Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Piper Jaffray Companies (NASDAQ: NAVI) and Navient (NASDAQ:NAVI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Piper Jaffray Companies and Navient’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Piper Jaffray Companies $895.19 million 1.32 -$61.93 million N/A N/A
Navient $5.18 billion 0.68 $292.00 million $1.79 7.41

Navient has higher revenue and earnings than Piper Jaffray Companies.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Aside from checking on whether the company achieves that aim, there are two other items investors should keep an eye on in the second half of the year. First, the company continues to make progress on its proposed merger with SCANA (NYSE:SCG). Shareholders of SCANA recently voted in favor of that transaction, and Dominion has won the approval of several regulators, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Trade Commission, and the state of Georgia. However, the company still needs to get permission for the deal in North Carolina and South Carolina, with the latter one being a key sticking point due to SCANA’s failed nuclear plant in the state. While Dominion has offered several concessions in the deal to win over both customers and legislators, it might not be enough since the state wants an even bigger rate reduction. The company remains optimistic that it can close the deal by the end of this year, though it’s unclear if that will happen. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 8.3% in the second quarter, reports. The fund owned 27,484 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,503 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked back in with John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor (NUE) , the steelmaker that today posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on a 16% increase in year-over-year revenues. The company also issued strong guidance for the upcoming quarter now that new imported steel tariffs are beginning to take hold. Shares of Nucor were down 0.4% by the close.

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Steel giant Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) recently reported its first-quarter 2018 numbers, and CEO John Ferriola has an important message to give to shareholders: “Nucor’s disciplined strategy for profitable growth is working.”

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    America’s oil renaissance is powered almost exclusively by technology, as companies like Schlumberger (SLB) and Core Labs (CLB) are breathing new life into once forgotten wells. Nucor (NUE) has a similar leadership position in the steel industry thanks to technology, and that company will only benefit more that President Trump’s tariffs put the market on a more level playing field.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top steel company could do very well if the economy sees a continued pickup this year and the administration’s infrastructure push comes to the forefront. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists and decks, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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    TheStreet will not just be in the conversation with regards to earnings season, we will be leading the conversation (which we often do). Coming up Thursday interview-wise fresh off their earnings reports: (1) UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer; PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston; Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis; Hasbro (HAS) CEO Brian Goldner. Big day, big insights popping – so keep checking back on our site throughout the day.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    After years of underperforming its key rival, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) stock is managing to eke out an outperformance, and it’s also slightly positive in 2018 as I write. What’s more, most of the move took place after the recent second-quarter results. Clearly, UPS is doing something right. Let’s take a look at what that is and why it might prove to be a catalyst for future stock improvement.

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