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3 Stocks That Could Raise Dividends In September

Another month has come and gone. And longtime readers know that means it’s time to take another look at stocks that could be hiking their dividends soon.

Each month, over at my High-Yield Investing premium newsletter, I make a point to screen for stocks that are likely put more cash in your pocket. It’s part of my job.

Ideally, I’m looking for hikes that could happen over the next four to six weeks. I also highlight noteworthy special distributions on the horizon.

We don’t do this just for fun. In a perfect scenario, we find great ideas for consideration in our premium portfolio… Companies posting outsized double-digit increases, and reliable dividend-payers that have been steadily growing payouts for a decade or more.

I flag these stocks first for my premium readers so that they can research them and get a head start. Then, I share them with the public.

We’ve had a pretty good run of finding solid ideas from this exercise, so it pays to follow along each month. Some of them end up paying off big time… So if you’re looking for a potential addition to your income portfolio, then I can’t think of a better place to start.

This month, I have three stocks I’d like to highlight. If you’re looking for a potential addition to your income portfolio, I can’t think of a better place to start. Here’s what I’ve found this month…

3 Upcoming Dividend Hikes

1. Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) Founded over a century ago, this industrial manufacturer sells auto parts, welding equipment, restaurant ovens and coolers, and other specialized products. Its not a terribly exciting field. But as Ive said before, boring can be great.

ITW generates $15 billion in annual revenue and maintains best-in-class margins across many of its core product lines. Despite trade disputes, raw materials price inflation, and other headwinds, earnings continue to reach new highs, soaring more than 140% last quarter.

The company is seeing strong momentum across the board right now, with even its slowest segment delivering a 15% revenue growth (the fastest was up 84%). And with much better margins, it produced nearly half a billion in free cash flow last quarter.

Keep in mind, management likes to return 50% of its profits to stockholders. So quarterly dividends have been climbing just as fast, rising for 56 straight years. Well, make that 57 now. I was anticipating another hike soon, but ITW beat me to it.

Starting with the next payment, shareholders can expect to see quarterly dividends of $1.22 per share, a 7% increase.

2. Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) Many companies can claim to have raised dividends in each of the past five years. But only a select few have increased them by 200%. TXN is one of them. Last years 13% hike lifted the payout to $1.02 per share triple the $0.31 level from 2015.

Thanks to efficient manufacturing, TXN is enormously profitable, turning every dollar of sales into nearly 40 cents of free cash flow (FCF). That FCF generation ranks in the 91st percentile, outperforming more than nine out of every 10 U.S. companies. And returns on invested capital have risen to the top of the charts (97th percentile).

Texas Instruments is one of the most shareholder-friendly companies around, consistently returning 100% of FCF to stockholders. Management intends to deliver between 50% and 60% via annual dividends (right in my sweet spot) and the rest through continued stock buybacks to shrink the share base even further.

While Covid has taken a bite out of analog chip sales in certain end markets (namely the automotive sector), demand has been on the upswing in recent weeks. Meanwhile, free cash flow has improved markedly to $6.5 billion over the past 12 months.

I suspect TXN will have another double-digit dividend increase in store for investors in mid-September.

3. American Express (NYSE: AMX) American Express has all the hallmarks of a classic Warren Buffett pick. The business churns out buckets of owner earnings and enjoys lofty returns on capital thanks to an unbreachable economic moat in an industry protected by tall barriers to entry.

No wonder Berkshire Hathaway owns 152 million shares, a stake whose value has ballooned to $24 billion.

While the relentless rising share price has generally kept yields below 2%, AXP continues to reward shareholders with higher payouts each year. Distributions have been climbing at a 9% clip over the past decade. While that streak was put on hold due to Covid last year, odds are good this pattern will be re-instated soon.

Not only did the company add 2.4 million new members to its rolls last quarter, but cardholder spending has picked up sharply and now exceeds pre-pandemic levels.

I expect to see an uptick in the quarterly distribution to around $0.47 per share.

Action To Take

Remember, just because I highlight stocks that are likely to increase dividends doesn’t necessarily make them “buys.” These are merely ideas to get you started in the hunt for high yields.

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Its Time to Double Down on Intel Stock

I was recently underwater on my latest investment in Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). But rather than sell my shares of INTC stock, I doubled down.

Sign of Intel (INTC stock) at entrance of The Intel Museum in Silicon ValleySign of Intel (INTC stock) at entrance of The Intel Museum in Silicon Valley

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While I love my shares in Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM), I refuse to believe the conventional wisdom that Intel is a dead parrot.

