Industrial stocks, materials stocks and stocks of companies that work on major infrastructure projects have also been on a tear since the U.S. election, observes Chloe Lutts Jensen, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
Donald Trump has cleared the way for two major oil pipelines, promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and reiterated his pledge to reduce environmental regulation on U.S. industry.
Investors interested in benefiting from these moves have plenty of options. The Basic Materials SPDR (XLB) yields 2.4%, while the Industrials SPDR (XLI) yields 2.5%. Both have rallied strongly since the election.
For discerning investors, Caterpillar (CAT) is a great way to play the rebound in multiple heavy industries in a single stock.
Caterpillar makes heavy machinery and vehicles used in the construction, mining, energy and transportation industries. It will benefit from investments in American roads to South American mines to stronger demand for energy in China.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own For 2018: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)
- [By Garrett Cook]
Citi maintains Buy ratings on Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP), ONEOK (NYSE: OKE) and Oneok Partners (NYSE: OKS) citing the companies stories around natural gas liquids (NGLs).
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Energy infrastructure companies ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) are both emerging from the energy market downturn as stronger entities. Each made smart acquisitions, with TransCanada buying U.S. gas pipeline company Columbia Pipeline Group, while ONEOK is in the process of gobbling up its MLP,ONEOK Partners (NYSE:OKS). While these deals enhanced the growth profiles of both companies, TransCanada still stands out as the better buy for long-term income investors. Here’s why.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own For 2018: Nucor Corporation(NUE)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was raised to Buy from Neutral on Monday. Nucor was last seen trading up 1.5% at $55.73. It has a 52-week range of $44.81 to $68.00 and has a consensus analyst price target of $69.83.
- [By Merrick Weingarten]
Steel stocks were up big on Tuesday ahead of the Department of Commerce hearing on the Section 232 probe. The DoC is set to come out with more details regarding the impact steel imports has on U.S. national security.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X): Up 5.27 percent. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS): Up 9.55 percent. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE): Up 3.54 percent. Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD): Up 4.08 percent. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR): Up 3.29 percent.
A Jefferies research analyst suggested a high probability of the DoC institutes more incremental trade defense measures but noted most of the investigation remains unknown going into Wednesday.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Then there are the steel plays. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) was up 7.4% at $27.61 late on Monday. It has a market cap of $4.5 billion. Over the past five trading days the stock has gained 30%. Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was last seen up 1% at $59.34. Nucor has a total market cap of $18.8 billion. Over the past fivetrading days the stock has gained 17%.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of United States Steel Corporation performing better than Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX); but now underperforming large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) andmid cap Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ: STLD):
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own For 2018: ConocoPhillips(COP)
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Spun off from energy producer ConocoPhillips (COP) a few years back, PSX has quickly become one of the downstream industrys biggest players. Refiners earn profits based on the difference between feed stock costs (Think oil and natural gas prices) and the price for refined products such as gasoline, jet fuel and heating oil. Those inputs remain low, and Phillips 66 is minting cash as a result.
- [By Chris Dier-Scalise]
Among the brands being sold were Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) and Ford Motor Company(NYSE: F), which both paid out dividends in December. The financial and oil sectors also experienced a sell-off to finish 2016. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) and Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) were net sold as each reached new year-to-date highs and investors unloaded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) as their prices normalized with the rise in the price of oil.
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- [By Spencer Israel]
And these were the most popular sells:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co(NYSE: BMY)
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD)
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX)
The following chart shows the IMX performance since it's inception at the end of 2012. You can see how it's generally correlated to the broader equities market.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own For 2018: S&P GSCI(GD)
- [By Rich Smith]
The U.S. Army wants General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) to build it a super-tank — an improvement over the ubiquitous M1 Abrams main battle tank that is currently the mainstay of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.
- [By Rich Smith]
As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)
- [By Rich Smith]
Huntington’s problems may not end at the water’s surface, either. While it’s the principal contractor building the Ford-class carriers, Huntington will cooperate with peer shipbuilder General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) to build the new Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines, which will replace the current Ohio class (and up until recently, it was commonly called the “Ohio Replacement Class”).
- [By Craig Jones]
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high bullish options activity in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). He said that traders were buying the May 190 calls for $3.30. The trade breaks even at $193.30 or around 3 percent higher. Najarian bought calls in General Dynamics and he is planning to hold them for two weeks.
- [By Alex McGuire]
Since the early 1960s, aerospace and defense companies have been building vehicles for space agencies like NASA. For example, General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) was contracted to help build the propulsion rocket systems for the famous Apollo missions.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own For 2018: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telekomunikasi Indones (Prsr)Tbk PT-ADR (NYSE: TLK), down 4 percent, and China Telecom Corporation Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHA) down 2 percent.