Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

It’s actually easy to find dividend stocks that yield more than 5%. No, really. You can go to a screener like the one at FinViz.com and actually search for dividend stocks that yield more than 5%. As of right now, about 450 stocks hit that bar.

But that’s merely a list – a list that more closely resembles a minefield.

Buried in that list of high-yield dividend stocks is a horde of time bombs. These are stocks that threaten your hard-earned nest egg in any number of ways.

Some of these big yields are simply a result of big stock losses, which in turn are a reflection of deteriorating financials that could lead to payout cuts or suspensions in the future. In fact, in some cases, these stocks are paying out far more in distributions each quarter than they earn! That’s what happened over the past year as dwindling oil and gas prices forced the hand of numerous energy stocks, whose profits simply couldn’t support their lofty payouts.

Still more of those yields come from international stocks, which have their own sets of asterisks to deal with. Many internationals pay out sporadically, and even those that pay, say, a regular annual payout don’t offer consistent baselines that rise over time, so one year’s cash explosion could turn into a subsequent year’s dud. And the dividends you do get typically are subject to double taxation – both U.S. taxes, as well as foreign-tax withholdings.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) declared a … dividend on Friday, September 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.2337 per share by the technology company on Tuesday, October 30th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BSB Bancorp (NASDAQ: EBMT) and Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.1226009264191 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 126,150 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,349 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $9,113,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) had its target price lifted by Deutsche Bank from $69.00 to $71.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank currently has a hold rating on the programmable devices maker’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 246.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 140,239 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 99,786 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $10,131,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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