Best Stocks To Own Right Now

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IBM and Hewlett Packard are back big time in 2016, beating Apple by a big margin. IBM’s stock is up 22.29 percent so far this year; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is up 57.23 percent and HP Inc. (HPQ) 33.61 percent (HPE and HPQ are parts of the old Hewlett Packard).

Apple is up by 9.43%.

That’s certainly a reversal, at least for IBM, which has been a loser on Wall Street for several years.

Company

YTD*

Five-year*

IBM

22.29%

-8.91%

HPE

57.23

471.20+

HPQ

Best Stocks To Own Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The sector is priced just 11% above its long-term forward earnings multiple, the second-lowest in the market, and last year’s return was less than a percent over the long-term average. The Utilities Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLU) pays a 3.4% dividend, twice the 1.7% yield on the S&P 500.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The iShares Dow Jones US Telecom (ETF) (NYSE: IYZ), which contains high-yielding telecom stocks that would typically be hit hard by rising rates, was mostly flat on the day. At the same time, the Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) was up 0.6 percent and the iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE: IYR) was up 0.1 percent. Both sectors are filled with high-yielding stocks. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Long-term interest rates fell back today, helping utility stocks bounce back from recent weakness; theUtilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) gained 1.4%.Gold and gold mining stocks rose, with theVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT:GDX)up 1.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail stocks led the market in anticipation of earnings, with theSPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) up 1.6%. Utilities lagged on falling bond prices; theUtilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) fell 0.8%.

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    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy stocks rose after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. TheSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) gained 2.1%.Utility stocks fell on rising interest rates, with theUtilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) dropping 2.5%.

Best Stocks To Own Right Now: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    While vaccines are not thought to be as effective this year, the severity of the season could drive higher volume for drug makers. Experts have said the AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) vaccine FluMist may not be effective against this year’s strain of flu and are instead recommending the Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) FluZone vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has recently been approved for use of its FluLaval vaccine in children as young as six months.

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    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) : “I like Glaxo. I think they’re doing a fantastic job.”

    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.  (LX) : “The only ones I’m recommending from China are Baidu.com (BIDU) , Alibaba (BABA) and Baozun (BZUN) .”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Stocks To Own Right Now: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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