Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Three minutes of frantic trading in Treasuries futures just offered a stark reminder of the danger of betting against the world’s safest asset.

What was shaping up as a second straight day of losses in Treasuries on Thursday, with 10-year yields threatening to hit the key psychological level of 3 percent, turned around in a hurry as turmoil in emerging markets spooked global investors.

Traders pointed to Brazilian officials’ unsuccessful efforts to stem the free-fall in their currency as the trigger for the wave of Treasuries buying. But the rush was magnified because investors were caught offside — there had been a dramatic increase in short bets against U.S. government debt in the past week.

The abruptness of the move, which drove yields on benchmark 10-year notes plunging as much as 9 basis points to 2.88 percent, was apparent in the futures market: From 1:33 p.m. New York time to 1:36 p.m., more than 100,000 contracts on 10-year futures changed hands. To put that in context, that’s more than the 80,000 that traded over a similar span at the time of Friday’s release of U.S. labor data.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4298608245084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
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    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Investors in Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) had a bad week last week: Its stock plunged 8% in a single day after it reported earnings — and ended the week even lower. SAIC shares are clawing back some losses this week — but do they deserve to?

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Let’s start with the story that sparked the rally. Last night, Reuters cited three sources “familiar with the matter” saying that Engility “is exploring a sale” — perhaps to CACI International (NYSE:CACI) or Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC), two peer defense contractors that are both three to four times larger than Engility.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation(MNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. Class A (NYSE:MNR) by 8.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 372,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,526 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. Class A were worth $5,605,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $7.89, but opened at $7.87. W&T Offshore shares last traded at $8.23, with a volume of 68640 shares.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. The firm had revenue of $134.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137.80 million. W&T Offshore had a negative return on equity of 15.43% and a net margin of 16.71%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. equities analysts forecast that W&T Offshore, Inc. will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) rose 8.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $7.48 and last traded at $7.47. Approximately 3,521,727 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 3,143,397 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.90.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weatherly International plc (LON:WTI) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 0.09 ($0.00) and last traded at GBX 0.19 ($0.00), with a volume of 58655113 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.19 ($0.00).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) has been given a $52.00 target price by investment analysts at UBS in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, www.stocktargetadvisor.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. UBS’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.99% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its holdings in shares of Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 16.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 50,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $2,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Seeing Machines Limited (LON:SEE) rose 17.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 9.70 ($0.13) and last traded at GBX 9.15 ($0.12). Approximately 28,492,209 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 461% from the average daily volume of 5,080,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 7.80 ($0.10).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, after announcing the sale of its interest in EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) for $3.125 billion in June, it boosted its buyback authorization up to $4 billion. That represents enough cash to retire roughly 20% of its outstanding shares. Devon expects the sale of EnLink to close this July, which will enable it to accelerate the pace of repurchases through the end of 2019.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company took a major step in that direction this week after announcing that it had agreed to sell its stakes in midstream companies EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) for $3.125 billion in cash. The shale driller plans to use that cash to repurchase up to $4 billion of its shares through the end of next year, assuming this transaction closes. These moves could unlock significant shareholder value in the coming year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Watsco, Inc.(WSO.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Watsco Inc Class B (NYSE:WSO.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 2nd, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 17th will be given a dividend of 1.45 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 16th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) soared more than 20% today after the company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow an expedited development program for one of its most promising drug candidates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) : “Let’s wait and see. I can’t bless it until I see more from them.”

    AbbVie (ABBV) : “I want to stay away from controversy. I like Eli Lilly (LLY) .”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw a mixed session on Wall Street, with various market benchmarks moving in different directions. Investors seemed reasonably neutral about events in Singapore, where leaders from the U.S. and North Korea met and came to some minor agreements that viewed in the most favorable light could provide a road map for future negotiations. Yet investors seem more concerned about what the Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting board might do later in the week, with a two-day meeting starting today to consider whether further rate increases are warranted. Even with the relatively flat performance from the market, some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE), and Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

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