Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Things aren’t going to script right now in the financial sector. It’s a widely established fact (based on years of historical evidence) that banks and other lenders typically prosper when interest rates are rising. In previous rate-tightening cycles, the financial sector was usually among the market’s top performers.

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As I’ve discussed before in my High-Yield Investing premium newsletter, banks can feast in these conditions because the rates they charge borrowers on loans usually rise faster than the rates they pay to depositors. That widens net interest margins (NIMs) and fattens the bottom line.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK) has a meeting with the FDAs Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee scheduled for July 25. The meeting is in regards to the firms supplementary Biologics License Agreement (sBLA) for its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment, mepolizumab.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) by 3.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 177,169 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,879 shares during the quarter. Franklin Resources Inc.’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $6,921,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 29,143 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 938% compared to the average daily volume of 2,808 call options.

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    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) : “I like Glaxo. I think they’re doing a fantastic job.”

    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.  (LX) : “The only ones I’m recommending from China are Baidu.com (BIDU) , Alibaba (BABA) and Baozun (BZUN) .”

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, some individual stocks underperformed the indexes. Read on to learn why Gannett (NYSE:GCI), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), and Samsung Electronics (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) fell today.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has been the markets punching bag over the past couple of years, and things dont seem to be changing anytime soon. The bookstore released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday, and this was met with investor trepidation.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    My colleague Dan Kline believes there’s also an opportunity for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) to gain share in this space. Best known for books, it has also long been a retailer of specialty toys and games, and opening up its shelves to more mass-market toys could give it a wedge into the industry.Certainly this is a possibility, but like Walmart, Target, and other retailers, Barnes & Noble has no special knowledge or expertise in the space to allow it to make a grand entrance. It’s just not a market it knows well, which means that another type of retailer that could make a pronounced move in the space faces the same kinds of hurdles.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    That leaves a hole in the market, one that will be filled partially by independent stores, but still leaves an opportunity for one struggling retailer. Unfortunately, the CEO of that retailer, Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), has recently commented that his chain plans to reduce its assortment of toys.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Cardiome Pharma Corporation(CRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Cardiome Pharma Corp (TSE:COM): Should The Recent Earnings Drop Worry You? (finance.yahoo.com) Pacira Pharmaceuticals Gets a Hold Rating from Canaccord Genuity (analystratings.com) As of May, 21 Analysts See $-0.20 EPS for Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME) (thecasualsmart.com) Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME) stock added 0.33% off its SMA-20 (thestocksnews.com) Cardiome Pharma (CRME) Upgraded to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CRME traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 730 shares, compared to its average volume of 138,610. The firm has a market cap of $80.20 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.53 and a beta of 0.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 3.99 and a current ratio of 4.80. Cardiome Pharma has a 52 week low of $2.28 and a 52 week high of $2.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cardiome Pharma Co. (TSE:COM) (NASDAQ:CRME) – Stock analysts at Zacks Investment Research issued their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Cardiome Pharma in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research analyst J. Vandermosten anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($0.26) for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $6.34 million.

    Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $24.85 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Digirad Corporation(DRAD)

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    Some of these are even smaller nano-caps, such as medical device maker Digirad (Nasdaq: DRAD), whose entire market value is just $36 million.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with small businesses. I own shares of quite a few in my personal account. But for the most part, I use them to fill out the growth sleeve of my portfolio and don’t consider them stable income producers.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TechnipFMC to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect TechnipFMC to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Oil-field services companies have endured a rocky road in recent years, and even though 2018 has seen nice gains in oil prices so far, investors aren’t sure whether companies like TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) have truly turned the corner. For the provider of energy services both off the coast and at land-based well sites, rising energy prices are just the first step in spurring its exploration and production company customers to utilize more of its services.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $30.08, but opened at $30.71. TechnipFMC shares last traded at $31.92, with a volume of 3128980 shares.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ: STFC) and Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J & J Snack Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1459784958457 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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