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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

Stocks couldnt shake off early losses and all three major indexes ended lower on Thursday.

Bloomberg News

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 210.79 points, or 1.17%, to 17830.76. The S&P 500 Index fell 19.34 points, or 0.92%, to 2075.81. The Nasdaq slid 57.85 points, or 1.19%, to 4805.29.

Blue chips were dragged down by Apple(AAPL): Just days after its disappointing earnings, billionaire Carl Icahn said he no longer has a stake in the stock.

From a data standpoint, First quarter gross domestic product grew 0.5%, below economists expectations, overshadowing an upbeat jobs report that saw unemployment fall to a four-decade low.

Stifels Lindsey Piegza writes that this could push out any interest rate hikes:

From a policy standpoint, should the U.S. economy post meaningful improvement between now and June, assuming the Feds concerns surrounding international risks are not reignited, policy makers appear well positioned to announce the second rate hike in less than two months time. Of course, following this mornings disappointing GDP report, its difficult to imagine a marked improvement in the economy over the next two months. More likely, the combination of stagnant economic conditions, a still-restrained consumer, and ongoing concerns regarding risks of contagion from developments abroad whether directly identified in the statement or not will make it increasingly difficult for the Fed to raise rates once in the remaining nine months of 2016, if at all.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Primo Water Corporation(PRMW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) CFO David J. Mills sold 5,934 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.50, for a total value of $80,109.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 79,624 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,074,924. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) had its price objective hoisted by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target points to a potential upside of 0.88% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Andy Pai]

    Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq: PRMW) appears to be the most undervalued stock in the fund. The company has a blended upside of 31.1 percent relative to its current trading price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Primo Water Corp. (NASDAQ: PRMW) was started with an Outperform rating at William Blair.BMO Capital Markets maintained its Market Perform rating but the price target was raised to $16 from $15.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: CSI Compressco LP(CCLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Compressco Partners (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fourth-quarter 2017 shipments of personal computers (PCs), including desktops and laptops, fell 2% year over year to an estimated 71.56 million units. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) was the volume and market-share leader with worldwide shipments totaling 16.08 million in the quarter and a share of 22.5%. For the full year, worldwide shipments dipped 2.8% to 262.54 million units.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion before the opening bell. Michael Kors shares rose 2.61 percent to $70.00 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) to post its quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $508.02 million after the closing bell. Guess dropped 0.36 percent to close at $24.59 on Tuesday.
    HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) reported upbeat revenue for its second quarter and raised its profit outlook for the full year. The company named Steve Fieler as its CFO. HP shares rose 0.61 percent to $21.43 in pre-market trading.
    Before the markets open, Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million. Chico's FAS shares declined 1.67 percent to close at $9.99 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) reported upbeat revenue for its second quarter and raised its profit outlook for the full year. The company named Steve Fieler as its CFO.
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is the other top pick at Merrill Lynch, and it is well set in the entry-level market. Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) is the second largest public homebuilder by closings in the United States, delivering over 29,000 homes in 2017.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is the other top pick at Merrill Lynch, and it is well set in the entry-level market. Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) is the second largest public homebuilder by closings in the United States, delivering over 29,000 homes in 2017.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

  • [By Jonathan Schonfeld]

    The Chinese stock market has entered bear market territory. The Shanghai Composite is off more than 20% since January. Ongoing concerns about the nation’s economic growth and a large-scale trade war with the United States have weighed on investor sentiment. This morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attempted to alleviate concerns about the ongoing selloff by rolling back statements on the nation’s intention to limit domestic Chinese investment. Gold pricestook a beating last week, but sentiment may have finally hit an intermediate-term bottom – and it could make this moment one of the best buying opportunities you’ll see. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth explains why now is the time to buy gold. Canada is in the process of legalizing weed, and that’s opening the floodgates for billions of dollars to flow into the industry. On June 19, the Canadian Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. By Oct. 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants recreational sales to start, according toCBS. Here’s how you can profit from this event.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GE, BHGE, HOG
    General Electric Co.(NYSE: GE) stock popped 5.5% after the company announced a series of spin-off plans on Tuesday. The company said that it will divest its GE Healthcare business and sell its stake in oilfield services giant Baker Hughes Co.(NYSE: BHGE). General Electric, which was recently dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will now focus exclusively on its aviation, power, and renewable energy businesses. Harley DavidsonInc. (NYSE: HOG) is taking criticism from President Trump. The company recently said it will be moving some of its U.S. production abroad due to tariffs from the European Union. The iconic motorcycle giant had previously said that tariffs would add an additional $2,200 in cost to every motorcycle that it sold. Trump threatened the company earlier today, stating that if it moves operations over sea, “they

