Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, it can be hard to discern which companies are the best for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face greater temptation by the day to reach for high dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified 10 super-safe dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of EQT (NYSE:EQT) by 85.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,281 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,000 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in EQT were worth $3,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $9.85, with a volume of 0 shares traded.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) was downgraded by research analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 836,831 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the May 31st total of 501,425 shares. Approximately 6.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 392,524 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc. (NYSE: FSB) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Compass Point. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $30.30 to $42.65. The consensus price target for the company across Wall Street is $37.80. The stock closed Monday at $39.40, a rise of more than 5%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

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