This is a chip company selling at less than 12 times earnings. It pays a dividend yielding 2.6%. It just reported quarterly earnings of $5.1 billion, or $1.24 per share, on revenue of $19.6 billion. That’s more than 20 cents of every dollar hitting the net income line.

Intel’s performance looks bad only compared to other semiconductor companies. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has delivered twice Intel’s capital gains in 2021. Even Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) has done better.

But I’m not buying for yesterday. I’m buying for tomorrow.

The President’s Bet on Intel

If President Joe Biden’s Administration is betting big on any U.S. company, it’s Intel.

The Administration pledged $50 billion for semiconductors as part of its Build Back Better plan. That money is meant to not only end the current chip shortage, but to ensure future semiconductors are made in America.

As a U.S.-based chip manufacturer, Intel will likely be one of the primary recipients of those funds. It’s putting $20 billion into two new Arizona fabrication plants and is looking for a U.S. site on which it will spend $100 billion over the next decade.

CEO Pat Gelsinger insists he can match the ultraviolet innovations of Taiwan Semiconductor, which will soon produce chips with circuit lines just three nanometers apart. In the meantime, he’ll take all their extra production.

He’s also talking up a new “angstrom” era starting in 2024. An angstrom is one-tenth of a nanometer. The new technology that will come with this era is dubbed the RibbonFET and is Intel’s first new transistor technology since 2011.

Against All Odds, INTC Stock May Still Be a Winner

Gelsinger has admitted to China’s cost advantages. It will cost twice as much to build chips in the U.S. as it would to build them there. It’s why companies that just design chips, like Nvidia and AMD, are worth more than those that make them.

Moore’s Second Law holds that while chips get cheaper over time, the process of making them gets more expensive. Gelsinger is building in the U.S. anyway, hoping government support will allow the company to be competitive.

Intel is continuing to lose market share in the data center to AMD, but it’s not losing its lead. It will still surpass a 30% share by the end of 2021, which is twice the share AMD can expect in the same timeframe.

Despite efforts by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other Cloud Czars to build their own chips, semiconductors are still niche products. Data center revenue for the most recent quarter was just behind that of 2020, when the pandemic saw cloud spending spike.

What the Bulls and Bears See in INTC Stock

Analysts remain unimpressed. They say Intel’s second quarter revenue was no better than it was a year ago. INTC stock fell after earnings were released. Seven of the 27 analysts following Intel at TipRanks now say you should sell it. InvestorPlace contributor Tyler Craig agrees.

Bears are seeing AMD’s continued gains in revenue and market share and believe chip-making remains a losing proposition. Intel is offering “flowery promises,” but after watching AMD stock out-gain Intel for a decade, they’re sticking with what works.

Until recently, I was a notable Intel bear. I was especially hard on former CEO Brian Krzanich, who was finally let go after he was found to be in a relationship with an employee. Among several actions he took ranging from questionable to downright criminal, he stripped Intel of its top executives which hindered its growth.

I thought Krzanich’s successor, Robert Swan, was in over his head. But to Swan’s credit, he did recruit Gelsinger, who is a different cat. He’s getting the band back together. When it’s hitting on all cylinders, Intel is the mightiest manufacturing machine America has ever seen.

On the date of publication, Dana Blankenhorn held long positions in INTC, NVDA, TSM and AMZN. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Dana Blankenhorn has been a financial journalist since 1978. His latest book is Technology’s Big Bang: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Moore’s Law, essays on technology available at the Amazon Kindle store. Follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

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Phillips 66 Partners has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NuStar GP has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Phillips 66 Partners and NuStar GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phillips 66 Partners 46.01% 33.24% 11.22%
NuStar GP 174.77% 21.96% 18.71%

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated, incorporated on December 23, 1938, designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. The Company has design, manufacturing or sales operations in over 30 countries.

Analog

The Company’s Analog segment’s product line includes High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). HVAL products support applications, such as automotive safety devices, touchscreen controllers, low-voltage motor drivers and integrated motor controllers. HVAL products include high-volume integrated analog products for specific applications and high-volume catalog products. Power products include both catalog products and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), which are designed to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls and point-of-load products. HPA products include high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products and precision analog products that are used in systems that require high performance. SVA includes a portfolio of industrial, high-voltage power management, data converter, interface and operational amplifier catalog products used in manufacturing a range of electronic systems. SVA products support applications, such as video and data interface products, high voltage power conversion, and mobile lighting and display systems.

