Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now


During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 82 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd.(SHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE:SHI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shanghai Petrochemical earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.8127005121821 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Horizon National (FHN)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. cut its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 520,209 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 300,391 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $9,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: I.D. Systems, Inc.(IDSY)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    xG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    I.D. Systems (NASDAQ: IDSY) and Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ING Group, N.V.(ING)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Iungo (CURRENCY:ING) traded down 8.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on June 10th. Iungo has a market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $190,723.00 worth of Iungo was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Iungo token can now be purchased for about $0.0667 or 0.00000916 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, IDEX and Kucoin. Over the last week, Iungo has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Banco Macro SA ADR Class B (NYSE: BMA) and ING Groep (NYSE:ING) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in shares of United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 26,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,137,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,768,903 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 47,060 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 3.51% of United Natural Foods worth $75,957,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, fresh earnings news left shares of Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) moving in opposite directions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Last week, United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) shares fell more than 14% in the trading session following the company’s June 6 release of fiscal third-quarter 2018 earnings, largely on investor concerns over gross margin. The stock has recouped only a couple of percentage points to date.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on At Home Group (HOME)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.25-1.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.15-1.16 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.16 billion.At Home Group also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.32-0.33 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) Director Leonard P. Forman sold 63,862 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.59, for a total transaction of $1,506,504.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)


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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Geo Group Inc (GEO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GeoCoin (GEO) is a token. It was first traded on August 18th, 2013. GeoCoin’s total supply is 4,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 3,170,551 tokens. GeoCoin’s official Twitter account is @geo_coin. GeoCoin’s official website is geocoin.cash.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    My second question is a tougher one: What’s the best investing strategy if the president does support U.S. marijuana law reform and the legislation passes? One idea is to bet against prison stocks like CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) and GEO Group (NYSE:GEO).After researching this strategy, though, my conclusion is that this is an especially bad idea. Here’s why.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE decreased its position in shares of The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,548 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in The GEO Group were worth $406,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Clarus Securities dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Geodrill in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Clarus Securities analyst N. Sangmuah now forecasts that the company will earn $0.18 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.26.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GeoCoin (CURRENCY:GEO) traded down 5.4% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on July 5th. In the last week, GeoCoin has traded up 1.8% against the U.S. dollar. One GeoCoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.84 or 0.00012896 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex and Cryptopia. GeoCoin has a total market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $4,871.00 worth of GeoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the real estate shares rose 0.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV), up 7 percent, and The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) up 3 percent.

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