Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

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Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northrim BanCorp has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Northrim BanCorp pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Northrim BanCorp pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: Constellation Brands Inc(STZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Constellation Brands (STZ) : “This stock’s been coming down and I don’t think that’s right.”

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    New health-conscious beer Corona Premier and its sister new brand Corona Familiar are off to a good start and look like they’ll serve as positives for parent company Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) , Wells Fargo Securities analysts said Tuesday in a research note. The analysts also reiterated their “Outperform” rating and $270 price target on Constellation shares, which fell 5 cents to close at $221.77.

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    Remember Canopy Growth? Constellation Brands Inc.  (STZ) , which produces several successful brands of beer and liquor like Corona, recently bought a 9.9% minority stake in the company. That’s certainly an option for those who are interested in cannabis stocks but prefer safer investments and more well-known entities.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.37 on top of $11.08 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $1.28 on top of $10.45 billion in revenue. Shares of MS stock popped 2.4% thanks to stronger profits (a 26% jump) from the company’s trading division. Recent market volatility has benefited the trading operations of Wall Street investment banks. Here’s how you can tap into volatility for big profits this week. Once again, markets are keeping a close eye on ongoing issues between the United States and its largest trading partners. According to reports, trade problems are expected to offset any gains projected from recent tax reform. The news comes as China is looking to get other U.S. trade partners to stand on their side and oppose American protectionism. Meanwhile, NAFTA officials are set to meet in Washington in order to accelerate the renegotiation of the three-nation trade agreement. This news comes the same morning that U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to bash the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States,” he tweeted. Trump recently raised the possibility that the United States could join the 11-nation deal. Farming groups have been pushing Trump to rejoin the treaty due to the competitive disadvantage they will face against farmers in Canada, Mexico, and Australia, three member states of the deal.
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    International Business Machines Corp.(NYSE:IBM) shares plunged more than 5.4% in pre-market hours after the company reported weaker-than-expected forward guidance after the bell on Tuesday. The company reported EPS of $2.45, a figure that beat analysts’ expectations by $0.03. Its $19.1 billion in revenue also topped Wall Street expectations. However, the firm fell short on its annual profit outlook. People are lining up again to gi

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its stake in Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) by 12.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 253,898 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,507 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned approximately 0.18% of Canadian Pacific Railway worth $44,744,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Pacific Railway (TSE:CP) (NYSE:CP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The company reported C$2.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$2.76 by C($0.06). Canadian Pacific Railway had a return on equity of 101.93% and a net margin of 89.03%. The firm had revenue of C$1.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$1.68 billion.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2018: Glaukos Corporation(GKOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.