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For now, the only certainty is continued uncertainty. Given Trump’s unpredictable management style, it seems reasonable to expect increased market volatility ahead, asserts Carla Pasternak, contributing editor to Dow Theory Letters.

In searching for a steady-return ETF to add to our income portfolio ahead of potential volatility, we required four criteria:

1) above-average dividend yield of at least 2.5%;
2) below-average beta of less than 1.0;
3) below-average standard deviation of less than 10.77;
4) a positive year-to-date returns, with attractive technicals

We found about half a dozen that passed muster and selected the two we found most compelling:

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)

This $15.5 billion fund tracks the portfolio and performance of the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats, an index of over 100 companies in the S&P 1500 that have increased dividends every year for at least 20 years.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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

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

    Operator 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

    Operator

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 47.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 159,475 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 143,555 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of SCANA worth $5,988,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $23.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $82.05 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $59.03 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Parker-Hannifin had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. Parker-Hannifin traded up $2.45 for the day and closed at $171.53

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System reduced its position in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 172,950 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 6,667 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.13% of Parker Hannifin worth $29,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $165.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 0.94% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $169.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price target suggests a potential upside of 6.52% from the stock’s current price.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    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 Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AAPL, EL
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) plunged 7% after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) slashed its price target for the automaker. JPM cut its December 2018 price target for TSLA stock from $308 to $195 per share, sighting Musk’s inconsistent statements about company funding. That would be a 36% collapse from Friday’s closing price. The news comes as Elon Musk continues to make a series of questionable Tweets about himself and his company. China is coming down on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). According to state media reports, Tim Cook’s company has pulled about 25,000 illegal lottery applications from its application store in China. The news comes as China continues clamp down on illegal apps that sold lottery tickets or provided gambling services. Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL) shares were off 0.3% after the cosmetics giant reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.61. That figure topped analysts’ expectations by $0.05. The downturn came due to the firm’s weaker-than-expected quarterly forecast and news that it will incur larger marketing costs for a number of new product initiatives. Look for earnings reports from Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) and Nordson Corp. (Nasdaq: NDSN).

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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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sawtooth Solutions LLC increased its position in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 31.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,074 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,388 shares during the period. Sawtooth Solutions LLC’s holdings in Paychex were worth $689,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The price of Brent crude oil pushed above $85 per barrel yesterday, its highest level in four years. Analysts are projecting that oil could easily hit $100 per barrel in the next few weeks, as OPEC and Russia continue to focus on pushing prices higher. The recent price rally has been driven by the Trump administration’s Nov. 4 deadline for nations to stop purchasing crude from Iran. Gold prices are sitting under $1,200, one week after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year. However, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth has predicted a big bounce for gold prices in the coming months. Just how high will gold bounce thanks to the ongoing geopolitical problems around the globe? Find out right here.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, PEP, TSLA
    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are in focus after the company announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change will take place on Nov. 1. The wage change will affect 250,000 employees. Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The beverage company topped Wall Street expectations with an EPS of $1.59 on top of $16.49 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat consensus forecasts of $1.56 on $16.38 billion in revenue. CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down this week, but she will remain the chair of the board. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it produced 83,500 vehicles in the third quarter. The stock has been on a whirlwind in recent days. On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had settled a case with CEO Elon Musk over his misleading tweets about taking the company private. Musk and Tesla will pay $20 million each, and M

  • [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.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PacWest Banc 32.53% 8.34% 1.69%
Arrow Financial 27.17% 12.21% 1.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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 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.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on TLK shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy”.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. decreased its position in Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 6.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,053,103 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 214,190 shares during the quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. owned 1.30% of Microchip Technology worth $277,679,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call Aug. 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 7.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,931 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,003 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Microchip Technology were worth $4,086,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) which fell about 3.6% to $83.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.33 to $104.20. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Bloomberg reports that Amazon is among several suitors that are considering acquiring Landmark Theatres, a movie theater chain that specializes in showing foreign and independent films. Landmark is owned in part by billionaire Mark Cuban. With a little more than 50 locations, Landmark is much smaller than AMC (NYSE:AMC), Regal (which was recently acquired by Cineworld), and Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), the three largest domestic movie chains. MoviePass also added Landmark to its service earlier this year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Blair William & Co. IL raised its stake in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 6.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 31,906 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,929 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $1,202,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By 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 Morning Liquidity 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 Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

