Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stryker Corporation(SYK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of Boston Scientific sank 6%. The medical device maker had jumped earlier in the week on reports that it might receive a takeover bid from industry peer Stryker (NYSE:SYK). Yet today, Stryker denied that it had been in acquisition talks with Boston Scientific, throwing cold water on the idea. With the downward push, Boston Scientific is now back to where the stock started the week before the reports surfaced in the first place. Boston Scientific will now apparently have to make the most of its own opportunities in the medical device space — at least unless another potential buyer comes around.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) by 2.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 154,942 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,643 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Stryker were worth $24,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deer Consumer Products (OTCMKTS: DEER) and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Tariffs are overshadowing the start of earnings season. This week, a variety of Wall Street banks, consumer goods, and airline companies report for the previous quarter. While profits are expected to remain strong, the outlook for the rest of the year is expected to take into account the impact of tariffs on global trade. This is likely to weigh on investor sentiment. According to a report from real estate giant REIS Inc., mall vacancies have hit a six-year high at 8.6% last quarter. The fall of brick-and-mortar stores has been fueled by the rise of Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN), which continues to see its stock surge to new highs. It’s not too late to get in on Amazon at a fraction of the cost of today’s shares. We’ll show you how… right here. Speaking of Amazon, the e-commerce giant recently made a big splash in the pharmacy benefits business after its purchase of online benefits provider PillPack. This purchase has many analysts convinced that Amazon is about to do to pharmacies what it has done to malls over the last decade. And while Amazon is going to be a major player in the drug-delivery business in the future, there is one stock that is going to stave off any further attack from Amazon and the delivery business. Best of all, this stock has an incredible VQScore, and it’s trading at a huge discount.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: HOG, TM, TWTR
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now, Toyota Motor Corp.(NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs wi

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) climbed 12.7% on Monday after the consumer brand housewares, health, home, and beauty products company announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2019 results.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) fell on concerns over account deletions, and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) jumped after the company reported earnings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Wheaton’s new streaming deal is with Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:VALE)at its Voisey Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Wheaton, along with smaller Canadian streaming company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., will invest a combined $690 million in Vale’s $1.7 billion expansion of the mine. Vale’s initial plans have been delayed since last August, when the price of nickel declined; however, thanks to Wheaton and Cobalt 27, the mine will be expanded and will begin producing cobalt by 2021.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Wheaton first took the gold leap in 2013when it struck an agreement with mining giantVale (NYSE:VALE) to buy 25% of the gold produced from its Salobo mine in Brazil for the life of mine, as well as 70% of the gold produced from its Sudbury mines in Canada for a 20-year term. Wheaton paid $1.9 billion to Vale in addition to stock warrants for the deal.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: magicJack VocalTec Ltd(CALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ:CALL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Magicjack Vocaltec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.0829609029142 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ: CALL) and PLDT (NYSE:PHI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Don’t look now, butSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)is dousing short-sellers as if they were sitting in the Splash Zone at one of its killer whale shows. SeaWorld stock soared 15% last week, taking off after analysts at Wells Fargo and Stifel put out bullish notes. SeaWorld also announced the hiring an outsider as its chief strategy officer. The stock is trading at its highest level in more than two years, notching another new high-water mark this morning.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Area schools are letting out, so it’s not just the temperatures that are starting to heat up in Central Florida. Disney(NYSE:DIS), Universal Orlando parent Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) are starting to widen their operating schedules in anticipation of a healthy flow of tourists during the peak summer season.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) appears to be the only operator that’s still fumbling away the telltale travel season in Florida. The record-setting river-rafting attraction has been pitched as a summertime opening for SeaWorld Orlando since it was announced last year, but construction appears nowhere close to being completed in time to soak the first wave of summer visitors.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Investors were ready for SeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)to post its strongest growth in five years on Tuesday morning, and they got a whole lot more. Shares of the marine-life park operator are hitting 11-month highs after the company announced head-turning financial results.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lessened its holdings in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) by 1.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 203,765 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,350 shares during the quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Bank of Montreal were worth $15,372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Case in point: Earlier this week, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) announced that it had agreed to a 200 million Canadian dollar ($150.3 million U.S.) debt facility with the Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) that could be upsized to CA$250 million ($187.9 million) in the future. The current facility from Bank of Montreal will consist of a CA$50 million revolving credit line, as well as a CA$150 million term loan.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nations ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nations parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) the two largest banking institutions in the country announced that roughly 90,000 customers data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    The Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) Data Breach: Is Now the Time to Load Up on Cybersecurity Stocks? (msn.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Bank of Montreal Decreased by Analyst (BMO) (americanbankingnews.com) Brokers Set Expectations for Bank of Montreal’s FY2018 Earnings (BMO) (americanbankingnews.com) Why Canada’s big banks aren’t too worried about household debt (business.financialpost.com) Former Lunenburg bank spared from becoming ‘another hipster caf茅,’ says new owner (cbc.ca)

    Several equities analysts have issued reports on BMO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. National Bank Financial upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Macquarie upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $95.75.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    But there are companies similar to Intel — that is, large-cap chip companies that dominate in their respective fields — that I think are worth considering more closely: Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), and Micron (NASDAQ:MU).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    This makes sense if you expect a positive outcome from the final chapter in Qualcomm’s buyout struggles. And why not? Qualcomm recently had President Trump himself reach in and chase away an unwelcome hostile takeover bid from Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). With friends in high places, Qualcomm should be able to overcome nearly any roadblock along the way.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Chip giantBroadcom(NASDAQ:AVGO) recently tried to buy fellow chipmakerQualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) — a move that probably would’ve succeeded had President Trump not issued an executive order blocking the deal on national security grounds.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    On April 12, chip giant Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced that its board of directors authorized a $12 billion stock buyback program. The authorization, Broadcom says, is “effectively immediately” and extends through November 3, 2019 — the end of the company’s fiscal year 2019.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Regions Financial in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of Regions Financial from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.56.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) could be a beneficiary of the move to deregulation in banking this year and is expected to grow earnings by 24% to $1.35 per share. The bank is seeing strong growth in non-interest income sources and management has a plan to cut up to 10% in operating expenses for greater profitability. Regions has a strong deposit base across the Southeast and averages a 7% return on equity, well above the industry average.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Malibu Boats, Inc.(MBUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The latter will put Polaris in competition with leading powerboat manufacturer Malibu Boats (NASDAQ:MBUU), which last year bought Cobalt Boats, the top maker of 24- to 29-foot sterndrive boats.

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