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Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now

Stocks suffered a rare bout of weakness on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a loss greater than 0.6% for the first time in nearly 100 days. While the parabolic uptrend channel remains intact, for now, fear is definitely in the air as the CBOE Volatility Index decouples from equity prices and launches higher, up more than 23% today to close at levels not seen since last August.

In the end, the Dow Jones lost 0.7%, the S&P 500 lost 0.7%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.5% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.6%. Treasury bonds weakened again, pushing up the 10-year yield to 2.7% to hit early 2014 highs. This is a big deal, reflective of higher inflation expectations that threaten to badly undermine the cheap money “Goldilocks” status quo global markets have enjoyed.

Gold and crude oil fell while the dollar enjoyed a rebound.

Breadth was heavily negative, with decliners outpacing advancers by a 4.4-to-1 ratio on the NYSE. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) was among the most actively traded as was Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), which gained 3.8% amid a 16% trough-to-peak rise over the last two days. Paper stocks led the way with a 13% gain while home builders were the laggards, down 3.1%.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) just reported a 12% year-over-year improvement in its second-quarter revenue. However, its growth wasn’t due to more employees signing up for its plans through their employers. Instead, it was largely the result of seniors’ ongoing embrace of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans. Will aging baby boomers be the biggest driver of future growth at this insurer?

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inverness Counsel LLC NY trimmed its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 222,754 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 7,191 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 3.1% of Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $54,650,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on strength during trading on Friday. $99.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $933.90 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $834.72 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, UnitedHealth Group had the 6th highest net out-flow for the day. UnitedHealth Group traded up $0.28 for the day and closed at $266.67

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ocean Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 10,958 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $2,730,000. UnitedHealth Group accounts for approximately 2.7% of Ocean Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.

    Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in a report issued on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $78.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    While long-term secular growth looks assured, it’s the cyclical part of its growth that has come under scrutiny in 2018. It hasn’t been an easy year for Rockwell shareholders, not least because they watched on as management rejected a $225 bid from Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the fall, and then watched on as its peer significantly outperformed while Rockwell’s stock has declined in 2018.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

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

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, John Bromels, and Keith Noonan]

    Keith Noonan (IBM): International Business Machines stock hasn’t exactly been a hot commodity in recent years. Big Blue’s share price has languished over the past decade, gaining just 22% across the stretch while the S&P 500 level has climbed roughly 130%, as declines for the company’s legacy hardware and services businesses resulted in deteriorating sales and weak earnings growth.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Finally, perhaps nothing screams “enterprise acceptance” louder than a partnership with IBM (NYSE:IBM). MongoDB recently announced this new partnership, which incentivizes IBM’s global sales reps to sell MongoDB in IBM’s private cloud offering. This vote of confidence could accelerate MongoDB’s global growth beyond what it could achieve by itself.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    It’s certainly possible to record strong performance from short-term investments, but history has shown that most investors will be best served by finding great companies capable of delivering sustainable success and settling in for the long haul. With that in mind, here’s why The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are stocks I plan on owning for the ultra long term. 

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a new 12-year high of $7.08 this week, and in terms of market cap the satellite radio provider has never been as valuable as it is right now. The market darling hasn’t traded this high since late 2005, and it’s fair to say that this was an entirely different company back then. Sirius had yet to merge with XM. The share count was substantially lower. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    It was announced on Monday that Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) would be acquired by Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). While this deal might look good at first glance, one analyst believes that Pandora shareholders will shoot down any acquisition hopes.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are some of the big names with low prices that I’m watching these days. Let’s take a closer look at these seven stocks trading for $7 or less. 

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

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

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as positive news on the domestic political front spurred market participants to send stock benchmarks to substantial gains. Earnings season has reached its peak, but overall, investors have been a lot more comfortable with the idea that sustained economic growth could last further into 2019 than they were during the stock market’s swoon in December. Nevertheless, not every company was able to find success during a tough period. Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL), TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $110.49.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019

L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) is another retail stock that has been falling out of bed over the last year, joining many other retailers that have been slow to push their online and social strategies, and has done so poorly. Is no one listening to Gary Vaynerchuk?

