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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Multi-Color (LABL) is making a bad habit of posting noisy quarterly results that lead to substantial volatility in the share price. The problems are largely margin-related and have reached a level where they’re overriding surprisingly strong organic growth trends in the business, and it is getting harder to believe this issue is going to resolve as the company has the not inconsiderable job of integrating a major acquisition that has a lot of different moving parts.

I had mixed feelings about the Constantia deal when it was announced and I still do – while expanding the business in Europe makes sense, I have concerns about the greater exposure to lower-margin, more commodity-like business. I would have preferred to see Multi-Color acquire more capabilities in higher-margin businesses like healthcare, but that could still come.

The “operating inefficiencies” cited by management and the more erratic margin performance has widened my fair value range on the shares, but I do believe the shares are still undervalued. Multi-Color really needs to post a few good, boring quarters and restore confidence that this combination is a real value-creating event for shareholders.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Student Transportation Inc(STB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    One of the main goals of my premium newsletter High-Yield Investing is stability. I like industries that don’t go through unpredictable hot and cold cycles. Student Transportation (NYSE: STB) is a textbook example.

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    That was certainly the case with Student Transportation (NYSE: STB). My former High-Yield Investing holding was trading at $6.00 per share at the closing bell on February 27. The next morning, it opened near $7.50 following a surprise takeover offer from a privately held Canadian company — giving us a nice 25% gain overnight.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.20.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wesbanco Bank Inc. grew its holdings in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 118.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 76,704 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,556 shares during the quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc.’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $16,555,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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    And it’s not like there aren’t plenty of catalysts in the wind that could derail the whole thing. For one, there are plenty of big earnings reports this morning that could mess things up, especially in some currently out-of-favor sectors like staples (MO, HSY) and defense (RTN).

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Chevrolet has been performing magic lately, making hundreds of pounds of vehicles weight disappear without reducing their comfort or features. The 2018 Equinox compact SUV may be its best hat trick yet.

The new Equinox shed 400 pounds and 4.7 inches versus its predecessor, but it remains one of the most accommodating and best-equipped vehicles in the red-hot compact SUV class.

The Equinox is all new for 2018, and engineered to face some of the auto industrys fiercest competition. Compact SUV sales rose 73% in the past five years to 2.6 million last year. Its Americas top-selling vehicle class.

The Equinox faces the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Tucson, Kia Sportage and Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Box was an early mover in the content and file management space in enterprise markets. In its annual report, the company highlights Alphabet(Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft,Dropbox, and Canadian software giant Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) as competitors. Those may seem like daunting foes, but Box’s cloud-neutral platform (unlike Alphabet and Microsoft) has allowed it to succeed, and it also has an edge in the high-touch enterprise over the more consumer and SMB-focused Dropbox. These factors, combined with excellent execution, has allowed Box to win nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 as customers, and generate very low churn of only around 4%, showing the “stickiness” of Box’s software.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Highland Capital Management LP increased its position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 49.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 162,000 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 53,500 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $13,041,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Equinix Inc (EQIX) Insider Charles J. Meyers Sells 400 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Equinix Selects AT&T as 2018 Americas Partner of the Year (finance.yahoo.com) Equinix Inc (EQIX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.26 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Equinix Inc (EQIX) Will Announce Earnings of $5.10 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) NetActuate Deployment to Equinix SP3 IBX庐 Data Center in Brazil Brings Faster Connections and New Services in … (benzinga.com)

    Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on shares of Equinix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on shares of Equinix from $550.00 to $540.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equinix from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $504.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: BankFinancial Corporation(BFIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.58.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) were down 16 percent to $6.12 following Q1 results.

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $14.20 after a mixed fourth quarter report.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

NEW YORK Stocks fellWednesday as the Dow dropped more than 100 points, putting more distance between the blue chipsand that elusive 20,000 mark.

Dow 20,000 has been in sight for several days now, with the index getting as close as a couple of dozen points from the milestone but never reaching it.

At the 4 p.m. ET close, the Dow stood0.6% lower for the day, off 111points and 166away from 20,000. Meanwhilethe Nasdaqsank 0.9% andthe S&P 500 lost0.8%.

The broad decline wiped out most of the gains from the day before, when the Nasdaq composite index closed at a record high.

Trading was quiet in a light week of economic and company news before the New Years Day holiday weekend.

Shares of luxury handbag maker Kate Spade (KATE) leaped 23.1%after news reports surfaced about a possible sale of the company.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) insider Randall J. Black sold 792 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.49, for a total value of $32,860.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,258 shares in the company, valued at $1,421,364.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ennis, Inc.(EBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Ennis (EBF) Issues Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com) Ennis beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Ennis up 4% post Q1 results (seekingalpha.com) Ennis, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended May 31, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Ennis: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Ennis traded down $0.05, hitting $20.20, during trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 117,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,358. The firm has a market cap of $489.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.66 and a beta of 0.69. Ennis has a fifty-two week low of $17.65 and a fifty-two week high of $21.50. The company has a quick ratio of 4.63, a current ratio of 5.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) Director David S. Murakami sold 4,394 shares of Territorial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.67, for a total value of $134,763.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 27,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $843,240.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunites Fund(JPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1302177844966 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019

By Bob Iaccino

The following originally appeared on Nadex

This was one heck of a central bank week. Starting on Tuesday we had official meetings of the U.S. FOMC, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England (BOE), the Swiss National Bank (SNB), and the Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway). This was a filling buffet for hungry Fed watchers and they did not disappoint in that they said virtually nothing new to upset the stomach of the markets. Given the current state of global economies, central bankers want to be hawkish. They want their respective economies to be strong, they want to reach their inflation targets and they want to normalize interest rates. But they run the risk of trigger recessions and they want to avoid this most of all. Let's go down the list and find the doves.

The U.S. FOMC and Janet Yellen began the week by hiking rates 25 basis points, the fourth rate hike in this cycle, and left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth. Isn't that being hawkish? Well, if it is the U.S. 10-year note wasn't listening. Since Wednesday morning, yields have fallen from 2.461% to a post-announcement low of 2.346% late Thursday night. In her press conference, Janet Yellen continued to assert that the low inflation (which we saw on display again in the CPI figures released Wednesday morning) are transitory. They want to reach their inflation targets.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=PATRIOT+FINANCIAL+PARTNERS+GP%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 27.82% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,891,767 shares, 23.36% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 19.22%Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 347,069 shares, 14.02% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 1,048,980 shares, 11.07% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.01%MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 sha

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $699.23 million.

    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $4.55 billion.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    While most people get their content online in an increasingly digital world, we shouldnt forget where most of it came from the movie theater. While Netflix, Hulu and HBO are cleaning up with their streaming services and content, the newest content is consistently at the theater. Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is looking to take advantage of this idea with its newest offering to its customers.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Cinemark by 73.2% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,081,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,768,000 after buying an additional 2,570,923 shares in the last quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 88.0% during the fourth quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC now owns 2,859,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,558,000 after buying an additional 1,338,000 shares in the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 2,312,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,533,000 after buying an additional 42,982 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Cinemark by 4.0% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,728,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $60,187,000 after buying an additional 66,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Cinemark by 3.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,334,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,310,000 after buying an additional 43,606 shares in the last quarter. 94.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    24/7 Wall St. covers many of the top analyst upgrades and downgrades each morning of the week. The downgrade brigade included a Credit Suisse report on Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) that effectively gave the movie cinema chain the equivalent of a “Sell” rating. It was actually a negative view on the entire movie chain sector.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, analysts at Brean Capital upgraded American States Water Co (AWR), as they now believe the shares have reached an attractive entry point.

    The analysts upgraded AWR from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $28. This price target suggests an 11% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $25.22.

    Brean Capital analyst Michael Gaugler said, “The shares have fallen to a price level that we now consider attractive, and our sum-of-the-parts valuation indicates fair value is $28 based on our 2014 EPS forecasts. We recommend investors begin accumulating positions under the $25.50 price level to allow sufficient (10%) upside (excluding dividends) to our target price.”

    “We acknowledge that the current environment for utility stocks in terms of interest rate impacts is less than ideal. However, we note the shares of AWR (and our other utility coverage names) have traded at higher P/E multiples when the general level of interest rates was much higher. We see the impact of higher rates as short term and negligible, particularly when we look closely at AWR’s ability to continue to raise its dividend payout versus the peer group by using free cash flow from the ASUS business,” Gaugler added.

