Top Stocks To Invest In 2018

1. Volatile futures: U.S. stock futures have suffered wild swings ahead of the open on Tuesday.

Investors, brace for more volatility.

Dow futures were down 100 points — 0.3% — at 7:25 a.m. ET. They had dropped over 800 points overnight before rebounding into positive territory in the early morning hours.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also swung between gains and losses.

The Dow ended Monday with a drop of 4.6%, or 1,175 points. At one point during the trading day the Dow had fallen by nearly 1,600 points. The S&P 500 shed 4.1% and the Nasdaq fell 3.8%.

The shock decline was nowhere close to the scale of destruction seen on Black Monday in 1987 or the financial crisis of 2008. But for investors lulled to sleep by the steady upward climb since Election Day in 2016, it was alarming.

“This is a rather abrupt reminder of what volatility looks like. Nothing has changed in economic terms,” said Paul Donovan, global chief economist at UBS Wealth Management.

Top Stocks To Invest In 2018: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Though Texas Instruments’s (TXN) automotive chip sales have been registering healthy double-digit growth for several years, COO Brian Crutcher argued at a recent Goldman Sachs conference that the industrial vertical is TI’s “best growth opportunity” going forward. “I love automotive…but…we cover over 500 end equipments or end products in industrial. And every single one of them are trying to make their systems smarter, more intelligent, transfer more data, faster. All those things need electronics,” he said.

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    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Semiconductor veteran Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) reported first-quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday, and ripped Wall Street’s estimates to shreds. TI’s shares surged nearly 6% higher in after-hours trading, largely erasing the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) hangover that hit the same stock a week ago.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii lessened its position in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,725 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,555 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $3,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,934,955 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 39,041 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $304,912,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Texas Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 24, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Top Stocks To Invest In 2018: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top Stocks To Invest In 2018: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnershipDominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

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