Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Question: I’m new to investing and have heard the term “blue chip” used in reference to certain stocks. What exactly is a blue-chip stock?

Answer: Blue-chip stocks are the best of the best in the stock market. They are representative of companies of high quality. Blue chips are favored by investors who want to balance low-risk investing with long-term growth potential and income.

Generally, blue-chip stocks have a long-established history of profitability and growth. Most (but not all) pay dividends, and have done so for many years, often with annual increases. Blue chips are generally among the largest companies in their industry.

Good examples of blue-chip stocks include companies like Nike, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft. All of these businesses are profitable year after year and have excellent track records of stable dividend payments. Plus, they’re titans of their respective industries.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Banco De Chile(BCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Sell” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and two have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $91.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitcoin Cash (CURRENCY:BCH) traded down 1.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 19th. During the last week, Bitcoin Cash has traded down 18.1% against the dollar. One Bitcoin Cash coin can now be bought for $1,184.65 or 0.14390800 BTC on major exchanges including fex, Koinex, DSX and Bitfinex. Bitcoin Cash has a total market cap of $20.30 billion and approximately $598.31 million worth of Bitcoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcoin Cash (CURRENCY:BCH) traded 3.3% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on August 25th. One Bitcoin Cash coin can now be bought for about $520.83 or 0.07863301 BTC on popular exchanges including Mercatox, BTCC, Bit2C and xBTCe. Bitcoin Cash has a market capitalization of $9.02 billion and approximately $268.90 million worth of Bitcoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Bitcoin Cash has traded down 5.9% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) and Cr AGRICOLE S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRARY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: EchoStar Corporation(SATS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of CDAM (UK) LtdAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 57,687 shares, 13.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.65%Open Text Corp (OTEX) – 1,703,053 shares, 12.52% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 57.24%EchoStar Corp (SATS) – 1,291,355 shares, 11.98% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 32.53%Athene Holding Ltd (ATH) – 1,339,253 shares, 11.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.45%Hilltop Holdings Inc (HTH) – 2,345,728

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $73.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Echostar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $51.33 and last traded at $52.44, with a volume of 104714 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) by 9.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 59,929 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,059 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Echostar were worth $3,590,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Plum Creek Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 46.0048348022167 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agree Realty Co. (NYSE:ADC) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $56.30 and last traded at $56.30, with a volume of 149645 shares. The stock had previously closed at $56.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (ADC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on January 27th, 2014. AudioCoin’s total supply is 900,616,821 coins. The official website for AudioCoin is www.audiocoin.eu. AudioCoin’s official Twitter account is @Aurovine.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Miles Capital Inc. Has $412,000 Position in Agree Realty Co. (ADC)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4118864/miles-capital-inc-has-412000-position-in-agree-realty-co-adc.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Agree Realty earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5867138819155 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (CURRENCY:ADC) traded down 0.4% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on September 19th. AudioCoin has a market cap of $644,317.00 and approximately $963.00 worth of AudioCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One AudioCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0007 or 0.00000011 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bleutrade, YoBit and Cryptopia. During the last week, AudioCoin has traded down 6.1% against the dollar.

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