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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, it can be hard to discern which companies are the best for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face greater temptation by the day to reach for high dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified 10 super-safe dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of EQT (NYSE:EQT) by 85.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,281 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,000 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in EQT were worth $3,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $9.85, with a volume of 0 shares traded.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Franklin Financial Network (FSB)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) was downgraded by research analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 836,831 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the May 31st total of 501,425 shares. Approximately 6.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 392,524 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc. (NYSE: FSB) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Compass Point. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $30.30 to $42.65. The consensus price target for the company across Wall Street is $37.80. The stock closed Monday at $39.40, a rise of more than 5%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019

Thanks to the invention of cupholders, we can all safely drink coffee while we drive.

And now, thanks to a new app from GM, we can safely order coffee from Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) while we drive.

The new technology will let drivers do everything from ordering hot wings to booking a hotel room or reserving a table at Applebee’s — all without even having to pull over.

If you own a 2017 or 2018 model year Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, you might see a new icon on your vehicle’s central computer screen Tuesday morning. It’s labeled Marketplace.

With a few pokes of your finger you can order food or drinks, or reserve a table at one of several restaurants that have teamed up with GM.

The new GM Marketplace App will allow users to make purchases and reservations from behind the wheel.

“For most retailers and consumer brands the daily commute is the only time not accessible in a consumers’ day,” said Santiago Chamorro, GM’s vice president for Connected Customer Experience, in an announcement. “Marketplace gives merchants the ability to more safely engage with drivers and passengers in a meaningful way that provides true value for our customers.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)has shipped some 1 million Versa smartwatches in a little over a month’s time.That indicates it not only got its product right this time, but that it is finally also a worthy competitor to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)has had a tough go of it lately.The fitness tracker wearables manufacturer postednegative revenue growthin Q1-2018 of 17%, widening losses, and declared its transition year has been extended into amulti-year transformational effort. It would not be a surprise if even die-hard investors were getting impatient with the stock down over 80% since its IPO in June 2015.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also commented on FIT. Craig Hallum initiated coverage on Fitbit in a report on Monday, March 19th. They set a buy rating on the stock. Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Friday, January 5th. They set a buy rating and a $10.00 price target for the company. Bank of America reaffirmed an underperform rating on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Fitbit from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and decreased their price target for the company from $5.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Fitbit from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fitbit has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $6.16.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Just three years ago, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was a dominant player in the wearables space thanks to the popularity of fitness trackers. Investors scrambled to get a piece of Fitbit as it looked all set to conquer the wearables market with a variety of fitness bands that were constantly updatedto stay ahead of the competition, giving the company an 80% shareof fitness trackers in the U.S.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Lewis:Yeah,I think that this is a company that has a lot of things going for it that maybe aGoPro(NASDAQ:GPRO) orFitbit(NYSE:FIT) wouldn’tin the hardware space. They have ubiquity andseemingly a very strong brand attachment with their offering. I think that there’sreally something there on the services side. But, when they’re capping margins to make their prices more accessible, that only gives themso much cash to operate with. You see the precedent that Apple has set withcommanding really good margins andcreating a cash cow business with their iPhone segment. I worry that Xiaomimight struggle to do that, particularly because services is such a tiny portion of the overall business. If that starts to change, then I think the interest level for me is a little higher.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped 11.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $4.51. Shares closed at $5.10 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company took a ratings downgrade to Sell from Morgan Stanley this morning.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) climbed 15.9% in May, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the wireless networking products leader delivered stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) reported earnings for the third time since going public, and Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) jumped after announcing higher sales and improving profits.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNT) were up 13.6% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday after the wireless networking products specialist announced better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks(NASDAQ:UBNT)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results early Thursday, highlighting strong demand from its Enterprise Technology product lines and a large new share-repurchase plan. Shares of the wireless networking technology company climbed 11% Thursday when all was said and done.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: EchoStar Corporation(SATS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Echostar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $51.33 and last traded at $52.44, with a volume of 104714 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) by 9.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 59,929 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,059 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Echostar were worth $3,590,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

MedMen, a Los Angeles-based chain of marijuana dispensaries, can’t trade on Wall Street because cannabis is illegal in its home country.

