&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;dam-image ap size-large wp-image-3b7dfb75957c460ea745fb96af70087f&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/3b7dfb75957c460ea745fb96af70087f/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; A protester holds up a poster with a picture of Brazil&s;s former President Luiz In&a;aacute;cio Lula da Silva during a demonstration in his support. Lula is in jail. Investors are pessimistic about Brazil&s;s elections, with or without Lula. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
On balance, investors are much more pessimistic about Brazil due to pending elections this October than they are optimistic. The scales&a;nbsp;have clearly tipped in favor of a negative outcome, with a non-reformer taking the presidency.&l;/p&g;
Over the last three months, Brazil&s;s stock market&a;nbsp;has been getting beat by the benchmark emerging markets index.&a;nbsp;And by Mexico, a country facing its own election on July 1.
U.S. investors are almost always overly negative about Brazil&s;s elections. The currency heads to four-to-one (it&s;s now R$3.60 to a dollar); the stock market declines. Then the new president picks his cabinet, and even if the cabinet members are not guys like former banker Henrique Meirelles, the current Finance Minister and ex-Central Bank chief, the market always comes back. The Brazilian real will be back to R$3 (or stronger) in less than a year, barring a complete blowout in the global economy. In other words, foreign investors are pessimistic about Brazil, and that&s;s expected. They always overreact on this. Pessimism makes Brazil cheap, and that means it is becoming fertile ground for bargain hunters.&l;/p&g;
Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)
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The grandfather of information technology, IBM (NYSE: IBM), is trading at a 14% discount to its 52-week high, with a forward P/E of just 11.3 and an attractive 3.8% dividend yield.
- [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Dan Caplinger]
Anders Bylund (IBM): I know, IBM isn’t supposed to get growth investors all excited. The technology veteran has seen nothing but shrinking revenues over the last five years alongside stable profits, at best. Over the same period, stock prices fell 29% lower and IBM investors missed out on a 70% growth spurt in the broader market.
- [By Leo Sun]
Many investors pay close attention to Walmart’s (NYSE:WMT) consumer-facing digital efforts, which include its expanding e-commerce marketplace and new delivery options. However, Walmart’s supply chain is also undergoing a dramatic transformation through its new partnerships with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and IBM (NYSE:IBM).
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
I confess: I’d always hated IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM); never could stand Big Blue. The company was always too unfocused for my taste.
Its boardroom underwhelmed, too, allowing Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) to outmaneuver and shut it out of the outrageously lucrative cloud.
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This ETF includes 30 stocks that are instrumental in cloud computing services. One is Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), whose Azure service is the second most used cloud platform in the world, and another is the world leader, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), whose supercomputer-driven artificial intelligence platform is now being used in industries from healthcare to education, is also included.
Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)
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WINTON GROUP Ltd cut its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 21.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,812 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 32,650 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group accounts for approximately 0.7% of WINTON GROUP Ltd’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest holding. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $25,426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.39% at $254.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $176.42 to $254.99, a new high set this afternoon. Volume was about 4% below the daily average of around 3.2 million. The company had no specific news.
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Medical Software Rallies As Health Care’s Tech Conversion Accelerates (investors.com) What Are UnitedHealth’s Key Sources of Revenue? (trefis.com) Humana (HUM) and Monida Ink Deal, Enhances In-Network Access (finance.yahoo.com) Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Price Target Increased to $285.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $275.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $260.00 to $270.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Twenty-seven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $257.58.
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So, nothing about trade wars, tariffs, currency devaluations, wars in Syria, or North Korea, or Iran from the occupier of the Oval Office. Perhaps partly as a result, the major U.S. equity indexes rose strongly for a second day, fueled by better than expected earnings by Netflix (NFLX) and helped along by stalwart U.S. corporations including UnitedHealth (UNH) , General Electric (GE) and Cisco (CSCO) .
Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
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Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Cowen in a research note issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $81.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s price target points to a potential upside of 3.30% from the company’s current price.
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Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link
Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
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Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. decreased its holdings in Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 33.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 66,251 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 33,574 shares during the quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $4,525,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in a report issued on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $78.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.
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It’s not widely discussed, but the U.S. industrial economy fell into a recession for a brief period in 2015 and 2016, a downturn largely caused by falling energy prices and mining output, which in turn led to declines in heavy industries’ capital spending. The knock-on effects were seen in areas like construction and process automation. That hit companies like Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) hard.
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Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Top Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)
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Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
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Here, three Fool.com contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.
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Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.