Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Over the past year, the performance of T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth (TRBCX has underscored why it pays to sit tight when a fund with a superior long-term record hits a speed bump. In 2016, as investors turned away from shares of the fast-growing, large-capitalization stocks that Blue Chip targets in favor of more-undervalued fare, the fund lagged the stock market dramatically. Stocks that had previously buoyed the fund, such as Amazon.com and Facebook, were suddenly a drag, says manager Larry Puglia. And energy and utility stockssectors that Blue Chip tends to ignoreperformed exceptionally well.

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But these kinds of style shifts dont last forever. Large-cap growth stocks, led by the technology sector, are rebounding this year, and Blue Chip is benefiting. In the first three months of 2017, the fund returned 10.4%, beating Standard & Poors 500-stock index by 4.3 percentage points. Over the past 12 months, Blue Chip, a member of the Kiplinger 25, outpaced the index by nearly a full percentage point. (Prices and returns are through March 31)

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Innospec Inc.(IOSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.34. Innospec had a net margin of 4.73% and a return on equity of 15.57%. The business had revenue of $353.80 million during the quarter. analysts expect that Innospec will post 4.3 earnings per share for the current year.

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    Innospec Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) insider Philip Curran sold 2,000 shares of Innospec stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.63, for a total transaction of $147,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,218 shares in the company, valued at approximately $310,571.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Innospec (IOSP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Innospec (NASDAQ: IOSP) and JOHNSON MATTHEY/S (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innospec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0007935851604 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

    Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.43 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Marathon Trading Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Fortive (NYSE:FTV) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    You don’t have to take my word for it — let’s look at the trading history of the company. Or rather, at the parts of Danaher that existed before the spinoff of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV). In a nutshell, the Fortive separation took out most of the cyclical parts of Danaher and left the remaining company with four segments, namely life sciences, diagnostics, dental, and environmental & applied solutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $81.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 2,755 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 26.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,472 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.29% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $11,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. decreased its position in Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 94.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,675 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 45,017 shares during the quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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