Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) continued its forward progress in the second quarter. The natural gas pipeline giant reported $1.1 billion ($0.50 per share) in distributable cash flow (DCF), which was 9% ahead of the year-ago quarter. That result was also slightly ahead of the company’s guidance that it would haul in about $1.05 billion, or $0.48 per share of DCF during the quarter, which, when combined with its forecast-beating results to start the year, has it on pace to meet or exceed its full-year guidance.

Kinder Morgan Inc. results: The raw numbers

Data source: Kinder Morgan Inc. Chart by author.

What happened with Kinder Morgan this quarter? 

Natural gas pipelines led the charge.

Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline segment delivered an “outstanding quarter,” according to President Kim Dang. Earnings improved 11% year over year because of increased activity across nearly all its large pipeline systems, with transportation volumes up 12% versus the year-ago quarter. Earnings in its carbon dioxide segment rose slightly, helped by a 4% increase in oil production and higher commodity prices. Product pipeline earnings jumped 10% thanks to increased performance across nearly all its segments, with a 10% uptick in ethanol volumes and a 5% improvement in oil volumes helping lead the way. Earnings in the terminals segment rose 3%, mainly because of contributions from its liquids business. Not only did the company benefit from a 3% increase in storage at its key hubs in Houston and Edmonton, but earnings also got a boost from new tankers delivered in 2017. Contributions from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited’s (TSX:KML) Trans Mountain Pipeline rose 7% year over year, mainly because of how the company capitalized costs for that pipeline’s expansion project. However, the company did agree to sell that pipeline and the associated expansion project to the Government of Canada during the quarter, which will affect future results.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    Instead, try one of the best strategies for building retirement wealth: building a broad portfolio of stocks across different industries and investment styles. Try for a mix of growth stocks and value stocks. Here are three great choices to include in a diversified portfolio: oil major Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), robotic vacuum manufacturer iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), and the nation’s biggest trash hauler and landfill operator, Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lessened its holdings in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Waste Management were worth $1,903,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Finding investments that can reward you over such long periods can do miracles for your portfolio — as long as you can find the right ones. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock they see as a great investment with solid growth prospects over the next 25 years. Here’s why they picked W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Building a portfolio that is the financial equivalent of one of those “set it and forget it” ovens from the ’90s means you have to have different selection criteria. You have to find businesses with wide economic moats and management teams that have proven themselves to be good stewards of shareholder capital. Three stocks that fit the bill are communications infrastructure real estate investment trust (REIT) American Tower (NYSE:AMT), trash collector Waste Management (NYSE:WM), and uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS). Here’s why they stand out as stocks you can safely own for a decade or more.

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    Waste Management (WM) : “This is a high quality stock so I’m not going to bet against it.”

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Becker Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 10,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO), the global alcohol giant that owns Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka, has held discussions with at least three marijuana growers, though it has yet to make a deal, and Heineken’s (NASDAQOTH:HEINY) Lagunitas brand launched a THC-infused beverage back in June, which is currently available in California dispensaries. 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There’s another Canadian marijuana market that won’t open for business in October in which investors appear to be hoping Tilray will be a major contender. Cannabis edibles (including cannabis-infused beverages) and concentrates won’t be allowed until next year. Large British alcoholic beverage maker Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) is reportedly looking for a cannabis partner to target this market. Tilray could be one of Diageo’s top candidates.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the biggest players in the spirits business is Diageo (NYSE:DEO), the company behind Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Ketel One, and Captain Morgan. The company has its hands in some of the most popular spirits brands in the world. But is it a buy for investors? 

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Buoyed by rising sales and stronger earnings, global distiller Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) announced in July that it would be buying back $2.6 billion worth of stock. Coming as it does after a $1.5 billion stock repurchase in the current fiscal year, the new authorization amounts to a big return of capital to shareholders.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $148.75 and last traded at $147.16, with a volume of 23850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $148.37.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Simmons First National Corporation(SFNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 206,007 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,530 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Simmons First National were worth $6,160,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Simmons First National (SFNC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allred Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 13,770 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $332,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $31.10 and last traded at $30.80, with a volume of 3453 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $30.95.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) by 22.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 31,509 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals were worth $858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares were absolutely crushed on Monday after the firm gave an update from its midstage pancreatic cancer study. Specifically, the top-line results come from the CARRIE study, a randomized Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of MM-141 (istiratumab) to standard-of-care treatment in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Biotech Stock Roundup: PBYI Soars, MACK Crashes, GILD's Biktarvy Gets EC Nod (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Fails Phase 2 Pancreatic Cancer Study, But Opportunity Remains (seekingalpha.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Crashes as Phase II Pancreatic Cancer Study Fails (zacks.com) MM-141 (benzinga.com)

