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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: CRC) and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Kosmos Energy and California Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kosmos Energy -49.78% -15.21% -4.39%
California Resources -17.25% N/A -1.86%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kosmos Energy and California Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    U.S. Air Force Awards General Dynamics Cloud Services Contract (finance.yahoo.com) General Dynamics (GD) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) America Desperately Needs More Submarines. And That Is Good News for General Dynamics. (yahoo.com) GD completes Hawker Pacific acquisition (janes.com) General Dynamics Unit Secures Work for Aircraft Computer System Repairs, Replacement (govconwire.com)

    Shares of NYSE:GD traded up $3.17 on Tuesday, reaching $199.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,149,954 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,029. General Dynamics has a 52-week low of $190.30 and a 52-week high of $230.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $57.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.84.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Summit Financial Group Inc. lowered its position in General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) by 26.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,470 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Summit Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in General Dynamics were worth $1,020,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Scale matters in the government IT business, as larger companies are better able to manage the increasingly large and complex systems customers demand, and a broader cost basis helps in putting together low-cost, competitive bids. In recent years, a wave of mergers and acquisitions has left a clear top two in the market. Industry leader Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) in 2016 bought the IT business of Lockheed Martin, while General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) vaulted to No. 2 earlier this year via its acquisition of CSRA.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microchip Technology earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.825929182511 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 888,437 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $81,168,000. Microchip Technology comprises 3.2% of Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Nucor
    This top steel company could do very well if the economy sees a continued pickup this year and the administration’s infrastructure push comes to the forefront. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists and decks, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $72.25.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. reduced its stake in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 31.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.’s holdings in Nucor were worth $138,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top steel company could continue to do very well if the economy sees continued strength this year and nonresidential construction grows. Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers, with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini-mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists/deck, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

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    Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), one of the top manufacturers of steel products in America, announced in December 2017 it was increasing its regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock to $0.38. The company has increased its regular or base dividends for 45 consecutive years. Since the implementation of tariffs on steel imports, the company has benefited from higher steel prices and reported surging profits.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) insider Brendan Curran sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.07, for a total transaction of $273,210.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,306,490.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of 0.625 per share by the textile maker on Friday, October 12th. This represents a $2.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a tumultuous session on Wednesday, as major benchmarks started the day weak but bounced back in the afternoon. Investors weren’t happy with the current state of geopolitical uncertainty, with trade disputes threatening to become larger problems than ever. But the release of the minutes of the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee convinced many that the central bank will be slow to do lasting damage to the economic expansion, remaining measured in the pace of its interest rate increases. Moreover, some companies had good news that sent their shares higher. Tiffany (NYSE:TIF), BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $137.59 and last traded at $137.30, with a volume of 1474925 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $134.80.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of luxury lifestyle products in apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality, are down more than 7% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday after broader markets tumbled and luxury groups reacted to comments from French fashion group LVMH.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was up 14% at $133.33 on Wednesday after earnings. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating and raised its target to $153 from $135. Barclays left its Underweight rating in place but still raised its target to $110 from $103 after the stronger report.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SCANA (NYSE:SCG) and NiSource (NYSE:NI) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While all of this is going on, Dominion has also announced plans to buy financially struggling peer SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG). This utility got into trouble when it canceled a nuclear construction project midstream after its contractor declared bankruptcy. Regulators, customers, and politicians have been less than pleased, with demands for rate and dividend cuts (a dividend cut was just announced).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 8.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 27,484 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,503 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

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    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “In last three months, shares of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation have outperformed than its industry. Pinnacle West Capital is well positioned to gain from the ongoing economic improvement in its service territories and customer growth. Pinnacle West Capital’s long-term capital expenditure plan will further strengthen its traditional generation, transmission and distribution capabilities. The company is also investing in battery storage projects, which will make its renewable projects more effective. The company continues to have a strong credit rating. However, Pinnacle West Capital is subject to comprehensive regulations by federal, state and local regulatory agencies. In addition, its operations are subject to fluctuations in the commodity price and weather, as well as operational hazards.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ING Groep NV lifted its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 7.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,423 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $912,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 38.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,514,179 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 692,367 shares during the quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC owned about 2.25% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $200,631,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) and ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its position in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 72.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,391 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,843 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $914,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019

I don’t fall into the demographics of your prototypical dividend investor. I’m relatively young, and I don’t anticipate needing the income from dividends any time soon. What I do have, though, is a very long-term investment horizon that allows me to take advantage of one of the most powerful wealth-building tools: reinvested dividends. 

