Best Stocks To Own For 2019


Social Security provides critical benefits to more than 50 million people a year; almost 170 million workers contribute a chunk of their paycheck, to the tune of $900 billion annually, to keep those benefits flowing. You’d think with all the people and money involved that we’d all understand exactly how the program works.

Not so. The complexity of the system, its evolution and a shift in demographics that threatens its solvency have created confusion over what Social Security can and will deliver . . . and even whether it will continue to exist. Here are eight of the most common myths and misconceptions, along with explanations that set the record straight.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Names like U.S. Steel (NYSE: X), Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE), and AK Steel Holdings (NYSE: AKS) all had an initial bump higher upon the announcement of the tariffs. But the excitement soon faded, with prices plunging back lower. The market is making it clear that tariffs of any kind are not welcome!

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Nucor’s strength lies in its operating model: Unlike United States Steel Company(NYSE:X) andAK Steel Holding (NYSE:AKS) that use the traditional capital- and labor-intensive blast furnaces method to manufacture steel, Nucor relies on the smaller and more flexible electric-arc furnaces and mini-mills that process scrap to produce steel. At the same time, Nucor is benefiting from some reallysmart recent investments.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 374.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 161,245 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 127,279 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $5,674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers such as large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):

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    United States Steel (X) : “We’ve got Nucor (NUE) and that’s the one you want to buy.”

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Stag Industrial, Inc.(STAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    STAG Industrial Inc. (NYSE: STAG) offers investors a 5.8% yield. Share recently traded hands at $24.35 apiece, in a 52-week range of $22.42 to $28.85. The consensus target price is $27.73.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With these basic requirements in mind, I just added two dividend stocks I think will fit this mold well in my retirement account: renewable power asset owner TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP)and industrial real estate investment trust STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG). Here’s why I think these stocks fit my mold for high-yield dividend stocks — and why you may want to consider them for your own portfolio.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    To be able to cut a check each month and maintain or raise the payout requires a company to have tenable confidence in its profit-making and cash-generating capabilities. It’s easier said than done, which is why while most companies pay dividends quarterly, and only around 40 publicly listed companies pay a dividend every month. Three such companies worth watching areSTAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG), Realty Income (NYSE:O),and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA).

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    1. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK)
    Defensive utility stocks that pay a steady dividend are one way to start building your bear market moat. No matter how bad things may get, utilities are a must for our modern life.

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    Another interesting trend is big energy companies like Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) offering their own rebate programs to spark sales of rooftop solar installations — a trend that would certainly help SEDG.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) shares were up 2.6% at $76.24. The stock has a 52-week range of $72.93 to $91.80 and a consensus price target of $86.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 31.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 168,107 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 77,341 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $13,023,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

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