Best Dividend Stocks For 2018

REIT investors may soon have a new billboard company to bet on.

Adams Outdoor Advertising and Fairway Outdoor Advertising are in the preliminary stages of exploring conversion to the real estate investment trust structure, Kevin Gleason, chief executive officer of both closely held companies, said in an interview. Fairway has been majority-owned by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR LLC since 2015.

The evaluation is being driven by “both tax and valuation purposes,” Gleason said. REITs don’t pay federal taxes as long as they distribute at least 90 percent of their earnings as dividends, and the Internal Revenue Service has been willing to qualify rent from outdoor displays as income from real property, a necessity for REIT status. Separately, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has said companies facing a burden from interest-deductibility limits imposed by the new tax laws may be swayed to convert to the REIT status, in part because that limit is removed and interest becomes an entirely deductible rental expense.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2018: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) Director John E. Major sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.86, for a total value of $355,737.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,667,188.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) and ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2018: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 535,375 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $30,474,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) – Analysts at US Capital Advisors raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for ONEOK in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now anticipates that the utilities provider will post earnings of $2.74 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.56. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for ONEOK’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.95 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 86.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,456 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,690 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $823,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2018: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Our analysis from May 2013 found the VQScore tool identified 48 triple-digit winners, including a staggering 2,573% gainer in TAL Education Group ADR (NYSE: TAL).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Global Advisors LP cut its stake in TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) by 57.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 94,705 shares of the company’s stock after selling 126,580 shares during the quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP’s holdings in TAL Education were worth $3,513,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2018: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its price objective cut by Credit Suisse Group from $205.00 to $175.00 in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

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    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $175.00 to $160.00 in a research note released on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2018: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America upgraded shares of Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. Bank of America currently has $81.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.