Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

No matter how many warnings experts issue regarding penny stocks, people invariably find their way into this speculative arena. And that issue has become even more prominent thanks to mobile trading apps like Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). With the ability to wager on the full spectrum of investment vehicles right at your fingertips, Robinhood is somewhat of a mixed bag.

On the one hand, let’s at least give credit where it’s due. Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, financial analysts bemoaned that younger people were investing at a lower rate than prior generations at their age milestones. Suddenly, with extra time on their hands and government stimulus checks in the mail, many folks started making up for lost time. However, quite a few did so through penny stocks.

That’s not to say that this segment of the market is inherently a poor choice. Many of today’s blue chips once started off as little more than a dream, with share prices reflecting this risk profile. But with patience and truckloads of good fortune, you can make a killing with penny stocks.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. provides trading services and solutions to retail and institutional customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The company offers access to a range of financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex), precious metals trading, and contracts for differences (CFD) on currencies, commodities, indices, individual equities, bonds, and interest rate products; and spread bets and OTC options on forex, as well as supports the trading of exchange-traded futures and options. It offers services to retail customers through FOREX.com and Cityindex.com, as well as through introducing brokers and white label partners. The company also provides agency execution services; and access to markets and self-directed trading in foreign exchange, commodities, equities, options, and futures to institutional customers through an electronic communications network, as well as offers touch services. In addition, it operates GTX platform, an electronic communications network that provides liquidity in spot and forward foreign exchange and precious metals to buy-side and sell-side firms, including banks, brokers, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, and asset managers. Further, the company provides execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on U.S. and European futures and options exchanges. As of December 31, 2015, it had 173,738 funded retail accounts. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor purchased 17,434 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $130,755.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 85,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $644,850. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 361,421 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,729,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Hatteras Financial Corp(HTS)

Hatteras Financial Corp. operates as an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests primarily in single-family residential mortgage real estate assets, such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), residential mortgage loans, and other financial assets. The companys MBS are pass-through securities comprising a pool of mortgage loans, which issued or guaranteed by the United States Government agency or by the United States Government-sponsored enterprise. It also acquires, invests in, securitizes, and manages non-agency mortgage loans; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and would not be subject to Federal income tax to the extent that it distributes 100% of its taxable income. Hatteras Financial Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hatteras Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8883073191268 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) have trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hatteras Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6332645118122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Petron Corp (PCOR)

Petron Corporation (Petron) is a Philippines-based oil refining and marketing company. Petron’s refinery in Limay, Bataan produces a range of petroleum products. Petron operates through the Petroleum, Insurance, Leasing, Marketing, and Eliminations and Others segments. Petron sells petroleum and other related products, including gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Petron provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products. Petron leases real estate properties for petroleum, refining, storage and distribution facilities, gasoline service stations and other related structures. Petron is involved in the wholesale or retail and operation of service stations, retail outlets, restaurants and convenience stores; export sales of various petroleum and non-fuel products to other Asian countries, and sale of polypropylene resins to domestic plastic converters of yarn, film and injection molding grade plastic products. Petron sells its LPG brands Gasul and Fiesta to household and other customers. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Luis Sanchez CFA (TMFTomahawk)]

    Procore Technologies (NYSE:PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, went public in May. In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, Procore founder and CEO Tooey Courtemanche joins the show to share how Procore is bringing construction into the 21st century.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

We are a technology driven company that aggregates, via the Internet, large volumes of small, individually customized orders for a broad spectrum of print, signage, apparel and similar products. We fulfill those orders with manufacturing capabilities that include Cimpress owned and operated manufacturing facilities and a network of third-party fulfillers to create customized products for customers on-demand. We bring our products to market through a portfolio of focused brands serving the needs of micro, small and medium sized businesses, resellers and consumers. These brands include Vistaprint, our global brand for micro business marketing products and services, as well as brands that we have acquired that serve the needs of various market segments, including resellers, small and medium businesses with differentiated service needs, and consumers purchasing products for themselves and their families.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cimpress(NASDAQ:CMPR) declined 19.6% in January, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the mass-customization company announced disappointing fiscal second-quarter results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The business services provider reported $2.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.38 by ($0.21). Cimpress had a return on equity of 58.85% and a net margin of 1.67%. The company had revenue of $825.57 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $854.97 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Cimpress NV will post 3.29 EPS for the current year.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cimpress NV (NASDAQ:CMPR) insider Sean Edward Quinn sold 777 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.40, for a total transaction of $108,313.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on CMPR. BidaskClub raised Cimpress from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cimpress from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $155.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Aegis reaffirmed a sell rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $142.75.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Patriot National Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and professionals in Connecticut and New York. It offers various consumer and commercial deposit accounts, such as checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, insured money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and health savings accounts. The company also provides commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans to service companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, restaurants, wholesalers, retailers, and professionals, as well as to small and medium-sized businesses; personal loans, such as lines of credit, installment loans, overdraft protection, and credit cards; real estate loans, including home mortgages, home improvement loans, bridge loans, home equity loans, and lines of credit to individua ls; and commercial real estate and construction loans to area businesses and developers. In addition, it offers Internet banking, bill paying, remote deposit capture, debit card, money order, traveler?s checks, and automated teller machine services; and solicits and processes mortgage loan applications from consumers on behalf of permanent investors and originates loans for sale. As of June 20, 2011, the company operated 15 full service branches, including 12 branches in Connecticut and 3 branches in New York, as well as a loan production office in Stamford, Connecticut. Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Patriot National Bancorp Inc. is a subsidiary of PNBK Holdings LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Home BancShares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The companys loan portfolio comprises non-farm/non-residential real estate, construction/land development, residential mortgage, consumer, and commercial and industrial loans. It also provides Internet banking, mobile banking, voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, the United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfer services. Further, the company writes policies for commercial and personal lines of business, including insurance for property, casualty, life, health, and employee benefits; and offers trust services focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated through 79 branches in Arkansas, 61 branches in Florida, 6 branches in Alabama, and a loan production office in New York City. Home BancShares, Inc. is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    This was especially the case with Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB), a regional bank based out of Conway, Arkansas.

