Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.

The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming in the ensuing months compared to how it performed before ascension. It’s not perfect, but it’s close – since 1999, 15 of 16 stocks that have joined the Dow have averaged 1% gains over the next six months, but averaged 11% gains in the six months before inclusion.

Why? There are a few factors, but one of the most prevailing is that by the point a stock has joined the Dow, it’s typically nearing the end of its growth ramp and reaching the slower-growth “mature” part of the business cycle.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of those one-time issues were weather events, Teske explained, but the main issue was the Craftsman brand coming to Lowes (LOW) later this year. As that brand moves in, others will be reshuffling, which has led suppliers to lean out their inventories until they figure things out. Briggs already powers a number of Craftsman products, Teske said, so the inventory issues will eventually work themselves out.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) which traded down about 3% at $85.57. The stocks 52-week range is $70.76 to $108.98. Volume was about 7 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Van ECK Associates Corp increased its stake in Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) by 3.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 466,856 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,152 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp owned about 0.06% of Lowe’s worth $40,967,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $6.49 and last traded at $6.49, with a volume of 508680 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $8.74 and last traded at $8.63, with a volume of 42189 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.36.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market is a market of individual stocks, though, and even with major benchmarks having stalled, some companies are enjoying unparalleled success. In particular, TransEnterix (NYSEMKT:TRXC), BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE), and Legacy Resources LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) have all quadrupled in price in just a single year, and investors who are just finding out about them want to know if there are further gains in their futures. There aren’t any sure things in investing, but the prospects that all three of these companies have could fuel additional advances if things go right for them.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) traded up 2.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $7.45 and last traded at $7.75. 42,406 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 501,679 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.55.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Hanwha Q Cells Co (NASDAQ:HQCL) are down more than 4% so far this year — and that’s the good news. Canadian Solaris off 20% while JinkoSolar Holdingis down a whopping 43%. The cost of Chinese solar modules, which make up one-third the cost of a deployed solar power system, are expected to decline 35% this year, then fall another 10% to 15% next year, according to Bloomberg.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion after the closing bell. Agilent shares rose 0.86 percent to close at $69.45 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million before the opening bell. Hanwha Q CELLS shares fell 0.29 percent to close at $6.92 on Friday.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders. NiSource shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $24.93 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) to have earned $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the latest quarter. Vipshop will release earnings after the markets close. Vipshop shares rose 0.20 percent to $15.14 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 61,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,506,000.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Here are the 10 stocks that I think are in the most trouble. Below, I’ll get into how each of them stacks up against these three metrics.

    Company Ticker Main Brands
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) Tide, Pampers, Old Spice, Gillette
    PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) Pepsi, Tostitos, Aquafina, Quaker Oats
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid
    Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire, Sara Lee
    Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Oreo, Nabsico, Triscuit, Ritz, Cadbury
    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury
    Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Colgate, Speedstick, Palmolive, Softsoap
    Kellogg (NYSE:K) Mini-Wheats, Pop-Tarts, Eggos
    Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) Dean, LandOLakes, Organic Valley
    Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) Celestial Teas, Arrowhead Mills

    Data source: Company websites.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter.

    Tyson posted quarterly earnings of $1.271 per share on sales of $9.773 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.32 per share on sales of $9.89 billion. Tyson expects FY18 earnings of $6.55 to $6.70 per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) by 16.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 115,734 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,022 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in Tyson Foods were worth $8,471,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) in a research report report published on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.(GBCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Glacier Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.9843227025393 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $41.40 and last traded at $41.05, with a volume of 6787 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $41.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 105,185 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 2,881 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Glacier Bancorp were worth $4,038,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 135,800 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Glacier Bancorp worth $5,212,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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