If you are an adult buying a gift for your father next weekend, he may be old, and perhaps very old. Many people in their 50s and 60s still have fathers. Stocks for Dad? Probably conservative ones, and not too expensive.
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is one of the safest investments among U.S. stocks. It has not done much to make people money on price alone over the last year. Verizon trades at $49, near the middle of 52-week high/low range of $55 and $43. However, the stock boasts a yield of of 4.8%. The company’s rock solid balance sheet and cash flow virtually guarantee that dividend, even in an economic downturn. Verizon’s revenue has been relatively flat around $120 billion for the last three years. Last year’s net was $21 billion, about flat from the previous year. Verizon’s biggest risk is margin erosion in the war for wireless subscribers in the U.S.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ: IBKR) and Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock (NYSE:SCHW) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Dustin Blitchok]
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, and Steve Sanders, the executive vice president of marketing and product development at Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), described it as the “bane of my existence.” Compliance with the regulations is taking resources from other products at the online brokerage, he said.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its price target dropped by equities research analysts at Citigroup from GBX 810 ($10.78) to GBX 800 ($10.65) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.59% from the stock’s previous close.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at Shore Capital from GBX 721 ($9.60) to GBX 625 ($8.32) in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Shore Capital’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 14.71% from the company’s previous close.
Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Almost Family Inc(AFAM)
- [By Max Byerly]
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) by 12.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 62,175 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,953 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Almost Family were worth $3,482,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.