Investors shrugged their shoulders at the Fed’s slightly more hawkish outlook on future rate hikes this week after positive news from the ECB and great macroeconomic data in the U.S. underscored the strength of the global economy. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq index continues to sit near all-time highs, suggesting tech stocks are once again helping push markets upward. A great first quarter earnings season for the sector was met with lukewarm reactions, but volatility has eased and tech companies are all the rage once again. We are now in a quiet stretch for earnings reports, but investors can still use the Zacks Earnings Calendar to prepare for important dates from companies with abnormal fiscal periods. The calendar includes earnings, dividend announcements, and other important financial releases, making it the perfect one-stop-shop to properly prepare for the market events that will have an impact on your own portfolio.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)
- [By Paul Ausick]
General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cummins Inc.(CMI)
- [By Max Byerly]
Dividend Assets Capital LLC trimmed its position in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 12.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,794 shares of the company’s stock after selling 989 shares during the period. Dividend Assets Capital LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $908,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Shares of engine maker Cummins (NYSE:CMI) rose a heartening 10% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That was roughly 2 percentage points better than the S&P 500 index, which was only up around 8% in the opening month of 2019. However, that’s not nearly enough to make up for Cummins’ steep 24% price drop in 2018, a year in which the S&P only fell around 6%. Clearly, there’s some backstory here.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Peloton Wealth Strategists reduced its stake in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 18,737 shares of the company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the period. Cummins comprises about 1.8% of Peloton Wealth Strategists’ holdings, making the stock its 27th biggest position. Peloton Wealth Strategists’ holdings in Cummins were worth $2,492,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]
So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to pick a stock famed investors are currently buying. Here’s why Cummins (NYSE:CMI), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) caught their attention.
- [By Logan Wallace]
City Holding Co. boosted its position in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 13.6% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 7,663 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 920 shares during the quarter. City Holding Co.’s holdings in Cummins were worth $1,019,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Neha Chamaria and Jason Hall]
Our Motley Fool contributors believe Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) and Cummins (NYSE:CMI) are two such dividend stocks with strong potential right now. Here’s why.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) recently purchased Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. The deal will allow the company to capitalize on the sports gambling craze. But there’s another company trading at an incredible discount that presents an amazing opportunity for investors. This is how you could make an easy 100% in the weeks ahead.
The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) wiped out the market capitalization of eight different companies on Thursday, cutting $17.5 billion from its capitalization. The e-commerce giant announced plans to recruit entrepreneurs to deliver local packages, hurting the FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS). Amazon also announced it would purchase online pharmacy PillPack, pushing healthcare benefits companies like Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA) lower.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, STZ. WBA
Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA) fell after investment research giant Jefferies downgraded the health benefits firm from a “Buy” to a “Hold.” Jefferies analysts said that the deal between Amazon and PillPack will create more difficult market conditions for retail pharmacy chains. Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) popped 10% this morning after the retailer crushed earnings after the bell on Thursday. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69, a figure that beat expectations by $0.05. In addition to beating revenue expectations, the company also announced a $15 billion stock buyback program and said that North American sales increased for the first time in 12 months. Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) fell more than 4.6% after the beer and liquor manufacturer fell short of profit expectations before the bell. The company reported EPS of $2.20 on top of $2.05 billion in revenue. Wall Street analysts were expecting $2.42 per share on top of $2.04 billion in revenue. The company blamed higher transportation
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
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United Parcel Service stock opened at $122.99 on Friday. United Parcel Service has a 52 week low of $101.45 and a 52 week high of $135.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.54, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $107.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.16.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Here are Amazon’s biggest competitors and their respective industries:
Walmart (e-commerce, retail, grocery, India) Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) (retail, Amazon Prime) Target (NYSE:TGT) (retail, fast shipping) Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (product search, cloud computing, voice-activated technology) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) (cloud computing) eBay (e-commerce, marketplace) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) (video streaming) Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) (e-commerce) UPS (NYSE:UPS) (logistics, delivery) FedEx (NYSE:FDX) (logistics, delivery)
Below, we’ll examine each of the industries from which Amazon draws competitors and its closest rivals in each sector.
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Lisa Schmeiser]
UPS (NYSE:UPS) recently launched the My Choice Deals program, which offers retailers what the company touts as “an exclusive platform to reach more than 43 million UPS My Choice members with special deals and discounts.” It’s a clever setup because it allows UPS to target its customers with related deals while they’re checking the delivery status of their orders. As Stu Marcus, UPS vice president of customer technology marketing, explained in an interview with Reuters: “If you are receiving something from Macy’s, you’ll have an additional deal from Macy’s right there in your alert.”
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AAPL, EL
Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) plunged 7% after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) slashed its price target for the automaker. JPM cut its December 2018 price target for TSLA stock from $308 to $195 per share, sighting Musk’s inconsistent statements about company funding. That would be a 36% collapse from Friday’s closing price. The news comes as Elon Musk continues to make a series of questionable Tweets about himself and his company. China is coming down on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). According to state media reports, Tim Cook’s company has pulled about 25,000 illegal lottery applications from its application store in China. The news comes as China continues clamp down on illegal apps that sold lottery tickets or provided gambling services. Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL) shares were off 0.3% after the cosmetics giant reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.61. That figure topped analysts’ expectations by $0.05. The downturn came due to the firm’s weaker-than-expected quarterly forecast and news that it will incur larger marketing costs for a number of new product initiatives. Look for earnings reports from Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) and Nordson Corp. (Nasdaq: NDSN).
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Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 22, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp raised their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Nordson in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now anticipates that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.48 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.47.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,868 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nordson were worth $2,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)
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In addition to South Korea’s small ETF, there are a few funds traded in Europe that track Mexican assets. Here are the ones to watch:
Xtrackers MSCI Mexico UCITS ETF (Germany)iShares MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF USD (Switzerland)HSBC MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF (U.K.)Kim Kindex MSCI Mexico ETF (South Korea)Stocks
Some of the larger companies based in Mexico are dual listed in Europe. While trading in these securities is limited, there may be some movement in the European morning hours. Here are a few to watch: