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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield — from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: POSCO(PKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in POSCO (NYSE:PKX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 2,035 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $160,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. POSCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5366586800129 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ:TA) by 8.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 955,678 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 75,276 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in TravelCenters of America were worth $3,440,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) had its price objective lifted by Craig Hallum from $6.50 to $10.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    TravelCenters of America (TA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.21 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) TravelCenters of America (TA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Quaker Steak & Lube® Invites Guests to ‘Round Up’ to Benefit Folds of Honor (finance.yahoo.com) Camping World (CWH) vs. TravelCenters of America (TA) Head-To-Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Annual Meeting Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    TravelCenters of America traded up $0.02, reaching $3.10, during midday trading on Monday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 163,465 shares, compared to its average volume of 184,114. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market cap of $124.00 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.33 and a beta of 1.68. TravelCenters of America has a 12-month low of $2.95 and a 12-month high of $5.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Vical Incorporated(VICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vical (NASDAQ: VICL) and Aptose Biosciences (NASDAQ:APTO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Vical Incorporated (VICL) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) Vical Incorporated (NasdaqCM:VICL) 16.88 Current Ratio in Focus (zeelandpress.com) Stocks: Performances and Technical’s to scrutinize: Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), Vical … (thestreetpoint.com) Vical Incorporated (NasdaqCM:VICL) VC Score Reaches 60 (zeelandpress.com) Vical to Present at the 20th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 target price on shares of Vical in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Vical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: magicJack VocalTec Ltd(CALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telekom Austria (NASDAQ: CALL) and magicJack VocalTec (NASDAQ:CALL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ:CALL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Magicjack Vocaltec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.0829609029142 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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about magicJack VocalTec (NASDAQ:CALL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. magicJack VocalTec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.3309578175375 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ: CALL) and PLDT (NYSE:PHI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BT Group (NASDAQ: CALL) and magicJack VocalTec (NASDAQ:CALL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have 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 $4.70.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) shareholders, who’ve watched their stock lose 45% of its value over the past year, got even more bad news today: Chief Financial Officer Michael Willis has resigned, and Westport doesn’t have a ready replacement.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) jumped 11.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. But it wasn’t a smooth ride for shareholders.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Why shareholders’ votes on methane emissions could lead to changes for drillers (bizjournals.com) Shareholders OK proposal calling on Range Resources to issue emissions management report (pionline.com) Methane shareholder resolution passes at U.S. oil and gas company (edf.org) Range shareholders approve measure to require methane report (bizjournals.com) Whirling Stocks: Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC), Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT), Ur-Energy … (thestreetpoint.com)

    A number of equities analysts have issued reports on RRC shares. Morgan Stanley downgraded Range Resources from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Range Resources from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Capital One downgraded Range Resources from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on Range Resources to $28.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Bank of America decreased their price objective on Range Resources from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.22.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT)’s share price rose 10.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 1,445,750 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 867,994 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.30.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.

    UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    FlipHTML5 Page Flip PDF Turns Social Media Accounts Into Compelling Ones (digitaljournal.com) $23.10 Million in Sales Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Basware introduces a ‘Smart PDF’ invoice (itwire.com) ActivePDF Brings Redaction to Businesses, Improving Privacy, Security,… (virtual-strategy.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.(CRESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.6414670877177 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7755181744414 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 294,367 shares, a decline of 44.8% from the April 30th total of 533,376 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 179,726 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $100.85 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of American Woodmark Co. (NASDAQ:AMWD) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 5,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $525,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was a bad day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks all finished deep in the red to begin the holiday-shortened week. The Dow had been down more than 500 points during the session as investors focused on turmoil in the European financial markets, where an increase in bond yields in Italy brought back memories of the Greek financial crisis in the early 2010s. Yet even though broad-based market averages fell sharply, some stocks managed to post solid gains. Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN), and American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

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    Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.

    Level 4

    In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.

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    Volkswagen Group (OTCPK:VLKAY) / Audi (OTCPK:AUDVF) / Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF)

    Volkswagen is currently ranked the number 6 top-selling global electric car manufacturer with 6% market share. In Europe Volkswagen is the number 2 electric car seller with a 14% market share.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Revenues generated by mobile apps and game sales rose 35% year over year in 2017 to $58.6 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) nabbed $38.5 billion in sales at its App Store through in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps, almost double the $20.1 billion total generated by Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) at Google Play.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Priced at $120, Fire TV Cube will be the most expensive Fire TV device, but more affordable than competing products like the Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) TV 4K, which is only now about to receive Dolby Atmos supportand starts at $179. However, Amazon is already discounting Fire TV Cube for Prime members, who can purchase it for $90 for a limited time. Fire TV Cube will ship later this month on June 21.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    That’s why it’s important to think about adding some dividend stocks to your retirement portfolio so that you can not only receive some additional income but also build wealth at the same time. To help you get started, let’s take a look at why three very different companies — 3M (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), American Tower (NYSE:AMT) — could be great long-term investments for your retirement.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its holdings in shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 19.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 94,822 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,710 shares during the period. Apple makes up 2.3% of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s holdings in Apple were worth $16,047,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

