Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022

One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.

It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.

After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…

You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Immersion Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of hardware and software technologies and products that enhance digital devices with touch interaction. The company provides haptic technologies that allow people to use their sense of touch when operating a variety of digital devices. It licenses its technologies to the manufacturers of automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, commercial and industrial controls, medical, and mobile communications products under the TouchSense brand. The company?s product portfolio includes TouchSense 1000, TouchSense 2000, TouchSense 3000, TouchSense 4000, TouchSense 5000, and TouchSense 6000. It also offers turn-key engineering and integration services, design kits for prototyping, authoring tools, and application programming interfaces, as well as platform independent solutions. The company operates primarily in North America, Europe, and the Far East. Immersion Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquar tered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 378.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,600 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 191,900 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.80% of Immersion worth $3,745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Banco De Chile(BCH)

Banco de Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides personal and business baking products and services in Chile and the United States. Its personal banking product line comprises checking accounts, time deposits, money market accounts, demand deposits, now accounts, and prime now accounts. The company also offers lines of credit; credit card products, such as Travel Club, Global Pass, net.card, and PaySafe credit cards; and Internet banking services. Its business banking products and services include financial management products, such as checking accounts, foreign currency accounts, money market accounts, and prime now accounts, as well as a line of credit. In addition, the company provides business Visa, MasterCard, and Travel Club credit cards; and foreign trade services, as well as treasury banking services. Further, it offers various services, including securities brokerage, mutual fund management, factoring, insurance brokerage, financial advisory, and securitiz ation. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated a network of 246 retail branches and 154 Banco CrediChile branches, as well as a network of 1,588 automated teller machines and 415 self-consultation terminals. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

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 Ethan Ryder]

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  • [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.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). The EPD segment offers custom and other engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, and related equipment and services, as well as manufactures gas-lubricated mechanical seals used in high-speed compressors. The IPD segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and services pre-configured engineered pumps and pump systems, including submersible motors for industrial markets. The FCD segment provides industrial valve and automation solutions comprising isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment; and energy management products, such as steam traps, boiler controls and condensate, and energy recovery systems. Its products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids and gases. The company also offers aftermarket equipment services consisting of installation, advanced diagnostics, repair, and retrofitting. It primarily serves oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries that include mining and ore processing, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives. Flowserve Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), incorporated on February 13, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Triple net leases are leases, in which the lessee pays rent to the lessor, as well as all taxes, insurance, and maintenance expenses that arise from the use of the property. The Company operates in two segments: GLP Capital, L.P. (a wholly owned subsidiary of GLPI, through which GLPI owns all of its real estate assets) (GLP Capital) and the TRS Properties. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property and represents the Companys business. The TRS Properties segment consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.

As of December 31, 2014, GLPI’s portfolio consisted of 21 gaming and related facilities, including the TRS Properties and the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois. These facilities are geographically diversified across 12 states and contain approximately 7.0 million of rentable square feet. As of December 31, 2014, all of the Company’s rental properties, with the exception of the real property associated with the Casino Queen, were leased to a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn under the Master Lease. Penn is a diversified, multi-jurisdictional owner and manager of gaming and pari-mutuel properties, and a gaming provider.

GLP Capital

The Companys leased tenants include Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Argosy Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino Toledo, Hollywood Casino Columbus, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, M Resort, Hollywood Casino Bangor, Zia Park Casino, Hollywood Casino Gu! lf Coast, Argosy Casino Riverside, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Boomtown Biloxi, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Casino Queen. It owns approximately 74.1 acres and lease approximately 32.1 acres in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a portion of which serves as the dockside embarkation for the gaming vessel, and includes a Hollywood-themed casino riverboat, an entertainment pavilion, a 295-room hotel, two parking garages and an adjacent surface lot, with the other portion used for remote parking. It owns a dockside barge structure and land-based pavilion in Aurora, Illinois. The Company owns the land, which is approximately 0.4 acres, on which the pavilion is located and a pedestrian walkway bridge. The property also includes a parking lot under an operating lease agreement and two parking garages under capital lease agreements, together comprising approximately 2.1 acres.

The Company owns approximately 276.4 acres in Joliet, Illinois, which includes a barge-based casino, land-based pavilion, a 100-room hotel, a 1,100 space parking garage, surface parking areas and a recreational vehicle park. It leases approximately 3.6 acres in Alton, Illinois, a portion of which serves as the dockside boarding for the Alton Belle II, a riverboat casino. The dockside facility includes an entertainment pavilion and office space, as well as surface parking areas with 1,341 spaces. In addition, it owns an approximately 43.8 acre site in Toledo, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Toledo is located. The property includes the casino as well as structured and surface parking for approximately 3,300 spaces. It owns 116.2 acres of land in Columbus, Ohio, where Hollywood Casino Columbus is located. The property includes the casino, as well as structured and surface parking for 4,616 spaces. The Company owns approximately 298.6 acres on various parcels in Charles Town and Ranson, West Virginia, of which 155 acres comprise Hollywood Casino at Charles Town ! Races. Th! e facility includes a 153-room hotel and a 3/4-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack, a training track, two parking garages, an employee parking lot, an enclosed grandstand/clubhouse and housing facilities for over 1,300 horses.

