Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

The Federal Reserve isn’t pleased with Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) scandals, but it isn’t opposed to the bank paying out billions of dollars to its shareholders.

Yesterday, the Fed said it had no objection to Wells Fargo’s capital plan, which calls for increasing its quarterly dividends to $0.43 per share, up from $0.39, and buying back up to $24.5 billion of stock over the next four quarters.

Approval for big payouts also suggests to me that Wells Fargo is on the way out of regulatory troubles for its fake account scandals and historical sales practices, and it could soon be given the green light to grow once again.

Beefy buybacks

To be sure, a 10% increase in Wells Fargo’s quarterly dividend is nothing to sneeze at, but the $24.5 billion boost to its buyback capacity is the real prize. It’s the largest buyback plan of any of the big four U.S. banks.

Wells Fargo was valued at about $261 billion at market close yesterday, which suggests the company could repurchase more than 9% of its outstanding shares, assuming it bought back stock at recent market prices.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Great Western Bancorp, Inc.(GWB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4136127704926 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America purchased a new position in shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,437 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $685,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.06% of Saul Centers at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 96,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,331 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: (PAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patron (CURRENCY:PAT) traded 2.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on July 3rd. One Patron token can currently be purchased for about $0.0323 or 0.00000500 BTC on popular exchanges. During the last week, Patron has traded 4% higher against the US dollar. Patron has a total market capitalization of $7.43 million and $262,027.00 worth of Patron was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patron (CURRENCY:PAT) traded up 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 26th. One Patron token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0310 or 0.00000511 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Patron has a total market cap of $7.44 million and approximately $88,765.00 worth of Patron was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Patron has traded down 18.3% against the U.S. dollar.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.(FR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7948208389647 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.92.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0893315038895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Majestic Silver earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.3766769837037 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) Director Bruce W. Duncan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.26, for a total value of $997,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 672,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,369,478.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brokerages expect that First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) will report sales of $63.79 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for First Majestic Silver’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $61.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $66.57 million. First Majestic Silver posted sales of $69.11 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

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