The problem actually comes from both sides, the massive Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) marketplace and from the startups that want to encroach on the established brands. Clothing has always been about the latest seasonal wear and, up until just recently, the big names have been able to keep their positions. It is never easier or cheaper, however, to start a website, sign up for Shopify or use WooCommerce and Stripe and start marketing directly to consumers across social sites. If you caught the latest episode of Shark Tank, Elephant Pants is a multimillion-dollar company built online through Instagram ads and influencer marketing. This is one of hundreds of examples.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Wealth Management LLC cut its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 6.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,875 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 1,292 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 2.0% of Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $4,039,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Last fall, Apple and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) announced the addition of the Apple Watch to UnitedHealth’s Motion program. Similar to the Aetna program, it offers an option to earn an Apple Watch by meeting daily walking goals.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The holiday season is typically a busy one for XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). With the rise of e-commerce, it’s more important than ever to have efficient ways of getting goods where they need to go, and XPO has played a key role in helping to facilitate that movement. However, XPO has been dealing with some issues affecting one of its major customers, and that could have long-lasting negative impacts on its growth potential.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a company they consider to be much a better value than digital money. They chose salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) as the top alternatives to any cryptocurrency available. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) stock fell steeply in Friday trading after reporting a big “earnings miss” Thursday evening, closing the day down 13.2% 

    XPO said it earned $0.72 per share pro forma in the fourth quarter of 2018 and only $0.62 per share GAAP. Analysts, who usually give their estimates in pro forma form, had predicted the transportation and logistics company would earn $0.83 per share.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GATX (NYSE: XPO) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko, Chris Neiger, and Neha Chamaria]

    That’s a great example to make investors rethink where they’re looking for growth stocks. We recently asked three Motley Fool contributors for their top growth investments right now. Here’s why they chose Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS).

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Somebody’s got to deliver all of those products that we’re ordering online, and increasingly, that somebody is XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). The freight and logistics company has become the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances, making it a key partner of retailers like Amazon, IKEA, Wayfair, and Home Depot.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The company’s properties are freestanding, not located in malls or shopping centers (which means better margins, lower rent volatility and less dependence on imperiled anchors). Better still, 96% of its rental income is shielded from e-commerce threats. After all, gas stations, drug stores and fast-food chains like Wendy’s (Nasdaq: WEN) don’t compete with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 19.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 150,664 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 36,036 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Wendys worth $2,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG (NYSE:USG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of USG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of USG in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of USG from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of USG from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on shares of USG from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.00.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

Dividend investors are considered conservative folk. They eschew hypergrowth stocks because of their speculative nature, and instead focus on the security of a regular check that can be used for income or to harness the power of reinvested dividends.

At least that is what dividend investors want you to believe. 

In reality, they also have a speculative tendency in them; it’s just that they indulge that tendency in the form of high-yield stocks trading for incredibly low valuations. Make no mistake, there is no such thing as a double-digit dividend yield that doesn’t come with a healthy dose of speculation.

Three dividend companies — oil and gas logistics company Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL), coal miner Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP), and fracking sand supplier Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP) — are all selling at gobsmackingly cheap prices, which likely has a few yield-chasing investors taking a look at them. But are any of these stocks actually worth buying today?

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has been a phenomenal growth story: Over the past decade, its shares have returned 2,000% to investors as demand for freight transportation and logistics services skyrocketed.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 32.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,125 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,740 shares during the quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in XPO Logistics were worth $714,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By ]

    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

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  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said XPO Logistics (XPO) is a remarkable company.

    Cramer said UPS (UPS) has labor problems and people think FedEx (FDX) is expensive. “XPO has got a lot of things that they can do,” Cramer said. “They’re in M&A mode.”

