It isnt every day that traders cut one of the FTSE 100s blue chips in half.
That plunge in Micro Focus Internationals shares
during the past week made Facebooks
selloff look mild. The Micro Focus bullsthey still existview the dive as overdone. They snort that the British business-software company boasts several stable revenue streams and a healthy balance sheet.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Unilever NV(UN)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
ETRADE Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Unilever (NYSE:UN) by 20.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,787 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,767 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $1,567,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
- [By Isaac Pino, CPA]
If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Unilever (NYSE:UN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)
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USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 0.7%, at $114.38 in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 1.7% over the past year.
- [By Chris Lange]
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw its short interest decrease to 22.36 million shares from the previous reading of 23.41 million. The shares were last seen trading at $115.65, in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88.
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Investors need to exercise caution to hold energy company shares like Chevron (NYSE: CVX), as well as basic material companies like Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) and Alcoa (NYSE: AA). Also, ETFs representing the energy or basic material sectors need to be reevaluated during periods of the U.S. dollar moving higher.
At the same time, these companies and sectors often thrive during weakness in the greenback.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
The move is consistent with what had been seen by Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) earlier in 2018. On February 2, 2018, Chevron reported earnings and included a note regarding a 4-cent dividend hike. Chevron even noted that the hike puts the company on track to make 2018 the 31st consecutive year with an increase in annual dividend payout. The companys $0.04 per share increase in the quarterly dividend took the new payout to $1.12 per share that would be payable in March 2018.