    On a Friday afternoon back in summer 2016, I was wrapping up my work and heading out for my “ready for the weekend pizza and vino” run when I got an email from Home BancShares chairman John Allison.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is an Arkansas-based bank run by founder and chairman Johnny Allison. Founded in 1999, the company has grown, mostly via 23 acquisitions, to $15 billion in assets, with major operations in Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama, along with a branch New York City.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd(ACH)

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited engages in the manufacture and distribution of alumina, primary aluminum, and aluminum fabrication products in the People?s Republic of China and internationally. Its Alumina segment involves in the mining and purchasing of bauxite and other raw materials, refining of bauxite into alumina, and sale of alumina. This segment also produces and sells chemical alumina, including alumina hydroxide and alumina chemicals, and metal gallium. The company?s Primary Aluminum segment engages in smelting alumina to produce primary aluminum, principally ingots for use in general aluminum fabrication in the construction, power generation, automobile, packaging, machinery, and durable goods industries. This segment also produces and sells carbon products and aluminum alloy products. The Aluminum Fabrication segment involves in the production and sale of aluminum fabrication products, including casts, planks, screens, extrusions, forges, powder, and die castings for use in the construction, power generation, automobile, packaging, machinery, and durable goods industries. The Trading segment engages in the procurement and sale of alumina, primary aluminum, and aluminum fabrication products, as well as relevant metal products, and raw and ancillary materials. The company also engages in the manufacture and distribution of metal materials; sale of general machinery and equipment; production, acquisition, and distribution of limestone ore, aluminum magnesium ore, and related nonferrous metal products; aluminum smelting, manufacture, and distribution of nonferrous metals; and generation and supply of electricity, as well as in iron ore mining and coal mining activities. Aluminum Corporation of China Limited was founded in 2001 and is based in Beijing, China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (NYSE: ACH) was trading up over 7% at $11.88 in New York trading. The 52-week range is $9.20 to $23.54.

    Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) was down 13.3% at $10.30, and it now has a new 52-week range of $10.13 to $24.77, with that low being put in on the same day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

ESSA Pharma, Inc. is a Canada-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is developing drugs that selectively block the N-terminal domain (NTD) of the androgen receptor (AR). Its segment is the development of small molecule drugs for prostate cancer. Its product candidate, EPI-506, is an oral small molecule pro-drug that blocks the NTD of the AR. The Company has initiated a Phase I/II clinical trial to determine the tolerability, maximum tolerated dose, pharmacokinetics and potential therapeutic benefits of EPI-506 in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. In Phase I, the trial will evaluate the tolerability, pharmacokinetics and maximum-tolerated dose of EPI-506 in multiple-dose escalations. The Phase II portion (dose expansion) of the trial will then evaluate activity in over three patient cohorts: post-enzalutamide CRPC, post-abiraterone CRPC, and both post-enzalutamide and post-abiraterone CRPC. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. The company transports various bulk cargoes, primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. As of July 15, 2011, it had a fleet of 16 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 1,443,800 deadweight tons. The company?s fleet consists of Panamax, Kamsarmax, Post-Panamax, and Capesize class vessels, as well as 11 further contracted additional drybulk new build vessels to be delivered at various times through 2014. Safe Bulkers, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Safe Bulkers, Inc. Agrees with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) to Post $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Safe Bulkers Inc.: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Election of Class I Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (twst.com) Critical Analysis: Dorian LPG (LPG) & Safe Bulkers (SB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SB shares. TheStreet cut Safe Bulkers from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Safe Bulkers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Safe Bulkers (SB): Moving Average Crossover Alert (finance.yahoo.com) Should Investors Have Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) In Their Porfolio After Profit Growth of 0.63922? (zeelandpress.com) Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Safe Bulkers, SITO Mobile, Castle Brands, Motorcar Parts of America … (nasdaq.com) Simple Rule To have an eye on These Stocks:- BioTime, Inc. (NYSE:BTX), Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), Mettler-Toledo … (thestreetpoint.com) Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB): How is this stock valued? (cantoncaller.com)

    Several research firms have commented on SB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

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