Embedded Processing

The Company’s Embedded Processing segment’s product line includes Processor, Microcontrollers and Connectivity. Processor products include digital signal processors (DSPs) and applications processors. DSPs perform mathematical computations to process or improve digital data. Applications processors are designed for a specific class of applications, su! ch as communications infrastructure and automotive (infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems). They are also sold into industrial applications. Microcontroller products include self-contained systems with a processor core, memory and peripherals that are designed to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment. Connectivity products include products that enable electronic devices to connect and transfer data. Connectivity products support various wireless technologies to meet requirements, including low-power wireless network standards, such as Zigbee and other technologies, such as Bluetooth, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and global positioning system (GPS).

The Company is also engaged in smaller product lines, such as DLP products (primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images), certain custom semiconductors known as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and calculators. It also offers baseband products, and OMAP applications processors and connectivity products, which are sold into smartphones and consumer tablets.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For those looking for blue chip quality in the technology sector, it’s hard to get bluer than Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN). This $100 billion company has a proud history going back to its founding in 1930, and it’s one of the most shareholder-friendly businesses in big tech — a trait that’s not always the norm in this sector.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Semiconductor giant Texas Instruments(NASDAQ:TXN) and data storage specialistSeagate(NASDAQ:STX) are vastly different businesses. Texas Instruments builds a diverse array of chips that go into a wide variety of devices, including cars, smartphones, PCs, TVs, and more. The company also makes those calculators that you probably had to use at some point in your academic career. Seagate, on the other hand, builds storage products — mainly hard disk drives.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

RingCentral, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 2013, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including voice, text, team messaging collaboration, high definition (HD) video for Web conferencing and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and Glip by RingCentral. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

The Company sells RingCentral Office in three editions: Standard, Premium and Enterprise. Its Standard Edition of RingCentral Office includes call management, mobile applications, voice, business short message service (SMS), team messaging and collaboration, business analytics and reporting, audio, video and Web conferencing capabilities, and integration with other cloud-based business applications, such as Box, Dropbox, Google for Work and Microsoft Office365 and Outlook. Its Premium and Enterprise Editions include the Standard Edition functionality together with additional software integrations with other cloud-based business applications, such as Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), Zendesk and Desk.com, HD voice, advanced call routing for its customers with multiple business units and automatic call recording. All editions also vary in the number of included toll-free minutes and number of concurrent video and Web conference meeting attendees. RingCentral Office customers also have available to them RingCentral! Global Office. RingCentral Global Office is a single global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution designed for multinational enterprises that allows these companies to support distributed offices and employees globally with a single cloud solution. With RingCentral Global Office, multinational enterprises can appear local for their regional customers while also acting as one integrated business, with capabilities, including local phone numbers, around the world extension-to-extension dialing and included minute bundles for international calling.

The Company’s RingCentral Professional solution provides a subset of its RingCentral Office solution capabilities designed primarily for smaller businesses. RingCentral Professional is used as an inbound call routing subscription with text and fax capabilities. RingCentral Fax solution provides Internet fax capabilities that allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without the need for a fax machine. RingCentral Contact Center solution provides a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers multi-channel capabilities so businesses can allow customers to engage in the manner they prefer. The Company’s Glip by RingCentral team messaging and collaboration solution allows diverse teams to stay connected through multiple modes of communication through integration with RingCentral Office. In addition to using Glip for team messaging and communications, teams can share tasks, notes, group calendars and files. Glip is designed for distributed and mobile teams, and offers integrations with various cloud business applications, such as Asana, Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, Github and Google.

The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Avaya, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Mitel Networks Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., Siemens Enterprise Networks, LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Broadsoft, Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corporation, TELUS, j2 Global, Inc., 8×8, Inc., Intermedia.net, Inc., Vonage Holdings Cor! p., Nexti! va, Inc., Fuze and Jive Communications, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guggenheim started coverage on shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) in a research report report published on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $125.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) Director Mckenna Michelle sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.44, for a total transaction of $206,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 6,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $689,117.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG)may not be a household name for investors chasing glitzier cloud computing names, but the provider ofnext-gen enterprise communications solutionsis making plenty of waves under the market radar. Shares of RingCentral hit new all-time highs on Monday, and that was before coming through with another blowout quarter after the market close.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: AXT Inc(AXTI)

