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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Income investors often ask “who are the dividend kings?”They’re indisputably the best and the safest dividend stocks you can buy because dividend kings are companies that have increased their dividends every year for the last 50 consecutive years or more, which means growth, stability, and reliability — the three keys to successful dividend investing. They’re the safest because companies that have come as far as increasing their payouts for five decades are least likely to cut dividends.

Having paid uninterrupted and growing dividends for such a long time, these companies exhibit the highest qualities of resilience, discipline, and commitment, all of which are also essential attributes of a king, hence the befitting name.

The extraordinary 50-year streak of dividend increases also means that dividend kings are one notch above the more popular S&P Dividend Aristocrats. Both groups are comprised ofdividend growth stocks, or companies that have consistently grown earnings and cash flows to support a higher payout, year after year. The focus here, therefore, is less on dividend yield and more on the rate of dividend increases and payout ratio, both of which are key criteria for any investor when selecting dividend stocks. While a high yield can be enticing, investing in top dividend growth stocks like dividend kings could fetch you big returns in the long run.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 9,300 shares of RingCentral stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.71, for a total transaction of $722,703.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    LMAT has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Benchmark upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Roth Capital started coverage on shares of LeMaitre Vascular in a research note on Friday, June 8th. They issued a buy rating and a $38.00 price target for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.71.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Want proof? We asked a team of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a little-known income stock that they are quite fond of. Here’s why they called outMedical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW),Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), and LaMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CAS Medical Systems (NASDAQ: CASM) and LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Coca Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($1.73), reports. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 2.23%.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) Director William F. Reddersen acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, with a total value of $19,950.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 199,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $796,300.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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