Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

Making money over the last three years meant holding just five stocks, icons of the new internet revolution. Those five stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google — drove gains that averaged 177% over the three years through June compared to a modest return of 33% on the S&P 500.

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Big blue chips like these almost NEVER raise their dividend more than 5% or 6%. But one of these four shot it up 383%… turning a $1 dividend into $4.83. What’s really crazy is how much higher it has to go. You need to see this.

But the thing about momentum trades is that investors rush en masse to the exits when that momentum slows. Nobody wants to be the last one holding terrifically-overpriced shares of a company that is no longer the darling of Wall Street and Main Street.

Over the past month, the FAANG portfolio has returned just 0.3% with heart-stopping, double-digit losses for both Netflix and Facebook. All this is as the S&P 500 bounced 3.7% in anticipation of Q2 earnings and solid economic growth.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: BWX Technologies, Inc.(BWXT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.8987761555585 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synovus Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 1,892 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $122,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of book retailer Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) have surged today, up by 11% as of 12:37 p.m. EDT, after a prominent institutional investor disclosed a higher stake. Richard Schottenfeld’s Schottenfeld Opportunities Fund is pushing for a sale of the company.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Things have not been going well for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS). The chain has not done a very good job adapting to the existence of the internet and competition from Amazon.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    On this episode of Market Foolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Seth Jayson talk about some of the market’s biggest stories. Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) popped some 20% after announcing it’s going up for sale — a premium that can’t possibly make the bookseller any more appealing to prospective buyers. Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ-B) recently dipped its toe into the cannabis market through Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC). Now it’s dipping its whole foot, upping its investment another $4 billion. Why doesn’t the company just focus on selling more alcohol? And with earnings season right around the corner, Seth shares what he’ll be watching in next week’s round of reports. Tune in to find out more.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) decreased to 617,000 shares from the previous level of 827,000. Shares were trading at $66.07, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $67.65.

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    2. Cyber-Ark (Nasdaq: CYBR)
    A gap higher off of the 50-day simple moving average reflects strong upside momentum above both significant averages. The fact that the gap has continued into the second day adds to my long technical conviction. Go long from $78.00 per share.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) decreased to 329,000 shares from the previous level of 473,000. Shares were trading at $70.40, within a 52-week range of $40.63 to $81.24.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Nearly 90% of security professionals believe that an enterprise’s IT infrastructure is not fully protected unless its privileged accounts are secured, according to a survey by CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR). This global demand for cybersecurity solutions that safeguard an organization’s most sensitive data is helping to fuel CyberArk’s growth, as evidenced by its strong first-quarter results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.(APTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Apartment Communities earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8928811434586 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Preferred Apartment (NYSE:APTS) – Research analysts at B. Riley raised their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Preferred Apartment in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. B. Riley analyst C. Kucera now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.45 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.44. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Preferred Apartment’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) by 135.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,089 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,113 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in Preferred Apartment Communities were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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