There is a laundry list of worries that are starting to jump on the plates of investors, not the least of which was confirmed by the Federal Reserve meeting this week, where it became pretty clear we will have a total of four rate increases in 2018 as opposed to three. Toss in the worries over the trade tariffs, which now look like they will be imposed in early July, and there are plenty of reasons to be
Despite the potential for increased volatility, the good news is the economy is hitting on all cylinders, consumer spending is strong, and unemployment is at the lowest levels in years. One good move for investors may be to take profits in volatile momentum tech stocks and move to large cap pharmaceuticals. They have a degree of safety and very attractive valuations.
We screened the Jefferies global pharmaceutical coverage list for US companies and found four that look like solid picks for investors. All are rated Buy, and pay good dividends as well.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Raytheon Company(RTN)
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Raytheon Co. (RTN) is well positioned to capitalize on missile orders given it has the highest exposure to missile defense and tactical missile sales to the Middle East, Bernstein said. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) also stands to benefit in this light.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
We Are One Seven LLC bought a new position in shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 4,566 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $943,000.
- [By Rich Smith]
If you want an answer to that question, check out this latest video from Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) showing the company’s newest high-energy laser (HEL) shooting down small unmanned aerial vehicles in a series of tests.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum comes at a particularly delicate time for major U.S. defense contractors Boeing (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), with each company vying for at least one of several multibillion-dollar procurement deals in Germany.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
Contractors including Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) have been richly rewarded over the last two years. The current-year Pentagon budget, at $700 billion, is the largest in history and represented a 15.5%, or $94 billion, jump from the year prior. That’s the largest single-year jump since a 26.6% gain in 2002.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: 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:
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)
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Vincent Shen: One of the theater chains that we talked about on this similar show last year is no longer in the running as a public company in terms of the stocks. First, with Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), one of the two large remaining chains, it has an offering called Movie Club. This launched last year. $8.99 per month. What you get is one 2D ticket that rolls over if it’s unused. You can build those rollover tickets if you don’t go that often. Plus, 20% off concessions, and there’s no online fees for when you buy those tickets. Then, you can get up to two additional add-on tickets for $8.99 each.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) – Analysts at Imperial Capital cut their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cinemark in a research note issued on Thursday, September 20th. Imperial Capital analyst D. Miller now forecasts that the company will earn $0.51 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.52. Imperial Capital currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for Cinemark’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.23 EPS.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
- [By Shane Hupp]
Royal Bank of Canada raised its holdings in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 10.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 110,946 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,434 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $4,179,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Bloomberg reports that Amazon is among several suitors that are considering acquiring Landmark Theatres, a movie theater chain that specializes in showing foreign and independent films. Landmark is owned in part by billionaire Mark Cuban. With a little more than 50 locations, Landmark is much smaller than AMC (NYSE:AMC), Regal (which was recently acquired by Cineworld), and Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), the three largest domestic movie chains. MoviePass also added Landmark to its service earlier this year.
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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Cinemark by 73.2% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,081,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,768,000 after buying an additional 2,570,923 shares in the last quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 88.0% during the fourth quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC now owns 2,859,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,558,000 after buying an additional 1,338,000 shares in the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 2,312,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,533,000 after buying an additional 42,982 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Cinemark by 4.0% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,728,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $60,187,000 after buying an additional 66,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Cinemark by 3.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,334,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,310,000 after buying an additional 43,606 shares in the last quarter. 94.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)
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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 Paul Ausick]
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 0.8% at $196.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $191.44 to $259.77. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.
- [By Travis Hoium]
Shares of 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) plummeted after the company reported first-quarter earnings this week because of a small reduction in full-year earnings guidance. 3M management still expects the company to grow organically at a rate of 3% to 4% this year, and it expects earnings per share (after pulling out one-time items such as a legal settlement) to be $10.20 to $10.55, which is up 11% to 15% from a year ago. But that wasn’t enough for investors.
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Bulls were stampeded on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 424 points, or 1.74%, the S&P 500 handed over 1.34% and the Nasdaq Composite shed 1.68%. For some investors, the losses might have come as a surprise amid solid first-quarter earnings reports from bellwether companies like Caterpillar (CAT) , United Technologies (UTX) , Coca-Cola (KO) and 3M (MMM) . You need to be at TheStreet’s May 5 boot-camp for investors. Learn more here.
But, it was cautious comments by Caterpillar execs on the demand outlook for the rest of 2018 during an earnings call that sent the bears out of hibernation. Not helping market sentiment were 10-year yields topping the 3% mark for the first time in more than four years.
- [By Chris Hill]
Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) took just a smidge of a haircut after releasing its first-quarter report, despite putting up huge ad revenue growth. What gives? 3M (NYSE:MMM) followed a knockout 2017 with a not-so-great start to the new year, but long-term investors shouldn’t sweat it too hard. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) held its annual meeting today, and despite its CEO’s stated devotion to rebuilding customer trust, things don’t look so great for the bank — and could look even worse in a few weeks after Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting. Tune in to find out more.
- [By Daniel Miller]
Anybody who’s invested even $100 in the market will tell you that stock prices will go up and stock prices will go down, sometimes with little rhyme or reason. Owning dividend stocks can help protect you from that instability. Not only are they shares of generally more stable companies with proven competitive advantages, but they also provide guaranteed quarterly income to shareholders. Investors looking for solid dividend stocks should consider Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).