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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021

Shares of Tronox Holdings closed sharply higher Monday following a report that said the pigment manufacturer received an all-cash offer of $4.3 billion from private-equitygiant ApolloGlobal Management.

On a per-share basis, the offer was for $27 a share, Reuters reported, citing sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tronox has hired advisers to consider the bid.

Efforts to reach Tronox for comment were unsuccessful.

Tronox (ticker: TROX) shares rose 11.05% on Monday to close at $22.81. The stock traded as high as $25.48 earlier in the session, the biggest advance since April 2020, according to Bloomberg.

Eight analysts surveyed by FactSet rate Tronox stock at Overweight, with an average price target of $25.88.

Analysts at Alembic Global Advisors said if the report of Apollos bid is true, Tronox shares were being undervalued.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYZF)

Bayer AG is a life science company. The Company’s segments are Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Crop Science, Animal Health and Covestro. The Pharmaceuticals segment is engaged in the development of prescription pharmaceuticals; contraceptives, and medical products, such as injection systems and contrast agents for diagnostic procedures. The Consumer Health segment is engaged in the development of over-the-counter medications, dermatology products and nutritional supplements. The Crop Science segment is engaged in the development of product portfolio in the areas of seeds and plant traits, crop protection, home and garden, the green industry and nonagricultural pest control. The Animal Health segment is engaged in the development of veterinary medicines and animal grooming products. Covestro is engaged in the development of raw materials for polyurethanes; polycarbonate resins and sheets; raw materials for coatings, adhesives and sealants; and selected chemical intermediates. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As of December 2017, Greenlight Re’s major (10%+) long positions were General Motors (GM), Brighthouse Financial (BHF), gold (GLD), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), and Mylan (MYL). It also holds a long position in Micron (MU), which was the best positive contributor to its portfolio in the first quarter of 2018. These long positions were balanced by shorts in Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), and other “bubble basket” stocks. The portfolio is also short Assured Guaranty (AGO), a municipal bond insurer, a position which is hedged by a simultaneous long in Puerto Rican debt. Overall, the portfolio is 93% gross long and 65% gross short. Unlike most insurance portfolios, just 0.5% of investments are in debt instruments and, in fact, Greenlight Re’s short portfolio was 11% allocated to sovereign debt.

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    For the third quarter, the company reported cash and equivalents of $470.4 million, while net income came in at $50 million (includes a gain of $78.7 million from the Immunomedics’ warrant). Without the one-time gain, its loss of $28.7 million would still be an improvement over net loss of $31.8 million for the same quarter last year. For the fourth quarter, the company is guiding for ADCETRIS sales in the range of $82 million to $84 million (total revenue of $128 million to $130 million). In addition to the growing opportunity for ADCETRIS (peak sales in excess of $1 billion) and the intriguing prospects of tucatinib, the company has a promising pipeline of ADC candidates and immuno-oncology assets. Partnered programs with the likes of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Astellas (OTCPK:ALPMY), Genmab (OTCPK:GMXAY), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), Genentech and many more also lend additional credibility to the story.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as an industrial supply chain logistics and diversified manufacturing company primarily in the United States, Asia, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components, and Engineered Products. The Supply Technologies segment provides Total Supply Management services for various components, including fasteners, pins, valves, hoses, wire harnesses, clamps and fittings, and rubber and plastic components. This segment also offers Total Supply Management services, such as engineering and design support, part usage and cost analysis, supplier selection, quality assurance, bar coding, product packaging and tracking, delivery, electronic billing, and technical support services. This segment serves customers in heavy-duty truck; power sports and recreational equipment; electrical distribution and controls; consumer electronics; bus and coaches; automotive; agricultural and construction equipment; HVAC; lawn and garden; semiconductor equipment; aerospace and defense; plumbing; and medical. The Assembly Components segment manufactures cast and machined aluminum components, automotive and industrial rubber, thermoplastic products, gasoline direct injection systems, fuel fillers, and hydraulic assemblies for automotive, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, heavy-duty truck, and marine equipment industries. This segment also offers design and engineering, machining, and assembly services. The Engineered Products segment manufactures engineered products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined product primarily for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, silicon, coatings, forging, foundry, automotive, and construction equipment industries. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:PKOH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The industrial products company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.14, Fidelity Earnings reports. Park-Ohio had a return on equity of 15.41% and a net margin of 1.94%. The company had revenue of $432.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $397.83 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), incorporated on January 1, 1959, is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through approximately four businesses, such as Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). The Company operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. The Company operates in over 70 countries and territories across the world.

Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM)

The Company’s RBWM business offers a range of personal banking and wealth management services to its customers. The Company’s customer offerings include personal banking products, such as current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, and credit cards, and wealth management services, such as insurance and investment products, global asset management services and financial planning services. RBWM serves its customers across the world through approximately four business areas, such as Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management and Insurance. RBWM provides services to individuals under the HSBC Premier and Advance propositions. The Company operates its own Asset Management and Insurance businesses.

Commercial Banking (CMB)

The Company’s CMB business offers a range of products and services to its commercial customers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and mid-market enterprises. These include credit and lending, international trade and receivables finance, treasury management and liquidity solutions (payments and cash management and commercial cards), commercial insurance and investments. CMB also offers expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and provides access to financial markets. CMB provides trade finance, working capital and liquidity management solutions to GB&M clients. It also provides Capital Finance expertise, and! Insurance and Asset Management capabilities.

Global Banking and Markets (GB&M)

The Company’s GB&M business provides financial solutions to government, corporate and institutional clients and private investors across the world. The client-focused business lines deliver a range of banking capabilities, including financing, advisory and transaction services, a markets business that provides services in credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets and securities services, and principal investment activities. It provides Markets products to CMB and RBWM customers, Capital Financing products to CMB customers, and also uses CMB and Asset Management products to serve GB&M clients.

Global Private Banking (GPB)

The Company’s GPB business serves net worth individuals and families, including those with international banking needs, through approximately 20 booking centers covering its markets. Its products and services include Investment Management, which incorporates advisory, discretionary and brokerage services; Private Wealth Solutions, which consists of trusts and estate planning, designed to manage wealth and preserve it for future generations, and a range of Private Banking services. It has various client service groups, including the Corporate Client Group, which manages connectivity with CMB and GB&M; the Wealth Client Group; and the Global Solutions Group, which delivers non-traditional wealth management solutions.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eric Volkman (TMFVolkman)]

    On Wednesday, for example, Citigroup’s (NYSE: C) Alicia Yap raised her price target on the tech stock to $335 per share from the preceding $320, maintaining her buy recommendation on the stock. And HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) analyst Piyush Choudhary kept his own buy rating while upping the price target more significantly, from $315 to $355.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, fresh earnings reports left Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC) moving in opposite directions today.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: HSBC, NAVI, LUV
    Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) fell more than 2% in pre-market hours. The slide came after the bank announced that it anticipated “a weaker global economic outlook.” The bank also issued a warning about the upcoming Brexit and said that many of its customers in the United Kingdom are “understandably cautious about the immediate future.” The firm also issued a weaker earnings report than expected. The company to watch today is Navient Corp.(NASDAQ: NAVI), which is the largest student loan servicer in the country. Sallie Mae spun off the company in 2013. It has 12 million customers and services about $300 billion in loans. While no one likes student loans, a few key metrics show this stock is a raging buy right now. Here’s what you need to know to get your trading week started. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration. According to reports, a probe is underway on whether the company has failed to calculate checked baggage loads on flights correctly. The Wall Street Journal reports that several planes carried 1,000 pounds of cargo more than what was listed on flight paperwork. Look for earnings reports from Advance Auto Parts Inc.(NYSE: AAP), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), La-Z-Boy Inc.(NYSE: LZB), LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), and Texas Roadhouse Inc.(NASDAQ: TXRH).

