If you are an adult buying a gift for your father next weekend, he may be old, and perhaps very old. Many people in their 50s and 60s still have fathers. Stocks for Dad? Probably conservative ones, and not too expensive.
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is one of the safest investments among U.S. stocks. It has not done much to make people money on price alone over the last year. Verizon trades at $49, near the middle of 52-week high/low range of $55 and $43. However, the stock boasts a yield of of 4.8%. The company’s rock solid balance sheet and cash flow virtually guarantee that dividend, even in an economic downturn. Verizon’s revenue has been relatively flat around $120 billion for the last three years. Last year’s net was $21 billion, about flat from the previous year. Verizon’s biggest risk is margin erosion in the war for wireless subscribers in the U.S.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Viacom Inc.(VIA)
- [By Chris Hill]
Also, the two dive into the ongoing soap opera that is CBS (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS-A) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB). Shari Redstone and the CBS board continue to duke it out, and an upcoming court hearing will tip the scales for their most recent battle for control.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Viacom, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:VIA) released its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.11, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Viacom, Inc. Class A had a net margin of 16.74% and a return on equity of 24.97%. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter.
- [By Keith Noonan]
The chart below tracks the pricing movement of Sinclair, Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) across June and shows corresponding movements that indicate that the new M&A climate was responsible for most of the big media industry stock gains in June.
- [By Chris Hill]
The internet giant formerly known as Google just keeps plowing ahead, with growth on a host of fronts. But despite its beating fourth-quarter expectations on profits and revenues, its share price dipped a few percentage points Tuesday. Media B-lister Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB), by contrast, reported mixed numbers, but got a share price pop.
- [By Billy Duberstein]
That yield is higher than those of many of its best-run peers, including Disney (NYSE:DIS) and CBS (NYSE: CBS). The two media companies with higher yields are AT&T (NYSE:T) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB). AT&T is more of a mobile-first utility, and it pays a very high percentage of its net income out as a dividend. Meanwhile, Viacom has been beaten down thanks to its sub-scale, media-only portfolio, which is not especially well-positioned in today’s world.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.
- [By Shane Hupp]
CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Shares of Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $335.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.