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Patrons enjoying an evening outdoors at Bryant Park Grill & Café (Source: Company Website)

Business Summary

Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR) owns and operates 21 restaurant/bars and 19 fast food concepts/catering operations with different trade names except for Gallagher’s and Rustic Inn, of which there are pairs of each. Notably, ARKR owns Bryant Park Grill & Café and the Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine in Manhattan (for basketball fans, yes that is the Walt Clyde Frazier, point-guard-turned-MSG-commentator who helped the Knicks capture the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 – ARKR has had a partnership with Frazier to run the restaurant since March 2012). The company started in New York City but began expanding its restaurant/bar footprint into other states over the years with an affinity to “destination properties” over the years such as casinos (Foxwoods in Connecticut for example), water-view properties, and even historically relevant buildings such as Faneuil Hall in Boston. In fiscal 2016, the company generated revenues of $150.2 million, up from $145.9 million the previous year and currently trades at an $86 million market cap (roughly $25 per share).

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    However, you could happily add ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) without facing any of those issues, because this midstream company is structured as a regular corporation. Although ONEOK’s yield of 4.8% is a little lower than Enterprise’s, it shares a lot of the partnership’s most desirable traits.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was an excellent one for ONEOK (NYSE:OKE). The pipeline giant was one of the best-performing energy stocks in the S&P 500, albeit in a down year for the market, thanks to a big uptick in earnings and cash flow through the third quarter. We’ll find out later this week if that trend continued during the fourth quarter, which is one of a few things investors should keep an eye on when the pipeline giant reports earnings.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The volatile price of natural gas over the past year has weighed some on this top energy company. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and NGLs gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) has made several shrewd moves over the past few years, which have positioned it to grow its high-yielding dividend at a high rate. One of the latest is its recent deal to buy out Martin Midstream Partners’ (NASDAQ:MMLP) 20% interest in the West Texas LPG pipeline system. With full control of that pipeline, the company can more aggressively pursue expansion opportunities, which recently led it to secure a second project on the system that positions it for even more growth in the future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) – Analysts at US Capital Advisors raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for ONEOK in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now anticipates that the utilities provider will post earnings of $2.74 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.56. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for ONEOK’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.95 EPS.

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    I’ve been covering Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) for awhile, so when the Chinese internet pioneer announced plans to spin off Sogou, I was more than a little interested. Sogou has been the main growth driver at Sohu for years. With Sohu’s online advertising business meandering and its internet gaming business proving volatile, search has been its crown jewel.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market isn’t warming up to Sohu.com’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) latest financial report. Its shares are hitting their lowest levels since the summer of 2007 after the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist posted disappointing first-quarter results on Wednesday morning. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) have taken a beating this year. They’re among the biggest losers through the first three quarters of 2018. Let’s go over why I think they have a shot at bouncing back in the next three months.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) is still struggling to fire on all cylinders, but investors nonetheless bid shares of the dot-com pioneer higher on Friday after it posted mixed fourth-quarter results. Revenue clocked in at $482.2 million for the final three months of 2018, a 5% decline from a year earlier, but a 5% sequential improvement. 

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Sogou’s shares are prone to big swings for a couple of simple reasons.

    As a Chinese business, many American investors don’t feel connected to Sogou’s business and might not have access to some important sources of information about this company and its stock. Though Sogou has been around for nearly a decade now, it only entered the public markets in November of 2017. It’s a new ticker, untested on the market, and not always easily understood through year-over-year or longer-term analyses. At the IPO, Chinese internet giants Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) combined for a total ownership of 82% of Sogu’s business. Those stakes later declined to 71%, but Sohu and Tencent remain Sogou’s largest shareholders, with 96% of the voting power in shareholder elections and votes. Regular investors hold a very small stake in Sogou, which tends to boost the stock’s volatility.

    Moreover, Chinese regulators launched an investigation of Sogou in June, forcing the company to shut down parts of its online advertising operations for 10 days in early July. The company is accused of showing video ads that insulted a national hero. That blackout will reduce Sogou’s third-quarter revenues by a significant but unannounced amount.

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

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    Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    The charts below are courtesy of VantagePoint, a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to forecast future price movements 1-3 days in advance with up to 86 percent accuracy. The blue line represents a predictive moving average that shows what’s going to happen three days in advance, and the black line is a simple 10-day moving average. A crossover of the blue line over the black line indicates a bullish signal from the software, and vice versa for a bearish signal.