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Yet finding the best stocks to buy and hold isn’t easy. So to help get you started, we asked three Foolish investors to pick a growth stock that they believe investors would be wise to buy now and hold for the long term. Read on to learn why they like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO).

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV cut its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 50.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 212,973 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 220,829 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group comprises 1.0% of ING Groep NV’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest holding. ING Groep NV’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $52,251,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The biggest health insurer in the land also claims one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 Index. UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE:UNH) share price has been routinely setting new all-time highs this summer. The stock is now up 21% so far in 2018.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded down 1.46% at $263.46. The stock’s 52-week range is $186.00 to $271.161. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 2.4 million shares.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities researchers at KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “sector weight” rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Tim Hanson: If you go to Canada, one thing that’s ubiquitous in Canada, Tim Hortons. We went there for breakfast and my kids just could not get enough of the biscuits and the Timbits, which are the equivalent of Munchkins. My son has his Robinhood account now, so he’s always on the lookout for stocks to buy. He said, “Can I buy Tim Horton’s stock?” And I said, “Yes you can.” And actually, I told him a story. A long time ago, when I was in college, I actually bought Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) stock on the thesis that Baja Fresh, which they owned at the time, was the next hot concept, and way better than Chipotle. Now, you fast forward a couple of years, Baja Fresh basically was worthless to Wendy’s. Chipotle had gone on to be the winner in the burrito space. Obviously since reverted to the mean. But, made a lot of money on Wendy’s because of Tim Horton’s. They also own Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons is growing crazy for them, they’re growing all across Canada and the U.S.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Buyout speculation gained momentum last week after The Wall Street Journal — citing anonymous “people familiar with the matter” — said Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management hedge fund were contemplating a takeover offer for Papa John’s. Peltz also arranged a meeting between Schnatter and the management of burger joint Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) in late June to discuss a possible deal, according to WSJ. However, Wendy’s backed away after the last Schnatter brouhaha.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Here, three Fool.com contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    California State Teachers Retirement System trimmed its stake in shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 3.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 325,416 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,625 shares during the quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $21,318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    It’s been a fun year for Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) investors. Shareholders have enjoyed gains of more than 60% over the past year, as the department store chain has proven that it can successfully compete in an increasingly competitive retail environment.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) has seen a gain of 41.0% so far this year. Its shares last closed at $76.44, with a consensus price target of $76.35 and a 52-week range of $36.50 to $79.92.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Amazon stock slumped following the announcement, as investors worried about rising costs. Shares of other retailers were hit even harder, due to fears that Amazon’s move will force them to raise employees’ wages significantly. Top department store chains Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) were particularly hard-hit. Yet investors have probably overreacted to this news. As a result, Kohl’s stock and (especially) Macy’s stock look cheap right now.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Guggenheim in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $85.00 price objective on the stock. Guggenheim’s price target suggests a potential upside of 7.54% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    There are good reasons for J.C. Penney to prefer smaller stores. Indeed, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) — one of its biggest rivals — has been shrinking many of its stores, even though most Kohl’s locations were already quite a bit smaller than a typical JCPenney. However, it may be much harder for J.C. Penney to shrink stores to its desired size in a productive way than it is for Kohl’s.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Warren Buffett has already confirmed in prior quarters that his first pick technology pick of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) was a big mistake. Buffett’s IBM stake did not appear at all in the same 13F filing from May 15, 2018 (for March 31, 2018 holding date). We have also seen that Mr. Buffett continued to increase his position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), In fact, the Berkshire Hathaway quarterly earnings report showed that Apple stake was worth a whopping $47.2 billion. Buffett also admitted back in 2017 that Amazon and online retailing elsewhere were top reasons for why he sold most of his shares in Wal-Mart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). That Walmart stake is now down to just 1.393 million shares, the same as at the end of March.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) traded down 1.53% at $149.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $137.45 to $171.13. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 4.3 million shares.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is a company that just can’t get it right when it comes to earnings. Despite its ongoing effort to branch out with strategic imperatives, IBM’s core business of IT services continues to weigh on the company’s image. IBM might have been fine if the company could only get investors to focus on revenues and earnings, but there is a lot more to the story about why IBM is having its worst day in a few years.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    When International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) lays off staff, the company calls it a “resource action.” IBM employees have shortened the term to “RA” and even created a verb — fittingly in the past tense — “RA’d.” The term is getting a lot of use these days.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been a bumpy few weeks for Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) since the stock peaked at $7.70 last month. We’ve seen a pair of analyst downgrades on valuation concerns. And the shares kicked off this week trading 8% lower than their mid-June highs despite the general market inching slightly higher in that time. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit another 12-year high on Monday. The country’s lone satellite radio provider would go on to improve its fundamentals, announcing that it’s laying to rest a pending legal matter by settling with SoundExchange.

