Hot Stocks For 2019

The Trump administration plans to spend 90% less on advertising to get people to sign up for Obamacare than former President Obama did last year.

The administration will spend $10 million on promotions during open enrollment season this fall, compared to $100 million a year ago, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which administers Obamacare, said Thursday. It will focus on radio and digital ads, as well as email to existing enrollees.

At the same time, it is cutting funding for so-called navigators — who help people sign up for coverage — by 41%. The 98 navigator groups will receive a total of $37 million for the coming enrollment season.

With Congress’ effort to repeal and replace Obamacare on hold, all eyes are on whether the Trump administration will work to stabilize or undermine the health reform law. President Trump has repeatedly said Obamacare is dead. He has raised questions about whether he will try to dismantle the law by discontinuing funding for a key set of subsidies or weakening enforcement of the individual mandate.

Hot Stocks For 2019: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American Century Companies Inc. decreased its position in DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE) by 63.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 266,785 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 454,667 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of DXP Enterprises worth $10,391,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DXP Enterprises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.8189875544661 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Stocks For 2019: Verizon Communications Inc.(VZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena, Chris Neiger, and Leo Sun]

    With those factors in mind, we asked three contributors to choose solid income payers with yields over 4%. Read on to find out why they chose AT&T (NYSE:T), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA).

  • [By Danny Vena, Chris Neiger, and Leo Sun]

    Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA) is the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and is well-known to income investors. Its dividend currently yields an impressive 4.3% and the company has raised its payout in each of the past 11 years. With a payout ratio of just 31%, it can easily handle its current dividend, with the potential for future increases. That said, although finding a better-paying income stock may be difficult, it’s certainly not impossible.

Hot Stocks For 2019: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.28.

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