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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

They’ve each crafted massive consumer-facing businesses that, over the decades, have delivered awesome returns for long-term shareholders. However, both Procter & Gamble and Pepsi are struggling with market share losses today that have caused Wall Street to turn more pessimistic about their growth outlooks.

The good news is that this sour mood has pushed dividend yields to nearly 4% for these blue chip stocks. But which one might make the better investment today? Let’s take a closer look.

P&G vs. Pepsi

Company Market Cap Sales Growth Operating Profit Margin Dividend Yield
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) $183 billion 2% 15.7% 3.9%
PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) $137 billion 2% 16.5% 3.8%

Data sources: Company financial filings. Sales growth excludes acquisitions and divestments and is on a constant-currency basis for the past complete fiscal year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The electronics maker reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Qualstar had a net margin of 10.52% and a return on equity of 20.76%. The business had revenue of $3.23 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trinity Biotech plc(TRIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. lowered its holdings in Trinity Biotech plc (NASDAQ:TRIB) by 27.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,820 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,450 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in Trinity Biotech were worth $27,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Diagnostic substances” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Trinity Biotech to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New Mountain Finance Corporation(NMFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of New Mountain Finance from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. TheStreet lowered shares of New Mountain Finance from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $15.00 target price on shares of New Mountain Finance and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $15.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New Mountain Finance Corp. (NYSE:NMFC) CEO Robert Hamwee acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 6th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.70 per share, with a total value of $205,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 326,733 shares in the company, valued at $4,476,242.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MFS Municipal Income Trust(MFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. MFS Municipal Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.4351075510345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP lessened its stake in MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,505 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after selling 20,769 shares during the period. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in MFS Municipal Income Trust were worth $127,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Delek Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) by 42.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 570,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 168,900 shares during the quarter. Delek Group Ltd.’s holdings in Virtu Financial were worth $15,147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. Janney Montgomery Scott currently has $83.00 price target on the technology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $81.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 20.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 157,253 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 26,663 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $12,329,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Shares of TRNC traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.47. 200,206 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,188. The stock has a market cap of $582.27 million, a PE ratio of 15.25 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. tronc has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $24.74.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MFS Intermediate Income Trust(MIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE:MIN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 84,181 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $322,000. Private Advisor Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of MFS Intermediate Income Trust as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    James Investment Research Inc. grew its position in shares of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) by 124.4% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 58,875 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 32,635 shares during the quarter. James Investment Research Inc.’s holdings in Atlas Air Worldwide were worth $4,221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: MFS Municipal Income Trust(MFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP lessened its stake in MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,505 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after selling 20,769 shares during the period. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in MFS Municipal Income Trust were worth $127,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. MFS Municipal Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.4351075510345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III(PZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III (NYSE:PZC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 48.0089575306336 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PZ Cussons (LON:PZC) had its price objective decreased by Numis Securities from GBX 255 ($3.40) to GBX 230 ($3.06) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Numis Securities currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.746095708984 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for JAKKS Pacific in a report issued on Monday, June 18th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Wissink now expects that the company will earn ($0.50) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.63). Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for JAKKS Pacific’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.31) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.56) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on JAKK. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Jakks Pacific from $2.70 to $2.50 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Jakks Pacific from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a market perform rating and set a $2.50 target price (down from $3.50) on shares of Jakks Pacific in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. Jakks Pacific has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $2.69.

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Operating wind projects is a highly competitive business with low returns due to relatively weak entry barriers. Therefore, operational efficiencies are the safest way to go to remain competitive, and the transition to self-perform on certain projects is helping them achieve this with significant cost savings. However, management is taking further steps to build a competitive advantage.

Best Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) was down 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $17.10 and last traded at $17.30. Approximately 726,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 492% from the average daily volume of 122,740 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.49.

Best Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: First Busey Corporation(BUSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $33.22 and last traded at $32.70, with a volume of 1006 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $33.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 7,000 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $208,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for First Busey in a report released on Tuesday, June 19th. B. Riley analyst S. Moss now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.57. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $36.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for First Busey’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.57 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.59 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.38 EPS.

Best Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) stock lost 12% of its value in the two days after the company reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018 — a miss, and its third such miss in a row, according to data from Yahoo! Finance. Since that report and subsequent drop, however, Aerojet Rocketdyne has come roaring back, recovering all of its losses, and even adding a bit more.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    In fact, Boeing and Lockheed Martin look to be two-time winners, as the second largest bump in funding is going to help pay for deep space missions, and to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle and Space Launch System (SLS), which are designed to carry them. Orbital ATK (soon to be absorbed into Northrop Grumman) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) are other key players on the SLS project. Congress wants to pour an additional $294 million into this program, funding it with $5.1 billion next year.

Best Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: MFS Municipal Income Trust(MFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. MFS Municipal Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.4351075510345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP lessened its stake in MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,505 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after selling 20,769 shares during the period. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in MFS Municipal Income Trust were worth $127,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) is already up 90% since new management took the reins in 2016. But that could be just the beginning of its run. That’s because the executive team quickly scooped up drillable land in the Permian Basin, locking up a prime position in the heart of the oil-rich shale play. That position, along with the company’s best-in-class balance sheet, has enabled it to unleash a gusher of oil in the past year, with even more on the way. And that fast-growing output, when combined with rising oil prices and falling costs, positions the company to generate significant earnings growth as the oil market continues its recovery.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ:CDEV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and nineteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.12.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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