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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019

Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) and BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

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Community Bank System has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BancFirst has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Community Bank System and BancFirst’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Community Bank System 29.20% 9.49% 1.41%
BancFirst 24.74% 12.56% 1.35%

Valuation and Earnings

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) had its target price cut by research analysts at Needham & Company LLC from $130.00 to $120.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “strong-buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Needham & Company LLC’s price target points to a potential upside of 42.72% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 888,437 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $81,168,000. Microchip Technology comprises 3.2% of Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 24.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 902,672 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 176,737 shares during the quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp owned 0.39% of Microchip Technology worth $82,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) might not have seen two downgrades, but it was started with a mere Sector Weight rating at KeyBanc Capital Markets. The one downgrade came from Raymond James, which lowered its rating to Market Perform from Outperform. Microchip Technology shares closed up 0.5% at $82.30 on Monday, and they have a 52-week trading range of $78.33 to $104.20. The consensus target price is $113.31. The shares were down 3.4% at $79.50 Tuesday morning.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The sheer size of Devon’s buyback has the potential to move the stock meaningfully higher over the next year, given what similar repurchase programs have done for rivals in the recent past. In late 2016, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) announced plans to repurchase $3 billion in shares that it would fund by selling assets. The company completed that authorization last year and added another $2 billion to the program for 2018.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) continued rallying last month, rising another 10%, which put them up more than 40% over the past year. Fueling April’s surge — which added more than $7.5 billion to the company’s market cap — was a combination of higher oil prices, another oil discovery in Alaska, and strong first-quarter results.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) was started with an Outperform rating at BMO Capital Markets with a $74 price target. The Wall Street consensus target for the oil giant is set at $74.35. The shares ended trading Friday at $69.43.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Courier Capital LLC cut its stake in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,910 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 198 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders purchased shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on weakness during trading on Friday. $447.22 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $180.32 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $266.90 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ConocoPhillips had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. ConocoPhillips traded down ($2.77) for the day and closed at $65.36

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) dropped about 1.7% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $30.44 after closing at $30.95 on Friday. Volume was around 4.1 million about 10% below the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$52.22.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pembina Pipeline (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) had its price target lifted by BMO Capital Markets from C$50.00 to C$52.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) which fell about 5% to $28.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.30 to $39.90. Volume was 8.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.9172533861743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Flow Traders U.S. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 6,570 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $244,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $43.46.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings  (NYSE:LH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp trimmed its stake in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,683 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 13,073 shares during the quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $1,728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 45.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 19,179 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 15,727 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $3,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Put Options (LH) (americanbankingnews.com) Credit Suisse Group Lowers Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) Can LaunchPad Aid LabCorp's (LH) Covance Arm in Q1 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) As Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) Shares Rose, Shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp … (djzplanet.com)

    LH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $204.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Laboratory Corp. of America from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mizuho set a $178.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $183.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $189.19.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Twin Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 37.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 13,160 shares during the quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $3,947,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC decreased its stake in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 56.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,600 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) and TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now

CEO of Tractor Supply Co (NASDAQ:TSCO) Gregory A Sandfort sold 140,709 shares of TSCO on 09/04/2018 at an average price of $90.28 a share. The total sale was $12.7 million.

Tractor Supply Co is an operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. It is engaged in supplying the needs of recreational farmers and ranchers as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Co has a market cap of $10.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $90.19 with a P/E ratio of 23.42 and P/S ratio of 1.51. The dividend yield of Tractor Supply Co stocks is 1.27%. Tractor Supply Co had annual average EBITDA growth of 19.80% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Tractor Supply Co the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Gregory A Sandfort sold 140,709 shares of TSCO stock on 09/04/2018 at the average price of $90.28. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.1% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

SVP CFO Kurt D Barton sold 11,156 shares of TSCO stock on 08/24/2018 at the average price of $86.74. The price of the stock has increased by 3.98% since.

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Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE: TEF) and Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica (BME:TEF) has been assigned a €10.70 ($12.44) target price by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 30.49% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Telefonica SA (BME:TEF) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €8.98 ($10.44).

Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argent Trust Co boosted its position in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 72.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,679 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,807 shares during the period. Argent Trust Co’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $1,290,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    And it’s not like there aren’t plenty of catalysts in the wind that could derail the whole thing. For one, there are plenty of big earnings reports this morning that could mess things up, especially in some currently out-of-favor sectors like staples (MO, HSY) and defense (RTN).

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of defense titans Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) all underperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading up to when the Budget Control Act was signed in August 2011, a period when the tension between different congressional factions intensified, with shares of individual companies dropping between 7% and 13% during the first two weeks of August alone.

Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Triangle Securities Wealth Management lifted its stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 34.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,339 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Triangle Securities Wealth Management’s holdings in Laboratory Corp. of America were worth $420,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Put Options (LH) (americanbankingnews.com) Credit Suisse Group Lowers Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) Can LaunchPad Aid LabCorp's (LH) Covance Arm in Q1 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) As Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) Shares Rose, Shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp … (djzplanet.com)

    LH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $204.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Laboratory Corp. of America from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mizuho set a $178.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $183.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $189.19.

Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SCANA (NYSE:SCG) and NiSource (NYSE:NI) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re like me, you love dividend stocks, particularly ones with high yields. However, you have to look past the yield when you weigh an investment, because all dividends are not created equal. Today, for example, utility SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG) and bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS) both offer hefty payouts, but neither should be added to your portfolio.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 47.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 159,475 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 143,555 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of SCANA worth $5,988,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.355 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.51%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 29th. This is a positive change from Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has increased its dividend payment by an average of 8.3% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 26 consecutive years. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has a payout ratio of 57.6% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Tanger Factory Outlet Centers to earn $2.39 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.40 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 58.6%.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    To that end, we asked three Motley Fool investors for their favorite growth stocks to buy this month. Read on to learn why they like Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), and Square (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also commented on LFUS. ValuEngine raised Littelfuse from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reissued a hold rating on shares of Littelfuse in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Littelfuse from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Littelfuse has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $212.75.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Circuit-protection product manufacturer Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) reported its second-quarter results before the market opened on Aug. 1. Revenue soared thanks to the acquisition of IXYS and double-digit organic growth, while adjusted earnings grew at a slower rate. The company provided guidance calling for strong growth in the third quarter, despite the impact from tariffs.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) SVP Matthew Cole sold 150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $227.26, for a total transaction of $34,089.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $946,083.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on TLK shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy”.

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Augustine Asset Management Inc. Sells 28,367 Shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (TLK)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this report can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4150140/augustine-asset-management-inc-sells-28367-shares-of-telekomnks-indn-prsr-tbk-prshn-prsrn-adr-tlk.html.

    About Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported second-quarter results on July 31st. The company is losing cellphone subscribers to lower-priced rivals, but management insists that charging higher prices for a higher-quality service is the right way to go.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

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    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is diversified across the Aerospace & Defense sector with 25% of sales in information technology, followed by aerospace orders (24%), marine systems (23%), combat systems (16%), and mission systems (12%). The acquisition of CSRA makes it one of the largest IT contractors to the U.S. government.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) has been the “wait ’til next year” story of the defense industry for several years now. The company’s initial guidance for 2019 suggests that investors are going to need to be patient a while longer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Loeb Partners Corp Has $1.44 Million Holdings in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159809/loeb-partners-corp-has-1-44-million-holdings-in-umh-properties-sh-sh-umh.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 22,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, September 11th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $2.83 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $2.94. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating and a $220.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Laboratory Corp. of America’s Q2 2019 earnings at $3.05 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.10 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $12.06 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.04 EPS.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019

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Not supposed to argue with success, namely, Warren Buffett&a;rsquo;s net worth and Apple&a;rsquo;s near trillion-dollar market capitalization. Near Warren&a;rsquo;s age, I&a;rsquo;ve packed away my boxing gloves, but I&a;rsquo;m ready to go toe-to-toe on Apple. Not that Apple ain&a;rsquo;t a polite piece of paper. It sells under the market&a;rsquo;s price-earnings ratio while Ben Franklins pour out of its ears.

First, some macro stats: Latest 12 months Apple is ahead 20%, comparable with the NASDAQ 100 Index. The S&a;amp;P 500 Index rose 10%. Meantime, Buffett&a;rsquo;s comparably overweighted position in Wells Fargo did turn doggy with ongoing news of raping their unsuspecting clientele.