    Several equities analysts have commented on MACK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Edited Transcript of MACK earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Investors Purchase High Volume of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Call Options (MACK) (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack (MACK) Reports Wider-Than-Expected Loss in Q1 (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) CEO Richard Peters on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of equities analysts have issued reports on MACK shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 25th.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Majesco Entertainment Company(COOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 18,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $431,000.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL) couldn’t get a lift today after the company announced it had been added to the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes. That’s because notorious short-seller Citron Research released a report calling the company a fraud and asked for the SEC to “halt this stock immediately.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $70.00 price target on Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ:COOL) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) dropped 27.3% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $24.20 and last traded at $28.14. Approximately 6,863,479 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,545% from the average daily volume of 417,135 shares. The stock had previously closed at $38.73.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a mildly positive day on Friday, and gains of between 0.1% and 0.3% were common for most of the major benchmark indexes. Without any outright hostility among leaders of the G-7 nations in their summit in Canada’s Quebec City, investors seemed content to go into the weekend with confidence in the prospects for the U.S. economy and its biggest businesses. Yet some individual companies had bad news that held their shares back from participating in the rally. Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR), PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL), and Evolus (NASDAQ:EOLS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE: TRP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In addition to the Trans Mountain system, two other pipeline projects currently are proposed to move crude oil from Alberta either to the Great Lakes or the Gulf Coast. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is proposing to replace its 50-year old Line 3 system to transport 760,000 barrels a day to Superior, Wisconsin. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) has received approval from the Trump administration and would transport 830,000 barrels a day to Nebraska where existing pipelines will take over, sending the crude to U.S. refineries and Gulf Coast terminals.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, not all energy stocks have enjoyed an up year. Two of those laggards are TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) and Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), which have both sold-off by double digits. Those declines have pushed their dividend yields above 5%, making them great options for income-focused investors to consider buying.

  • [By John Bromels]

    It hasn’t helped that, in general, pipeline stocks have been having a rough couple of years. This is partly due to an overall industry slump, but different stocks have been hit for different reasons. For example, Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) took on a huge debt load to acquire Spectra Energy and weathered concerns about its cash flow. TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), on the other hand, was forced to cancel its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, which would have juiced long-term growth. 

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley: Yeah, absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend, it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s a Canadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S., Canada, obviously, and Mexico. They operate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. A notable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Keystone Pipeline system. It also has interests in 20 power generation facilities, mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners, so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oil companies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is in the midst of a major expansion phase, having invested a massive 10.5 billion Canadian dollars ($7.9 billion) into capital projects last year. Several of those expansions have already come on line, which helped drive strong earnings and profit growth during the third quarter. That trend should have continued during the fourth quarter, and it’s one of a couple of things investors should keep an eye on when the Canadian energy infrastructure giant reports results later this week.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cryptosolartech (CURRENCY:CST) traded up 4.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on October 6th. One Cryptosolartech token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0203 or 0.00000309 BTC on exchanges. Cryptosolartech has a total market capitalization of $1.30 million and approximately $247,044.00 worth of Cryptosolartech was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Cryptosolartech has traded 4.1% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 36,981 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $3,167,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its position in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) by 173.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 166,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 105,300 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.10% of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF worth $13,463,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    For the details of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Virtus+Investment+Advisers%2C+Inc.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 11,144 shares, 51.91% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) – 8,200 shares, 28.37% of the total portfolio. New PositionSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) – 13,660 shares, 19.72% of the total portfolio. Invesco Senior Loan (BKLN) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%New Purchase:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders purchased shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $192.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $84.01 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $108.38 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF had the 8th highest net in-flow for the day. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF traded down ($0.06) for the day and closed at $85.83

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities research analysts expect Hydrogenics Co. (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) to post earnings of ($0.07) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Hydrogenics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.13) and the highest is ($0.02). Hydrogenics posted earnings of ($0.13) per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 46.2%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, November 5th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Analysts expect that Hydrogenics Co. (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) will announce sales of $10.65 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Hydrogenics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $10.30 million to $11.00 million. Hydrogenics posted sales of $7.49 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 42.2%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) was off to a great start in 2018 thanks to the growth of its majority-owned master limited partnership, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ). There’s plenty more where that came from, which was clear from the comments of CEO Alan Armstrong on the accompanying quarterly conference call. While he didn’t fill in every detail about what lies ahead, he made sure investors knew that the company’s future looks bright.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

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