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    With this in mind, here are the pot stocks offering the highest revenue potential in fiscal 2019, listed in descending order:

    Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB): $244.5 million The Green Organic Dutchman: $227.1 million Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC): $190.4 million MedMen Enterprises: $188.9 million iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF): $181.4 million Village Farms International: $147.6 million GW Pharmaceuticals: $123 million KushCo Holdings (NASDAQOTH:KSHB): $117.9 million Aphria (NYSE:APHA): $107.4 million CannTrust Holdings: $105.5 million

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Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

K2M Group (NASDAQ: KTWO) and Luminex (NASDAQ:LMNX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares K2M Group and Luminex’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
K2M Group $258.03 million 3.70 -$37.14 million ($0.87) -25.30
Luminex $306.57 million 4.18 $29.42 million $0.91 31.71

Luminex has higher revenue and earnings than K2M Group. K2M Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Luminex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    With that in mind, there are some stocks that pay more than IBM that may be worth a look. These three Motley Fool contributors have their eyes on Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), and here’s why:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 535,375 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $30,474,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks definitely disprove the view that high yields are linked to low growth. Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) have trounced the market so far in 2018. But are these stocks too risky for many investors? Here’s what you need to know.

  • [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.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    New York Mortgage Trust Inc  (NASDAQ:NYMT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SOTHERLY HOTELS/SH SH (NASDAQ:SOHO) and NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NY MTG TR INC/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.38.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Loeb Partners Corp Has $1.44 Million Holdings in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159809/loeb-partners-corp-has-1-44-million-holdings-in-umh-properties-sh-sh-umh.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [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]

    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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) took just a smidge of a haircut after releasing its first-quarter report, despite putting up huge ad revenue growth. What gives? 3M (NYSE:MMM) followed a knockout 2017 with a not-so-great start to the new year, but long-term investors shouldn’t sweat it too hard. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) held its annual meeting today, and despite its CEO’s stated devotion to rebuilding customer trust, things don’t look so great for the bank — and could look even worse in a few weeks after Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 5.05%% at $232.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $173.90 to $259.77. Volume was around 4.8 million shares, more than double the daily average of about 2 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow Jones industrial average has a new worst-performing stock this week. Industrial giant 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) snatched the title away even though shares added about 1% in the holiday-shortened week. For the year to date, 3M stock is down 16.1%

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which is down 16.4%. That is followed by Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 15%, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), down 13.9%, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), down 13.4%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 18 are showing a loss to date in 2018.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019

NITTO DENKO Cor/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDEKY) and Zealand Pharma Aktieselskabet (OTCMKTS:ZLDPF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares NITTO DENKO Cor/ADR and Zealand Pharma Aktieselskabet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NITTO DENKO Cor/ADR 10.15% 12.59% 9.34%
Zealand Pharma Aktieselskabet N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

NITTO DENKO Cor/ADR has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zealand Pharma Aktieselskabet has a beta of -0.08, meaning that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Thursday brought a host of interviews for TheStreet that may (hopefully) spark interest during your weekend planning. UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer told us the shipping giant will unveil a transformation plan in coming months. Instinct tells me this could be a cost-cutting plan designed to help the company’s under-performing stock. Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) CEO shot back at noted short-seller Jim Chanos, who disclosed a year-long short position in the restaurant chain on Thursday. Chanos’ response to me via email: “Wow, a promotional CEO and his execs don’t agree with a short-seller….? Imagine that.” Yep. Hopped on the phone with Hasbro’s (HAS) CEO for a piece to hit over the weekend. Came away thinking retailers are preparing for a rather upbeat holiday season. The impact of Toys ‘R’ Us’ liquidation will likely weigh on Hasbro in the second quarter, then taper off in the back half of the year. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) recently purchased Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. The deal will allow the company to capitalize on the sports gambling craze. But there’s another company trading at an incredible discount that presents an amazing opportunity for investors. This is how you could make an easy 100% in the weeks ahead.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) wiped out the market capitalization of eight different companies on Thursday, cutting $17.5 billion from its capitalization. The e-commerce giant announced plans to recruit entrepreneurs to deliver local packages, hurting the FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS). Amazon also announced it would purchase online pharmacy PillPack, pushing healthcare benefits companies like Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA) lower.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, STZ. WBA
    Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA) fell after investment research giant Jefferies downgraded the health benefits firm from a “Buy” to a “Hold.” Jefferies analysts said that the deal between Amazon and PillPack will create more difficult market conditions for retail pharmacy chains. Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) popped 10% this morning after the retailer crushed earnings after the bell on Thursday. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69, a figure that beat expectations by $0.05. In addition to beating revenue expectations, the company also announced a $15 billion stock buyback program and said that North American sales increased for the first time in 12 months. Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) fell more than 4.6% after the beer and liquor manufacturer fell short of profit expectations before the bell. The company reported EPS of $2.20 on top of $2.05 billion in revenue. Wall Street analysts were expecting $2.42 per share on top of $2.04 billion in revenue. The company blamed higher transportation