    American States Water shares were up 72 cents, or 2.85%, during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 8% year-to-date.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Adeptus Health Inc.(ADPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Adeptus Health Inc (NASDAQ: ADPT) shares dropped 66 percent to $9.09 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 EBITDA outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE: ADPT) were down around 30 percent to $1.30. Medical Properties Trust disclosed that it has agreed in principle with Deerfield Management to restructuring in bankruptcy to Adeptus Health.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

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Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of SWISS RE LTD’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SWISS+RE+LTD

    These are the top 5 holdings of SWISS RE LTDiShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 1,274,000 shares, 41.43% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 114.84%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,192,350 shares, 38.52% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 158.64%iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) – 1,043,001 shares, 8.7% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.39%iShares Floating Rate Bond (FLOT) – 1,000,000 shares, 7.33% of the total portfolio. NewStar Financial Inc (NEWS) – 3,000,000 shares, 4.01%

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Any investor, even those with low paying jobs, can grow their wealth over the longer term due to compounding interest, Cramer explained during his daily "Mad Money" show recently. Taking just $100 and investing it in the S&P 500 index or its related ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY), at an average return of 10 percent gives investors "additional money off of last year's profits."

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Since the beginning of 2017, the NIFTY has outperformed both the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), with each seeing respective increases of 12.6 percent, 6 percent and 4.9 percent.

10 Can’t-Miss Dividend Growth Stocks for 2018

Dividend growth stocks have obvious appeal. After all, dividend investing is based on buying and holding a stock for the payouts. So if a company can consistently increase its distributions to investors over time, all the better.

Unlike traditional growth investing, where you depend on a stock increasing in value based on profits or sales trends, dividend investing focuses on the payouts above all else. The best dividend stocks to buy offer regular deposits into your bank account, but the best dividend stocks are committed to making those paychecks larger every year.

Think of it this way: If you pay $40 a share and get a $1 annual dividend, you have a 2.5% yield on your investment. But if that payout increases to $1.40 annually after a few years your yield is now 3.5% based on your cost to buy the stock … and if the income growth continues to $1.80 annually, you’re now making 4.5% yield. And all by keeping your money in the same place and depending on bigger payouts!

That’s the power of dividend growth investing in 2018. Not only are you getting a stable return on your initial investment, but your payouts continue to increase over time.

So what are some of the most impressive income-growing plays on Wall Street as we enter 2018? Here are 10 to consider:

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Dividend Growth Stocks: CVS Current Yield: 2.8% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 733%

If you think CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) is just a drug store filling prescriptions and selling candy bars, you don’t understand the business fully. Beyond its 9,700 retail locations in the U.S., it operates 1,100 walk-in healthcare clinics and runs a massive pharmacy benefits business serving more than 1 million patients per year, as well as offering a lucrative Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

In fact, its pharmacy benefit management solutions segment accounts for almost 60% of total revenues. And the company is looking to move away from traditional retail pharmacies even more with a rumored buyout plan for diversified healthcare benefits company Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET).

Like many healthcare-related dividend stocks, CVS also should benefit from an aging population in the U.S. And the healthcare business is relatively immune from fluctuations in the economic cycle, which provides a solid foundation for reliable dividend growth. That shows up in its impressive dividend history.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Cisco Current Yield: 3% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 380%

In truth, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) actually has 10-year dividend growth that is infinite because it didn’t pay out out a penny in dividends before 2011.

But after that initial payday of 6 cents a quarter, CSCO has rapidly ramped up its dividend growth to now pay 29 cents a share after a nearly 12% bump in payouts in early 2017.

When investors look for reliable dividend stocks, often they overlook the tech sector. But that’s a big mistake, as evidenced by Cisco. Not only does the IT giant currently yield a nice amount at present, but it has steadily increased payouts and is clearly committed to that trend.

And with that payout less than half of profits, CSCO stock has plenty of room to grow its dividend even more in the years ahead.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Home Depot Current Yield: 2% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 295%

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) may not have a particularly noteworthy yield at present, with its payouts just short of that found via 10-year Treasury bonds. But as the largest home improvement retailer in the U.S. and almost four decades of dominance in the industry, HD has been able to deliver powerful dividend growth to investors over time.

And with a strong brand, convenient store locations, a unique in-store shopping experience, growing digital operations and an expanding home improvement market, HD appears to be well-positioned for continued growth.

Home Depot has paid dividends for the past 29 years, raising its payout by an impressive 25% annual pace over the past five. Management last hiked the dividend by 29% earlier this year, and investors can expect strong growth going forward thanks to Home Depot’s safe payout ratio below 50% and outlook for continued earnings growth.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Texas Instruments Current Yield: 2% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 161%

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is a global semiconductor company that develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors. Instead of chasing down fancy branded chips with exclusive uses, TXN made its name on the simpler analog chips that serve as the backbone for even the most basic of gadgets.

Of course, Texas Instruments may have sacrificed some margins there. But what it got in exchange was a reliable business and relationships with electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide.