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sanctuary Wealth Management L.L.C. lifted its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 0.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 673,046 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,571 shares during the period. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF accounts for approximately 25.1% of Sanctuary Wealth Management L.L.C.’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Sanctuary Wealth Management L.L.C.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF were worth $29,782,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Hot Stocks To Own For 2018: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ballard Power Systemsalong with alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like small capsFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 before falling back; but BLDP and PLUG have picked up steam earlier this year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of FuelCell Energy severely underperforming whilesmall cap alternative energy or fuel cell stocks like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaked in 2014 with some of them showing signs of stabilization andsomepositive growth last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Envirostar Inc (NYSE: EVI).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fuel cell stock Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened with the Company now using anew Shareholder Letter format to report earnings. GAAP revenue was $15.2 million versus $15.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. Q1 2017 revenue represents 30% year-over-year growth in recurring revenue streams which wasoffset by a reduction of system deployments year over year due to the timing of when planned 2017 deployments will be commissioned. The net loss was $24.1 million versus anet loss of $11.8 million. As of March 31, 2017, Plug Power had total cash of $65.7 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $11.8 million and restricted cash of $53.9 million.

Hot Stocks To Own For 2018: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows KB Home along with large caps D.R. Horton, Inc (NYSE: DHI), Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) and PulteGroup, Inc (NYSE: PHM) somewhat all taking off once Donald Trump was sworn in:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) reported upbeat earnings for its fiscal third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) disclosed that it has priced its public offering of 4 million common units for gross proceeds of $124 million.
    South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) reported that it has increased its buyback plan from 250,000 shares to 1 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Lennar Corp (NYSE: LEN) announced plans to buy CalAtlantic Group Inc (NYSE: CAA) for around $9.3 billion in a stock-and-cash deal, including $3.6 billion in debt.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) will report its most recent quarterly results Wednesday morning as well. The consensus estimates for the fiscal first quarter call for EPS of $0.77 and $2.58 billion in revenue. The homebuilders shares were last seen trading at $58.94, in a 52-week range of $48.52 to $72.17. The consensus price target is $78.11.

  • [By ]

    LG Homes (LGIH) : “I like Lennar (LEN) and I also like Toll Brothers (TOL) .”

    GrubHub (GRUB) : “I’ve been riding this one for a long time. It might be time to take some profits. “

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

Hot Stocks To Own For 2018: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.(CDTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX) shares took a big step back on Monday, despite the firm reporting positive midstage results. Specifically, Cidara reported positive topline results from its Phase 2 Strive clinical trial of its lead antifungal candidate rezafungin acetate.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Hot Stocks To Own For 2018: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Two years ago, I discussed LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY) (OTCPK:LVMHF) in another article here on Seeking Alpha. Although I wasnt too impressed with the companys free cash flow yield, I did agree this company deserved a premium valuation. And on top of that, I was expecting its strong growth results to continue in the years ahead. Were now two years later, and LVMH has delivered on every front. Unfortunately the market caught up on that as well, and LVMHs share price has doubled in just two years. And although the LVMH results justify a good performance of the share price, I do think LVMH is getting a little pricey.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    (Incidentally, the operating structure and history of growth through smart acquisitions and management is a reminiscent story behind the rise of Bernard Arnault and The Arnault Family Group, which is the majority controlling shareholder in LVMH Mo毛t Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. (OTCPK:LVMUY) and Christian Dior SE in the ultra-luxury goods industry.)

  • [By ]

    French luxury house LVMH SE (LVMUY) stock surged 3.55% in Paris, changing hands at 278.8 after it reported better-than-expected first quarter sales. Organic revenues rose by 13% in the first three months of the year, driven by its fashion and leather goods division.