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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

Lee Danner & Bass Inc. lowered its stake in shares of iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWB) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 570 shares during the quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 ETF were worth $997,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HC Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 4th quarter worth $494,000. RMB Capital Management LLC boosted its position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF by 21.9% during the 1st quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 10,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,613,000 after acquiring an additional 1,975 shares during the period. Jump Trading LLC acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $1,100,000. Davis R M Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 2nd quarter worth $260,000. Finally, Blue Chip Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $265,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Comparing Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) & Viralytics (VRACY) (americanbankingnews.com) Hot Move to Watch Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) (nasdaqplace.com) Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) and Intrexon (XON) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.10 EPS Expected for Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    For a little more high-profile option, there is Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK), which has a market cap over $1 billion dollars. It is, of course, the maker of Twinkies and so much more.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) was started as Outperform with a $170 price target (versus a $147.88 close) at Evercore ISI.

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Wells Fargo in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $168.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.61% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 10.2% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 214,126 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,879 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $26,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $156.97, but opened at $152.93. Estee Lauder Companies shares last traded at $145.62, with a volume of 2849125 shares trading hands.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of 0.38 per share on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The cast reaches for the mailbag in this segment from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods. Listener Joseph wants to know why Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), both leading names in the skincare and cosmetics industry, have seen their stocks move in opposite directions over the past year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    In related news, insider Sergiy Kostynsky 250,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 26th. Also, insider Lynn Mickleburgh acquired 6,800 shares of Altium stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of A$14.74 ($10.45) per share, for a total transaction of A$100,232.00 ($71,086.52).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Automotive Systems earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.4904091752746 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Automotive Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.9702420023483 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: CAAS) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street continued to struggle on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting larger losses than those seen in recent sessions. A new round of escalation in trade conflict between the U.S. and China was the proximate cause for concerns among investors, as the White House threatened to add tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Despite the broader worries, some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), and Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After announcing that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) will acquire it for $137 per share in cash, shares in Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) are soaring 28.3% at 11:30 a.m. EDT today.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 17th. One HashCoin token can now be purchased for about $0.0025 or 0.00000034 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. HashCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $2.52 million worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, HashCoin has traded 3.7% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded 2.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 30th. HashCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $28,133.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. Over the last week, HashCoin has traded down 5.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on March 6th. HashCoin has a total market cap of $1.21 million and approximately $1,110.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges including BCEX and Gate.io. In the last week, HashCoin has traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Harsco (NYSE:HSC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Harsco in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Harsco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.20 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019

Brokerages expect that TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP) will announce sales of $58.11 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for TransMontaigne Partners’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $55.52 million and the highest is $60.40 million. TransMontaigne Partners posted sales of $45.45 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 27.9%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TransMontaigne Partners will report full-year sales of $229.06 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $222.99 million to $232.70 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $241.24 million per share, with estimates ranging from $233.43 million to $251.90 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover TransMontaigne Partners.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 156.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 33,475 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,420 shares during the period. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $853,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) had its target price increased by Bank of America from $28.00 to $30.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the stock.

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    Starboard Value’s Jeff Smith on Wednesday officially launched a boardroom battle at Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) , offering up a minority-slate of four candidates that will partly go up against directors recently installed by rival billionaire insurgent Carl Icahn, in a skirmish over which activist fund will be better able to oversee $10 billion worth of asset sales at the Mr. Coffee maker.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Edgestream Partners L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 12,884 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $332,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Newell Brands Inc (NWL) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) NWL LOSS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Newell Brands Inc. (finance.yahoo.com) Robbins Arroyo LLP: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) Misled Shareholders According to a Recently Filed Class Action (finance.yahoo.com) SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Newell Brands Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to … (businesswire.com) SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Newell Brands Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of NWL stock opened at $26.26 on Thursday. Newell Brands has a one year low of $22.60 and a one year high of $54.19. The stock has a market cap of $12.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.55, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) CEO Michael B. Polk purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.63 per share, with a total value of $206,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 941,951 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,432,449.13. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sangoma Technologies (CVE:STC) has been assigned a C$2.00 price objective by investment analysts at Acumen Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Acumen Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 70.94% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Stewart Information Services Corp (STC) Plans $0.30 Quarterly Dividend” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4196940/stewart-information-services-corp-stc-plans-0-30-quarterly-dividend.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 1.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 4th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $199,071.00 worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be bought for about $0.0119 or 0.00000162 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, StarChain has traded up 29% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bailard Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) by 14.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the period. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Stewart Information Services were worth $335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation(HRZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Horizon Tech Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

    HRZN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Maxim Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of Horizon Tech Finance in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. National Securities reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Horizon Tech Finance in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Horizon Tech Finance from a b- rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Horizon Tech Finance from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Tech Finance (NASDAQ: HRZN) and Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (NYSE:VCV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    $7.15 Million in Sales Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Fintech Needs to Show B2B Some Love (paymentsjournal.com) ICEYE Raises $34M in Series B Financing and Confirms Nine Satellite Launches by End of 2019 (pilotonline.com)

    HRZN stock traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.01. The stock had a trading volume of 425 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,887. Horizon Tech Finance has a twelve month low of $9.66 and a twelve month high of $11.88. The stock has a market cap of $115.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.36 and a beta of 0.81.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.00.

  • [By ]

    At the top, Horizon Tech Finance (Nasdaq: HRZN) has one of the more asset-rich balance sheets in the group. The business development company makes loans to private tech and life sciences outfits in need of capital. Since 2004, Horizon has invested $1.2 billion in loans to 200 carefully-screened borrowers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Compass Horizon Funding Co. (NASDAQ:HRZN) Director Elaine A. Sarsynski acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Karp Capital Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) by 299.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,760 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 50,045 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Huntsman were worth $1,953,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System cut its stake in Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 331,289 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 7,276 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned about 0.14% of Huntsman worth $9,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup downgraded shares of Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note released on Monday morning, Marketbeat reports. Citigroup currently has $30.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $43.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Debra G. Perelman was named president and chief executive officer of troubled cosmetics company Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV). Her father, Ronald O. Perelman owns, via holding company MacAndrews & Forbes, 84.7% of Revlon’s shares and has controlled the company since 1985. It would seem, across the entire industry, there must be better-qualified candidates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Revlon (NYSE:REV) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Revlon Inc (NYSE:REV) bonds fell 2% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.75% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2021. The debt is now trading at $80.50 and was trading at $84.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Revlon (NYSE:REV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Revlon earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.276202232048 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WealthPLAN Partners LLC grew its holdings in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 45.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 33,842 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,584 shares during the quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $2,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    James River Group (NASDAQ: JRVR) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By ]

    Insurance company Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CINF) defied the Great Recession and stayed healthy throughout. The insurance company raised its book value per share by 17 percent in 2017, and even paid a special dividend in late 2017 due to the company’s equity portfolio appreciation exceeding expectations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ImmuCell Co. (NASDAQ:ICCC) Director David Scott Tomsche purchased 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.67 per share, with a total value of $20,010.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fulton Financial Corporation(FULT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $52.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company which is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders. Its product candidate consists of GBT440 is an oral, once-daily prophylactic therapy for sickle cell disease which is in clinical trial. The company in addition to GBT is involved in research and development activities targeted hypoxemic pulmonary disorders, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and hereditary angioedema. Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is based in South San Francisco, California. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $208.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.67 million. Fulton Financial had a net margin of 19.05% and a return on equity of 8.20%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. On average, research analysts predict that Fulton Financial Corp will post 1.15 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fulton Financial (FULT)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $208.89.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Shire Plc. (Nasdaq: SHPG) is an international biotech firm that specializes in developing treatments for rare diseases and chronic conditions.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Tuesday reached an agreement to buy Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG), capping a months long battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company: Link $

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, analysts Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss if the criticism is fair and if athenahealth’s likely to be acquired. Also, they update investors on Takeda’s plan to merge with Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) in a $62 billion deal and how patience finally paid off for Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) investors.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (GCAP) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Have a grip on these : Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT), GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), Mitcham Industries … (journalfinance.net) Stocks Trending Alert- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT), GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), Wheeler … (journalfinance.net) Exclusive: FOREX.com Head of Research James Chen jumps to Investopedia (leaprate.com) GAIN Capital’s GetGo app bolsters Performance tab functionalities (financefeeds.com)

    Gain Capital opened at $8.19 on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $369.22 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -40.95, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of -0.01. Gain Capital has a 12 month low of $5.66 and a 12 month high of $13.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Galicia Financial Group (NASDAQ:GGAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) by 3.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 410,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,200 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in GAIN Capital were worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor acquired 1,640 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $12,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 53,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $400,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

The major indexes rose to new highs this week as investors ignored the chaos in Washington and refused to let the market fall.

