Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

I will get right to it. After describing the reasons behind its meteoric rise and the discussing why this name was one of my top blue chip top picks for 2017, it comes down to performance. Just this morning Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), as well as other large banks, are out with key earnings reports. This matters for the 2017 call and it matters for the share price which has skyrocketed in the last few months. It’s about the performance. Performance not just on the top and bottom lines but also in several key metrics that I follow closely for all major banks. The bank has come a long way from it facing extinction, and it took we the people to keep it alive. Today Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the United States by assets and yes, it has recovered from the Great Recession. Is it firing on all cylinders like it was pre-recession? No, unfortunately it is not, but it is getting there. Can you stick with the name? We need to examine the company’s most recent earnings and key metrics to make that determination.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Friedman Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:FRD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $48.19 million for the quarter. Friedman Industries had a return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 1.19%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emerald Advisers Inc. PA raised its holdings in shares of NV5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) by 16.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 283,460 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 40,140 shares during the quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA owned about 2.58% of NV5 Global worth $19,644,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jason Hall, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Here’s where the real opportunity to create wealth in stocks is: High-quality — and real — companies with solid long-term prospects. Three Motley Fool contributors put together three legitimate stocks for you to consider: high-growth (and higher-risk) NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), long-term dividend growth (and lower-risk) Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), and a solid value investment in Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI). 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Two companies set to prosper from a more vibrant, wealthier, and tech-driven global consumer class are NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). With strong leadership, solid financial footing, and incredible runways for years of growth, these companies could deliver truly life-changing wealth for investors over the next couple of decades. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Standpoint Research lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nuance Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA decreased its position in shares of Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 64.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,334 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,396 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Churchill Downs were worth $396,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) VIDEO: Churchill CEO Cartstanjen discusses the future of sports betting (bizjournals.com) 2018 Preakness Stakes Preview: Justify Aims For The Triple Crown (finance.yahoo.com) Churchill Downs CEO on future of sports betting (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on CHDN. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on Churchill Downs from $265.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine raised Churchill Downs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.50.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun, John Bromels, and Dan Caplinger]

    September is generally considered a tough month for stocks due to a combination of investors returning from vacations, mutual funds dumping losers before the end of the fiscal year, and tax loss selling. However, there are still plenty of income-generating stocks that are worth buying in this volatile month. Let’s take a look at three stocks that fit that bill: American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    A&F’s growth also compares poorly to its rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO). During the second quarter, AEO posted 14% sales growth and 9% comp growth. It also anticipates high single-digit comp growth for the third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Italian stock market has bounced back after a big day of losses. The global markets remain concerned about the nation’s debt problems, even though the worst fears about the near-term future have subsided. EU officials are reportedly concerned that “Euroskeptics” could rise in the bloc’s third-largest economy and promote political hostility toward the European Union. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) plunged nearly 10% after the retail giant reported a big miss on quarterly earnings. Same-store sales fell by roughly 12%, fueling a report that the firm will close another 72 Sears and Kmart locations.
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    Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) slumped more than 7% after the discount retailer fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.36 per share, slightly below the average forecast of $1.40. Revenue and same-store sales were also below expectations. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has expanded Prime discount benefits to 121 Whole Foods Market stores and all of its Whole Foods Market 365 stores. The expansion brings locations in California, Arkansas, and Oklahoma into the fold. Amazon stock is up more than 38% since the beginning of the year. According to various reports, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) is considering a proposal to invest in Uber, the world’s largest ride-share company. Warren Buffett has said that he admires Uber CEO Dara Khasrowshahi, and the firm is debating the size of a possible stake. Bloomberg has reported that Berkshire had offered Uber a $3 billion investment deal in early 2018. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is on the verge of cracking $100 per share. With this news, the software and cloud computing giant has also surpassed rival Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in market capitalization. Markets now are speculating on whether Microsoft will beat Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in the race to a $1 trillion valuation. Look for addition

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another summer celebration on Wednesday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite once again set records. Most investors attributed the gains to a 4.2% rise in gross domestic product during the second quarter, which was slightly faster than the initial estimate on GDP had suggested last month. Yet even with a favorable attitude prevailing throughout most of the market, some stocks suffered setbacks. Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $50.83.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $44.89.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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