It owns and operates semiconductor manufacturing facilities (wafer fabrication and assembly/test facilities) in North America, Asia, Japan and Europe. TXN also caters to many diversified markets like industrial (33% of total revenue), personal electronics (26%), automotive (18%) and communications (13%).

That adds up to a reliable revenue stream, allowing TXN to pay uninterrupted dividends since 1962. Dividend growth has been consistent, too, most recently with a 32% one-time hike doled out in late 2016 to mark the 13th consecutive year of larger dividends.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Starbucks Current Yield: 1.8% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 500%

In truth, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) didn’t offer regular distributions before 2010. But in that short time, it has ramped up payments from 5 cents to 25 cents in a serious effort to share its profits more directly with shareholders.

With more than four decades of experience selling coffee, Starbucks has become a leading, premium brand name in the industry. That gives it a dominance that results in reliable revenue — and reliable paydays for investors as a result.

The company sells coffee primarily under its flagship Starbucks Coffee brand as well as Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange and Ethos brands. Starbucks is well-known for its prompt customer service and quality products.

SBUX last boosted its payout by 25% in late 2016, and with earnings per share expected to grow by double-digits annually and the company’s payout ratio below 50%, SBUX’s dividend should continue its impressive growth over the coming years.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Procter & Gamble Current Yield: 3.1% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 97%

No dividend list would be complete without consumer products king Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). P&G stock yields more than 3% at present, and has increased its payouts for a simply amazing 60 consecutive years. Furthermore, it has roughly doubled its payouts over the past 10 years.

That’s saying something, considering the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 caused many previously strong companies to reduce or altogether eliminate their payouts.

But P&G is as stable a corporation as they come, with a wide product portfolio that includes Pampers diapers, Tide laundry detergent, Charmin toilet paper and a host of other big brands that are staples of consumer cupboards.

With a strong history of payouts and current dividends at just two-thirds of earnings, that growth has a good chance of continuing as the company prospers.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Lowe’s Current Yield: 1.8% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 412%

Retail is a rough business these days, but as Home Depot showed already there is a safe haven for merchants in the home improvement space. And just like HD stock, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is committed to sharing its success with stock holders via bigger dividends over time.

How committed? Well, back in 2007 it was paying 8 cents per quarter… and now, after a 17% hike to payouts in 2017, it’s paying 41 cents.

And with more than 50 consecutive years of increases, you can be sure that payout will rise even more in 2018 and beyond. As with HD the headline yield isn’t great, but the consistency is definitely worth paying attention to.

 

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Hormel Current Yield: 2% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 267%

Meats mega brand Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) is as stable a stock as they come. Its consumer-staples focus provides a steady revenue stream, and more than 50 straight years of dividend increases show its income power is reliable, too.

But don’t think this is one of those stocks increasing payouts modestly; adjusted for two 2-for-1 splits, payouts have increased almost 270% in the past decade!

Hormel continues to grow and dominate the processed-meat space, as evidenced by its 2015 acquisition of organic foods giant Applegate and its more recent buyout bid for food-service company Fontanini Italian Meats & Sausages.

That will ensure continued success — and dividends — for years to come.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: American States Water Current Yield: 1.8% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 104%

When investors think about reliable and stable businesses, utilities are often the go-to choice. However, while there are plenty of strong energy utilities out there worth buying, it’s easy to overlook the strength of a company like American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) that deals in water and sewer infrastructure.

As water issues increasingly become a concern amid drought and shortages in the American West, you can be sure AWR is going to be even more important in the years ahead.

And considering it has increased dividends annually for 62 years — the longest streak of any publicly traded company — you can be sure it will share its success with shareholders via growing payouts at the same time.

While the current yield isn’t grand, you may not find a more reliable source of dividend growth and consistent paydays than this low-risk water utility.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Visa Current Yield: 0.7% 10-Year Dividend Growth: 625%

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company providing electronic payment services, making it at the center of the “cashless economy” trend that is pervading not just develop markets but also fast-growing regions in Asia and South America. With about 50% share of the global market (outside of China, which has prohibitions on some banking and payments competition), Visa is your best bet to play this megatrend.

As commerce continues rapidly moving away from cash and towards digital payments, Visa is well-positioned to leverage strong growth from this trend. A strong brand name, extensive payment network and reliable technology should help Visa maintain its market position as the industry grows.

Speaking of growth, Visa’s dividend growth has been outstanding. The company’s payout has increased by nearly 25% per year over the past five calendar years, including a 21% hike late last year.

With a payout ratio below 40% and earnings growth expected to remain strong, Visa investors can likely expect strong double-digit dividend growth to continue over the coming years.

As of this writing, Jeff Reeves did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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