Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Much has been made of the stock markets record-setting performance since President Donald Trump won the race for the White House back in November.

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But Dow Joness data team offers more insight into how Trump stacks up compared with other presidents in their first 30 days in office, a milepost Trump hits on Feb. 19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
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has returned 4.02% as of Fridays close, which would make the Dows performance in the Trump eras first month the sixth best in percentage terms behind Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, after his fourth victorious campaign for the presidency, when blue chips climbed by 4.1%.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    What Trade War?

    Notes Goldman: “Firms expressed optimism that trade conflict would be resolved. Commentary emphasized the support for a free trade environment. Company management did not expect the disputes would escalate and affect global economic growth.”

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For more than three years, the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies — an airline industry trade group sponsored by American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) — has aggressively lobbied the U.S. government to halt the expansion of fast-growing Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not surprisingly, the airlines with the lowest profit margins have been hit hardest. These carriers are the most vulnerable to fuel price increases and demand shocks, as small changes in their profit margins can severely impact their earnings. During the past year, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) has fallen into the bottom echelon of U.S. airlines in terms of profitability, and so its share price tumbled 7.5% in the first three days of this week.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Among the traditional carriers, Alaska Air had a rating of 775, against an average for all traditional carriers of 741. The only other airline that rated above the average was Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) at 767. Below it, Air Canada posted a 734, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) a 729 and, well down the scale, United Airlines was pegged at 708.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Imperial Capital upgraded American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) from In-Line to Outperform.

    American Airlines shares rose 0.55 percent to close at $43.54 on Thursday.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Viacom Inc.(VIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Also, the two dive into the ongoing soap opera that is CBS (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS-A)and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB). Shari Redstone and the CBS board continue to duke it out, and an upcoming court hearing will tip the scales for their most recent battle for control.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: ResMed Inc.(RMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: ResMed (NYSE:RMD). This is the company solving sleep apnea with its CPAP devices and this is a company that really innovated and brought that technology to the world. For people who are having trouble sleeping with clogged airways as they’re sleeping, ResMed is their best friend.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in ResMed (NYSE:RMD) by 65.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 64,284 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,316 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ResMed were worth $6,330,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Daktronics, Inc.(DAKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) were down 19 percent to $8.17 after reporting weaker-than-expected quarterly results.

    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) was down, falling around 12 percent to $59.86. Michael Kors reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter guidance. However, the company issued cautious profit guidance for the full year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a great day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushing ahead to gains of around 300 points and other major benchmarks following suit with similar-sized rises. Fears about potential European financial problems vanished as quickly as they had appeared on Tuesday, and bounces in crude oil prices and interest rates seemed to confirm that the previous mind-set favoring continued growth for the overall economy was back in place. Yet some companies still had bad news that sent their shares lower. Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE:KORS), Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS), and Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 374.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 161,245 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 127,279 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $5,674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a big day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks moving generally higher to start the week. Strong performance in the energy market once again led stocks higher, including a nice gain in oil prices to move above the $72-per-barrel mark. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index hit another record high, but some companies reported news that prevented them from participating in the broader-based rally. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Qudian (NYSE:QD), and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) is not feeling any love from investors after earnings. Maybe tariffs and fears of a trade war really don’t help when it hurts a company’s customers and end-users. The reality is that there are concerns over tariffs, but there is also concern about operational issues in North America affecting the results and making for a bumpy outlook in 2018.

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