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    Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, TMUS, BP, S
    Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street is expecting a small decline in revenue for the first quarter. Disney is still in the process of absorbing most of Fox’s assets from a deal last June. In addition, Disney will be launching its streaming service, Disney+, and investors will be looking for updates on the project. In deal news, T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is looking to sweeten an offer to regulators to ensure a merger with rival Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). The telecom giant told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that it would freeze the prices of many plans if it receives approval for a deal. T-Mobile has offered $26 billion to buy Sprint. Shares of BP Plc. (NYSE: BP) rallied more than 3.7% after the global energy giant topped 2018 earnings expectations. The firm’s big bets on shale developments have paid off. Profitability more than doubled over the previous year, while production topped out at 3.7 million barrels per day. Look for earnings reports from Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), Becton, Dickenson & Co. (NYSE: BDX), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA), Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), and Tableau Software Inc. (NASDAQ: DATA).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 47.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 159,475 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 143,555 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of SCANA worth $5,988,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

  • [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 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 Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp cut its position in shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,265,207 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 27,565 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 1.13% of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH worth $7,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC decreased its stake in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 56.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,600 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $88.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Twin Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC) by 37.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 13,160 shares during the quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Regal Beloit were worth $3,947,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,868 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nordson were worth $2,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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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.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Marcus & Millichap Inc (NYSE:MMI) major shareholder Phoenix Investments Holdings L sold 3,000 shares of Marcus & Millichap stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $120,810.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,532,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,752,298.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

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

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

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    FlipHTML5 Page Flip PDF Turns Social Media Accounts Into Compelling Ones (digitaljournal.com) $23.10 Million in Sales Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Basware introduces a ‘Smart PDF’ invoice (itwire.com) ActivePDF Brings Redaction to Businesses, Improving Privacy, Security,… (virtual-strategy.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    PDF Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:PDFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,051,552 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 134% from the previous session’s volume of 450,057 shares.The stock last traded at $18.60 and had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ADTRAN (ADTN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.38.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors bought shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on weakness during trading on Friday. $366.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $326.99 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $55.14

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

    Several other analysts also recently commented on USB. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 target price on U.S. Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on U.S. Bancorp from $61.00 to $57.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Twin Tree Management LP trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 89.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,301 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 20,453 shares during the period. Twin Tree Management LP’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INNT), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR), and Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) have more than tripled in the first six months of 2018. What caused these biotech stocks to skyrocket — and are they still buys now?  

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, May 7th. Analysts expect Endocyte to post earnings of ($0.19) per share for the quarter.

  • [By ]

    Exploding biotech names are nothing new to this bull market. You might recall the headline swirling around Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) as it posted one-day gains of more than 150% during the fourth quarter. The triple-digit move was sparked by a licensing agreement for the firm’s phase 3 prostate cancer drug. Now, these moves are becoming almost commonplace.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $16.70, but opened at $18.00. Endocyte shares last traded at $19.49, with a volume of 145358 shares changing hands.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. In most cases where a company does this, we see the stock drop. However, in this case investors are cheering Endocyte and its secondary offering.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Endocyte (ECYT)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: BGC Partners, Inc.(BGCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) and BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By ]

    BGC Partners (BGCP) : “We’re in a market where Goldman Sachs (GS) got slammed. I’m going with them.”

    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Douglass: Right. Let’s talk briefly about, we’ve talked about the home sector as this big thing. Let’s break that down a little bit, what the kind of general different ways of thinking about an approach in the home sector are. Obviously, you’ve got your direct homebuilders. We’ll get more into specifics on all these after the break. You’ve got your home builders, the folks who actually build homes. You’ve also got the Home Depots (NYSE:HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) of the world, who are good about the home maintenance and things like that. That’s been another big part. Then you also have …

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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    Two case studies in dividend growth investing: 1. Lowes (NYSE:LOW)