AXT, Inc. (“AXT”, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to AXT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries) is a worldwide developer and producer of high-performance compound and single element semiconductor substrates, also known as wafers. The dominant substrates used in producing semiconductor chips and other electronic circuits are made from silicon. However, certain chips may become too hot or perform their function too slowly if silicon is used as the base material. Alternative or specialty materials are used to replace silicon as the preferred base for the electronic circuits in these situations. We provide such alternative or specialty materials in the form of substrates or wafers, including compound and single element substrates. Our compound substrates combine indium with phosphorous (InP) or gallium with arsenic (GaAs). Our single element substrates are made from germanium (Ge).   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

We began operations as the online games business unit within the Sohu Group in 2003. In May 2007, the Sohu Group launched TLBB, its first in-house developed PC game.
In 2007, the Sohu Group reorganized its online games business. As part of the reorganization, Changyou.com Limited was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on August 6, 2007 as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc., to hold the PC games business of the Sohu Group. Sohu transferred to us, effective December 1, 2007, all of its assets and operations relating to its PC games business unit, and we assumed all the liabilities associated with Sohu’s PC games business unit. On April 2, 2009, ADSs offered in our initial public offering commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Our principal executive offices are located at Changyou Building, Raycom Creative Industrial Park, No. 65 Bajiao East Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100043, People’s Republic of China.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU)– representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Changyou.Com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The company?s Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems; Windows live suite of applications and Web services; and Microsoft PC hardware products. Its Microsoft?s Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also offers enterprise consulting services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company?s Online Services Division segment provides online information and content through Bing, MSN portals, and adCenter, as well as Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft office; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Lync; Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM; and Microsoft Office Web Apps, as well as office 365, an online service, offering Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The company?s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox LIVE, and Xbox 360 accessories; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and Windows Phone that provide Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE functionality. It markets and distributes its products and services through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered i n Redmond, Washington.

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    Altogether, there are 41 such companies — and, perhaps not too surprisingly, the list includes such giants as Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Visa (NYSE: V) and Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO). But these mega-caps are also significantly larger what we’re after in my premium newsletter, Game-Changing Stocks. Hence, as my last step, I selected the smallest five companies on the list. Here they are.

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    This B2B firm’s customers include some of the biggest names in tech services: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), and over 1,300 others.

  • [By ]

    Of course, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) was one of the first companies to successfully transition from selling software to selling monthly and annual subscriptions to its cloud-based Office 365 programs.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

Wall Street analysts expect that TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) will report earnings per share of $0.35 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Twenty Five analysts have provided estimates for TechnipFMC’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.46 and the lowest is $0.16. TechnipFMC posted earnings of $0.45 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 22.2%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TechnipFMC will report full-year earnings of $1.33 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.65 to $1.66. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $1.49 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.90 to $1.88. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for TechnipFMC.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B (NASDAQ:CHSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8637910025833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The way to determine where a puck is going to be requires evaluating its direction and speed. I used a similar approach to identify five stocks with fast-growing dividends: Boeing (NYSE:BA), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV). Here’s why these stocks could be great picks for dividend-seeking investors.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Microchip veteran Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) just presented a bare-bones view of its second-quarter results. Tucked into the announcement of Chairman Rich Templeton taking back the CEO title again, the mini-report came in well above Wall Street’s expectations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.37 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.31. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.02 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.96 billion.

  • [By ]

    Texas Instruments (TXN)  trades for 18 times its 2019 GAAP EPS consensus of $5.67, and has an enterprise value equal to 16 times its expected 2019 FCF. The dividend yield is at 2.5%, and TI has committed to effectively returning all of its future FCF via dividends and buybacks.

  • [By ]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: WEX Inc.(WEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

Stocks couldnt shake off early losses and all three major indexes ended lower on Thursday.

Bloomberg News

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 210.79 points, or 1.17%, to 17830.76. The S&P 500 Index fell 19.34 points, or 0.92%, to 2075.81. The Nasdaq slid 57.85 points, or 1.19%, to 4805.29.

Blue chips were dragged down by Apple(AAPL): Just days after its disappointing earnings, billionaire Carl Icahn said he no longer has a stake in the stock.

From a data standpoint, First quarter gross domestic product grew 0.5%, below economists expectations, overshadowing an upbeat jobs report that saw unemployment fall to a four-decade low.

