Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

Investment analysts, advisors and fund managers spend their entire working lives and billions of dollars on research vowing to “beat the market” (i.e. pick investments that outperform the S&P 500 index) in any given year. 

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And yet, most of them fail. Just look at the track record among mutual fund managers. Only 12% of large-cap mutual funds have outperformed the S&P 500’s performance over the past five years, according to Standard & Poor’s.

So if the so-called experts can’t find winning investments, can we? Yes! While the odds may seem daunting, there are some time-tested, researched-backed investing techniques that have actually been proven to generate consistent returns or even outperform the broader stock market. Here are a few: 

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its stake in American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 312,526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,169 shares during the quarter. American Tower makes up approximately 1.6% of Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned about 0.07% of American Tower worth $45,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT), a real estate investment trust that owns cell phone towers, has also been one of Akre's most successful investments. Akre has owned shares in the company on and off since 2003. Akre believes American Tower is the ‘bottleneck business' within the wireless telecom industry. Regardless of advances in technology within the industry, network operators are reliant on the towers, giving the owners of cell phone towers the only effective monopoly in the industry.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    The best way to thread the needle between these two competing ideas is to invest in stable businesses that sell at a reasonable price today. Here’s why our Motley Fool investors picked American Tower (NYSE:AMT), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edgewood Management LLC boosted its position in shares of American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,827,640 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 154,127 shares during the period. American Tower makes up approximately 3.6% of Edgewood Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest holding. Edgewood Management LLC owned approximately 1.55% of American Tower worth $984,341,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of American Tower (NYSE:AMT) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. Guggenheim currently has a $160.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Oshkosh Co. (NYSE:OSK) by 23.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 71,497 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,533 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. owned about 0.10% of Oshkosh worth $5,693,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Oshkosh Co. (NYSE:OSK) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 17,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,218,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Osisko Mining Inc (TSE:OSK) Director John Feliks Burzynski acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$2.08 per share, with a total value of C$10,400.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Osisko Mining (TSE:OSK) Director Robert Wares purchased 10,000 shares of Osisko Mining stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$2.06 per share, with a total value of C$20,600.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on skilled nursing facilities. As America’s population continues to age over the next several decades, it is very likely that the demand for those facilities will continue to strengthen. As a REIT, Omega Healthcare Investors has to pay out at least 90% of its income as a dividend, assuring that its investors will directly share in the profits the company sees.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MML Investors Services LLC trimmed its holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 33.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 50,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25,862 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $1,364,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) outpaced the market by gaining 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The number of Americans over 65 years of age is expected to double to around 98 million by 2060. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) are all real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own medical buildings and housing facilities that an aging country is going to need a lot more of in the years to come. Here’s why they’re perfect investments for retirees or those of you excited about being one soon.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.(CLNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) saw a drop of about 7.6% in short interest to 3.88 million shares. About 4.4% of the company’s float was short, and days to cover fell from nine to two. The share price skyrocketed 27.5% in the two-week period. The stock closed at $2.74 on Thursday, up about 4.6% for the day, in a 52-week range of $1.31 to $3.05.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of natural-gas-for-transportation supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) are up 10.2% at 2:47 p.m. EDT on August 9. Today’s surge follows a bad day on August 8, when shares finished down 11% following the release of the company’s second-quarter financial results after market close. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) dropped about 3.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.62 after closing at $1.68 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.12. Volume was about 2 million, about 30% above the daily average of around 1.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) SVP Barclay Corbus acquired 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.36 per share, for a total transaction of $35,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 549,113 shares in the company, valued at $1,295,906.68. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

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