Latest 12 months, WFC is off 5%, underperforming by 15 percentage points. Berkshire Hathaway did exit IBM, a major position on deteriorating fundamentals. It was a value play, too. Strong balance sheet and high dividend paying capacity.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In addition to South Korea’s small ETF, there are a few funds traded in Europe that track Mexican assets. Here are the ones to watch:

    Xtrackers MSCI Mexico UCITS ETF (Germany)iShares MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF USD (Switzerland)HSBC MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF (U.K.)Kim Kindex MSCI Mexico ETF (South Korea)Stocks

    Some of the larger companies based in Mexico are dual listed in Europe. While trading in these securities is limited, there may be some movement in the European morning hours. Here are a few to watch:

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Twin Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 37.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 13,160 shares during the quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $3,947,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $88.63.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Foundry Partners LLC raised its holdings in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 183,147 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,534 shares during the quarter. Foundry Partners LLC owned 0.42% of Regal Beloit worth $13,434,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 3.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 9,721 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 367 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $2,024,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in shares of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 40.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,115 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 1,762 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,395,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) – Research analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Littelfuse in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 31st. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $2.76 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $2.81. Barrington Research has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Littelfuse’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.35 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.63 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also commented on LFUS. ValuEngine raised Littelfuse from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reissued a hold rating on shares of Littelfuse in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Littelfuse from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Littelfuse has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $212.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TAL Education Group (TAL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    If you’re looking to get your share of a booming, global growth story, look no further than Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings  (NYSE: LH).

    The Burlington, North Carolina-based company operates the largest network of clinical laboratories in the world. Its U.S. network has 36 labs and processes 2.5 million lab tests every week.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp trimmed its stake in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,683 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 13,073 shares during the quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $1,728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

What happened

After a lackluster start to the year, Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) rebounded sharply in March, rallying nearly 20%. Fueling that bounce was a recovery in natural gas prices, as well as an analyst upgrade.

So what

Natural gas had been under pressure all year, especially after this past February was the warmest since 1954. By mid-March, gas had lost a quarter of its value because of an oversupplied market. However, it awoke from that slumber toward the end of March thanks in part to the triumphant return of winter, which pounded parts of the nation with a major late-season snowstorm. That storm drove up demand for gas, sending the stocks of several gas producers soaring late last month, including Rice Energy and larger rivals Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) and Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), which both rose more than 5%.

Image source: Southwestern Energy.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Suffice to note that Welbilt stock also had a strong month and other companies with segments exposed to the food sector, such as Dover (NYSE:DOV) and Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), had pretty good months as well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which traded up 5% at $78.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $66.16 to $88.09. Volume was nearly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.(CDTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Statement re Appointment of Matthew Onaitis as Chief Financial Officer (businesswire.com) Mainstay Medical Announces the Appointment of Matthew Onaitis as Chief Financial Officer (businesswire.com) Cidara finance chief bids adieu (seekingalpha.com) Cidara Therapeutics Inc (CDTX) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CDTX stock traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, hitting $4.35. 6,508 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 98,568. The company has a current ratio of 7.11, a quick ratio of 7.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. The firm has a market cap of $120.40 million, a P/E ratio of -1.37 and a beta of 1.99. Cidara Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $3.65 and a 1-year high of $8.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.70) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $15.00 target price on Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) in a report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    This small-cap biotech company also has big-time potential. Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. It is developing a pipeline of product and development candidates with a focus on serious fungal infections.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Intersil (NASDAQ:ISIL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intersil earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0713234548749 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.33.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Kamada in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn $0.61 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.62. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kamada’s FY2021 earnings at $0.36 EPS.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    We posed that question to three Motley Fool contributors. Here’s why they picked Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD), Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) as top healthcare stocks to buy in September.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, September 11th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $2.83 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $2.94. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating and a $220.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Laboratory Corp. of America’s Q2 2019 earnings at $3.05 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.10 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $12.06 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.04 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 45.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 19,179 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 15,727 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $3,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    If you’re looking to get your share of a booming, global growth story, look no further than Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings  (NYSE: LH).

    The Burlington, North Carolina-based company operates the largest network of clinical laboratories in the world. Its U.S. network has 36 labs and processes 2.5 million lab tests every week.