Hot Dividend Stocks For 2018

March 20, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 72 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about 4 to 3 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by nearly the same margin.

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) posted a new 52-week low of $1.23 on Monday, down about 26% compared with Friday’s closing price of $167. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 25 million shares. The shipping firm completed a $200 million secondary offering last Friday, further diluting existing shareholders. The company also said last week that it will pay a fourth-quarter 2016 dividend of $0.017412

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) dropped about 3.7% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $5.77 after closing at $5.99 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.73. Volume was about a third below the daily average of around 21 million shares. The company had no specific news to add to its announcement Friday that it would close 138 stores.

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2018: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2018: Gap, Inc. (The)(GPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Abercrombie & Fitch Cobouncing lower since 2013whilesmall capUrban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN)andmid capThe Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) began bouncing lower in 2015:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    L Brands surged 11% to $47.85 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.2% to2,357.49. And while L Brands was the best performer, retailers made up half of the 10 best performing stocks in the benchmark today: Nordstrom (JWN) advanced 2.9% to $44.71, Gap (GPS) jumped 5.1% to $24.06, Kohl’s (KSS) climbed 5.6% to $39.60, andBed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), which reported earnings last night, gained 3.4% to $39.08.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Gap (NYSE:GPS), the parent company of Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic, trades at 14 times earnings. It pays a forward yield of 3.9%, which is supported by a payout ratio of 55%. The company has hiked that dividend annually for seven straight years.

Hot Dividend Stocks For 2018: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For Thursday, watch for Burlington Stores (BURL) and Kroger (KR) , along with AutoDesk (ADSK) and Marvell Technologies (MRVL) . Cramer would be a buyer of all but Kroger, where he’s waiting for the grocery wars to subside.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    CEO of Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) Carl Bass sold 100,000 shares of ADSK on 01/05/2017 at an average price of $76.94 a share. The total sale was $7.7 million.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    CNBC’s Jim Cramer of “Mad Money” said in the segment of the show called “Lightning Round” that Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) should be bought. He thinks there is nothing wrong with the stock, and he added that piracy, its biggest problem, is being solved.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Computer-aided drawing specialist Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) gained 21% last year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    CEO of Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) Carl Bass sold 100,000 shares of ADSK on 01/11/2017 at an average price of $79.84 a share. The total sale was $8 million.

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