Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Towerstream Corporation(TWER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt (OTCMKTS:MYTAY) and Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWER) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Global Eagle Entertainment (OTCMKTS: TWER) and Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWER) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tekla Healthcare Investors(HQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 28th will be given a dividend of 0.47 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 27th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Nova Scotia cut its stake in shares of Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 69,440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 17,077 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia owned about 0.17% of Tekla Healthcare Investors worth $1,493,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHVYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The baby boom generation is cresting into retirement, with this demographic wave driving demand for healthcare assets for decades to come. That’s the backstory for healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, like 5.6% yielding HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and 8.3% yielding Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH). Since REITs are a dividend-focused asset class, you might be tempted to buy the healthcare REIT with the highest yield, but don’t make that mistake. Dig into the story a little bit more.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The second stock we have today is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH).

    If you are looking for an industry with no shortage of demand, look no further than senior living facilities. And if you’re looking for a breakout stock with a robust dividend, then your pick should be Senior Housing Properties Trust.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 28th were given a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, January 25th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.78%.

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    Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: FRP Holdings, Inc.(FRPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Cord Blood Corporation(CO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Global Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) dropped 5.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $9.05 and last traded at $9.34. Approximately 677,976 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 222% from the average daily volume of 210,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE: CO) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ: AMR) and Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    US Foods Holding Corp.  (NYSE:USFD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) insider David A. Rickard sold 8,558 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.81, for a total value of $297,903.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 32,100 shares in the company, valued at $1,117,401. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $31.89, but opened at $33.18. US Foods shares last traded at $34.63, with a volume of 3091166 shares traded.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $35.82 and last traded at $35.76, with a volume of 54880 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on US Foods (USFD)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $37.08 and last traded at $36.81, with a volume of 151249 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.45.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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