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Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now

Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Desjardins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/19/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at TD Securities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/7/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 5/7/2018 – Baytex Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Baytex Energy Trust is a conventional oil and gas income trust focused on maintaining its production and asset base through internal property development and delivering consistent returns to its unitholders. “ 5/4/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. 5/2/2018 – Baytex Energy was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.

Shares of BTE opened at $3.27 on Monday. Baytex Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $2.13 and a fifty-two week high of $4.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $773.61 million, a P/E ratio of -163.50 and a beta of 3.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.(DPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (NYSE:DPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1454031211079 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association decreased its position in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 141,199 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,367 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in Nucor were worth $8,825,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Nucor Corp.’s (NYSE:NUE) earnings more than doubled year over year in the second quarter, and were also up more than 90% sequentially. In fact, Nucor even outperformed its own expectations, and CEO John Ferriola noted that this was the strongest Q2 in the giant U.S. steel producer’s history.

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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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BB&T Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 72.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 214,736 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,063 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $13,117,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As we mentioned earlier, the S&P 500 is up 20% this year. Meanwhile, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) has rocketed to gains of nearly 35% year-to-date. This performance puts all the U.S. major indexes to shame – even the red-hot Nasdaq Composite.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders sold shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $162.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $282.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $119.96 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF traded up $0.26 for the day and closed at $42.74

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Materials stocks rebounded from a fall yesterday, with the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) closing up 2%. Emerging markets also bounced back, thanks in part to a weakening dollar; the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:EEM) rose 1.9%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Girard Partners LTD. Has $325,000 Position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4189731/girard-partners-ltd-has-325000-position-in-ishares-msci-emerging-markets-etf-eem.html.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called “tumor checkpoint controller” inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $525.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $536.93 million. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions had a negative net margin of 11.34% and a positive return on equity of 7.80%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions updated its FY18 guidance to $0.72 -0.82 EPS.

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    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDRX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) and Convergys (NYSE:CVG) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Pilgrims Pride Corp  (NASDAQ:PPC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peercoin (CURRENCY:PPC) traded 2% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 17th. During the last seven days, Peercoin has traded 11.2% lower against the dollar. Peercoin has a total market capitalization of $11.84 million and approximately $187,734.00 worth of Peercoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Peercoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.47 or 0.00012746 BTC on popular exchanges including WEX, Bittylicious, BX Thailand and SouthXchange.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Pilgrim’s Pride in a report issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Jagdale now expects that the company will earn $0.93 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.89. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Pilgrim’s Pride’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.77 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.14 EPS.

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Monday.

    Separately, FinnCap reiterated a corporate rating on shares of President Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) by 9.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $130,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) tumbled more than 10% by 2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday in what was a tumultuous day for stocks in Brazil. The Brazil-based steel company sold off along with that country’s stock market amid fears that the recent trucker strike could have a deep impact on the economy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fuel Tech, Inc.(FTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) issued its earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, reports. Fuel Tech had a negative net margin of 17.57% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of media giant News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA) were trading much lower on Friday morning, following the release of fourth-quarter and full-year results that were slightly ahead of analyst expectations. Both of the company’s tickers fell as much as 10.7%, recovering to a roughly 10% drop by 11:05 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor end to the week on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost almost 200 points and other major benchmarks saw similar losses on a percentage basis. A swift turn in relations between the U.S. and NATO partner Turkey was the most popular scapegoat for the decline in market participants’ eyes. Tweets from the U.S. president threatened to double tariffs on steel and aluminum from their already steep levels, marking the latest in a diplomatic row that has shown no signs of easing. Adding to the pressure on stocks was bad news from several individual companies. News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA), Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) CEO Robert J. Thomson acquired 72,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.13 per share, for a total transaction of $1,017,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    NASDAQ NWS opened at $15.55 on Tuesday. News Corp Class B has a 52 week low of $13.10 and a 52 week high of $17.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.62, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.60 and a beta of 1.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners boosted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for American River Bankshares in a research report issued on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the financial services provider will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.26. FIG Partners also issued estimates for American River Bankshares’ FY2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.43 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Ingersoll-Rand PLC is a diversified company. It provides products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll-Rand PLC has a market cap of $25.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $104.08 with a P/E ratio of 19.42 and P/S ratio of 1.67. The dividend yield of Ingersoll-Rand PLC stocks is 1.88%. Ingersoll-Rand PLC had annual average EBITDA growth of 11.70% over the past five years.

