Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Fact: When interest rates rise, you need to be in dividend-growth stocks.

Proof: They’ve handily beaten the S&P 500 in the 17 months since the Federal Reserve put the zero-interest-rate era on ice.

In just a moment, I’ll show you 2 terrific off-the-radar dividend-growth plays to snap up now—and 2 surprising blue chips you’ll want to keep well away from your nest egg.

First, take a look at how the iShares Core Dividend-Growth ETF (DGRO) has performed vs. the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on a total-return basis since December 16, 2015, the day Janet Yellen raised rates for the first time in nine years.

The Dividend-Growth Edge in 1 Chart

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) – Equities researchers at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Advance Auto Parts in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.31 for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) and AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) each saw shares make a handy gain early on Tuesday. These companies have reported their most recent quarterly results, and while each had somewhat mixed reports, the overall outcome was good enough to give the shares a nice bump.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Tuesday
    Notable Earnings

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc (NYSE: AAP) Q1 premarket
    AutoZone, Inc (NYSE: AZO) Q3 premarket
    Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) Q1 premarket
    The TJX Companies, Inc (NYSE: TJX) Q1 premarket
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) Q2 after hours
    Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU) Q3 after hours
    Urban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN) Q1 after hours

    IPOs

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.

    Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) by 223.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,055 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,328 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in General Dynamics were worth $2,663,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By ]

    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion before the opening bell. Lowe's shares declined 0.35 percent to $85.45 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion after the closing bell. NetApp shares dropped 2.09 percent to close at $67.02 on Tuesday.
    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday. Urban Outfitters shares dropped 2.21 percent to $40.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Before the markets open, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million. Tiffany shares gained 0.45 percent to $102.70 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts are expecting Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) to have earned $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion in the latest quarter. Target will release earnings before the markets open. Target shares rose 0.07 percent to $75.52 in pre-market trading.
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE: HPE) reported stronger-than-expected profit for its fiscal second quarter and raised its FY18 GAAP earnings outlook. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares rose 0.40 percent to $17.48 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By ]

    In the mid-level, Boss said that Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recovering, along with Kohl’s Stores (KSS) . He also liked PVH (PVH) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.63 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.08 billion in revenue. In the fourth quarter of last year, the retailer said it had EPS of $0.55 and $1.03 billion in revenue.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) on strength during trading on Thursday. $17.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $38.83 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.47 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Urban Outfitters had the 26th highest net out-flow for the day. Urban Outfitters traded up $0.44 for the day and closed at $42.76

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sonic Automotive Inc.(SAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH) was downgraded to Underweight from Overweight, and the price target was cut to $19 from $25. The shares were at $21.70 ahead of the call and were trading down 4.6% at $20.70 Tuesday morning. The 52-week range is $15.95 to $23.60. The consensus target price was $21.83.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Sonic Automotive (SAH) Given “Hold” Rating at Stephens (americanbankingnews.com) Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Sonic Automotive Inc’s Q2 2018 Earnings (SAH) (americanbankingnews.com) Auto Stock Roundup: Tariff Woes Rampant, Ford to Settle Takata Lawsuit (finance.yahoo.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Sonic Automotive (SAH) Issues Warning on Q2 Earnings (streetinsider.com)

    A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on SAH. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sonic Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Sonic Automotive in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine lowered Sonic Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Buckingham Research decreased their target price on Sonic Automotive from $21.00 to $19.00 and set a “$19.55” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Sonic Automotive from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.60.

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