Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

When your firm is known for its dividend safety and is primarily held by retirees and other income-seekers, the worst thing you can do is cut your dividend. Pipelines were supposed to be safe tollways that produced plenty of cash flows. So, when the oil bust hit Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) hard and the firm was forced to cut its dividend back in 2015, investors pretty much abandoned Kinder Morgan stock.

Kinder Morgan stock has pretty much languished since that fateful day. But it might not be languishing anymore.

Moves to right the ship at Kinder Morgan have begun to work and KMI has finally given long-suffering shareholders what they wanted all the time — a big return to dividend growth. With its latest mega-sized increase, Kinder Morgan stock is once again on top of the dividend pile. For income-seekers, this could mean that shares could finally be a big-time buy.

Needed Cut at Kinder Morgan

It’s no secret that the oil slump hurt all manner of energy stocks. And while the pipeline players were supposed to be the safest of the bunch, it turns out they were hit just as hard. Or harder, as was the case at Kinder Morgan.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its holdings in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 104,981 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 2,410 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund owned approximately 0.06% of Murphy Oil worth $3,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: OraSure Technologies, Inc.(OSUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of OraSure Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of OraSure Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of OraSure Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of OraSure Technologies from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SurModics (NASDAQ: OSUR) and OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Kimball Electronics, Inc.(KE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Kimball Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:KE) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,252 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,611 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of Kimball Electronics worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Separately, TheStreet lowered Kimball Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHVYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Major foreign competitors today now include the French firm Areva (OTCPK:ARVCF) and the Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (OTCPK:MHVYF). This is not a complete list but a focus on major players.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Heska Corporation(HSKA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Heska Corp (NASDAQ:HSKA) COO Jason A. Napolitano sold 1,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.00, for a total transaction of $141,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in Heska Corp (NASDAQ:HSKA) by 4.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,399 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 614 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.21% of Heska worth $1,218,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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