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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now

Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. The company is the largest direct descendant of the Standard Oil Company, a company that was once by far the largest company in the world. Despite this size, Exxon Mobil has had a difficult time since the start of the crash. However, as we will see, the company has continued to cut expenses, increase earnings, and expand production. This expansion, as we will see, makes Exxon Mobil a strong investment.

Introduction

Exxon Mobil, with a market cap of more than $340 billion, is the largest publicly traded oil company in the world. As a result of this size, Exxon Mobil also spends tens of billions of dollars annually on expansion spending. On top of this, Exxon Mobil is also a dividend aristocrat. The company provides investors an annual dividend at the present time of just over 3.5%, a dividend that it has consistently increased, year over year, for 34 years. This strong dividend, as we will see, will be supported by increasing earnings.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) traded down about 1.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $26.65 after closing Wednesday at $27.01. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.20 Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    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 Own Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    As I wrote yesterday, Lockheed’ s older F-16 jet is considered a front runner in the Indian Air Force’s potential $15 billion order for 110 fighter aircraft. Lockheed also produces the more modern (and stealth capable) F-22, and F-35 fighters. Both of these fighters are professionally thought to be effective against Russia’s S-400 long range air defense missile system. That system is currently deployed in western Syria. Last week, Lockheed also won a $247 million contract from NASA to design and build an experimental aircraft that could operate without creating a traditional sonic boom. My price target: $375.

    Raytheon (RTN)

    First off, should the president decide to strike Syria without the use of American pilots, guess who produces the Tomahawk missile? That’s right. These guys. On top of that, you might have noticed that two weeks ago, Poland agreed to spend $4.75 billion on RTN’s Patriot missile defense system. By the way, this is the largest weapons deal in the history of Poland. Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula has not been lost on this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    Raytheon, Navy Test JSOW C Missile on Lockheed’s F-35C Fighter Jet (govconwire.com) BRIEF-Raytheon Wins $83 Mln Mine Neutralizer Contract (reuters.com) Raytheon awarded $83 million mine neutralizer contract (prnewswire.com) Raytheon (RTN) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) Raytheon wins contract for Barracuda counter-mine system (upi.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $235.00 price target on shares of Raytheon in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Raytheon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Raytheon from $245.00 to $238.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. ValuEngine raised Raytheon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lifted their price target on Raytheon from $231.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Raytheon presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $220.53.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [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]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC lessened its stake in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 4.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,377 shares of the company’s stock after selling 350 shares during the period. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $1,358,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [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 8on-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 Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

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    Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.

    Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in shares of Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,105,805 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 47,719 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $95,258,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top stock has remained a favorite long-term pick at Deutsche Bank for some time.Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) is one of the worlds largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    The Amephenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) is an electronic and fiber optic manufacturing company in Connecticut. Late last month, on April 25, the company released their earnings and beat all expectations, including earnings per share and reported revenue.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Trending Hot Stock’s Analysis Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) (thestockgem.com) Royal Bank of Canada Raises Amphenol (APH) Price Target to $80.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Analyst Earnings Forecasts Summary: Amphenol Corporation’s (APH) (getstocksnews.com) Global Medical Pressure Sensors Market 2018 Manufacturers- Amphenol, Honeywell, NXP+Freescale and TE … (themobileherald.com) What’s Better? Amphenol Corporation (APH) Buy or Sell (nasdaqfortune.com)

    A number of research firms have issued reports on APH. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $89.00 price target (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Amphenol has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.00.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Foundry Partners LLC raised its holdings in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 183,147 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,534 shares during the quarter. Foundry Partners LLC owned 0.42% of Regal Beloit worth $13,434,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Generac (NYSE: GNRC) and Regal Beloit (NYSE:RBC) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018

Historically low rates and central bank stimulus have been a defining characteristic of the recovery. No other economic factors have driven more of the four-fold surge in the S&P 500 from its 2009 low.

That could be about to change.

The 10-year Treasury yield, now at 2.42%, is often compared to the average dividend yields as a measure of stock market attractiveness. The reasoning goes that if the average dividend yield of a stock is higher, investors can get a reasonably solid cash return versus bonds even if share prices are more volatile.

A 10-year yield higher than the average dividend yield is thought to be a warning sign for stocks because investors might be persuaded to take less risk and earn the higher yield in Treasuries.

That idea hasn’t held up very well with the 10-year yield above 2% since November 2016, but the rising yield on another maturity may prove the theory.

The yield on the 2-year note recently surpassed the dividend yield, 1.89% versus 1.86% for stocks, the first time it’s happened in a decade.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Global Advisors LP cut its stake in TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) by 57.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 94,705 shares of the company’s stock after selling 126,580 shares during the quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP’s holdings in TAL Education were worth $3,513,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Our analysis from May 2013 found the VQScore tool identified 48 triple-digit winners, including a staggering 2,573% gainer in TAL Education Group ADR (NYSE: TAL).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has actually been on a prolonged uptrend going back five years, but the stock struggled for the first three months of 2018 to get over the $220 level. That resistance has since broken however, and RTN has continued to reach new all-time highs. This is another one that is looking poised to continue higher through its earnings report on April 26. Raytheon has exceeded Wall Street's EPS estimates every quarter since July 2016. 