Top 10 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In common with many other industrial companies, like Danaher, Pentair has been taking action to become a more focused investment proposition for investors. The sale of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the spring of 2017 turned out to be well-timed for Emerson, as it occurred precisely at the time when oil and gas capital spending started picking up.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    While long-term secular growth looks assured, it’s the cyclical part of its growth that has come under scrutiny in 2018. It hasn’t been an easy year for Rockwell shareholders, not least because they watched on as management rejected a $225 bid from Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the fall, and then watched on as its peer significantly outperformed while Rockwell’s stock has declined in 2018.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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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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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) is a better stock to buy than process automation company Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR), but that doesn’t mean the latter isn’t also compelling. Both stocks offer strong free cash flow generations, healthy dividend yields, and attractive valuations. Let’s take a look at the two businesses, and see just why Ingersoll-Rand edges out its fellow electrical equipment company.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Diversified industrial conglomerate Emerson (NYSE:EMR) submitted its first-quarter 2019 earnings report on Tuesday. Three months into the new fiscal year, Emerson hit the low end of its full-year underlying revenue growth target range and tweaked earnings expectations slightly higher.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    What gives? Well, all of the top six holdings in the fund—Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Northrup Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)—all either met or exceeded Q4 earnings estimates. Together, those six companies make up about 45 percent of the fund.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) are two of the most interesting defense companies to watch right now, each with an impressive list of programs benefiting from increased Pentagon spending but each with issues that have caused investor concerns.

  • [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]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense contractors, has had a very solid few years, and the future looks solid. General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

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I have been investing in the semiconductor space for years, and it’s almost always feast or famine — serious highs or portfolio-crushing lows. Stocks in this industry can be very volatile, and we’ve seen this play out first-hand recently.

Semiconductors had been on fire through the early part of this year but last month two specific events started weighing on the sector. Let me explain each, although the good news is that I think they’re both more noise than real issues.

The first is what I call the Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Effect. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Nearly the entire technology sector came under pressure after news of the data breach surfaced, and semiconductors were hit particularly hard. Things are finally starting to turn around, though, and in the end the scandal created a chance to buy chip names on the cheap.

Then there are the China tariffs. Many analysts say that the semiconductors will perhaps be the biggest losers of enhanced confrontation and higher tariffs, but I’m not so sure that’s the case. Chips are shipped to China as part of the supply chain but the finished goods end up in other nations.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) reported second-quarter 2018 financials that show sales and profit continue to improve despite its decision to cut ties to to Obamacare last year. Here’s what you need to know about UnitedHealth’s performance last quarter and its guidance for the rest of 2018.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 3.08% at $223.90 in a 52-week range of $164.60 to $250.79. Volume of about 3.5 million shares was about 10% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    WEN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Wendys in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Wendys from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Mizuho set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Wendys and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $18.74.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Here, three Fool.com contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Plus, this ETF gives you exposure to IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

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    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)  shares were falling Tuesday after Big Blue beat first quarter earnings and revenue expectations.

    The company beat estimates, reporting diluted earnings per share of $2.45 compared to analysts’ prediction of $2.42 on a non-GAAP basis. The company reported revenue of $19.1 billion compared to estimates of $18.8 billion. 