Like any other investor, I have made several mistakes along the way, but they have helped me refine what I’m looking for (and avoiding) in a high-yield dividend stock. I’m still refining that process, but there are three key things I look for when picking a dividend stock for my portfolio:

Assets or a business model that have a decent level of clarity over the next 5-10 years. That can be assets with long-term revenue contracts or a hard-to-disrupt business. A management team that has proven itself to be good stewards of shareholder money with prudent investments and an eye on keeping its balance sheet from becoming overloaded with debt. A company that isn’t promising an overly generous payout or gaudy dividend growth numbers. I’m in no rush, and companies that promise exorbitant yields or growth rates tend to not live up to those promises.

With these basic requirements in mind, I just added two dividend stocks I think will fit this mold well in my retirement account: renewable power asset owner TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) and industrial real estate investment trust STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG). Here’s why I think these stocks fit my mold for high-yield dividend stocks — and why you may want to consider them for your own portfolio.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) reported its first-quarter 2018 results on April 19, delivering earnings of $1.10 per share. While this was a little less than the year-ago result of $1.11 per share and the $1.20 per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, it was above most investor expectations. And when adjusted for one-time gains and expenses related to the newly enacted federal tax law in late 2017, and for tax-status changes at a subsidiary, it was a better result than recent quarters.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top steel company could continue to do very well if the economy sees continued strength this year and nonresidential construction grows. Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers, with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini-mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists/deck, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Steel giant Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) recently reported its first-quarter 2018 numbers, and CEO John Ferriola has an important message to give to shareholders: “Nucor’s disciplined strategy for profitable growth is working.”

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Aside from checking on whether the company achieves that aim, there are two other items investors should keep an eye on in the second half of the year. First, the company continues to make progress on its proposed merger with SCANA (NYSE:SCG). Shareholders of SCANA recently voted in favor of that transaction, and Dominion has won the approval of several regulators, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Trade Commission, and the state of Georgia. However, the company still needs to get permission for the deal in North Carolina and South Carolina, with the latter one being a key sticking point due to SCANA’s failed nuclear plant in the state. While Dominion has offered several concessions in the deal to win over both customers and legislators, it might not be enough since the state wants an even bigger rate reduction. The company remains optimistic that it can close the deal by the end of this year, though it’s unclear if that will happen. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 7.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,034 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,606 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in SCANA were worth $827,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallOctober 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI trimmed its holdings in shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 2.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 203,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 6,098 shares during the quarter. Paychex accounts for approximately 1.9% of Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Paychex were worth $12,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) – Analysts at Northcoast Research issued their FY2020 EPS estimates for Paychex in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 27th. Northcoast Research analyst K. Mehta anticipates that the business services provider will post earnings of $3.05 per share for the year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

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    These are the top 5 holdings of YIHENG CAPITAL LLCTAL Education Group (TAL) – 2,870,304 shares, 19.66% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 13.89%Noah Holdings Ltd (NOAH) – 1,609,934 shares, 15.63% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.57%JD.com Inc (JD) – 1,352,524 shares, 9.81% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.14%MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (MTSI) – 1,911,009 shares, 8.2% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 126.98%eHi Car Services Ltd (EHIC) – 2,957,154 shares

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 3,645,448 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 62,411 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $126,640,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    2) Review your goals. Are you retired and managing your portfolio for income and realize you’re loaded up with low- to no-yield growth stocks? It’s time to make some adjustments. As the second half of the year encounters choppier waters, many equity strategists have recommended reducing risk by pivoting toward more defensive stocks in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer staples. Some great names that are currently trading at attractive levels include health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), power producer PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL) and food giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS). Weighted equally, all three yield an average of 4.3% and trade with a forward PE of just 14.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 24th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 10th will be given a dividend of 0.41 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.57%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pembina Pipeline (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) had its price target lifted by BMO Capital Markets from C$50.00 to C$52.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IWX) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 27th will be paid a dividend of 0.2884 per share on Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 26th.