So it listed in Canada.

MedMen started trading this week on the Canadian Securities Exchange, or CSE.

They’re not alone. US cannabis companies are heading north to list on stock exchanges in Canada, where there’s no federal ban on marijuana sales. Medical marijuana is legal there, and the country is in the process of legalizing recreational marijuana, too.

It’s a two-way street. Some Canadian cannabis companies have come south to list on Wall Street exchanges, because they’re not subject to the same restrictions that keep US pot growers away.

In the US, medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, and recreational is legal in 10. But US cannabis companies can’t list on US stock exchanges or even get basic financial services, because marijuana is prohibited by the federal government.

“There are no straight roads and there are no clear paths,” said MedMen CEO Adam Bierman.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) was upgraded by Pivotal Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP grew its position in Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) by 41.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 14,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 4,200 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By John Ballard]

    But in order to attract advertisers — which along with sponsorships is expected to make up 77% of the esports market this year — there has to be verifiable data about who is watching and for how long. NielsenHoldings’ (NYSE:NLSN) TV ratings are the “currency” of media buyers. Last year, Nielsen announced a new ratings service specifically for esports and has now partnered with Activision to provide verifiable ratings for its top esports ventures, including Overwatch League and Call of Duty World League.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) which traded down over 9% at $33.99. The stocks 52-week range is $33.90 to $45.73. Volume was 11.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Botty Investors LLC lifted its position in shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) by 27.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 19,665 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 4,245 shares during the quarter. Botty Investors LLC’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $625,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have each launched professional esports leagues this year, while advertising and sponsorships are expected to make up three-quarters of the industry’s nearly $1 billion of revenue. And the recent announcement that Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) will apply its TV rating expertise to Activision’s esport events could be the catalyst that unleashes a floodgate of media buying.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Here are the top restaurant stocks we’ve found, with one-year price targets showing gains as high as 74%…

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 1: Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CHUY)

    Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CHUY) is a Texas-based chain of casual Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ: FRSH) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on CHUY. Telsey Advisory Group reissued a market perform rating and set a $29.00 price objective (up from $23.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub raised Chuy’s from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Chuy’s from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Wedbush reissued a hold rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a hold rating and set a $27.00 price objective (down from $30.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, March 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $27.22.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have soared today, up by 29% as of 1:40 p.m. EDT, after the company announcedit was being acquired. Larger homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is scooping up AV Homes in a $1 billion deal.

  • [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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

The S&P 500 Index rallied higher last week as investors applauded the decision to exempt Mexico and Canada from the Trump administration’s trade tariffs and new data on the U.S. labor market showed continued employment gains. A handful of dividend stocks also reported good news in the area of higher payouts.

Five notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week. This included two businesses involved in the wireless communications industry, a popular toothpaste manufacturer and a major defense company.

Here are five dividend stocks increasing payouts.

Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) raised its quarterly dividend by 9%, increasing it from 57 cents per share to 62 cents. The mobile communications technology company did not declare a formal ex-dividend date but will begin paying its higher dividend after March 21, 2018. If history is any guide, the first ex-dividend date for its bigger dividend will fall in late May or early June.
QCOM Dividend Yield: 3.92%

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) 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 dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Cloud-based sales and marketing platform specialist HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) saw its total sales spike 39% in the first quarter to $114.6 million. That outpaced the high end of the company’s own revenue guidance for the quarter by more than $4 million. The company said that strong growth was driven by both expanding subscription and professional services sales.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) insider Dharmesh Shah sold 23,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.19, for a total value of $2,488,370.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS) believes that the answer is to focus on “inbound” marketing techniques that make it easy for consumers to find you when they are finally ready to buy.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.(STV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sativacoin (CURRENCY:STV) traded 2.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 9th. Over the last week, Sativacoin has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. One Sativacoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0318 or 0.00000341 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. Sativacoin has a market capitalization of $225,415.00 and $19.00 worth of Sativacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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