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The S&P 500 rose 1.5% this week after advancing 0.2% to 2,351.16 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.7% this week after ticking up 4.28 points to 20,624.05. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8% this week after today.

There were all sorts of reasons for the market to drop this week: Fed chief Janet Yellen was more hawkish than expected when she testified to Congress this week, while President Donald J. Trump was busy defending himself, rather than proposing business friendly legislation.

But the market refused to take a loss for an answer. Today, for instance, the Dow had been down as much as 87.16 points, before rallying back, while the blue chip benchmark rallied back from a 55.03 decline. In fact, that’s been the pattern all year in the S&P 500, explains the folks at Bespoke Investment Group:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Federal Signal Corporation(FSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    VOLKSWAGEN (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) and Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Federal Signal Co. (NYSE:FSS) by 63.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 234,061 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Federal Signal were worth $5,154,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.1967635640765 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DECENT (CURRENCY:DCT) traded down 20.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on September 5th. Over the last seven days, DECENT has traded 14% lower against the U.S. dollar. DECENT has a total market cap of $8.35 million and approximately $216,900.00 worth of DECENT was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DECENT coin can now be purchased for $0.16 or 0.00002516 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex, Upbit, BCEX and HitBTC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.83.

  • [By ]

    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 11.6 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after surging 118.52 percent on Tuesday.
    Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) shares fell 6.5 percent to $2.60 in pre-market trading after rising 1.09 percent on Tuesday.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) fell 6 percent to $7.58 in pre-market trading after dropping 9.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) fell 4.8 percent to $12.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) shares fell 4.1 percent to $25.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) shares fell 2.7 percent to $20.25 in pre-market trading after rising 7.88 percent on Tuesday.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) fell 2.5 percent to $9.81 in pre-market trading. Daktronics is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) fell 2.2 percent to $8.28 in pre-market trading

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright reiterated their buy rating on shares of T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) in a report issued on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $14.00 target price on the medical equipment provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $70.44 and last traded at $70.20, with a volume of 1123 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.82.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

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Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now

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Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: CSP Inc.(CSPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about CSP (NASDAQ:CSPI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSP earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 44.9831568716707 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is one of the largest silver and gold streaming companies in the world. However, over the last five years, Wheaton’s stock is down nearly 10% while peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) are up over 60% each. What’s going on at Wheaton, and is it worth buying what clearly looks like the industry laggard?

An advantaged model

The first thing to understand about Wheaton and its peers is the streaming business model. Essentially, these companies provide cash up front to miners for the right to buy silver and gold at reduced prices in the future. These deals are good for miners, as they provide access to capital beyond the equity and debt markets, which aren’t always the cheapest way to raise money. For Wheaton and its peers, streaming deals lock in low prices and wide margins in good years and bad. For investors considering investing in the mining space, owning a streaming company instead of miner will usually be the best all-around option.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative net margin of 12.72% and a negative return on equity of 19.31%. The company had revenue of $43.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. equities analysts forecast that Liquidity Services, Inc. will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

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    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5172522637305 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded up 5.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 29th. One Energo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0146 or 0.00000235 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Coinrail, Coinnest and CoinEgg. Energo has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and $823,323.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Energo has traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tidewater Inc.(TDW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Golar LNG (GLNG) and Tidewater (TDW) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com) New Dedicated Senior Medical Center Brings Affordable Concierge-Style Health Care to Bradenton Seniors (prweb.com) Tidewater Inc. (TDW) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) Tidewater to Buy Offshore Supply Vessel Operator GulfMark (wsj.com) Tidewater to Buy GulfMark, Form Combined Entity Worth $1.25B (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Tidewater traded down $0.10, reaching $31.49, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. 158,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 183,937. Tidewater has a 12-month low of $20.37 and a 12-month high of $35.98. The company has a quick ratio of 3.71, a current ratio of 3.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tidewater earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9223416083374 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemours (NYSE: CC) and W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This mid-cap company also looks like a solid stock to own during difficult times. W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The company operates in two segments.The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Grace and (NYSE: GRA) and DSM (OTCMKTS:RDSMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    W.R. Grace & Co.: Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Expected to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.96 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com) Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desks Radar (finance.yahoo.com)

    W. R. Grace & Co traded up $0.71, reaching $74.39, on Friday, according to Marketbeat. The stock had a trading volume of 378,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 720,257. W. R. Grace & Co has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $77.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.23. The stock has a market cap of $4.96 billion, a PE ratio of 21.88, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

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    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    Hestill has 29% of the company, he’s still plastered on the pizza boxes and the marketing –although, that’s really been pulled back. Then, it’s also come out this week that Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)and Papa John’s,before all of this stuff came up over the past couple of months, they’reactually in talks to have some sort of merger. Going forward,if you’re the board of directors at Papa John’s,I think you have to really consider that possibility. Maybethe best step forward for the company is to look for a merger or a sale, because, man, this seems like a train wreck that keeps accelerating.Whenyou have Schnatter on the board, he would have to be in favor of a buyout or a merger for it to go through.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

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    Buffett’s biggest losers have been Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , down 30%; Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) , down 21%; Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) , down 20%; American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) , down 19%; and Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) , down 18%. Maybe on those grounds he should reconsider his remarks in February when he said he was open to buying an entire airline.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    The unnamed competitor, is, of course, Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ:KHC), which owns the Heinz Mustard label, Kraft barbecue sauces, and the Tapatio brand, an institutional food-service hot sauce. McCormick realized before purchasing RB Foods that its deep marketing skills and distribution prowess, combined with sophisticated data analysis tools (all of which it successfully employs in its core condiments business), would translate well in the task of reasserting French’s dominance in domestic grocery aisles.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    Just about everyone wants to know what famed investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, owns and whether or not they should own those stocks, too. The answer, as with every investment decision, isn’t usually a simple yes or no. Which is why these three Motley Fool investors have looked at the stocks that Buffett owns in his own portfolio or as CEO ofBerkshire Hathawayto see which ones are most interesting today. Technology giantApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), food makerThe Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), and tiny real estate investment trustSeritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) all caught our attention — but only for the right types of investors.

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    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

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    Wednesday brings earnings from Clorox (CLX) , MasterCard (MA) and Kraft Heinz (KHC) . Cramer would buy Clorox into weakness and MasterCard ahead of when they report. Kraft Heinz is a tough one, however, as the company grows through acquisition and there’s not a lot to buy right now.

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

If you are an income investor looking at gold stocks you might be tempted to buy Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM), a gold and silver streaming company with a relatively high yield. It’s not a bad stock to own, but it may not be the best dividend stock for your portfolio if you don’t understand a few important basics. Here’s what you need to know before you buy Wheaton for its peer-beating dividend yield.

What Wheaton does

The first thing to understand is that Wheaton Precious Metals is not a miner. It is a streaming company. That means it provides cash up front to miners in exchange for the right to buy gold and silver at reduced rates in the future. It’s a business model that provides Wheaton with wide margins in both good markets and bad because of its contractually locked-in low prices.

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Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Capital and Income Strategies Fund Inc(CII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fd (NYSE:CII) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3179811195894 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as sharesrose 11.5%. Those gains cameeven though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Four months into 2018, just take a step back and process what your portfolio has had to endure.

Two major gap downs (early February and mid-March) in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average thanks to trade war talk that seemingly came out of nowhere. A more blunt talking Fed chairman in Jerome Powell than his predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke. The market has not responded well to Powell, at all. A rout in the one-time market darlings known as FAANG (Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Apple (AAPL) , Netflix (NFLX) , and Alphabet (GOOGL) ) stocks. Whereas these companies could do no wrong in 2017, they are now viewed by many on Wall Street as overvalued and poised to be regulated by the government. Many “value” stocks have continued to get cheaper even with a market experiencing heightened volatility. General Electric (GE) , historically a beacon of safety due to its solid dividend, has shed 25%. The company’s financial troubles haven’t helped its investment case, either.  The VIX Index, commonly known as Wall Street’s fear guage, has hovered above 20 for much of the year. For most of 2017, the VIX Index was below 10 as investors feared very little.  Gold prices have stayed in a tight trading range despite a more nervous stock market. Who would have thought.  Bitcoin prices have crashed 38%, leading a plunge across the once smoking hot cryptocurrency space. 

Be honest with yourself: how the market has reacted so far this year has surprised you. And that’s OK if it has, successful investing isn’t easy. But, the ramped up uncertaintly underscores why you need top-notch guidance and education like never before. 

Hot Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

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    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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