Top Performing Stocks For 2019

Source: ThinkstockMarch 21 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.2% at 2,711.93. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 24,682.45. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,345.29.

Wednesday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. Although each of the major indices was at one point very positive during the session, they all still sold off at the end of the day. On a positive note, crude oil exploded and is now back above $65. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and materials up 2.8%, and 1.3%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and real estate down 1.0%, and 0.8%, respectively.

Crude oil was up 3.1% at $65.50.

Gold was up 1.8% at $1,335.30.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, according to Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 9.57 million shares from the previous 10.10 million. Shares were trading at $117.93, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Finally, investors should check out what the company plans to do with its MLP TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP), which it had intended to use as a funding vehicle until a rule change no longer made selling assets to the entity a viable option. TransCanada could look to take TC Pipelines private, which is the alternative Enbridge chose for its various publicly traded entities.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That funding progress is important given an unexpected development in the quarter when the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) revised a long-standing policy and will no longer allow master limited partnerships to collect an allowance for income taxes on certain pipelines. That change could have a major impact on the cash flows of TransCanada’s MLP TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP). While TC Pipelines isn’t sure how much this change will impact its cash flow, it took precautionary actions by slashing its distribution to investors. That payout reduction and the related uncertainty has weighed significantly on TC Pipelines’ valuation. Because of that, Girling said that “further dropdowns of assets by TransCanada into TC Pipelines is not considered a viable funding option at this time,” and he isn’t sure if it will be one in the future. However, he did clarify that even without future dropdowns to TC Pipelines, TransCanada believes it has the “financial capacity to fund our existing capital program through our predictable and growing cash flow from operations as well as several other funding alternatives.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP) did something that no limited partnership wants to do in May of this year: It reduced its distribution. The 35% distribution cut was clearly material for unitholders, and was compounded by a nearly 30% drop in TC Pipeline’s unit price. Although the units have gained some ground back, they remain off roughly 40% for the year. Value-conscious investors might wonder, however, if TC Pipelines, with its still generous 7.9% yield, is a buy at this point?

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded down 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on September 18th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.20 or 0.00003171 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $81,668.00 and approximately $961,535.00 worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Octoin Coin has traded 0.3% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 12.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 37,261 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,244 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $4,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Jack Henry & Associates Inc (NASDAQ:JKHY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in shares of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 227.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 100,518 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 69,837 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $13,104,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Jack Henry & Associates Inc  (NASDAQ:JKHY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 8:45 a.m. ET

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Guggenheim Build America Bonds Managed Duration Trust(GBAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (NYSE:GBAB) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.1257 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (NYSE:GBAB) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of 0.1257 per share by the investment management company on Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th.

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