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    UPS (UPS) has set the wheels in motion to reawaken its stock price. 

    Chief Financial Officer Richard Peretz tells TheStreet in a “few months” UPS will hold an investor conference that discusses transformation efforts and ways the company could run more efficiently. Peretz says the initiative will span multiple calendar years.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,235,000.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil prices have risen off of the lows reached following the mid-2014 oil downturn. That’s been great news for most oil-related companies, since it means revenues are heading higher. The biggest beneficiaries are the companies most reliant on oil prices, like ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which is up 85% since mid-January 2016, when oil prices started rising again. However, the downturn was an ugly reminder that what goes up can just as quickly go down. If you are considering an oil investment, forget ConocoPhillips and take a look at this pair of diversified energy giants instead.

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    Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Oil prices are at their highest levels in three years, and that means that oil companies — both producers like ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and integrated majors like BP (NYSE:BP) — are rolling in the dough right now, in part because of cost-cutting during the price downturn.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) SVP Janet Langford Kelly sold 59,389 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.95, for a total value of $3,916,704.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 100,600 shares in the company, valued at $6,634,570. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is starting to become an income growth machine once again. While the U.S. oil giant has a blemished dividend history after slashing its payout by two-thirds in 2016 — wiping out more than a decade of growth — the company restarted its dividend growth engine last year. It has now boosted its payout three times in less than two years and appears as if it has plenty of fuel to continue expanding the payout, making it an appealing dividend growth stock for investors to consider.

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of defense titans Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) all underperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading up to when the Budget Control Act was signed in August 2011, a period when the tension between different congressional factions intensified, with shares of individual companies dropping between 7% and 13% during the first two weeks of August alone.

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    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is diversified across the Aerospace & Defense sector with 25% of sales in information technology, followed by aerospace orders (24%), marine systems (23%), combat systems (16%), and mission systems (12%). The acquisition of CSRA makes it one of the largest IT contractors to the U.S. government.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) have both more than doubled over the past five years, thanks to a truce in the partisan Washington budget battles and increased demand from an ever more dangerous world. But both stocks head into earnings season in the doldrums, with Northrop Grumman flat for the year and General Dynamics actually down 5%.

  • [By ]

    In addition to increasing the dividend, Action Alerts PLUS holding Raytheon announced in late March that under the Department of Defense’s DARPA program, it was developing technology that could control swarms of both air-based, and ground-based drone vehicles that might be launched using a “drag and drop” visual interface. My price target: $245.

    General Dynamics (GD)

    This is one firm where we have already seen cash flows and margins improving. GD is also another defense name that increased their dividend in March. Think the Navy gets some love in the 2018 federal budget that earmarked $654 billion for the Pentagon? Me too. Know who runs the Virginia class submarine program? General Dynamics. In fact, the Navy just awarded a $696 million modification to that program for 2019.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    This week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy is all about big defense — the companies behind things like missiles, ships, and intelligence services. Host Michael Douglass and Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman run through the latest earnings reports from Lockheed (NYSE:LMT), Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC).

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported second-quarter results on July 31st. The company is losing cellphone subscribers to lower-priced rivals, but management insists that charging higher prices for a higher-quality service is the right way to go.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2019: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    To put the power of a high-yield stock into perspective, we’ll look back at the returns of pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) over the past decade. As the following chart shows, ONEOK’s dividend yield has been well above the average of the S&P 500 during the last 10 years.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [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 Matthew DiLallo]