  • [By A.J. Bursick]

    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula – the same tensions that have caused defense darlings like Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) to crush the Dow Jones’ gains four times over in the past five years – aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

  • [By ]

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

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

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”

    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) : “Let’s wait and see. I can’t bless it until I see more from them.”

  • [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 Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has built an incredible streak in the highly cyclical steel industry — it’s increased its dividend every year for 45 consecutive years. That makes it a Dividend Aristocrat. A combination of factors led to this impressive achievement, including a well-run business, conservative finances, and a constant push for growth during good years and bad. The current industry upturn hasn’t stopped it on the growth front, but it has shifted the priorities a little bit. Here’s how Nucor is investing for the future today.

  • [By ]

    For an “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 Buy For 2018: 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 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.

  • [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 8on-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 ]

    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now

Our search for a dividend growth stock or two continues as we plumb the depths of the 52-week low list for an out of favor dividend growth stocks to invest in. A week or so ago we looked into Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) as a potential candidate and placed it on our list of possible investments. Our ongoing search has been made difficult by an almost decade long low-interest rate environment that has pushed investors desperate for income into dividend growth stocks (and making such stocks expensive in relative terms). The shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM) have traded near 52-week lows of late, and, therefore, came to our attention. The question is “Can such shares trade even lower?” We think yes if the overall market sells off into a much needed minor correction. ADM is not a company known to many people outside the dividend growth stock world, but people of a certain age will remember ADM as the self-proclaimed “supermarket to the world” and sponsor to the Public Broadcasting television show “The McLaughlin Group” that later experienced a significant damaging to its reputation when “two former executives and an ex-FBI mole were convicted of price-fixing in 1998 after a highly publicized federal investigation” into the company. With such scandal almost two decades, ago, let us look at ADM today.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By ]

    As I wrote yesterday, Lockheed’ s older F-16 jet is considered a front runner in the Indian Air Force’s potential $15 billion order for 110 fighter aircraft. Lockheed also produces the more modern (and stealth capable) F-22, and F-35 fighters. Both of these fighters are professionally thought to be effective against Russia’s S-400 long range air defense missile system. That system is currently deployed in western Syria. Last week, Lockheed also won a $247 million contract from NASA to design and build an experimental aircraft that could operate without creating a traditional sonic boom. My price target: $375.

    Raytheon (RTN)

    First off, should the president decide to strike Syria without the use of American pilots, guess who produces the Tomahawk missile? That’s right. These guys. On top of that, you might have noticed that two weeks ago, Poland agreed to spend $4.75 billion on RTN’s Patriot missile defense system. By the way, this is the largest weapons deal in the history of Poland. Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula has not been lost on this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • [By ]

    The second portfolio’s top holdings included Intel (INTC) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Raytheon (RTN) , Nucor (NUE) and Netflix (NFLX) .

    Cramer said this portfolio was “perfectly” diversified.

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team say that the president’s moves on behalf of Boeing (BA) signal good times for defense names, including Raytheon (RTN) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By ]

    Shares of Raytheon (RTN) , a holding of Jim Cramer’s charitable trust Action Alerts PLUS, are up 13% since the start of the year. 

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Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    Aperio Group LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 0.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 209,611 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,732 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned 0.06% of Paychex worth $12,910,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Paychex (PAYX) , Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) and XPO Logistics (XPO) .

    Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 15.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 509,839 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 89,891 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned 0.14% of Paychex worth $31,401,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

  • [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 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.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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 Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is a huge Internet of Things benefactor. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

  • [By ]

    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) had its price objective increased by Morgan Stanley from $96.00 to $97.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [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.

Macy’s And Micron Ignite A Rally – Cramer’s Mad Money (5/16/18)

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Wednesday, May 16.

Can just two stocks ignite a rally? They can. Case in point – Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) on Wednesday. The market had been engulfed with macro news and tensions of rising oil prices, rising interest rates, US-China relations, North Korea. “In this situation, we can actually care about individual companies and what they have to tell us, provided that these companies are important enough to their sectors that they can give us tremendous pin action,” said Cramer.

Micron Technology was considered to be a commodity company in an industry with high competition. Micron was upgraded by RBC with an $80 price target. This led to pin action in the semiconductor group that led other semis to rally. “The semiconductors are a powerful leadership group, and today they took their rightful place at the front, all because of these Micron recommendations,” said Cramer.

The retail group was led by Macy’s, which reported better than expected earnings and lifted profit guidance. Just six days before the earnings, Morgan Stanley had downgraded the stock. CEO Jeff Gennette is leading an incredible turnaround. “Gennette did so much good here, like creating a team of merchants and technology experts that have melded brands with e-commerce and private label to produce some incredible results,” added Cramer. This led to pin action in other retail stocks.

The important thing to note is that both these stocks were under pressure as the street had given up on them and they ended up surprising the market.

CEO interview – PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL)

PayPal will hold its investor day next week. Cramer interviewed CFO John Rainey to find out what lies ahead.

