Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We&a;rsquo;ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip &a;ndash; at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks &a;ndash; the simple assignment of the term &a;ldquo;blue chip&a;rdquo; is practically a buy recommendation. And therein lies the danger. Because in many cases, these larger companies have not only hit the end of their growth cycle, but are nearing the latter stages of their dividend growth cycle as well.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) and ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) Director Eric D. Hovde sold 27,995 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.23, for a total value of $2,637,968.85. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,301 shares in the company, valued at $2,195,653.23. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 1.1% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 116,594 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,335 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in ePlus were worth $9,059,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 36.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,093 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,754 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ePlus were worth $240,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Castle Brands, Inc.(ROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castle Brands (NYSEAMERICAN:ROX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,422,984 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the April 30th total of 6,815,151 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 169,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 37.9 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jupai Holdings Limited(JP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares shot up 16 percent to $26.48 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS

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