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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

One of the favorite pastimes of market watchers is predicting the next seismic shift in investor preference. The latest trendy forecast goes something like this: We’ve had a major pivot from the digital darling FAANG stocks to the rejuvenated “Blue Chips” of 2018. However, finding evidence of this type of leadership swap in history is far from obvious.

The FAANG terminology, while catchy, is too narrow for this particular exercise. The Nasdaq Composite index, in which these five stocks represent 26 percent, and technology or internet names account for roughly 60 percent of the market value, has been the strongest of the major US indices over the past several years.

For the purpose of this exercise, the Dow Jones Industrial average, with its broad diversity across major industry sectors, including such names as Caterpillar, Walmart, Boeing, United Technologies, Pfizer, Disney, and Nike, is a proxy for the Blue Chips.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NYSE: RBA) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research note issued to investors on Monday, August 13th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the company will earn $1.50 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ FY2019 earnings at $1.76 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.95 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $36.00 and last traded at $35.65, with a volume of 9678 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.71.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the business services provider on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 29th.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Consumer Portfolio Services Inc.(CPSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Consumer Portfolio Services from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 27th. Finally, JMP Securities upgraded Consumer Portfolio Services from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $6.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $5.08.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: STERIS Corporation(STE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Steris (NYSE: STE) and Consort Medical (OTCMKTS:CSRMY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Credit Agricole S A raised its position in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 31.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,078 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Credit Agricole S A’s holdings in Steris were worth $2,214,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,289 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 714 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Steris were worth $1,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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