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Wyndham Worldwide Corp(WYN)

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality products and services to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. It offers its products and services under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Wyndham Rewards, Wingate by Wyndham, Microtel, RCI, The Registry Collection, ResortQuest, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, Hoseasons, cottages4you, James Villa Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, and WorldMark by Wyndham brand names. The company?s Lodging segment franchises hotels in the upscale, midscale, economy, and extended stay markets of the lodging industry, as well as provides hotel management services for full-service hotels. Its Vacation Exchange and Rentals segment provides vacation exchange products and services, as well as access to distribution systems and networks to resort developers and owners of intervals of vacation ownership interests (VOIs); a nd markets vacation rental properties primarily on behalf of independent owners, vacation ownership developers, and other hospitality providers. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation?s Vacation Ownership segment develops and markets VOIs to individual consumers; and provides consumer financing in connection with the sale of VOIs, as well as offers property management services at resorts. The company is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: WYN) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Announced on April 30th, Marriott Vacations International Corp.’s (NYSE:VAC) impending acquisition of competitorILG Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG) holds much for shareholders of the combined company to admire.The transaction forms a vacation rentals powerhouse, which will instantly leapfrog Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) to become the second largest time-share purveyor by revenue in the industry, second only to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s (NYSE:WYN) subsidiary Wyndham Vacation Ownership. The $2.8 billion in projected post-closing annual revenue will grow on a combined base of 160 vacation ownership properties worldwide, supported by 650,000 vacation share owners.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this report to “Old Dominion,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Overview
We are a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services, which include ground and air expedited transportation and consumer household pickup and delivery, through a single integrated organization. In addition to our core LTL services, we offer a broad range of other value-added services that include container drayage, truckload brokerage, supply chain consulting and warehousing. Our services are complemented by our technological capabilities, which we believe provide the tools to improve the efficiency of our operations while empowering our customers to manage their individual shipping needs.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) were up 10.9% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the trucking company posted fourth-quarter results that exceeded expectations. This was due to impressive revenue growth and cost management.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors sold shares of Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $15.84 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $66.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.98 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Old Dominion Freight Line had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. Old Dominion Freight Line traded up $1.37 for the day and closed at $158.14

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Aegion Corp(AEGN)

Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “Aegion Corporation,” “Aegion,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” are used in this report to refer to Aegion Corporation or one of our consolidated subsidiaries or to all of them taken as a whole. We are incorporated in the State of Delaware. We maintain executive offices at 17988 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005. Our telephone number is (636) 530-8000 or toll free at (800) 325-1159. Our website address is Aegion.com. Our common shares, $.01 par value, are traded on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “AEGN”. Our fiscal year ends on December 31 of each calendar year.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Aegion had a negative net margin of 0.55% and a positive return on equity of 7.42%.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

MobileIron, Inc. provides a purpose-built mobile IT platform that enables enterprises to secure and manage mobile applications, content, and devices while providing their employees with device choice, privacy, and a native user experience. Its MobileIron platform offers mobile device management capabilities that enable IT to securely manage mobile devices across mobile operating systems and provide secure corporate email, automatic device configuration, and certificate-based security; and mobile application management functionality, which helps IT manage the entire apps lifecycle, from making apps available in the enterprise app storefront, securing applications on the device, enforcing user authentication, isolating them from personal apps, and retiring them as necessary. The companys platform also provides mobile content management that enables IT to provide secure mobile access to enterprise documents residing in SharePoint, file shares, and other enterprise and cloud content repositories, as well as secures email attachments. In addition, its platform offers advanced mobile security services, comprising VPN functions, which allows mobile apps to access enterprise resources through a secure application communication channel, eliminating the need for device VPN; Single Sign-On that provide access to multiple enterprise apps with a single authentication; and Help@Work, which mirrors the users screen onto the IT management console that enables IT support personnel to resolve the issue. The company serves financial service, government, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, professional service, retail, technology, and telecommunication industries in the United States and internationally. MobileIron, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mobileiron (NASDAQ:MOBL) and FalconStor Software (OTCMKTS:FALC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    MobileIron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.58.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: OpenTable Inc.(OPEN)

OpenTable, Inc. provides restaurant reservation solutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. It offers solutions that form an online network connecting reservation-taking restaurants and people who dine at those restaurants. The company provides electronic reservation book (ERB) that combines proprietary software and computer hardware to deliver a solution, whcih computerizes restaurant host-stand operations. The ERB streamlines and enhances various functions and processes for restaurants, including reservation management, table management, guest recognition, and email marketing. The company also operates opentable.com, a restaurant reservation Website that enables diners to find, choose, and book tables at restaurants on the OpenTable network in real time. In addition, it offers Connect, a Web-based service that enables restaurants to accept online reservations from the OpenTable network, as well as through its mobile application s and restaurants’ Websites. Further, the company provides POP program, which lets restaurants offer diners bonus Dining Reward Points for reservations at select times; and telephone reservation management services for restaurants. Additionally, it operates toptable.com, a restaurant reservation site; designs, builds, and operates the OTRestaurant Website, which serves as an information and services portal for its restaurant customers; and offers versions of the OpenTable Websites for use on mobile devices, as well as free mobile applications. OpenTable, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bret Kenwell]

    If Palantir can accelerate its earnings — consider that earnings of 50 cents a share values it at about 50 times earnings — then we could see the stock really fly. Its revenue growth is clearly solid. But if it delivers on the bottom line, there could be a long-term opportunity here.

    Cheap Stocks to Buy: Opendoor Technologies (OPEN)

  • [By Dana Blankenhorn]

    OpenDoor Technologies (NASDAQ:OPEN) was founded to automate the back-end of housing retail. That’s a laudable goal. But OPEN stock is not content being the dealer in this market. Instead, the company has become a player, raising cash to buy houses on its own.

  • [By Luke Lango]

    Naturally, then, when my family was looking to sell our home over the past few months, we turned to the one company that I’ve been pounding the table about since 2020: Opendoor (NASDAQ:OPEN).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing. It enables us to open up new avenues of exploration, facilitate creativity and discovery, and power breakthroughs in new areas like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and autonomous cars.
Beginning as a PC graphics chip company, NVIDIA has transformed into a specialized platform company that targets four large markets – Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter and Automotive – where visual computing is essential and valued. We are focused on delivering value through PC, mobile and cloud architectures. Our vertical integration enables us to bring together hardware, system software, programmable algorithms, systems and services to create unique value for the markets we serve.
Innovation is at our core. We have invested $12 billion in research and development since our inception, yielding some 7,300 patent assets, including inventions essential to modern computing.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joel Baglole]

    Top holdings include heavy hitters such as Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Salesforce (NYSE:CRM).

    Owing to its focus on large-cap technology stocks, VGT stock has been one of Vanguard’s best performing in recent years, delivering gains of 30% over the past year and averaging 23% returns over the last 10 years.

  • [By Josh Enomoto]

    With so many angles that AR applications can take, anyone interested in the blending of reality and virtualization should consider Alphabet stock.

    Nvidia (NVDA) Source: Hairem / Shutterstock.com

    When it comes to virtual reality stocks, there’s a natural tendency to focus on the headsets. While you can’t get a virtual environment without that device, that’s really only a small component of the VR picture. Indeed, the innovation for the consumer level couldn’t have started at this price point without powerful computing processors.

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    Chip maker Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get NVIDIA Corporation Report has posted strong earnings and great share prices, but that’s just the beginning. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Jones Soda Co.(JSDA)

Jones Soda Co., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, markets, distributes, and licenses premium beverages primarily in the United States and Canada. The company provides Jones Soda, a carbonated soft drink; Jones Zilch, a zero calories product in black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla bean flavors; WhoopAss Energy Drink, an energy supplement drink; and WhoopAss Zero Energy Drink, an energy supplement drink with zero sugar. It also offers various products, including soda with customized labels, wearables, candy, and other items online. The company sells and distributes its products through its network of independent distributors and national retail accounts. Jones Soda Co. was founded in 1986 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jones Soda Co. ( USA ) (OTCMKTS:JSDA) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $3.93 million for the quarter. Jones Soda Co. ( USA ) had a negative return on equity of 112.17% and a negative net margin of 11.33%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

On the lookout for safe dividends? (Who isn’t, right?)

These days, you generally have three options: large-cap stocks with long dividend histories, municipal bonds and US Treasuries.

Treasuries are considered the safest of that group, and large-cap stocks the riskiest, but they’re still much safer than plenty of other investments, such as small caps and junk bonds.

I’ll show you two low-risk investments that are great buys now in a moment. But first, I want to tell you why recent events have called the safety of some of the options I just named into question.

