The year thus far has been an amazing one for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, and for small-caps. The Nasdaq is up 14% since the end of 2017, while the S&P 600 Small Cap Index is up 15%. The S&P 500 isn’t even 10% higher than where it closed at the end of last year, while the Dow Jones stocks are collectively up less than 8%. It’s not a modest disparity.
A closer look at the recent performance of these groups, however, shows a clear sea change in leadership. Small-caps and the Nasdaq are struggling and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is starting to heat up as investors start to seek out safe-haven blue chips again. The Dow is up more than 10% in just the past three months, while the Nasdaq has gained a little more than 6%.
Point being, most of the Dow Jones stocks are gearing up for a strong finish to the year.
With that as the backdrop, here’s a rundown of the top 10 Dow Jones Stocks to bet on as we head into the final quarter of 2018. In no particular order…
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Critical Elements Corporation (CRECF)
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The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:
Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)
“Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.
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Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)
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First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) by 19.8% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 251,322 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 41,599 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Science Applications International were worth $20,339,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Vertical Research downgraded Science Applications International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Science Applications International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Science Applications International in a report on Friday, May 25th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $85.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Science Applications International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.29.
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Shares of IT services company Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC), or SAIC, fell as much as 12.6% on Monday but finished the trading day down 9.1%.
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Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.
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Headlines about Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Travelzoo earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information services provider an impact score of 45.7844951553237 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
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Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
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Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
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Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)
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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Modine Manufacturing Company(MOD)
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- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
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Modine Manufacturing Co (NYSE:MOD)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
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Superior Industries International (NYSE: MOD) and Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
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Tower International (NYSE: MOD) and Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.