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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]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [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
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [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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    Edited Transcript of TRNC earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) LA Times owner and biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join the group bidding for the newspaper company Tronc (businessinsider.com) LA Times owner and biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join the group bidding for newspaper company Tronc (msn.com) Analyst Target Price & Stock Review on Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) and tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) (baycityobserver.com)

    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:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    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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  • [By Max Byerly]

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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.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) appears to be beefing up the sonic experience of its Echo line of digital assistants and smart speakers, giving Sonos (NASDAQ:SONO) and its investors something else to worry about. The Verge is reporting that Amazon has leaked a new subwoofer on its U.K. website, giving its Echo products greater versatility as a stereo or home theater appliance. 

The new Echo Sub can be wirelessly paired up with one or two Echo devices to enhance the audio quality of streams with a deep bass sound. Echo Sub is priced at 75 pounds, translating to a price point of less than $100. Sonos Sub — its own wireless subwoofer — retails for $699. Sonos Sub is larger, decoratively stylish, and likely superior when it comes to specs, but it’s hard to argue that Amazon filling a niche with a product that feeds its Alexa-propelled ecosystem at another ridiculously low price point won’t be bad news for Sonos. 

Image source: Amazon.com.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: 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 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Standard Motor Products, Inc.(SMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberum Capital reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of St. Modwen Properties (LON:SMP) in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other research analysts have also weighed in on SMP. Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating on shares of St. Modwen Properties in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating and issued a GBX 475 ($6.32) price objective on shares of St. Modwen Properties in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 488 ($6.50) price objective on shares of St. Modwen Properties in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE:SMP) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners boosted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for American River Bankshares in a research report issued on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the financial services provider will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.26. FIG Partners also issued estimates for American River Bankshares’ FY2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.43 EPS.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keybank National Association OH reduced its holdings in shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 474,938 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,152 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Intercontinental Exchange were worth $34,932,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $78.36.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $77.23 and last traded at $77.15, with a volume of 171088 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.28.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,642 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Krueger & Catalano Capital Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 42,846 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $903,000.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sotheby's(BID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market isn’t the only way that people get rich. The market for high-end art and collectibles draws a loyal crowd of the well-to-do, and the ups and downs of art prices are often even more volatile than stocks. By looking at the performance of companies like venerable auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID), you can get some valuable insight into the thought process that art collectors have and glean clues about their willingness to pay top dollar for some of the most famous works of art in history.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Sothebys (NYSE:BID) by 44.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 308,524 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 94,406 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 0.60% of Sothebys worth $15,830,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 3,810 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $914,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blair William & Co. IL cut its stake in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 21.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 55,817 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 15,409 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock were worth $1,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

The authoritative biography of Warren Buffett was aptly named: Snowball. When a snowball starts at the top of the mountain, it can easily fit in your hand. It takes lots of rolling time to double in size, as its lightness makes it hard to pick up more snow. But there is a tipping point, at which the snowball reaches a critical mass, and when combined with gravity, the object doubles, triples, and quadruples in size as it picks up momentum. The snowball becomes an entirely different animal, functioning by its own set of rules.

The exact same can be said for how some — but certainly not all — billionaires make their money work for them. The 1% of investors play by a very different set of rules than us Main Street folks trying to save for retirement. Once they have reached a point at which their financial future is secure, they can take far more — not less — calculated risk with their wealth. And this is a tactic us non-billionaires can learn some lessons from.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: 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 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) is going from partially public to fully public by selling shares that track VMware (NYSE:VMW), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced production numbers that hit an important target.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The 1,610 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.com have a total market cap of $404 billion, making them worth more than Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DVMT) combined.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CAPCOM Co Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS: CCOEY) and Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX)’s share price traded up 0.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.41 and last traded at $1.27. 9,477 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 293,509 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.28.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 738,970 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 4% from the previous session’s volume of 766,564 shares.The stock last traded at $1.24 and had previously closed at $1.12.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) each slumped today.

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    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Petmed Express earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0051994773148 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pet stock Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) reported Q3 earnings before the market opened this morning with shares already rising towards a record high on earnings that beat expectations plus the Company raised its dividend by 25%. Net sales rose 13.7% to $60.1 million while net income increased 88% to $9.1 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) is easy to miss because it operates in what’s still something of a niche: owning renewable energy projects and selling the electricity to utilities and industrial users. Then you have Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), the company behind a handful of relatively well-known tool brands but not one that’s widely known among investors. It can get even more obscure, like Petmed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), the online pet pharmacy that’s certainly not a household name for most people and certainly not investors.