Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

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There’s no way around it: the S&P 500 now has a P/E ratio of more than 26 going into the first earnings season of 2017, and even the “safest” bets are starting to look scary.

Unless we see massive profit growth all around, there’s a real risk this bull market is going to stutter—or worse.

So where do you go for value? It’s getting harder than ever, but there is one corner of the market that got way ahead of the S&P 500 and has since taken a step back. I’m talking about real estate investment trusts (REITs).

And now, there are three REITs that combined provide over 9% in income with over 200% average dividend coverage. That means they could double their payouts and still generate enough cash to cover them.

Plus, these stocks are out of favor, making them relatively cheap compared to their peers and the overheated broader market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), andPfizer (NYSE:PFE)each slumped today.

  • [By ]

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HL Financial Services LLC decreased its holdings in Boeing (NYSE:BA) by 11.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,427 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock after selling 1,810 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Boeing were worth $4,730,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The most expensive aircraft on the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) price list is the 777-9, the larger of two versions of the new 777X family. The plane lists for $425.8 million. The smaller 777-8 lists for $394.9 million, only $8 million less than the 747-8 jumbo jet.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    NASA has cleared the way for Boeing (NYSE:BA) to deliver an astronaut to the International Space Station during what was supposed to be a manned test of its Starliner spacecraft, showing faith in the aerospace giant and its transport vessel to solve the growing problem of how to get American astronauts into orbit.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) Director Bruce Edward Hansen sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.73, for a total transaction of $349,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 81,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $708,308.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) Director Jeb S. Spencer sold 2,415 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.79, for a total transaction of $257,897.85. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,591 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $703,852.89. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,934 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,916 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ellie Mae were worth $15,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Astronics Corporation(ATRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. bought a new stake in Astronics Co. (NASDAQ:ATRO) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 100,125 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,734,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Astronics Co. (NASDAQ:ATRO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) was down, falling around 26 percent to $32.15. Luxoft posted in-line Q4 earnings, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) were down 21.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday after the software development company announced strong quarterly results, but followed with light guidance.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    E*TRADE Financial's (ETFC) May DARTs Rise 1% From April (finance.yahoo.com) E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $702.38 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC) to Announce $0.88 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Charles Schwab: Total Client Assets Up 2% Month Over Month in May (finance.yahoo.com) E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) May DARTs Increase 1% MoM (streetinsider.com)

    ETFC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Compass Point initiated coverage on shares of E*TRADE Financial in a research report on Monday, June 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price target for the company. UBS Group raised shares of E*TRADE Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $62.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $3.70 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. E*TRADE Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $61.17.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

  • [By David Zeiler]

    In just three years, Robinhood’s customer base has surpassed that of entrenched online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), which spent 35 years accumulating 3.6 million customers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) has been steadily growing its store count in the United States and around the world. It added 71 new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins locations in the first quarter with 56 of those being in the U.S.

  • [By ]

    Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”

    Univar (UNVR) : “The chemical stocks are getting crushed. Let it come in. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 2.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 157,200 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands were worth $9,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet will not just be in the conversation with regards to earnings season, we will be leading the conversation (which we often do). Coming up Thursday interview-wise fresh off their earnings reports: (1) UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer; PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston; Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis; Hasbro (HAS) CEO Brian Goldner. Big day, big insights popping – so keep checking back on our site throughout the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is shrinking. The on-the-go coffee-and-doughnut chain announced quarterly results this past week that included a rare drop in sales at its existing locations.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Starbucks’ shift on straws is also a demonstration of the cultural differences between it and close competitors such as McDonald’s(NYSE:MCD) andDunkin’ Donuts(NASDAQ:DNKN). Both of those chains have some menu overlap with Starbucks, but the coffee siren distinguishes itself with its emphasis on ideas like being a welcoming “third place,” and with its social and environmental conscience. For comparison, Dunkin’ Donuts only recently said it would eliminate styrofoam cups by 2020. McDonald’s has notably refused to look into banning plastic straws; CEO Steve Easterbrook recently said that there isn’t any viable non-plastic alternative the company can use at the scale it needs.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Benitec Biopharma Limited(BNTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about BENITEC BIOPHAR/S (NASDAQ:BNTC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BENITEC BIOPHAR/S earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.3493613805465 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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