Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

I have been pleasantly surprised with the stock market. Incredible does not seem like strong enough of a word to describe the nearly decade-long bull market we’re in. 

Despite the roaring market, stocks never go up in a straight line. There are always pullbacks and sometimes severe plunges, even when everything looking super bullish. In fact, the worst plunges occur when investors are complacent and not expecting a selloff.

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And if there ever were a time of investor complacency, it’s now. 

Today is the perfect time to review your portfolio to make certain it is protected against the downside. If the move higher is any indication, the move back down could be brutal.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK)Q2 2018 Bank Of The Ozarks Earnings CallJul. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm ET

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) began in 1903 with a community bank in Jasper, Ark. Now headquartered in Little Rock, the company operates more than 255 locations in the southeast, as well as in California, Texas, and New York.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, July 13th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 12th. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York & Company, Inc. earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.8675047650936 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio bought a new stake in New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 166,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $851,000. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.26% of New York & Company, Inc. at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

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    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
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    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
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    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on New York & Company (NWY)

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Edited Transcript of TRNC earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) LA Times owner and biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join the group bidding for the newspaper company Tronc (businessinsider.com) LA Times owner and biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join the group bidding for newspaper company Tronc (msn.com) Analyst Target Price & Stock Review on Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) and tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) (baycityobserver.com)

    Shares of TRNC traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.47. 200,206 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,188. The stock has a market cap of $582.27 million, a PE ratio of 15.25 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. tronc has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $24.74.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Watts Water Technologies (WTS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Watts Water Technologies (WTS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 20.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 157,253 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 26,663 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $12,329,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

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    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    This backdrop has served as a fantastic tailwind for an innovative healthcare/tech company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). The company provides employers, health plans, and individuals with tools and resources that enable them to maximize their savings and get the most out of every healthcare dollar. 

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, hidden-gems aficionado Brian Feroldi shares three exciting healthcare small caps that don’t stick investors with a mountain of risk — LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY), and NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR). What do these companies do? How did they carve out a niche for themselves? What does the competition look like? And, because you can’t mitigate all the risk away, what risks should investors watch for? Tune in and find out more.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) – Research analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Healthequity in a report issued on Tuesday, June 5th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter. Barrington Research currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Healthequity’s FY2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC lessened its stake in Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) by 2.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 175,651 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,890 shares during the period. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC owned about 0.28% of Healthequity worth $13,192,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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