 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 7,191 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 3.1% of Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $54,650,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Welch Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Blue Chip Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Bamco Inc. NY acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $117,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $117,000. Finally, Bruderman Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $134,000. 85.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: CGI Group, Inc.(GIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    CGI Group (GIB) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) $2.31 Billion in Sales Expected for CGI Group (GIB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: CGI Group (GIB) vs. BlackRock Capital Investment (BKCC) (americanbankingnews.com) $0.82 EPS Expected for CGI Group (GIB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    GIB traded down $0.12 on Friday, reaching $57.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 133,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 195,152. The company has a market capitalization of $16,644.44, a P/E ratio of 20.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 0.73. CGI Group has a 1 year low of $46.41 and a 1 year high of $59.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.99.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CGI (TSE:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) had its target price raised by stock analysts at Barclays from C$83.00 to C$89.00 in a report issued on Thursday. Barclays’ price objective points to a potential upside of 7.04% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Welltower Inc.(HCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays (NYSE:BCS) and First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite some progress in trade talks between the United States and China, China warned its citizens about trouble ahead for its economy. This morning, the Chinese government predicted the nation’s economy would grow between a rate of 6% and 6.5% in the year ahead. This figure would represent a slowdown from last year’s expansion rate of 6.6% and would be the lowest growth total in 30 years. Ongoing tensions between the United States and China have cooled in recent weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump said that the two nations are “very, very close” to a deal and a “signing summit.” Health insurance companies are under pressure after the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a “Medicare for all” bill. Although the bill has very little chance of passing in the current session of Congress, investors are unnerved about the growing desire in Washington to shift to a single-payer model. Although there might be an opportunity for companies like Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) to rebound, don’t expect the gains to last long. Many analysts feel that health insurance stocks are ripe for a sharp downturn when Democratic nominees for president begin debating their healthcare positions in the fall. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) are falling again in pre-market hours. The latest bad news came after the company received another downgrade – this one from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The British bank slashed its price target from $210 to $192 per share and said that the company has undermined its own narrative around the Model 3. “With lower margins not likely to be offset by increased volumes and cost saves, we cut our PT to $192 and remain underweight…” the bank wrote. The price target of $192 represents downside of 32.7% from Tuesday’s closing price.
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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, GE, ARNC
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) continue to face pressure thanks to the Twitter feed of CEO Elon Musk. Shares slumped 7% on Friday as traders reacted negatively to Musk’s criticism of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and his $20 million settlement with the agency. Shareholders have even take directly to Twitter to beg Musk not to send out tweets and criticizing him for failing to look out for their financial interests. “If you put as much effort into improving operating efficiency as you do tweeting, you might have a fighting cash at profitability,” typed one user. Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) rose by 2.8% after the firm received a surprise endorsement from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The British investment bank suggested that the stock could pop as high as $20 per share on higher expectations for new CEO Larry Culp. The company’s analyst said that most of the bad news and expectations are already baked into the stock and that General Electric could experience a turnaround. The analyst’s 12-month outlook pegs GE stock at $16 per share (from this morning’s $13.56). Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) shares jumped 3.7% on takeover speculation this morning. Multiple media outlets are stating that various private equity giants and investment firms are engaging in a bidding war to purchase the producer of aluminum products. The list of suitors includes Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX), Carlyle Group LP (NYSE: CG), Onex Corp., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Look for earnings reports today from USA Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT). While today’s report isn’t that newsworthy, keep in mind that earnings season kicks off this week. On Friday, look for reports from some of America’s top banks, including JPM

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Last week, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) acquired £4.3 billion ($5.8 billion) worth of Irish residential mortgage loans from Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG). The portfolio comprises around 27,000 mortgages, originated between 2004 and 2010. Of the total loans acquired, nearly £300 million are impaired.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Earnings per share (EPS) in the Limelight – WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE: WEC) (hotstockspotter.com) WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 13, 2018 (nasdaq.com) Two Wisconsin utilities are increasing solar and wind power as they dramatically cut coal use to combat climate change (msn.com) Is Buying WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) For Its Upcoming US$0.55 Dividend A Good Choice? (finance.yahoo.com) Rising Natural Gas Demand Drives Wisconsin Utilities Results (naturalgasintel.com)

    Shares of WEC opened at $67.15 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $21.13 billion, a PE ratio of 21.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.44. WEC Energy Group has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $70.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.5525 per share by the utilities provider on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $2.21 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.29%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 13th.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    WEC Energy Group Inc  (NYSE:WEC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 7:00 a.m. ET

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