Stifels Lindsey Piegza writes that this could push out any interest rate hikes:

From a policy standpoint, should the U.S. economy post meaningful improvement between now and June, assuming the Feds concerns surrounding international risks are not reignited, policy makers appear well positioned to announce the second rate hike in less than two months time. Of course, following this mornings disappointing GDP report, its difficult to imagine a marked improvement in the economy over the next two months. More likely, the combination of stagnant economic conditions, a still-restrained consumer, and ongoing concerns regarding risks of contagion from developments abroad whether directly identified in the statement or not will make it increasingly difficult for the Fed to raise rates once in the remaining nine months of 2016, if at all.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about WMIH (NASDAQ:WMIH) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WMIH earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1981961674374 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about WMIH (NASDAQ:WMIH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WMIH earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2320142208496 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medallion Financial (NASDAQ: MFIN) and WMIH (NASDAQ:WMIH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)also has cashed in on the improvement in oil prices. Shares of the U.S. oil company are up more than 80% over the past year — making it one of the best-performing oil stocks of 2018– due to the impact higher oil prices are having on its cash flow. Like EOG, Marathon Oil set its budget to run on $50 oil, which has it on pace to produce $500 million in free cash at $60 a barrel and even more at current prices.

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    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company’s Powder River Basinassets also generated strong drilling results, with several wells topping 1,000 BOE/D. Finally, while the company did drill four wells in the Bakken, it has deferred completing them until later this year. That program is one to keep an eye on given the results Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) delivered last quarter, when it completed record-setting wells in the Three Forks and Middle Bakken formations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $22.09, but opened at $21.63. Marathon Oil shares last traded at $21.47, with a volume of 12430818 shares traded.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), likewise, said it would stick with its $2.3 billion drilling budget, which is enough money to grow oil and gas production in the U.S. by 25% to 30% versus last year. Because of that capital discipline, Marathon is on pace to produce more than $500 million in excess cash this year, and that’s assuming crude averages $60 a barrel.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)could outperform in that scenario.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monolithic Power Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1278970459044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday after Deutsche Bank raised their price target on the stock from $130.00 to $140.00. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock. Monolithic Power Systems traded as low as $137.03 and last traded at $136.43, with a volume of 4470 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $136.41.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Enova International, Inc. is a provider of online financial services. It offers loans to customers in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The Company’s customers include consumers who have bank accounts but use alternative financial credit services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other lenders. Enova International, Inc is headquartered in Chicago. “

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enova International earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.1141156093879 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.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On balance, AMC’s offer still appears to fall significantly short of MoviePass’ as a value proposition (as did an earlier competing offer from Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) last year). So long as MoviePass remains in business, I honestly can’t see many moviegoers taking AMC up on its offer.

  • [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).

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

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its holdings in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 10.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 110,946 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,434 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $4,179,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Partner Communications Company Ltd.(PTNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Telekom (OTCMKTS: DTEGY) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Partner Communications Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTNR) is an Israeli-based mobile network operator, as well as an Internet and telephone provider. Founded in 1999, Partner was formerly operating under the umbrella of the French telecommunications company “Orange” until 2016.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    In fact, Boeing and Lockheed Martin look to be two-time winners, as the second largest bump in funding is going to help pay for deep space missions, and to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle and Space Launch System (SLS), which are designed to carry them. Orbital ATK (soon to be absorbed into Northrop Grumman) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) are other key players on the SLS project. Congress wants to pour an additional $294 million into this program, funding it with $5.1 billion next year.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) stock lost 12% of its value in the two days after the company reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018 — a miss, and its third such miss in a row, according to data from Yahoo! Finance. Since that report and subsequent drop, however, Aerojet Rocketdyne has come roaring back, recovering all of its losses, and even adding a bit more.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Investors bought shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $154.33 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $120.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.84 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Texas Instruments had the 28th highest net in-flow for the day. Texas Instruments traded down ($1.50) for the day and closed at $115.74

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii lessened its position in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,725 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,555 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $3,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Microchip veteran Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) just presented a bare-bones view of its second-quarter results. Tucked into the announcement of Chairman Rich Templeton taking back the CEO title again, the mini-report came in well above Wall Street’s expectations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust  (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about BB&T (NYSE:BBT) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BB&T earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6887882598231 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Treasurer State of Michigan decreased its holdings in BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 228,861 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,400 shares during the quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in BB&T were worth $11,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.