Let’s start by looking at the following chart:

“Safe” Assets Turn Volatile

First, note how the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB), a good proxy for municipal bonds as a whole, is the least volatile of the three funds shown above. But right now, it faces a steep downturn relative to its earlier stability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Many Chinese growth stocks have started bouncing back, but the same can’t be said aboutNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES). The Chinese online gaming pioneer hit another 52-week low earlier this month, and it’s trading nearly 30% below the all-time highs it hit late last year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have generally seen their company benefit from a strong environment in the Chinese video game industry. Impressive growth in revenue and profits in past years helped fuel impressive gains for NetEase shares, and the appetite for more from consumers in China and elsewhere has seemed insatiable. Yet in every growth stock’s experience, a company eventually starts to face challenges in sustaining growth, and the key question becomes what that company does to restart its growth engines.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NetEase earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5808045346287 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Chinese online media giant NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) is hardly the talk of the town.Sporting a $30 billion market cap, NetEase works in a consumer-facing industry, and share prices have bounced between $222 and $378 over the last year. And these are the hallmarks of the market’s most-discussed tickers.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced fivestraight years of double-digit percentage gains.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLKP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion. International Flavors shares dropped 5.03 percent to $135.00 in pre-market trading.
    Before the opening bell, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million. Louisiana-Pacific shares gained 2.09 percent to close at $28.32 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) to have earned $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the latest quarter. Willis Towers Watson will release earnings before the markets open. Willis Towers Watson shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $148.91 on Friday.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) insider Scott A. Romberger sold 5,000 shares of Select Medical stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total transaction of $93,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 158,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,952,575.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) Chairman Robert A. Ortenzio sold 21,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $389,883.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 6,789,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $125,746,132.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

  • [By ]

    Cramer said he’ll be listening to Tyson Foods (TSN) on Monday, but with rising input costs, the bears are likely to keep winning in the short-term. On a positive note, Service Now (NOW) will be holding an analyst day, which will be sure to ignite the cloud stocks.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer respond to a listener from across the pond who is feeling enthusiastic about ServiceNow(NYSE:NOW)and wants their views on the growing company and its enterprise software peers. They weigh in on the investment thesis.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

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    But Amazon and Facebook aren’t even the cheapest of the FANG stocks. That honor goes to Alphabet, another Cramer favorite. He also noted strong earnings from cloud king Service Now (NOW) , up 4.5%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , up 13.7% and Intel (INTC) .

  • [By ]

    But Netflix signifies more than just great content, it’s also a beacon for the rapid adoption of the cloud. Netflix is built on the back of Amazon’s web services and also cloud infrastructure from Google. Amazon rallies 4.3% today, while Google was up 3.1%. All of this is good news for a host of other cloud names, Cramer said, including Red Hat (RHT) , ServiceNOW (NOW) , Splunk (SPLK) and Workday (WDAY) .

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 38.4% in trading Wednesday after the company announced an important acquisition of SunPower’s (NASDAQ:SPWR) microinverter business. Shares held steady with their gains throughout the day and were up 34% at 11:50 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of micro-inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) rose as much as 14% in trading Wednesday as investors continued to see a bright future for the company. Shares lost some of their steam late in the day, but were still up 8.1% at 1:50 p.m. EDT.

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    This direct current (DC) optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. SolarEdge’s patented inverter is not only best in class, but also contains an energy storage unit and/or charger, which differentiates it from its main competitor, Enphase energy (Nasdaq: ENPH).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation(BMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $48.00 and last traded at $48.20, with a volume of 762 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Aegion Corp(AEGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in Aegion Corp (NASDAQ:AEGN) by 5.7% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 108,700 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 6,600 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Aegion were worth $2,490,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018

It’s time to throw away the silly Wall Street saying, “Sell in May and go away.”

Yes, trading volume tends to dry up as the mercury rises. More people are on vacation, and there usually isn’t as much big corporate news in late spring and summer as there is in the fall.

That’s why some traders say it’s okay to sit things out until November, when consumer companies start prepping for the holidays. You won’t miss much in the summer. You may even avoid a nasty downturn.