  • [By ]

    I believe that some companies such as a 4.4%-yielding International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), while having cheaper valuations because of past missteps and/or the weight of the older “legacy” business, do have significant potential to play a role in the future and make money from the advances in modern technology.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penbrook Management LLC purchased a new stake in IBM (NYSE:IBM) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 1,630 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $250,000.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019

Bitcoin prices seem expensive at today’s (Dec. 6, 2017) price of $13,011, but that may be cheap compared to where the price of Bitcoin is heading.

Legendary tech entrepreneur John McAfee predicts the price of the cryptocurrency will reach $1 million by 2020, meaning Bitcoin could make you a millionaire in the next three years if his prediction is correct.

Crypto investors appreciate the optimism, but this is still a lofty price target to hit in less than three years.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team say their favorite part of the Kohl’s (KSS) story is its ties with Amazon (AMZN) . 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 Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii boosted its stake in Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 32.2% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 9,922 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,415 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $723,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.50 in EPS and $3.95 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $63.67, in a 52-week range of $35.16 to $69.48. The consensus analyst target is $69.76.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Four months after J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost its CEO to Lowe’s when Marvin Ellison jumped ship, the troubled department store chain found a replacement. Taking over the helm is Jill Soltau, the former president and CEO of craft-store chain JoAnn Fabrics, who has several decades of experience in the retail industry, including stints at Sears and Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS).

  • [By ]

    Smith added that the Best Buy-Amazon alliance could be positive, likening it to Kohl’s Corp.’s (KSS) deal with Amazon last year, in which Kohl’s featured Amazon’s Echo and other smart-home products in its stores. It also allowed Amazon returns at certain locations.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) fiscal first-quarter 2018 results, released on May 22, reveal its momentum even as many fellow brick-and-mortar retailers struggle with an industry shift to e-commerce, and rapidly evolving consumer purchasing habits. Kohl’s reported revenue growth of 3.5% over the last three months, to $4.2 billion, and boasted a 3.5% lift in comparable-store sales.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Finally, General Dynamics Corp. (GD) , along with Lockheed and BAE Systems, could possibly profit from heightened demand ships and other vehicles. 

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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.

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

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Whiteman: It is. The big guns, so to speak, are the names you mentioned, Lockheed Martin being the biggest with an $85 billion market cap. Then, there’s a handful of other companies that are focused mostly on weapons platforms — your General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), Northrop Grumman, Raytheon. The Boeing defense business is only 20% of the company, but it’s still a huge contractor. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) insider S. Daniel Johnson sold 77,810 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $199.85, for a total value of $15,550,328.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 99,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,851,700.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

    General Dynamics (GD)

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

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Here, three Fool.com contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: 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 Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

  • [By 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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Parker Hannifin (PH)

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Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Rich Smith, Danny Vena, Travis Hoium, and Dan Caplinger]

    Below, Motley Fool contributors highlight a few of those tempting investments. Read on to find out why UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN), The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD), Embraer (NYSE:ERJ), and Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP) look like good buys today.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Ask anyone and you’re likely to hear a story about a friend or relative who got injured or sick while having health insurance, yet still faced a jaw-dropping bill. Soaring healthcare costs are drawing ire, but drugmakers and insurers aren’t all to blame for the increase. Prescription drugs only account for about 11% of the $3.3 trillion Americans spend on healthcare every year, and the gross margin reported by the nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), has declined over the past five years. The relatively small proportion of spending on prescription drugs and the absence of widening margins for big insurers raises an important question: What else could be to blame for increasing healthcare costs? According to a recent study, the answer might be wages for doctors and healthcare CEOs.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,579,488 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,600 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group accounts for approximately 1.0% of Swiss National Bank’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.37% of UnitedHealth Group worth $878,192,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inverness Counsel LLC NY trimmed its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 222,754 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 7,191 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 3.1% of Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Inverness Counsel LLC NY’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $54,650,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money Morning Liquidity Specialist Lee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur