Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 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.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) climbed 16.5% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the mobile gaming specialist announced solid fourth-quarter 2018 results and encouraging forward guidance.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had another session of quiet trading on Tuesday, leaving most major benchmarks close to where they started. Declines early in the day gave way to more promising news from the bond market, where interest rates stabilized following last week’s big jump. Geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns continue to linger, and recent reports suggest weakening confidence in the prospects for global economic growth. Yet some companies benefited from good news that overcame the lackluster mood on Wall Street, and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX), and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASADQ: ZNGA) shares rocketed up on Wednesday after the company announced that it had entered into a multiyear licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) to develop and publish a new Star Wars mobile game, with the option for a second game.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,717 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 6,593 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in First Commonwealth Financial were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) was down almost 10% at $11.40 on Thursday and down another 6.5% at $10.65 for its American depositary shares after posting a loss. Tata was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch, and Nomura/Instinet downgraded it to Neutral as well. The 52-week trading range is $10.49 to $29.39.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) autonomous car division, Waymo, recently signed a contract to add Jaguar’s first all-electric car to its fleet of self-driving vehicles. For the Google parent company, the deal will be a blip on its path to driving automation, albeit an exciting one. For shareholders of Jaguar parent Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), it’s an early sign the new vehicle will be a winner for the automaker.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.73 and last traded at $22.79, with a volume of 102407 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.92.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    U.S. stocks have enjoyed years of strong gains, but the situation hasn’t been as rosy for many companies that do business across the globe. India’s Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns key car brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover, gave investors an extremely tough financial report that led to two days’ worth of severe share-price declines. Yet closer to home, Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has made a name for itself with its services to enterprise and government customers.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Antares Pharma, Inc.(ATRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Antares Pharma Inc  (NASDAQ:ATRS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a generally down day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks giving up early-morning gains to finish modestly lower. Most market participants focused the bulk of their attention on deteriorating financial conditions in Turkey, with signs that the plunge in the value of the nation’s currency could have impacts across the globe. For instance, Argentina had to boost a key interest rate by 5 percentage points to 45% in order to defend its own currency, and in the U.S., financial stocks were generally under some pressure as investors tried to assess possible exposure if the Turkish crisis extends outward. Even with those difficulties, some companies had good news that sent their shares higher. Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN), Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD), and Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: CUI Global, Inc.(CUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

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