    To illustrate the power of dividend growth stocks, we’ll take a closer look at a home improvement giant Lowes, which has an impressive dividend history. The company, which has paid dividends since it came public in 1961, has earned the title of Dividend King after having raised its payout for 54 consecutive years. That steadily growing dividend has helped Lowes vastly outperform the S&P 500. Over the last decade alone, Lowes produced a total return of more than 315% while the S&P 500’s total return has been just over 135%.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Unlike rival Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), Home Depot is done expanding its store base, and so its comparable-store sales metric, describing sales at existing locations, is the key growth figure to follow. That rate is expected to slow to about 5% in 2018 from last year’s scorching 7% result. But management may update that target on Tuesday to reflect the latest demand trends. Lowe’s current forecast calls for a more modest 3.5% comps improvement this year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 40,076 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $3,517,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GenWealth Group Inc. grew its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 1.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,725 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 639 shares during the quarter. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust accounts for about 5.5% of GenWealth Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position. GenWealth Group Inc. owned 0.05% of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust worth $11,967,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    If you put $10,000 of your retirement savings into the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA) in March 2009, you’d be sitting on $34,447 today.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019

CEO of Mack-cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI) Michael J. Demarco bought 68,301 shares of CLI on 06/12/2018 at an average price of $20.12 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $1.4 million.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp is a part of the real estate sector. As a self-managed real estate investment trust, it is engaged in the leasing, management, acquisition and development works. Mack-Cali Realty Corp has a market cap of $1.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.69 with a P/E ratio of 49.23 and P/S ratio of 3.29. The dividend yield of Mack-Cali Realty Corp stocks is 4.08%. Mack-Cali Realty Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 1.70% over the past five years.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Michael J. Demarco bought 68,301 shares of CLI stock on 06/12/2018 at the average price of $20.12. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.14% since.CEO Michael J. Demarco sold 68,301 shares of CLI stock on 06/12/2018 at the average price of $19.91. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.1% since.

For the complete insider trading history of CLI, click here

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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]

    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 ]

    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 Watch For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Another theory, however, is that companies today are much more energy efficient and less liable to see their margins get compressed as oil prices go up. As a recent Harvard Business Review article noted, companies like United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) have spent several years beefing up their fleets of electric vehicles, and for the first time, the electric trucks are expected to cost no more than regular diesel vehicles. The electric vehicles tend to get about five times more miles per gallon than traditional diesel vehicles.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Last November, United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) filled a newly created position of chief transformation officer, who would be responsible for driving change in the company with the goal of finding strategies UPS could use to prioritize investment “for the greatest strategic benefit and long-term shareholder return.” On Thursday, the company put some hard numbers to that grand plan.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Three of the five firms hiring the most seasonal workers have not yet revealed their hiring plans for 2018. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) hired 120,000 seasonal workers last year, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) took on 100,000, and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) added 95,000.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PPL (NYSE:PPL) had its target price dropped by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 7.16% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) dropped about 1.7% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $30.44 after closing at $30.95 on Friday. Volume was around 4.1 million about 10% below the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,988,914 shares, a decrease of 18.2% from the April 13th total of 22,001,974 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,372,103 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s shares are short sold.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch 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 Watch For 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Put Options (LH) (americanbankingnews.com) Credit Suisse Group Lowers Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) Can LaunchPad Aid LabCorp's (LH) Covance Arm in Q1 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) As Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) Shares Rose, Shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp … (djzplanet.com)

    LH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $204.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Laboratory Corp. of America from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mizuho set a $178.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $183.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $189.19.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

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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.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), though both major Pentagon contractors, offer two very different profiles to potential investors. Huntington Ingalls is at its heart a metal-bender, a shipbuilding specialist responsible for the Navy’s massive carriers and a significant portion of the rest of the fleet. Raytheon meanwhile doesn’t make any of the tanks, planes, or ships that show up on military recruitment posters, but its electronics, sensors, and missiles can be found on seemingly every weapons system the Pentagon deploys.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The companies best in position to take advantage of this trend are Boeing (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), Harris (NYSE:HRS), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Boeing and Lockheed work together as the United Launch Alliance, competing against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Northrop to launch new gear into orbit, and also make a range of satellites and high-tech aircraft that travel into the upper levels of the atmosphere and beyond. Northrop recently bet big on space via its $9.2 billion deal for Orbital ATK, while Harris and Raytheon make a lot of the sensors and electronics that go into highly classified satellites.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    At first glance, Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) appears to be an obvious winner from the Pentagon’s push toward high-tech surveillance, missile defense, and refreshing the military’s stockpile of advanced weapons. But you’d never know it from the company’s fourth-quarter results or from its disappointingly conservative 2019 guidance.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: 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 Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now

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

Profitability

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

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microchip Technology earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.825929182511 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By ]

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

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By ]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Daniel Miller]

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

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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