Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The main event on the earnings calendar right now is Amazon’s report, due out after the bell on Thursday. I’m watching several key components of its report.

The revelation that the company now has 100 million Amazon Prime members globally was a huge boost for the stock last week, but traders will now want to know how Amazon Web Services is performing.

The platform is indeed the dominant cloud provider; the critical question for investors to consider will be whether it has enough pricing power to absorb the increase in labor costs related to addressing security flaw vulnerabilities.

It was reported earlier this month that Netflix was testing the waters in moving to the Google cloud from AWS. This could certainly be a factor to consider if AWS growth slows.

Additionally, any comments related to possible repricing of its contract with the U.S. Postal Service could also rattle the market.

At this point, as Amazon’s stock is up 60 percent in the last year and trading above $1,450 per share, it’s certainly priced for perfection. Any small miss would no doubt cause a fast, furious sell-off.

But I’m of the belief that Amazon is the blue chip of the 21st century, as close to a Warren Buffett “moat” as we are likely to get, so any sharp dip would be a buying opportunity.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CUI Global, Inc.(CUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DBS Grp HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS: DBSDY) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lessened its holdings in Celestica Inc (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) by 18.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,492,435 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 343,300 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 1.20% of Celestica worth $19,894,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Global White Box Server Market Trend 2018- Quanta, Wistron, Inventec, Hon Hai, MiTAC, Celestica, Super Micro … (nwctrail.com) Taking Aim at Celestica Inc (CLS) Shares (parkcitycaller.com) When to Buy Opportunity? Celestica Inc. (CLS) (nysestocks.review) Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Market 2018: Global Analysis by Key Players Foxconn, Flextronics, Celestica (industrytoday.co.uk) Riveting Stock Watch: Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) Earnings Growth in the Spotlight (derbynewsjournal.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet upgraded Celestica from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Celestica from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Celestica from $11.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Finally, Beacon Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Celestica in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.27.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 591,282 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,531 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.32% of ARRIS International worth $15,710,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Signition LP reduced its position in ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,577 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 3,836 shares during the quarter. ARRIS International makes up about 1.0% of Signition LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Signition LP’s holdings in ARRIS International were worth $812,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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