Shares of IWX stock opened at $53.63 on Friday. iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF has a 12 month low of $48.74 and a 12 month high of $55.82.

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $196.64.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Triangle Securities Wealth Management lifted its stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 34.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,339 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Triangle Securities Wealth Management’s holdings in Laboratory Corp. of America were worth $420,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    We posed that question to three Motley Fool contributors. Here’s why they picked Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD), Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) as top healthcare stocks to buy in September.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

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  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    At that earnings run rate, U.S. Steel’s stock sells for a mere 3.5 times its enterprise value to EBITDA. For comparison’s sake, that’s about half the level of rival Nucor (NYSE:NUE), suggesting that U.S. Steel’s stock could have much further to run if steel prices and demand hold up.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United States Steel Corporation performing better than the Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX), underperforming large cap Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ: STLD) and giving a mixed performance against large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE):

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Amphenol Corporation(APH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aphelion (CURRENCY:APH) traded up 1.3% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 29th. One Aphelion token can currently be bought for $0.0541 or 0.00000822 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Switcheo Network and Kucoin. Over the last week, Aphelion has traded down 2.4% against the dollar. Aphelion has a total market cap of $2.70 million and $143,193.00 worth of Aphelion was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenleaf Trust reduced its holdings in Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,234 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 714 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $1,484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aphria Inc (TSE:APH)’s share price shot up 14% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as C$20.36 and last traded at C$19.86. 16,904,801 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 184% from the average session volume of 5,950,322 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$17.42.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Paypex (CURRENCY:PAYX) traded up 9% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on June 6th. During the last week, Paypex has traded up 68.7% against the US dollar. One Paypex token can now be purchased for $1.49 or 0.00019347 BTC on exchanges. Paypex has a market cap of $101.80 million and $1,487.00 worth of Paypex was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) had its price target increased by BMO Capital Markets from $70.00 to $77.00 in a research note released on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a market perform rating on the business services provider’s stock.

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    “For many other stocks, such as gaming (EA, TTWO) and IT services ( (PAYX) , (GPN) ), regulatory risks for Facebook may not necessarily pose a risk to their core business models,” writes Goldman Sachs strategist David Kostin. “We expect correlations for these stocks would likely revert to historical averages and present potential buying opportunities given their underperformance since March.”

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 22,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lorillard Inc(LO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Lorillard (NYSE:LO) have been trending extremely positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lorillard earned a news impact score of 0.81 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.1727475800447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

    Three Motley Fool investors have already put in the work to help you get started, highlighting Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) and 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) as dependable dividend stocks with solid prospects, and Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX) as a growth-focused investment. Read on to learn what these real-world investors like about these great companies, and why they can help retirees keep their nest eggs growing for the long-term. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) which traded up 3.23% at $244.68. The stock’s 52-week range is $86.31 to $259.77. Volume was about 25% lower than the daily average of around 2.4 million. The company had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus earnings estimate is $2.03 per share, on revenue of $7.87 billion. Shares were trading at $248.18 as the week came to a close. The 52-week trading range is $173.55 to $249.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which is down 10.5%. That is followed by DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP), down 9.7%, then Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 9.41%, and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 4.9%. Eleven of the 30 Dow stocks have traded lower for 2018.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnership Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Aside from checking on whether the company achieves that aim, there are two other items investors should keep an eye on in the second half of the year. First, the company continues to make progress on its proposed merger with SCANA (NYSE:SCG). Shareholders of SCANA recently voted in favor of that transaction, and Dominion has won the approval of several regulators, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Trade Commission, and the state of Georgia. However, the company still needs to get permission for the deal in North Carolina and South Carolina, with the latter one being a key sticking point due to SCANA’s failed nuclear plant in the state. While Dominion has offered several concessions in the deal to win over both customers and legislators, it might not be enough since the state wants an even bigger rate reduction. The company remains optimistic that it can close the deal by the end of this year, though it’s unclear if that will happen. 