Rainey said at the next investor meeting they will be talking about their separation from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and their capital allocation plans. Splitting with eBay was always on the cards and they represent 13% of PayPal’s business and will be an integral part of the platform.

PayPal’s strong cash flows allow them to acquire for growth and return capital to shareholders. Commenting on future growth, Rainey said that there are 2B people around the world without a bank account and 70% of them have mobiles. They would like to have accounts, loans and mortgages and this is a tremendous opportunity for PayPal.

PayPal was also one of the first companies to let merchants accept cryptocurrencies. “Because of the volatility of the cryptocurrencies, the merchants were seeing swings in crypto that threatened the viability of their businesses. If you’re a merchant and you have, let’s say, a 10% margin on a product that you sell and you accept bitcoin, for example, and the very next day it moves 15%, you’re now underwater on that transaction. So what happens, or what was happening, is they were immediately moving that to a more stable currency,” added Rainey.

Defense stocks

If someone liked defense stocks like Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) before the earnings, they should like them even more now. All these stocks reported good earnings but have lost momentum.

Lockheed Martin posted good earnings and guidance but fell after cash flow comments on the conference call. Northrop Grumman too reported good earnings and guidance but did not rise as much as expected. Lastly, Raytheon reported a modest earnings beat.

Cramer said defense stocks are being traded on daily headlines and hence peace talks with North Korea led to a selloff in defense stocks. Defense stocks should instead trade on military spending and with rising tensions in the Middle East, the governments across the globe are buying defense equipment. The weakness in these stocks is a buying opportunity.

CEO interview – Tableau (NYSE:DATA)

The stock of Tableau went up on Q1 revenue beat and analysts upgraded the stock. Cramer interviewed Adam Selipsky to hear what lies ahead for the company. Tableau is up 34% in 2018.

Selipsky said that users spend 80% of the time preparing the data and 20% analyzing it. Their new platform Tableau Prep flips the equation and uses smart algorithms to perform tasks like combining columns automatically so data can be prepared easily for analysis.

The company has partnered with Charles Schwab and about 50% of the company employees are using Tableau on a daily basis not just for financial planning, but other back office functions too. They also offer cloud services like deployment options, including on-premise and fully managed solutions to help companies transition to the cloud.

Viewer calls taken by Cramer

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX): It’s a great company and Cramer is sticking by it despite the 60 Minutes report.

Lennar (NYSE:LEN): It is a terrific company and it is down due to rising interest rates. Cramer thinks it doesn’t deserve to go down.

Discovery Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): It’s cheap versus bigger banks. It’s a buy.

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More specifically, &l;span&g;t&l;/span&g;he recently signed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is set to deliver $1.5 trillion in tax savings over the next decade, adding fuel to an already healthy economy and generally improving the tax efficiency of REITs.

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.11 after closing Wednesday at $31.59. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 9.6 million, more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $30.74 after closing Tuesday at $30.76. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 3.2 million, about 25% below the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [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]

    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.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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    The second portfolio’s top holdings included Intel (INTC) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Raytheon (RTN) , Nucor (NUE) and Netflix (NFLX) .

    Cramer said this portfolio was “perfectly” diversified.

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    Cramer and the AAP team say that the president’s moves on behalf of Boeing (BA) signal good times for defense names, including Raytheon (RTN) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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]

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

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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 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 Invest In 2019: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 311,681 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,234 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.27% of Cinemark worth $11,741,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    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 Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.

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    Cramer and Moreno also looked at General Dynamics (GD) which peaked in early March, before starting a downtrend until Tuesday. Last week, General Dynamics fell to the lower end of its channel, but then it bounced right to the high end, and Wednesday it firmly broke out above the high end of this channel. The stochastic oscillator, which is a powerful momentum indicator is making a bullish crossover, and based on today’s move, Moreno thinks General Dynamics can return to its old highs at $230.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Amphenol Corporation(APH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in shares of Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,105,805 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 47,719 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $95,258,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Trending Hot Stock’s Analysis Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) (thestockgem.com) Royal Bank of Canada Raises Amphenol (APH) Price Target to $80.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Analyst Earnings Forecasts Summary: Amphenol Corporation’s (APH) (getstocksnews.com) Global Medical Pressure Sensors Market 2018 Manufacturers- Amphenol, Honeywell, NXP+Freescale and TE … (themobileherald.com) What’s Better? Amphenol Corporation (APH) Buy or Sell (nasdaqfortune.com)

    A number of research firms have issued reports on APH. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $89.00 price target (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Amphenol has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.00.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: 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) .

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    Worthington Industries (WOR) : “They’re in the metals business and when we talk metals, we talk Nucor (NUE) .”

    Qualcomm (QCOM) : “I need things to be resolved over there. Until then, I’m not a fan.”

  • [By ]

    Names like U.S. Steel (NYSE: X), Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE), and AK Steel Holdings (NYSE: AKS) all had an initial bump higher upon the announcement of the tariffs. But the excitement soon faded, with prices plunging back lower. The market is making it clear that tariffs of any kind are not welcome!

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    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

    Sprint (S) : “I think you have to ring the register. All we have are rumors of a merger.”