Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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My college buddy AC wrote to me after the bitcoin bubble crashed:

&l;i&g;&a;ldquo;You were very right! All the cryptos have CRASHED. Good call!&a;rdquo;&l;/i&g;

I didn&a;rsquo;t address the crypto situation much as it unfolded because I didn&a;rsquo;t want readers mistakenly buying into the bubble. Now that the air has come out of the crypto-mania, I hope it&a;rsquo;s safe to talk about the real opportunity.

I&a;rsquo;m not talking about bitcoin. I&a;rsquo;m talking about the blockchain &a;ndash; and the dividend growth opportunities that will unfold as this &a;ldquo;megatrend&a;rdquo; plays out in the coming years and decades.

The blockchain is the nascent technology that serves as the backbone for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Today, I&a;rsquo;m going to introduce you to five pioneering income plays that boast a &a;ldquo;blockchain kicker.&a;rdquo;

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While all of this is going on, Dominion has also announced plans to buy financially struggling peer SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG). This utility got into trouble when it canceled a nuclear construction project midstream after its contractor declared bankruptcy. Regulators, customers, and politicians have been less than pleased, with demands for rate and dividend cuts (a dividend cut was just announced).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in utilities is usually a pretty boring affair, with the main attraction normally being a reliable quarterly dividend payment. Recent events at SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG), however, have been anything but boring. Dominion Energy could be the company’s savior, but not if the government gets in the way.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Granted, Dominion Energy’s payout of around 70% is at the higher end, but it shouldn’t be tough for the utility to maintain dividends given the highly regulated nature of its revenue. Of late, the market has been concerned about a couple of developments, including Dominion’s impending acquisition of SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) and its planned funding route that is now in the reworks because of regulatory changes.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $974.12 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $939.59 million. Pinnacle West Capital had a return on equity of 9.12% and a net margin of 12.95%. The company’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Pinnacle West Capital Co. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ING Groep NV lifted its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 7.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,423 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $912,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 15.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 148,258 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 27,229 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 0.13% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $11,945,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Profund Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 26.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,249 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,622 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed Nucor’s (NUE) CEO John Ferriola on CNBC’s Mad Money.

    “He’s saying we may have announced tariffs, but let’s see them implemented,” Cramer said. 

  • [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Daniel Miller]

    As a matter of fact, three Motley Fool contributors recently identified three large-cap stocks they think are worth buying right now: Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), and Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). These are three of the most dominant companies in their industries, enjoying benefits of scale, technological know-how, and strong balance sheets under the control of top-notch management. 

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) insider Brendan Curran sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.07, for a total transaction of $273,210.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,306,490.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    A third factor to focus on is how an E&P company allocates its oil-fueled cash flows. Some oil companies take the “drill, baby, drill” mentality and spend everything that comes in, and then some, on new wells. That approach, however, can lead them to pile on debt, which can be their undoing during the next downturn. That’s why investors should look for oil companies that keep spending to within cash flow. Though the best ones spend much less than what comes in, which gives them excess cash that they can return to shareholders via dividends and buybacks. That more conservative approach helps ensure they don’t drill their own grave. An excellent example of an adept capital allocator is ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). The U.S. oil giant aims to return 20% to 30% of its cash flow to investors via dividends and share buybacks each year while reinvesting the rest on oil projects that are profitable under $50 a barrel. Because of that more conservative approach, ConocoPhillips will avoid drilling itself into trouble by outspending cash flow on new wells to chase production growth. Many oil stocks provide detailed cash flow analysis on the most recent investor presentation posted to their website.  

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) are both large, international oil and natural gas producers. While they share many attributes, there are a couple of key differences. And those differences are what makes one appropriate for conservative investors and the other for more aggressive investors. Here’s what you need to know about these two energy stocks to decide which one is right for you.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ConocoPhillips Co  (NYSE:COP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.9172533861743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of BRILLIANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT LtdZTO Express (Cayman) Inc (ZTO) – 6,269,534 shares, 43.21% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.26%TAL Education Group (TAL) – 3,746,140 shares, 40.06% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 758.55%Marriott International Inc (MAR) – 304,635 shares, 16.73% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10.16%BEST Inc (BSTI) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Huazhu Group Ltd (HTHT) – 0 shares, 0% of the

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