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 18.27 million from the previous level of 21.33 million. Shares were trading at $70.01 within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. reduced its stake in shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 57.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 515,409 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 686,670 shares during the period. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $35,883,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is the largest independent E&P in the world after it spun off its midstream and downstream assets into Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) in 2012. In 2017, ConocoPhillips produced 1.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day from 17 different countries. Since ConocoPhillips makes most of its money producing oil, investors who buy its stock have direct exposure to the price of crude. In other words, when oil prices go up, ConocoPhillips’ profits and stock price should follow.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short fell to 11.23 million from the previous 11.83 million. Shares were trading at $78.28, within a 52-week range of $48.70 to $78.61.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 12.37 million from the previous 16.01 million. Shares were trading at $71.75, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $73.76.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said Friday morning that the company has reached a tentative agreement with the Teamsters union on a five-year contract covering union employees involved in small package deliveries. The agreement remains subject to ratification by the UPS employees.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) plans to hire 100,000 workers to handle package shipments during the 2018 holiday season. That’s the highest total ever for the company that hired 95,000 seasonal employees last year.

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    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) rose on Monday, May 14, as the Atlanta-based company’s transformation plan could lead to improved margins, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $48.53 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $89.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.32 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, United Parcel Service had the 10th highest net out-flow for the day. United Parcel Service traded up $0.81 for the day and closed at $112.12

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While all of this is going on, Dominion has also announced plans to buy financially struggling peer SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG). This utility got into trouble when it canceled a nuclear construction project midstream after its contractor declared bankruptcy. Regulators, customers, and politicians have been less than pleased, with demands for rate and dividend cuts (a dividend cut was just announced).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in utilities is usually a pretty boring affair, with the main attraction normally being a reliable quarterly dividend payment. Recent events at SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG), however, have been anything but boring. Dominion Energy could be the company’s savior, but not if the government gets in the way.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Granted, Dominion Energy’s payout of around 70% is at the higher end, but it shouldn’t be tough for the utility to maintain dividends given the highly regulated nature of its revenue. Of late, the market has been concerned about a couple of developments, including Dominion’s impending acquisition of SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) and its planned funding route that is now in the reworks because of regulatory changes.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $974.12 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $939.59 million. Pinnacle West Capital had a return on equity of 9.12% and a net margin of 12.95%. The company’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Pinnacle West Capital Co. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ING Groep NV lifted its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 7.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,423 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $912,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 15.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 148,258 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 27,229 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 0.13% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $11,945,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Profund Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 26.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,249 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,622 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed Nucor’s (NUE) CEO John Ferriola on CNBC’s Mad Money.

    “He’s saying we may have announced tariffs, but let’s see them implemented,” Cramer said. 

  • [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Daniel Miller]

    As a matter of fact, three Motley Fool contributors recently identified three large-cap stocks they think are worth buying right now: Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), and Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). These are three of the most dominant companies in their industries, enjoying benefits of scale, technological know-how, and strong balance sheets under the control of top-notch management. 

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) insider Brendan Curran sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.07, for a total transaction of $273,210.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,306,490.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    A third factor to focus on is how an E&P company allocates its oil-fueled cash flows. Some oil companies take the “drill, baby, drill” mentality and spend everything that comes in, and then some, on new wells. That approach, however, can lead them to pile on debt, which can be their undoing during the next downturn. That’s why investors should look for oil companies that keep spending to within cash flow. Though the best ones spend much less than what comes in, which gives them excess cash that they can return to shareholders via dividends and buybacks. That more conservative approach helps ensure they don’t drill their own grave. An excellent example of an adept capital allocator is ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). The U.S. oil giant aims to return 20% to 30% of its cash flow to investors via dividends and share buybacks each year while reinvesting the rest on oil projects that are profitable under $50 a barrel. Because of that more conservative approach, ConocoPhillips will avoid drilling itself into trouble by outspending cash flow on new wells to chase production growth. Many oil stocks provide detailed cash flow analysis on the most recent investor presentation posted to their website.  

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) are both large, international oil and natural gas producers. While they share many attributes, there are a couple of key differences. And those differences are what makes one appropriate for conservative investors and the other for more aggressive investors. Here’s what you need to know about these two energy stocks to decide which one is right for you.

