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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

The year 2018 has been volatile for the markets. Stocks rapidly climbed to record territory early in the year before finally posting a long-awaited correction. And the energy market has seen a dramatic rise in oil prices that’s helped to bolster prospects for oil and natural gas related companies. Yet for conservative investors, one popular investment that most see as being particularly safe has turned out to be a big loser, and that’s forcing many people — especially retirees — to reconsider how they invest more broadly.

Retirees and those approaching the end of their careers often are advised to reduce stock market exposure. Instead, many end up putting larger percentages of their savings into fixed-income investments like Treasury bonds. Although Treasuries are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, making them the safest dollar-denominated debt instruments on the planet, they are far from risk-free. As many retirees are learning the hard way in 2018, Treasury bonds can lose money, and current trends suggest that those tough times could continue.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The analyst highlighted American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), Delta Airlines Inc. (NYSE: DAL), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Alaska Air Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ALK) as among the industry's best-positioned names. The quartet combines for over 38 percent of JETS' roster.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Lastly, a brutal competitive battle between Southwest and Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) that has been playing out over the past year is starting to let up. Alaska Airlines has cut several routes where it had been encroaching on core Southwest Airlines markets. Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines is set to reduce its capacity in San Francisco, where Alaska Airlines is now the second-largest carrier.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc.(GRIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) have trended somewhat 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. Griffin Industrial Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.889795908597 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRIF) by 155.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,876 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,358 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Griffin Land & Nurseries worth $142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.(NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid forTwenty-FirstCentury Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 44,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,400,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    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 Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PrairieSky Royalty (TSE:PSK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as C$28.50 and last traded at C$28.40, with a volume of 395241 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$28.32.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LPL Financial LLC decreased its position in shares of SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:PSK) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 138,573 shares of the company’s stock after selling 41,937 shares during the quarter. LPL Financial LLC’s holdings in SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF were worth $6,021,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation(NYMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX) and Nymox Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:NYMX) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Does the market still overreact to news headlines? It sure seems that way in many cases, and the recent sell-off in shares of Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) after earnings may have become one of those instances. It turns out that Wall Street analysts have maintained a more bullish view of the cruise line operator and they still see big upside ahead.

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: CCL, HOG, GE, AMZN
    Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has weighed in on U.S. trade policy. The company said over the weekend that European Union tariffs could fuel an uptick in prices by at least $2,200 per unit. However, the company said in a statement that it does not plan to raise prices as a result. Instead, the firm plans to shift its production intended for EU sales out of the United States.
    General Electric (NYSE: GE) is on the verge of selling its industrial division to private equity giant Advent Capital for $3 billion. According to reports, Advent beat out Cummins in a bidding war for the lucrative industrial engine group.
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is ramping up its Prime grocery store sales. The company’s Whole Foods savings program has expanded nationwide. After a brief trial period in Florida, Prime members can now access deals in every state. It’s bad news for grocery rivals as Amazon continues to expand.
    Look for an earnings report from Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL). Wall Street analysts project that the cruise line will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.60 on top of $4.33 billion in revenue.
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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival(NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    There’s no sign of rough seas ahead in the cruise ship industry. Instead,Carnival(NYSE:CCL) just announced fiscal second-quarter earnings results that sailed past management’s guidance for the second straight quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) traded down about 10.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $56.95 after closing Friday at $63.53. The stock’s 52-week high is $72.70. Volume totaled about 14.5 million, nearly four times the daily average of around 4 million. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning, but rising costs and a shaky outlook were not rewarded today.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 16.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on May 21st. During the last seven days, CarTaxi Token has traded 23.4% higher against the dollar. CarTaxi Token has a market capitalization of $361,050.00 and $28,505.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One CarTaxi Token token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0090 or 0.00000107 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Just days before reporting earnings, Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) was hitting new all-time highs. But since hitting those highs, YUM stock has been in retreat. That’s despite rebounding from its post-earnings slump.

After the company beat on earnings per share and revenue expectations — and rather handedly at that — it’s got many investors wondering if this is an overreaction to Yum earnings.

Does it make Yum stock a buy?

A Look at YUM Earnings

Adjusted for a one-time item, earnings came in at 90 cents per share. That was vastly ahead of the 68 cents per share in earnings that analysts were looking for. On the revenue front, its $1.37 billion in sales beat expectations as well.

The company operates a trio of global restaurant chains, that being KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. That’s with the exception of China, which operates under Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC).

While the headline numbers looked good, same-store sales (SSS) were a disappointment, increasing just 1% globally. That’s below analysts’ estimates looking for 2% growth. Operating margins at KFC grew 5.3% to 33.6%, but both Taco Bell and Pizza saw declines.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Monsanto Company(MON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Monsanto (NYSE:MON) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Monsanto earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.3437931403927 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) is expected to share its most recent quarterly numbers first thing Thursday. Analysts are looking for $0.42 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.77 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $116.78 apiece, in a 52-week range of $104.77 to $122.80. The consensus price target is $125.18.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: The Joint Corp.(JYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Joint (NASDAQ: JYNT) and Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both small-cap medical 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 Ethan Ryder]

    Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and The Joint (NASDAQ:JYNT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Jacksonville, Florida-based third-party logistics (3PL) providerLandstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) enjoyed record revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The handsome $1.05 billion top line was accompanied by record quarterlygross profit of $155.5 million. Investors have applauded the performance: Though volatile, Landstar’s stock has gained nearly 9% year to date, and over a 12-month period, the LSTR symbol has returned nearly 29%. As we look ahead to second-quarter results, which will be reported next month, can the Landstar maintain the vigorous earnings momentum that has supported its stock price ascent?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Mindbody(NASDAQ:MB)reported first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Tuesday. The online platform provider for the fitness, wellness, and beauty services industries posted revenue growth of 28% and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06, versus a loss of $0.03 in the year-ago period.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 16.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on May 21st. During the last seven days, CarTaxi Token has traded 23.4% higher against the dollar. CarTaxi Token has a market capitalization of $361,050.00 and $28,505.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One CarTaxi Token token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0090 or 0.00000107 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.