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    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 175,419 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $15,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 0.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 346,931 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 2,369 shares during the period. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $31,616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 3% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on June 17th. In the last week, Aditus has traded 9.7% lower against the dollar. Aditus has a total market capitalization of $3.81 million and $461,918.00 worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can currently be purchased for about $0.0163 or 0.00000251 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, COSS and CoinBene.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. In the last seven days, Aditus has traded 164.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Aditus has a market cap of $9.93 million and approximately $1.63 million worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can now be purchased for $0.0424 or 0.00000485 BTC on exchanges including CoinBene, COSS and IDEX.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.

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What a silly stock market. There I was on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. waiting for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to crash 1,700 points as Trump verbally ripped Iran to shreds (and pulled out of the Iran deal). The Dow instantly tanked 80 points one sentence into Trump’s latest global spectacle. But then the Blue Chip index rallied back as Trump continued to hit Iran, and actually finished the session higher. As a 15-year old would put it: #WTF.

For an already jittery market to be able to shrug off major news of this kind is nicely short-term bullish…or is it.

“Couple of thoughts. First, there’s genuine confusion right now about the value of strength. We like strength in employment because there’s no real wage inflation. We like strength in commodities because it means the world’s not slowing down. And we like strength in consumer spending like we heard last night in Disney (DIS) and we have been hearing for weeks now in earnings season,” writes TheStreet’s founder Jim Cramer over on RealMoney on the weird move in the markets Tuesday. In effect, we could be in a short-term good news is good news environment for stocks. That’s an environment where you load back up on cyclicals and hot tech names like Netflix (NFLX) (which could be acquired by Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT) in within two years, reports TheStreet’s Katherine Ross).

Top Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: TSR Inc.(TSRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TSR Inc (NASDAQ: TSRI) shares shot up 35 percent to $5.15 following Q4 results. TSR reported Q4 earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $15.5 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PlayAGS (NYSE: AGS) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By ]

    This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    In the super-regional banks that are not money center banks, Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) was up 6.3% at $13.22, and Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) was last seen up 3.8% at $38.30. They would both do better with lower regulatory costs and be able to better compete against larger banks when their stress test results had not been as strong.

Top Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

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I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Applied Materials Inc.(AMAT), Red Hat Inc.(RHT) and National Oilwell Varco Inc.(NOV)

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iowa State Bank lifted its stake in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,546 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,589 shares during the quarter. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in National Oilwell Varco were worth $683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Callon Petroleum Company(CPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Callon Petroleum from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Callon Petroleum from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Mizuho set a $15.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $16.42.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aqua America, Inc.(WTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

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    Aqua America (WTR) : “This is not the stock for a hot economy, even though this is a well-run company.”

    Mueller Water Products (MWA) : “This is not the time to buy. I don’t like the numbers.”

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight and the price target was raised to $36 from $33 (versus a $31.19 close) at Barclays.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. reduced its stake in shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) by 7.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 95,640 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,290 shares during the quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Aqua America were worth $3,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: (CVKEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    For example, Evergrande Life – a unit of property developer China Evergrande Group (OTC:EGRNF) – saw its premiums increase more than 40-fold in 2016. It used the proceeds to accumulate a significant stake in rival developer China Vanke (OTC:CVKEY) last year.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Another illustration of the excellent project structuring skills that First Sponsor’s management possesses relates to the divestment of a 70% interest in its property development project in China, the Star of East River project in Dongguan to Chinese property developer China Vanke (OTC:CVKEY) in FY2016. It recorded a disposal gain of S$97.3 million in 4QFY2016 and recouped its capital investment in its entirety with a surplus cash return of approximately S$23.2 million. More importantly, First Sponsor still retains exposure to the Star of East River project with a 30% interest while having a brand-name listed property developer like China Vanke leading the project.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    On December 14, 4-Traders reported “BYD signed a strategic partnership agreement” with China Vanke (OTC:CVKEY), China’s largest property developer. The partnership will integrate Vanke’s property development and BYD’s cloud rail, providing a solution for urban development. BYD is also partnering (with 42 others) in a 5G joint innovation center with China Mobile (NYSE:CHL).

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .