One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.
It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.
After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…
You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)
Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2022: AMMO, Inc.(POWW)
Ammo, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells ammunition and ammunition component products for use in handguns and long guns in the United States and internationally. The company offers STREAK Visual Ammunition that enables shooters to see the path of the bullets fired by them; One Precise Shot ammunition, which is designed to meet various engagement scenarios experienced by law enforcement personnel in the line of duty; and Stelth Subsonic ammunition that is designed primarily for suppressed firearms. It also provides Jesse James ammunition, a jacketed hollow point projectile for self-defense; and Jeff Rann's ammunition for game hunting. In addition, the company offers hard armor piercing incendiary rounds; and ammunition casings for pistol ammunition through large rifle ammunition. Further, it distributes patented biodegradable shotgun shells; and operates GunBroker.com, an online marketplace to sell firearms, hunting, shooting, and related products, as well as third-party sellers items. The company offers its products to sport and recreational shooters, hunters, individuals seeking home or personal protection, and law enforcement and military agencies. Ammo, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- [By Rich Smith (TMFDitty)]
Shares of ammunition manufacturer Ammo, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWW) — the company that sounds like a Looney Tunes villain — lived up to their ticker name today. In 3 p.m. EDT trading, Ammo stock exploded higher by a lucky 7.7%.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2022: RealPage, Inc.(RP)
RealPage, Inc. provides software and software-enabled services for the rental housing and vacation rental industries in the United States. It offers property management solutions, including OneSite to serve multi-family, affordable property, rural housing, military housing, senior and student housing, and commercial sectors; and Propertyware for accounting, maintenance and work order management, marketing spend management, and portal services, as well as screening, renters insurance, and payment solutions. The company also provides Kigo, a solution for vacation rental property management; spend management solutions for property owners and managers; and RealPage Cloud, an application infrastructure that allow property owners and managers to outsource portions of the information technology (IT) operations. In addition, it offers leasing and marketing solutions consisting of Online Leasing, Contact Center, LeaseStar Platform, LeaseStar Marketing Management, MyNewPlace, Senior Marketing Management, and Renter Screening, which manages Websites, paid and organic lead generation, lead management, automated lead closure, lead analytics, unit availability, online apartment leasing, and applicant screening services. Further, the company provides resident services solutions, such as Utility Management, Payments, Resident Portal, Contact Center Maintenance, Indatus, and Renters insurance for utility billing, renter payment processing, service requests, lease renewals, renters insurance, and consulting and advisory services; asset optimization solutions covering yield management and business intelligence solutions; and professional services, such as consulting and implementation, as well as training services. Additionally, it offers IT infrastructure, product support, and product development services. The company sells rental housing software and services through its direct sales organization. RealPage, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Tyler Technologies (NASDAQ: RP) and RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.
- [By Shane Hupp]
BidaskClub upgraded shares of RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday.
A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on RP. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of RealPage in a report on Thursday, June 21st. They issued an overweight rating and a $76.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of RealPage from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. KeyCorp upped their target price on shares of RealPage from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of RealPage to $64.00 and gave the company a sector perform rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $63.88.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2022: Gritstone bio, Inc.(GRTS)
Gritstone bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engages in developing tumor-specific cancer immunotherapies to fight various cancer types and infectious diseases. Its lead product candidate is GRANITE, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors, including metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, as well as gastroesophageal, bladder and microsatellite stable, and colorectal cancers. The company is also developing SLATE, an off-the-shelf immunotherapy candidate for the treatment of common solid tumors, including metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other mutation-positive tumors. Gritstone Oncology, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with bluebird bio, Inc. The company was formerly known as Gritstone Oncology, Inc. and changed its name to Gritstone bio, Inc. in May 2021. Gritstone bio, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Paul Ausick]
Gritstone Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: GRTS) raised $100 million in an upsized offering of 6.7 million shares priced at $15, the high end of the expected range. Shares dropped 5% on the Friday IPO.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2022: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)
OneMain Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides consumer finance and credit insurance products and services. It provides personal loans secured by consumer household goods, and other personal property; and unsecured loans. The company also offers auto loans for purchasing new vehicles, as well as to pay off the existing auto loans. In addition, it writes credit life, credit accident and health, credit involuntary unemployment, and credit related property and casualty insurance products; non-credit insurance products; and offers auto security membership plans. The company was formerly known as Springleaf Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to OneMain Holdings, Inc. in November 2015. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
- [By Mark R. Hake]
Navient Corp (NYSE:NAVI), which also provides student loans, trades for 1.37 times book value. And finally, personal lender company OneMain Holdings (NYSE:OMF) has a 2.13 multiple of its book value. Personal loans, rather than student loans, are Sofi’s main lending category now.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of OneMain in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Hecht now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for OneMain’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $6.04 EPS.
Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2022: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., engages in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. It offers daily services on North America routes between the state of Hawaii and Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington, as well as daily services on its neighbor island routes among the four major islands of the state of Hawaii. The company also provides daily services on its international routes between the state of Hawaii and Sydney, Australia; and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. In addition, it offers scheduled services between the state of Hawaii, and New York City, New York; and scheduled services on its international routes between the State of Hawaii and Pago Pago, American Samoa; Papeete, Tahiti; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Sapporo and Sendai, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and Beijing, China, as well as other ad hoc charter services. Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. markets its tickets through various distribution channels, including its Website hawaiianairlines.com for North America and Neighbor Island route customers, as well as through travel agencies and wholesale distributors for its International routes customers. As of December 31, 2014, the companys fleet consisted of 18 Boeing 717-200 aircraft for the Neighbor Island routes; 10 Boeing 767-300 aircraft; and 19 Airbus A330-200 aircraft for the North America, international, and charter routes, as well as 3 ATR42 turboprop aircraft. Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
One disadvantage for Southwest Airlines is that customers have to bring their own food along. Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) still offers complimentary meals for customers in coach, and other airlines have buy-onboard options. By contrast, Southwest’s planes have small galleys, so the carrier will only offer a “snack bag” on its Hawaii flights. Many travelers may want at least the option of a hot meal for what can be a six-hour flight.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Shares of Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) cratered on Monday, falling 11% as Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) finally began selling tickets for its long-awaited Hawaii flights. The stock continued to move downward on Tuesday.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.