September and October are famous for the 1929 crash, 1987’s Black Monday, the market plunge after 9/11 and the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. But stocks have lately performed well between the fifth and tenth months of the year. If you sold in May and went away over the past few years, you missed out on some big rallies.

The S&P 500 rose nearly 6% from the beginning of last May through the end of October. The blue chip index was up 5% during May through October of 2016 as well.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In addition to the Trans Mountain system, two other pipeline projects currently are proposed to move crude oil from Alberta either to the Great Lakes or the Gulf Coast. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is proposing to replace its 50-year old Line 3 system to transport 760,000 barrels a day to Superior, Wisconsin. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) has received approval from the Trump administration and would transport 830,000 barrels a day to Nebraska where existing pipelines will take over, sending the crude to U.S. refineries and Gulf Coast terminals.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is a dividend lovers’ dream stock. The Canadian pipeline giant has increased its payout for 18 straight years, including 10.4% for 2018, and it now yields nearly 5%. There’s still plenty more growth coming down the pipeline given its forecast that the company can increase the payout at an 8% to 10% annual rate through at least 2021. That outlook is among the best in its peer group.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) just achieved a perfect Money Morning stock VQScore, making it a profit powder keg waiting to ignite…

    TransCanada is a Canadian oil and gas pipeline company, most famous for its development of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil fields to major hubs in the United States.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) expansion efforts continued paying dividends during the first quarter as earnings and cash flow kept growing. As a result, the Canadian pipeline giant remains on track to achieve its dividend growth targets. CEO Russ Girling affirmed that view on the quarterly conference call, where he detailed the company’s progress on its strategic plan.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Enbridge just bought its stake in the German offshore wind farm projectslast year, initially agreeing to invest about $1.25 billion for a 50% stake. However, with concerns growing about its balance sheet and ability to finance growth projects, the company has chosen to monetize part of this asset. It’s also monetizing its onshore renewable facilities in Canada and two in the U.S. to bring in some much-needed cash. This decision to cash in on a portion of its renewable portfolio follows a similar plan by fellow Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), which sold its solar assets in Ontario last year. The driving factor in that decision was TransCanada’s desire to improve its financial flexibility so that it could “continue to build on our vision of being North America’s leading energy infrastructure company,” said CEO Russ Girling. What’s clear from these deals is that neither TransCanada nor Enbridge sees renewables playing a key role in building the companies they envision themselves being.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The only segment where earnings declined was the catch-all one labeled “all other,” which houses different investments such as its stake in Sunoco L.P. (NYSE:SUN) and PES, a refining joint venture. PES has struggled due to higher costs, and recently declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer’s earnings from Sunoco L.P. declined because that entity sold the bulk of its retail assets and then used that cash to repurchase a portion of Energy Transfer’s investment.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Banco Santander, S.A.(SAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Several institutions have invested in Ripple Labs, the company behind Ripple. Among them were CME Group and Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) in the financial world, along with memory storage giant Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX). Each of these players stands to gain if Ripple Labs does well in promoting the use of Ripple, and so their shares could benefit indirectly from Ripple’s success.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Banco Santander SA (NYSE: SAN) dropped about 3.2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $6.27. Shares closed at $6.48 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $7.57. Volume of around 7.6 million shares was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Jefferies Group Analysts Give Sanofi (SAN) a €72.00 Price Target” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353529/jefferies-group-analysts-give-sanofi-san-a-72-00-price-target.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a €72.00 ($85.71) price target on Sanofi (EPA:SAN) in a research note published on Thursday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The technology company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. LivePerson had a negative return on equity of 2.93% and a negative net margin of 6.95%. The company had revenue of $58.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.22 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.01 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. LivePerson updated its Q2 guidance to $0.00-0.01 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $0.11-0.15 EPS.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Double-digit growth is back at LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN). The provider of high-tech customer support reported fresh financials after Thursday’s market close, delivering its best period of year-over-year revenue growth in nearly three years.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.11-0.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $239-243 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $239.45 million.LivePerson also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.00-0.01 EPS.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) jumped on Friday following the cloud-based chat software company’s first-quarter report. LivePerson beat out analyst estimates across the board, registering its best revenue growth in years. The stock was up about 9.6% at 3:45 p.m. EDT Friday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Aegion Corp(AEGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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