The Company owns approximately 573.7 acres in Grantville, Pennsylvania, where Penn National Race Course is located on 181 acres. The facility includes a one-mile all-weather lighted thoroughbred racetrack and a 7/8-mile turf track, a parking garage and surface parking spaces. The property also includes approximately 393 acres surrounding the Penn National Race Course that are available for future expansion or development. It owns approximately 87.6 acres on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, where the M Resort is located. The M Resort property includes a 390-room hotel, a 4,700 space parking facility and other facilities. It owns and leases the land, on which the Hollywood Casino Bangor facility is located in Bangor, Maine, which consists of approximately 6.7 acres, and includes a 152-room hotel and four-story parking. In addition, it leases approximately 27.6 acres located at historic Bass Park, which is adjacent to the facility, and includes a one-half mile standardbred racetrack and a grandstand with over 12,000 square feet and seating for 3,500 patrons.

The Company owns approximately 317.4 acres in Hobbs, New Mexico, where Zia Park Casino is located. The property also includes a one-mile quarter thoroughbred racetrack. It owns approximately 579.9 acres in the city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, including a 20-slip marina. The property includes a land-based casino, 18-hole golf course, a 291-room hotel and other facilities. It owns approximately 41 acres in Riverside, Missouri, which includes a barge-based casino, a 258-room luxury hotel, an entertainment/banquet facility and a parking garage. It leases approximately 67.7 acres of land in Tunica, Mississippi. The property includes a single! -level ca! sino, a 494-room hotel, surface parking and other land-based facilities. It leases approximately 1.0 acres of land mostly used for parking and a welcome center. It owns approximately 247.8 acres along the Missouri River in Maryland Heights, Missouri, which includes a 502-room hotel and structure and surface parking for approximately 4,600 spaces.

The Company owns approximately 119.7 acres in Dayton, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on August 28, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a 5/8-mile all-weather standardbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 193.4 acres in Youngstown, Ohio, where Penn opened Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on September 17, 2014. The property includes a land-based casino, a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack and surface parking. It owns approximately 67.3 acres in East St. Louis, Illinois, which includes a 157-room hotel, a recreational vehicle park and surface parking areas.

TRS Properties

The Companys Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge is a dockside riverboat gaming facility operating in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The riverboat features approximately 28,000 square feet of gaming space with 956 gaming machines and 12 table games. The facility also includes a two-story, 58,000 square foot dockside building featuring a variety of amenities, including a grill, a 268-seat buffet, a deli, a players’ lounge, a nightclub, a lobby bar, a public atrium, two meeting rooms and 1,490 parking spaces. Its Hollywood Casino Perryville is located directly off Interstate 95 in Cecil County, Maryland just 35 miles northeast of Baltimore and 70 miles from Washington, D.C. Hollywood Casino Perryville is a Hollywood-themed facility, which offers 34,329 square feet of gaming space with 1,158 slot machines, 12 table games and 10 poker tables. The facility also offers various food and beverage options, including a bar and grill, a gift shop and 1,600 parking spaces with valet and self-parking.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    VICI owns 22 gaming facilities that contain nearly 15,000 hotel rooms and around 150 restaurants, clubs, and bars. Its gaming properties are located in Las Vegas and smaller regional markets. As noted above, casinos are a relatively new REIT niche, and VICI competes with just two other companies in the space:MGM Growth Properties(NYSE:MGP) and Gaming & Leisure Properties(NASDAQ:GLPI).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its stake in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 4.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 248,209 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,690 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Gaming and Leisure Properties were worth $8,020,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2022: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Nevada. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Mozambique. As of November 12, 2015, the company operated a fleet of 344 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Faisal Humayun]

    Target reported $1.1 billion in operating cash flows and $7.8 billion in cash and equivalents for the quarter. There is ample financial flexibility for higher investments coupled with potential for dividend growth. As a matter of fact, the company recently increased dividends by 32%.

    Robinhood Stocks: Helmerich & Payne (HP)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) in a research report report published on Sunday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $65.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In late 2018 oil suddenly dipped into bear market territory, once again showing investors how volatile the key energy commodity can be. But in both good oil markets and bad, oil companies are always looking for an edge. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has the expertise and technology to help its customers stay at the forefront of the industry, and that, in turn, should ensure this nearly 100-year-old company’s success for years to come.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ffcm LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) by 17.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,394 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,394 shares during the quarter. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Helmerich & Payne were worth $1,122,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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