Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

Should I stay or should I go?

If you’ve been singing this 1981 tune by the English punk rock band The Clash to yourself since late September, you are not alone. 

In the fourth-quarter selloff last year, U.S. equities lost $4 trillion in combined market value. For those who had chosen to stay and not to go, a sharp market bounce has helped recover much of the losses: after the 17% rally off the December low, the S&P 500 has now returned to early January 2018 levels.

For the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, the decline was deeper, but the bounce was sharper. At its lowest levels of 2018, the Nasdaq was down 23% from its highs. Since its December lows, though, it has rallied some 19%. 

As a result, the Nasdaq is now higher by about 10% from its 2017 levels.

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Hardly a record, but still better than money-market returns.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hilltop Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 6,981 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $284,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 128,976 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,242,000. Coca-Cola European Partners comprises 0.8% of Clinton Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest holding.

  • [By ]

    Analysts upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners PLC  (CCE) to buy on its commitment to deleveraging and capital allocation.

    Goldman still rates Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) as a buy given the global expansion of the energy drink category.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Lowered to “Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) $3.69 Billion in Sales Expected for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to Post $0.81 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by ($0.11), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Coca-Cola European Partners had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 5.70%. The company had revenue of $3.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.07 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. Coca-Cola European Partners’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. Coca-Cola European Partners updated its FY18 guidance to EUR2.25-2.27 EPS.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Plains All American Pipelines’ (NYSE:PAA) turnaround strategy continued paying dividends during the fourth quarter. The oil pipeline-focused MLP’s financial results surged thanks to recently completed expansion projects, as well as its ability to capitalize on issues in the oil market, which enabled it to deliver earnings and cash flow well above its guidance. That strong showing has the company on track for continued success in 2019.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Two years ago, Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (NYSE:PAGP) took a step to simplify their corporate structure by eliminating the costly incentive distribution rights (IDRs) that Plains All American paid to Plains GP. In exchange, Plains GP acquired a 34.8% stake in the MLP. While that deal was certainly a step in the right direction, the companies could eventually take the next logical progression by combining into one entity.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Currently, three major oil pipelines are on pace to start service in late 2019. They include Plains All American Pipeline’s (NYSE:PAA) 670,000-BPD Cactus II, the up-to-1-million-BPD Grey Oak Pipeline by Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), and the private equity–backed EPIC pipeline that could move up to 675,000 BPD. Add it up, and that’s more than 2 million BPD of pipeline capacity. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer and Magellan Midstream are expanding several existing lines, which could add another 400,000 BPD next year. On top of that, Plains All American Pipeline is working with oil giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) on a 1 million-BPD oil pipeline as well as expanding several other smaller pipelines as fast as it can.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition, the company’s Advantage Pipeline joint venture (JV) with Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) has been exceeding expectations since it began last year. Noble Midstream and Plains All American might need to expand that pipeline even further.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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