Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019

Investment Thesis:

Chico’s FAS (CHS) is a compelling value play. They have invested heavily over the past few years in turning around the business and expanding their reach from in-store only to online and multi-channel. Sales have declined in recent years, but management and many in the analyst community are confident that the investments will pay off with revenue growth over time. Even as sales have declined, Chico’s has continued to pay a strong dividend, repurchase shares, and decrease debt. Chico’s has focused heavily on cost reductions and improving operational efficiency which will lead to very strong operating leverage in the future. With a strong balance sheet, savvy leadership, and a growing online business, Chico’s is a cheap stock that we believe is worth over $10 per share today and will be worth over $15 per share after revenue begins to grow again.

Background

Chico’s stock has been a volatile performer year to date with recent price declines accelerating after the second-quarter earnings report. Earnings and guidance were largely in line with modest year-over-year sales declines. Sales for the second quarter declined year over year from $578.6 million to $544.7 million, a decline of 5.9%. Management attributed this decline in sales partly to the closing of 42 stores and one less week on the calendar compared to 2017. Management had also acknowledged the importance of increasing volume and profit, and we don’t believe they will not use these nuances as excuses for poor business performance. Chico’s reported net income of $16.8 million compared to net income of $22.7 million, for the second quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively. As an investor, it is reassuring to see a retailer that is well-managed enough to generate economic profits in the face of business challenges. We love the share repurchase program that is happening in conjunction with actual capital investments in improving the stores and technology.

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 2.33% at $207.37 in a 52-week range of $190.57 to $259.77. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 2.6 million shares.

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

    Three Motley Fool investors have already put in the work to help you get started, highlighting Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) and 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) as dependable dividend stocks with solid prospects, and Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX) as a growth-focused investment. Read on to learn what these real-world investors like about these great companies, and why they can help retirees keep their nest eggs growing for the long-term. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 16%; followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 14.6%; 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), down 12.3%; and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 11.2%. The 30 Dow stocks are evenly split with year-to-date winners and losers each numbering 15.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow Jones industrial average has a new worst-performing stock this week. Industrial giant 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) snatched the title away even though shares added about 1% in the holiday-shortened week. For the year to date, 3M stock is down 16.1%

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 15.8%; followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.2%; 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), down 12.9%; and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 12.3%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 15 are showing a loss to date in 2018.

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $48.53 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $89.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.32 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, United Parcel Service had the 10th highest net out-flow for the day. United Parcel Service traded up $0.81 for the day and closed at $112.12

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Just look at United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS).

    Our tool showed UPS stock rose nine out of the last 10 years between August and September. And in 2017, it jumped 3.6%. Now, that’s a decent return if you simply owned the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Usca Ria LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) by 26.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 38,856 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 14,313 shares during the period. Usca Ria LLC’s holdings in United Parcel Service were worth $4,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Hawaii trimmed its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) by 55.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,861 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,607 shares during the quarter. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in United Parcel Service were worth $299,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group set a €10.00 ($11.76) price target on Telefonica (BME:TEF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica (BME:TEF) has been assigned a €10.70 ($12.44) target price by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 30.49% from the company’s previous close.

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $175.00 to $160.00 in a research note released on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio trimmed its holdings in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 72,413 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,569 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Cummins were worth $9,631,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    I like the idea of combining these approaches by buying stocks with strong dividend yields and bargain valuations. What are some dividend stocks that you can buy on sale right now? I’d put AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), AT&T (NYSE:T), and Cummins (NYSE:CMI) at the top of the list.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $160.00 to $150.00 in a research report released on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. decreased its stake in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,060 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,540 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Cummins were worth $2,401,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Best Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc lessened its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,223 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,678 shares during the period. Littelfuse comprises approximately 1.5% of KAMES CAPITAL plc’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. KAMES CAPITAL plc owned about 1.26% of Littelfuse worth $62,373,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) Director John E. Major sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.86, for a total value of $355,737.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,667,188.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) SVP Matthew Cole sold 150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $227.26, for a total transaction of $34,089.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $946,083.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Circuit-protection product manufacturer Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) reported its second-quarter results before the market opened on Aug. 1. Revenue soared thanks to the acquisition of IXYS and double-digit organic growth, while adjusted earnings grew at a slower rate. The company provided guidance calling for strong growth in the third quarter, despite the impact from tariffs.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 3.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 9,721 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 367 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $2,024,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,036 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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