    However, the company did take a major step toward improving those numbers by recently selling its 20% interest in the West Texas LPG Pipeline to its joint venture partner ONEOK (NYSE:OKE). It was a win-win deal for both companies. In ONEOK’s case, it now has full control over a pipeline that it intends on expanding further in the future. Meanwhile, the deal provided Martin Midstream with some much-needed cash as well as saving it from having to come up with funding for those expansion projects. As a result, the sale helped improve the company’s leverage ratio to a slightly better 4.36 while also keeping it on track to maintain a 1.0 coverage ratio for the full year. While those are dramatic improvements, the company’s payout still isn’t sustainable, which suggests that Martin Midstream will likely need to reduce its high-yielding distribution at some point in the future.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now

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:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nucor (NUE)

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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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “PPL (PPL) Issues FY 2021 Earnings Guidance” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The correct version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4152309/ppl-ppl-issues-fy-2021-earnings-guidance.html.

  • [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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pinnacle West Capital (PNW)

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 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 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paypex (CURRENCY:PAYX) traded 1% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on May 20th. In the last week, Paypex has traded 45.6% higher against the dollar. Paypex has a total market capitalization of $142.70 million and $8,938.00 worth of Paypex was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Paypex token can currently be purchased for about $2.09 or 0.00024454 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [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]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) had its target price boosted by Citigroup from $67.00 to $73.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the business services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s target price indicates a potential downside of 2.38% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [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.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently commented on NYMT. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH downgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a buy rating and issued a $6.75 price target (up previously from $6.25) on shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $6.35.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.05. NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH had a net margin of 24.78% and a return on equity of 17.07%. The business had revenue of $17.50 million during the quarter. analysts anticipate that NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $175.00 to $160.00 in a research note released on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 10:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The near-zero natural gas engines were created by a joint venture between Cummins (NYSE:CMI) and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), called Cummins Westport. Unveiled on May 1, the engine lineup can be used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including buses, refuse vehicles, and long-haul trucks. In fact, the ISX 12N engine, as it is called, is the world’s first Class 8 on-highway truck engine to be certified near-zero by the California Air Resources Board, which sets emission standards that are followed by 16 other states. The Tesla Semi and Nikola One are both Class 8 vehicles, or what most people refer to as semis.

  • [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 Buy For 2019: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Financial Northwest (FFNW)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Financial Northwest (FFNW)

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nordson (NDSN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH cut its position in Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 0.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 820,509 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 418 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Nordson were worth $105,362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.38-1.54 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.52. The company issued revenue guidance of flat to -4% to ~$551-574 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $588.77 million.

  • [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.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in shares of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 40.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,115 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 1,762 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,395,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [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 Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    To that end, we asked three Motley Fool investors for their favorite growth stocks to buy this month. Read on to learn why they like Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), and Square (NYSE:SQ).

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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 Buy For 2019: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    When ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) acquired its master limited partnership last year, the company thought the deal would give it enough fuel to grow its dividend 21% in 2017 and at a 9% to 11% annual pace through 2021. At the time, the two pipeline companies had between $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion of growth projects under development, which ONEOK thought would provide it with enough fuel to achieve that aim. Fast-forward not more than a year later, and the company has now secured more than $6 billion of expansions, which should give it the fuel to grow its earnings at an accelerated clip in the coming years, making it an excellent stock for those seeking both growth and income.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 86.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,456 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,690 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $823,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, there are a few companies that offer the best of both worlds. Two of these gems are pipeline giants Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), which not only have dividend yields more than double the rate of the average stock in the S&P 500 but also expect to grow their cash flow and dividends at a double-digit annual pace.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Tallgrass Energy currently expects to close its acquisition of Tallgrass Energy Partners by the end of the second quarter. Once that deal closes, the combined company should cover Tallgrass’ 9%-yielding dividend with cash flow by more than 1.2 times. Furthermore, that company will generate very predictable cash flow going forward since 97% will come from long-term, fee-based contracts. Those are both solid numbers for a pipeline company. For comparison’s sake, Tallgrass’ coverage ratio will roughly match that of pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), which currently gets about 90% of its cash flow from predictable sources like fee-based contracts.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    At first glance, pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) appears to offer income-seeking investors a superior opportunity when compared to fellow pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB). Not only does ONEOK have a higher yield — 4.9% versus 4.5% for Williams — but it expects to increase its payout at a 9% to 11% annual pace through 2021 while Williams’ current forecast is that it will boost its dividend 10% to 15% in 2019. However, when we drill down a bit deeper, we find one metric that puts Williams Companies’ dividend ahead of ONEOK’s for investors seeking a lower-risk payout.