Top Stocks To Own Right Now

Investors looking for a haven amid the rout in emerging markets over the past two months would have found one in Nigeria’s domestic debt.

Naira bonds issued by the government have returned 8.4 percent in dollar terms this year, the most in the Bloomberg Barclays Global EM Local Currency Index, which includes 25 countries from Argentina to Turkey. And it’s the only local-currency debt not to have made losses this quarter.

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Nigeria's local bonds have outperformed peers since March

Source: Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets indexes

Note: Average total return for government local debt in dollar terms

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Franklin Templeton Investments and BlackRock Inc. are among global money managers that are bullish on Nigerian securities, enticed by average yields of 13.4 percent, which, while down from almost 17 percent in August, are still among the highest in the world.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (NYSE:MNP) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9266470312802 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiera Capital Corp grew its holdings in shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (NYSE:MNP) by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 196,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,761 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd were worth $2,780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top Stocks To Own Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. It operates in three lines of business: community banking and wealth management through First Mid Bank, and insurance brokerage through First Mid Insurance Group. The company’s deposit products include demand, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as NOW accounts. Its loan portfolio primarily comprise commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, agricultural and agricultural real estate, residential real estate, and consumer loans. The company also offers estate planning, investment, and farm management services; and employee benefit services. In addition, it provides commercial lines insurance to businesses; and homeowner, automobile, and other types of personal lines insurance to individuals. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (FMBH) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.65 Per Share” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3357904/first-mid-illinois-bancshares-inc-fmbh-expected-to-announce-earnings-of-0-65-per-share.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

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