Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Three minutes of frantic trading in Treasuries futures just offered a stark reminder of the danger of betting against the world’s safest asset.

What was shaping up as a second straight day of losses in Treasuries on Thursday, with 10-year yields threatening to hit the key psychological level of 3 percent, turned around in a hurry as turmoil in emerging markets spooked global investors.

Traders pointed to Brazilian officials’ unsuccessful efforts to stem the free-fall in their currency as the trigger for the wave of Treasuries buying. But the rush was magnified because investors were caught offside — there had been a dramatic increase in short bets against U.S. government debt in the past week.

The abruptness of the move, which drove yields on benchmark 10-year notes plunging as much as 9 basis points to 2.88 percent, was apparent in the futures market: From 1:33 p.m. New York time to 1:36 p.m., more than 100,000 contracts on 10-year futures changed hands. To put that in context, that’s more than the 80,000 that traded over a similar span at the time of Friday’s release of U.S. labor data.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Strs Ohio boosted its position in Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,700 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Anixter International were worth $1,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anixter International from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Anixter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Anixter International has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.50.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of London-based silicon metal maker Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) closed 11% higher on Friday after jumping as much as 17% the day before. And this time, there may even be a reason for the rise.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

    GSM has been the subject of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $20.00 to $18.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Ferroglobe and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 236,509 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,539,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.14% of Ferroglobe at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Express Company(AXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    While dividend investors often look for the highest yields they can find, smart investors know that there’s a lot more to successful dividend investing than just capturing a big payout. And when we asked three Motley Fool investors to help identify three dividend stocks that are top candidates for anyone looking to grow their nest egg, their results put the proof to that statement. After all, two of the stocks they recommended — Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) — only pay investors 1.57% and 1.36%, respectively, at recent prices. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Buckingham Research upgraded shares of American Express (NYSE:AXP) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm currently has $112.00 target price on the payment services company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $111.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of American Express (NYSE:AXP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirty analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $107.67.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryder System Inc.(R)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Ryder (NYSE:R) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ryder earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 44.4340282605262 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 Stephan Byrd]

    Intrust Bank NA increased its position in Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) by 16.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 7,352 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,015 shares during the period. Intrust Bank NA’s holdings in Ryder System were worth $529,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Red Eagle Mining Corp (TSE:R) Director Ian Slater acquired 1,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$0.12 per share, with a total value of C$120,000.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ryder (R) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.87 Billion” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377804/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-ryder-r-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-1-87-billion.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 265,257 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,653 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Ryder System were worth $19,308,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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