Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

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

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

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edge Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 42.6657723226264 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 92.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.15. Shares closed at $15.59 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 300 times the daily average of around 160,000 shares. The company ended a trial after reporting poor results.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results and shares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EDGE) shares were down 6.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.07 and last traded at $1.10. Approximately 1,087,000 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 1,164,140 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.18.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $69.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Berkley (WRB)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc increased its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,374 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,555 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC cut its holdings in W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 61,225 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 4,153 shares during the quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC owned 0.05% of W. R. Berkley worth $4,433,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 24, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Both The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have benefited from the housing market’s recovery since the Great Recession, and even in more-recent periods have seen strong sales.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a 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 $69.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    In particular, agency-only mortgage REITs tend to be a considerably safer bet during a rising interest rate environment. This would include Annaly Capital Management, which had $90.6 billion of its $101.8 billion in total assets invested in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as of Dec. 31, 2017, as well as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), which had $54.8 billion of its $69.3 billion investment portfolio tied up in agency MBSs. Though agency MBSs pay less given that they’re protected from default, it allows Annaly Capital Management and AGNC Investment Corp. to lean on leverage to generate income. As of their most recent quarters, Annaly and AGNC sported respective leverage of 6.6-to-1 and 8.2-to-1. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I expect this to be an unpopular selection, I’m personally a fan of mortgage real estate investment trusts (REIT), despite investors discounting the industry as being yesterday’s news. In particular, I believe AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) could surprise income investors and deliver healthy returns.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC reduced its position in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 59,196 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 5,905 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Old National Bancorp were worth $1,000,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. reduced its holdings in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 31.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 441,479 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 198,314 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.29% of Old National Bancorp worth $7,461,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its holdings in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 104,981 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 2,410 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund owned approximately 0.06% of Murphy Oil worth $3,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 23, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD) and Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Lexington Realty Trust(LXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

    Several other brokerages have also weighed in on LXP. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Lexington Realty Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating and cut their price target for the company from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lexington Realty Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. Barclays cut their price target on Lexington Realty Trust from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price target on Lexington Realty Trust from $11.00 to $9.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on Lexington Realty Trust from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Lexington Realty Trust has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $9.68.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has $9.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, up from their prior target price of $8.50.

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