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.9172533861743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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Walmart’s surprising positive sales momentum is just getting started, according to Barclays.

The firm reinstated coverage on Walmart shares with an overweight rating, predicting the retailer’s investments in improving its store experience will pay dividends.

“We believe that Walmart will be able to sustain comp gains over peers going forward,” analyst Karen Short said in a note to clients Tuesday. “We believe this is a function of a stronger assortment, improved quality of fresh products, goals for stores to be ‘clean, fast, and friendly,’ wage increases [etc.]”

Walmart shares rose 0.4 percent Wednesday.

Last month Walmart reported significantly better than expected sales numbers.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio trimmed its holdings in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 72,413 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,569 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Cummins were worth $9,631,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $160.00 to $150.00 in a research report released on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its price objective cut by Credit Suisse Group from $205.00 to $175.00 in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced reasonably solid fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, detailing another decline in organic volume that was well within the company’s expectations as it lapped a particularly strong performance in the same year-ago period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp raised their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Nordson in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now anticipates that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.48 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.47.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, including an expected decline in organic volume that was more than offset by acquisitive growth.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Some stocks are pretty predictable in terms of when they’ll increase their dividend payouts to their investors. Trying to give at least one boost per year is a goal that many companies strive for, and a select few have put together long streaks of annual dividend hikes year in and year out. For Nike (NYSE:NKE), Nucor (NYSE:NUE), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), it would be a big surprise if shareholders didn’t see a dividend increase between now and year end.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 2,434.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 10,139 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,739 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $634,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    It’s not easy to grow a business, let alone one that operates in a mature industry with a focus on a slow-growth economy. This, however, is the situation facing Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), one of the largest U.S. steel companies. To put it bluntly, Nucor is always facing a market with little room for growth. But it has plans to grow just the same.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was last seen trading up 1.8% at $62.67, but this was a $68 stock as recently as June 18. It is a top steel player and was supposed to be one of the would-be Trump steel tariff winners. Its 52-week range is $51.67 to $70.48, and the consensus target price is $77.70.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was up 14% at $133.33 on Wednesday after earnings. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating and raised its target to $153 from $135. Barclays left its Underweight rating in place but still raised its target to $110 from $103 after the stronger report.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL), a global leader in design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle apparel and other product categories, are popping 15% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT, after the company topped estimates on both the top and bottom lines during the fourth-quarter fiscal 2018.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Premium retailer Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) trounced the market last month, rising 23% compared to a 2% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 15.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 148,258 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 27,229 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 0.13% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $11,945,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Profund Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 26.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,249 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,622 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) insider James A. Taylor acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$2.04 per share, for a total transaction of C$10,200.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) insider Brendan Curran sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.07, for a total transaction of $273,210.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,306,490.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Crew Energy (TSE:CR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$3.37.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) Director John E. Major sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.86, for a total value of $355,737.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,667,188.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $227.35 and last traded at $225.33, with a volume of 3778 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $223.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 3.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 9,721 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 367 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $2,024,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,036 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The chief beneficiary in the markets appears to be Raytheon (RTN) , which makes the Tomahawk cruise missiles employed in the U.S. response.

    But in spite of the muted reaction to this and other U.S. missile attacks in the Middle East over the years, the markets may be missing, or at least mispricing, the risk of a counter attack using cyber munitions.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    A version of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) high-tech Aegis weapon system upgraded for ballistic missile defense (BMD) provided the computing power and radars used in the test, while a Raytheon-built (NYSE:RTN) SM-3 interceptor was fired at the target.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the United States. It has been benefiting from an increase in demand for the military products it makes under the current administration. And the future continues to look bright, with multiple levers to pull to support top- and bottom-line growth. But is Raytheon a buy? That’s tougher to answer than it might seem.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 2.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,459,211 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after acquiring an additional 94,161 shares during the period. Raytheon accounts for approximately 1.2% of Macquarie Group Ltd.’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest position. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $668,250,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argent Trust Co boosted its position in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 72.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,679 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,807 shares during the period. Argent Trust Co’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $1,290,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Folks who blindly leap from stock to stock, for example, are in for a rude awakening – even if they’re investing in the big winners like Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), or Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), that we’ve covered together.