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I have the great good fortune of attending a lot of professional sporting events. Some of the most memorable and rewarding experiences are close games determined in the fourth quarter. So why do so many sports fans either never go to games or, even more inscrutably, leave with 6 minutes to go and the game still tied? And then there are those who stay till the bitter end, after all the starting players have been substituted out, getting caught in the worst traffic possible. It’s about the nature of crowds, risk tolerance, information, which all seems analogous to people’s action in this bull market.
First the party poopers- they don’t go to the games because the tickets cost too much. They use the excuse that the game isn’t as good as it used to be, and the players aren’t either. Sound familiar? These are the perma-bears and deep value guys who have missed the market, or called to short it at each turn. They are one trick on a pure valuation basis. They are right about valuation but it hasn’t mattered yet and they have missed a great game. Did they really expect that with trillions of central bank conjured dollars, yen, and euro coursing through economies with low inflation that stocks would be cheap? They don’t need an exit strategy because they are not in the arena. Interestingly enough, some of them (I won’t name them here but its public knowledge) are throwing in the towel and may now get back in the arena.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)
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XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has been a phenomenal growth story: Over the past decade, its shares have returned 2,000% to investors as demand for freight transportation and logistics services skyrocketed.
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XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “
Over on Real Money, Cramer talks about how to trade the highly unlikely deal between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) . Get more of his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.
- [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]
We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a company they consider to be much a better value than digital money. They chosesalesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO)as the top alternatives to any cryptocurrency available.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Paychex (PAYX) , Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) and XPO Logistics (XPO) .
Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 202,986 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,864,000.
- [By Lee Samaha]
In common with many other industrial companies, like Danaher, Pentair has been taking action to become a more focused investment proposition for investors. The sale of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the spring of 2017 turned out to be well-timed for Emerson, as it occurred precisely at the time when oil and gas capital spending started picking up.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. cut its stake in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 111,625 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 2,015 shares during the quarter. Emerson Electric makes up approximately 2.4% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $7,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.
Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
Emerson Electric(NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
Genuine Parts Company(NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
Johnson & Johnson(NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
Coca-Cola(NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
Lowe’s Companies(NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
3M Company(NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
Procter & Gamble(NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%
Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)
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Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:
Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.
There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .
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Red Hat benefits from the rise of hybrid cloud deployments, in which large enterprises move part of their data to the public cloud while retaining some data in on-premise servers. It holds partnerships with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) in that market.
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After the close yesterday, “Big Blue,” otherwise known as IBM (NYSE: IBM), reported earnings per share of $2.45, beating Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.40. Revenue of $19.1 billion beat the third-party consensus view of $18.7 billion, marking the second-straight quarter of year-over-year revenue growth after a more than five-year-stretch of revenue losses. However, a decline in gross margin led some analysts to conclude IBM's shift from legacy hardware and software businesses to cloud computing and "big data" — higher-margin businesses — is not happening fast enough. IBM shares fell over 5 percent in aftermarket trading.
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Watson, an artificial intelligence system built by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), made headlines in 2011 by beating two champions on the game show Jeopardy!This initial version of Watson was built for answering Jeopardy!-style questions, backed by a vast database of information. Since then, Watson has been adapted to a wide variety of business applications, in industries such as healthcare and financial services.
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IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has bet big on blockchain – and the company’s leaders see it as vital to its future success.
That said, IBM remains a poor investment. The company’s legacy businesses are slowing down faster than its strategic initiatives are growing. Moreover, its leadership is unfocused and neglectful toward shareholders.
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Here’s a brief look at the five losers: General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM),Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ).
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
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These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
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U.S. Air Force Awards General Dynamics Cloud Services Contract (finance.yahoo.com) General Dynamics (GD) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) America Desperately Needs More Submarines. And That Is Good News for General Dynamics. (yahoo.com) GD completes Hawker Pacific acquisition (janes.com) General Dynamics Unit Secures Work for Aircraft Computer System Repairs, Replacement (govconwire.com)
Shares of NYSE:GD traded up $3.17 on Tuesday, reaching $199.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,149,954 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,029. General Dynamics has a 52-week low of $190.30 and a 52-week high of $230.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $57.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.84.
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Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.
Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.