For the last quarter Ingersoll-Rand PLC reported a revenue of $3.9 billion, compared with the revenue of $3.6 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $15.7 billion, an increase of 10.4% from last year. For the last five years Ingersoll-Rand PLC had an average revenue growth rate of 4.4% a year.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [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.

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    Ralph Lauren Corp  (NYSE:RL)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [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 Leo Sun]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) rallied 8% on Feb. 5 after the apparel retailer’s third quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue rose 5% annually (6% on a constant currency basis) to $1.73 billion and beat estimates by $70 million. Its non-GAAP EPS climbed 14% to $2.32, topping expectations by $0.17.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

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

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.53 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Earnings of $2.49 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin (PH) Stock Rating Upgraded by Evercore ISI (americanbankingnews.com) ASM International Announces Parker Hannifin as First Client Member of ASM’s Materials Solutions Network (prweb.com)

    Several research firms recently issued reports on PH. ValuEngine raised Parker-Hannifin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. MED lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Parker-Hannifin from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Parker-Hannifin presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investment analysts at Barclays started coverage on shares of Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $200.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 12.54% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,149 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,872 shares during the quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,857,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 393.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,191 shares during the quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,714,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [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.

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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 do very well if the economy continues to pick up and the administration’s infrastructure push comes back to the forefront. 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 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 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) and Ambac (NASDAQ:AMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Assured Guaranty and Ambac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Assured Guaranty 40.53% 7.97% 3.76%
Ambac 15.31% 13.71% 1.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Assured Guaranty and Ambac, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Assured Guaranty 0 0 4 0 3.00
Ambac 0 1 1 0 2.50

Assured Guaranty currently has a consensus price target of $48.33, suggesting a potential upside of 36.00%. Ambac has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.55%. Given Assured Guaranty’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Assured Guaranty is more favorable than Ambac.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
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  • [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.”

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

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    United States Steel (X) : “We’ve got Nucor (NUE) and that’s the one you want to buy.”

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

  • [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 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.

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked back in with John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor (NUE) , the steelmaker that today posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on a 16% increase in year-over-year revenues. The company also issued strong guidance for the upcoming quarter now that new imported steel tariffs are beginning to take hold. Shares of Nucor were down 0.4% by the close.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

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Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch 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.

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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.

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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.

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Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on June 30, 2017. Cardinal Health Inc is a healthcare services company. It provides services and products for hospital systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices. Cardinal Health Inc has a market cap of $21.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.31 with a P/E ratio of 16.67 and P/S ratio of 0.17. The dividend yield of Cardinal Health Inc stocks is 2.69%. Cardinal Health Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 8.80% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter Cardinal Health Inc reported a revenue of $33 billion, compared with the revenue of $31.4 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $130 billion, an increase of 6.9% from last year. For the last five years Cardinal Health Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 4.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $4.03 for the year, a decline of 6.7% from the previous year. Over the last five years Cardinal Health Inc had an EPS growth rate of 18.5% a year. The Cardinal Health Inc had an operating margin of 1.63%, compared with the operating margin of 2.02% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Cardinal Health Inc is 1.61%. The profitability rank of the company is 6 (out of 10).

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [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 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 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) to report $1.51 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Pembina Pipeline’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.19 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.83 billion. Pembina Pipeline posted sales of $866.72 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 74.2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th.

  • [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).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pembina Pipeline (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) had its target price lowered by CIBC from C$53.00 to C$51.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That’s why investors would be better off investing in high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Here’s what you need to know to decide.

  • [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.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Douglass: Absolutely! Jason, let’s turn to ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), ticker OKE. Distributable cash flow up 37% on 30% adjusted EBITDA growth. They’ve also reduced their dividend coverage ratio a little bit. A lot of strong growth there, too, as, obviously, shown in that distributable cash flow growth.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Evanson Asset Management LLC decreased its position in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 51,320 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,845 shares during the quarter. ONEOK accounts for 0.7% of Evanson Asset Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. Evanson Asset Management LLC’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $3,584,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lowered its position in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) by 39.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 191,644 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 123,100 shares during the period. Westwood Holdings Group Inc.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $10,908,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tredje AP fonden lowered its stake in Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE:RL) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 16,720 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 1,110 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Ralph Lauren were worth $1,878,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
  • [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 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 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 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 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lessened its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 154,800 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 5,668 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned about 0.14% of Pinnacle West Capital worth $12,471,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America upgraded shares of Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. Bank of America currently has $81.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [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]

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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]

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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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Crane (CR)

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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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Crane (CR)

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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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

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

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

    Operator 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST REIT Common Stock (IRET)

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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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Littelfuse (LFUS)

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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.