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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fayez Sarofim & Co boosted its stake in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) by 14.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 13,372 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,644 shares during the period. Fayez Sarofim & Co’s holdings in Magellan Midstream Partners were worth $780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Speaking of debt, energy infrastructure MLPs tend to take on high levels of it to fund their large infrastructure development projects. That means taking on additional debt to fund a distribution isn’t always feasible. Luckily, in the case of Magellan and Enterprise, their conservative management teams have kept them at comparatively good debt ratings and low levels of debt relative to their peers:

    Company Debt Rating Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)  Debt-to-Adjusted-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)
    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) BBB+/Baa1 3.5 3.3
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) BBB+/Baa1 4.3 3.7
    Buckeye Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.0 4.3
    Energy Transfer Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.2 N/A

    Data sources: Company presentations and YCharts. TTM = trailing 12 months.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This process starts with gathering pipelines, which transports a well’s production to central processing locations that separate oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and water. The oil then moves by truck, pipeline, or tanker to storage facilities while it waits to go through a refinery or petrochemical complex and get turned into fuel, chemicals, or another oil-based product. While oil companies tend to own some of these midstream assets, especially gathering lines and processing facilities, third parties hold a significant portion of the energy infrastructure in North America. These companies often charge fees for the logistical services provided to oil companies. Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are a noteworthy owner of these assets in the U.S. and most commonly found in the energy midstream sector. MLPs are tax-advantaged entities that pass through most of their income to investors. The largest MLP by enterprise value is Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), while other notable ones include Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) and MPLX (NYSE:MPLX). 

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    To put a number on its distribution growth, Phillips 66 Partners has increased its disbursement for 16 consecutive quarters (every quarter since its IPO) at a compound annual growth rate of 31%. That’s roughly the target it laid out for its first five years as a public entity. That is, of course, off of a low starting base. The year-over-year increase in the first-quarter distribution was around 20% — still a very impressive number when peers like Enterprise and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) are offering up mid-to-high single-digit increases. (Kinder Morgan’s dividend growth will be huge in the coming years, but that’s a function of increasing the dividend after a painful cut.)   

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    Hetty Green Would Love This Trade
    It’s in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP).

    Magellan Midstream Partners owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and the ability to store more than 100 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) and Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jason Industries from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:JASN) major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 5,751 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.35 per share, for a total transaction of $13,514.85. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jason Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.8063168277174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: The9 Limited(NCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The9 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Charter Communications, Inc.(CHTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    At first glance Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) seems like it would be a boring stock. As the second-largest cable company in the country, Charter sells basic internet, video, and phone services to millions of Americans. Unlike rival Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), the company doesn’t own a lot of proprietary content assets or theme parks.

  • [By ]

    Papyrus Capital’s Nitin Sacheti (formerly of Charter Bridge Capital) on June 12 recommended buying GCI Liberty (GLIBA): Seen as best opportunity to own Charter Communications (CHTR) at a 51% discount to intrinsic value, offering 106% upside to Papyrus’ price target of $90; in an update on June 13, Sacheti said the Time Warner/AT&T ruling increases the probability of a vertical merger

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Charter Communications (CHTR)

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  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) has lost pay-television customers. It actually posted a gain of 15,000 video customers in the 2017 fourth quarter, but that was followed by a drop of 112,000 in the first quarter of 2018. Offsetting those losses were the 300,000 internet subscribers Charter added in Q4 2017, and the 225,000 it added in Q1 2018. Revenue rose in both quarters as well, climbing by 3.2% in Q4 and 4.9% in Q1.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.45% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Oil States International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) rallied on Thursday, rising more than 14% by 2:45 p.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oil States International (OIS)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By ]

    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DECENT (CURRENCY:DCT) traded up 18.9% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. DECENT has a total market cap of $10.03 million and $171,482.00 worth of DECENT was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, DECENT has traded 2.8% lower against the dollar. One DECENT coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.20 or 0.00002946 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex, LBank, ChaoEX and BCEX.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teza Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,379 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on DCT Industrial Trust (DCT)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund(AVK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Saba Capital Management L.P. lessened its stake in Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) by 91.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,101 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 255,542 shares during the period. Saba Capital Management L.P. owned 0.11% of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd worth $384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) insider Tracy V. Maitland purchased 50,000 shares of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.68 per share, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $188,160. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) VP Tony Huang bought 2,066 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $15.66 per share, for a total transaction of $32,353.56. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 7,100 shares in the company, valued at $111,186. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Extra Space Storage (EXR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Extra Space Storage (EXR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reduced its stake in shares of Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,819 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 552 shares during the quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $770,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. trimmed its position in Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) by 14.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 666,525 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 115,000 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $66,525,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lee Financial Co lifted its stake in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 100.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,050 shares during the quarter. Lee Financial Co’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $183,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 11th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,092,679 coins and its circulating supply is 1,372,679 coins. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (CURRENCY:ORE) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on August 31st. Galactrum has a total market capitalization of $866,847.00 and approximately $5,272.00 worth of Galactrum was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Galactrum coin can now be purchased for about $0.42 or 0.00006032 BTC on major exchanges including Stocks.Exchange and Cryptopia. In the last seven days, Galactrum has traded 12.5% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Finally, Richard Seville, the CEO of Brisbane-based Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) which began lithium sales in 2015 from northern Argentina and also experienced difficulty boosting output, commented that an “inability to access traditional funds has delayed the development of the sector” and that “these projects aren’t easy — so the banks just don’t want to go there.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It was first traded on December 13th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,781,952 coins and its circulating supply is 2,061,952 coins. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum.