Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

Timing the market is easily one of the most difficult parts of trading. In particular, calling the market bottom and knowing when to get in is usually something investors only know way after the fact. 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to when the S&P 500 bottomed back in March 2009 to see how some of the major blue chips have fared since then.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,779.60, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does this measure up against AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)?

On an adjusted close basis, AT&T closed March 6, 2009, at $13.82 a share, or at $22.58 on an unadjusted basis. AT&T most recently closed at $36.87 on an adjusted basis.

Looking at the numbers, we can see that AT&T’s growth over this nine-year period was outpaced by the S&P 500 and the broad markets in general. This is one of the few instances where the market beat a blue chip in this period. Specifically, the telecom giant saw its shares gain just over 165%.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 2,853 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.96 per share by the bank on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) – Equities research analysts at Cormark upped their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for Bank of Montreal in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, February 27th. Cormark analyst M. Grauman now forecasts that the bank will earn $2.49 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $2.38. Cormark has a “Market Perform” rating and a $109.00 price target on the stock. Cormark also issued estimates for Bank of Montreal’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $9.86 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $2.43 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.62 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $2.79 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.79 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.51 EPS.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 141,570 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,635 shares during the quarter. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $7,758,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of used- and salvaged-car auction operator KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) plunged 19.5% in early Wednesday trading, following a disappointing earnings report Tuesday evening. That’s the bad news. The good news is that as of 2 p.m. EST, KAR shares had recovered at least some of their losses and were down “only” 11.2%.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc  (NYSE:KAR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lessened its position in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 82.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,204 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 38,635 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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