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General Motors (NYSE:GM) is facing a proxy contest from Greenlight Capital. This has been known for a while, but the level of concern from General Motors was unknown. That is until tonight when a phone call was received asking if the white proxy ballot was received.

Naturally, the General Motors Board would prefer that the Greenlight green proxy card be tossed and or ignored. However, given the weakness of the stock price, there are likely to be many frustrated investors that might be open to shaking up the board.

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The board has spent over $6 billion buying back stock at an average price of $33.58; they began buying stock in March 2015 at $38.03. The chart above shows the stock and market capitalization performance since March 1, 2015. General Motors has repurchased 179.6 million shares, and at today’s closing price of $33.15, they are underwater by $76.5 million. The board has authorized a total of $14 billion for the repurchase of shares.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment, which issues securities called trust units or units. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks.
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    The chart below shows weekly prices of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA), an ETF that tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A 52-week cycle with a bottom in October has been added to the chart. Some of the cycle lows are seen very close to bottoms in price. This simple approach only works occasionally and would not be a winning trading strategy on its own.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund(IGR)

ING Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investments will be concentrated in income-producing common equity securities, preferred securities, convertible securities and non-convertible debt securities issued by companies deriving the majority of their revenue from the ownership, construction, financing, management and/or sale of commercial, industrial and/or residential real estate. The Fund will invest substantially all but no less than 80% of its total assets in income-producing real estate securities (including real estate investment trusts (REITs)) located mainly in the developed markets of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Fund can invest up to 25% of its assets in preferred shares of global real estate companies.

The Fund invests in various property types, including office, retail, diversified, apartments, industrials, hotels, healthcare and storage. ING Clarion Real Estate Securities, L.P. serves as the Fund’s investment advisor.

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    IG Design Group PLC (LON:IGR) insider S Anders Hedlund sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 510 ($6.64), for a total transaction of £2,550,000 ($3,321,610.00).

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    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE: IGR)
    A long time StreetAuthority staple, mainly in the Daily Paycheck portfolio, IGR is considered a core real estate fund. As the “global” in its name implies, the fund takes a broad approach, with just 41% of the fund’s holdings allocated to U.S. REITs.  Property-type diversification is also broad with just a 24% allocation to the worrisome retail sector. Shares trade at a nearly 12% discount to their net asset value (NAV) at around $7.80 with a yield approaching 7.7%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pershing Gold Corporation(PGLC)

We are a gold and precious metals exploration company pursuing exploration, development and mining opportunities primarily in Nevada. We are currently focused on exploration at our Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada and, if economically feasible, commencing mining at the Relief Canyon Mine. None of our properties contain proven and probable reserves, and all of our activities on all of our properties are exploratory in nature.

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Our principal offices are located in Lakewood, Colorado at 1658 Cole Boulevard, Building No. 6, Suite 210, Lakewood, Colorado 80401 and we have an exploration office at 1055 Cornell, Lovelock, Nevada 89419. Our telephone number is 720-974-7254.

Corporate Structure

We were incorporated in Nevada on August 2, 2007 under the name Excel Global, Inc., and we changed our name to Pershing Gold Corporation on February 27, 2012.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alleghany Corporation(Y)

Alleghany Corporation, incorporated on November 16, 1984, is an insurance holding company. The Company owns and manages operating subsidiaries and investments, which are involved in the property and casualty reinsurance and insurance. The Company operates through two segments: reinsurance and insurance. The Company’s reinsurance segment consists of property and casualty reinsurance operations conducted by the Company’s subsidiary, Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TransRe), and its reinsurance operating subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance operations conducted by Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC (AIHL) through its insurance operating subsidiaries, RSUI Group, Inc. (RSUI), CapSpecialty, Inc. (CapSpecialty) and Pacific Compensation Corporation (PacificComp). The Company owns and manages properties in the Sacramento, California region through its subsidiary, Alleghany Properties Holdings LLC (Alleghany Properties).

Reinsurance Segment

TransRe, through its subsidiaries, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TRC), TransRe London Ltd. (TRL) and TransRe Zurich Ltd. (TRZ), offers reinsurance capacity to reinsurance and insurance companies for property and casualty products. These products are distributed through brokers and on a direct basis in both the domestic and foreign markets. TransRe has operations across the world, including Africa, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, approximately five locations in Asia, over three locations in Central and South America, and approximately seven locations in the United Kingdom and Europe. TRC is licensed, accredited or authorized or can serve as a reinsurer in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States and in Puerto Rico and Guam. TRC is also licensed in Bermuda, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Australia and Singapore. TRL is licensed as a reinsurer in the United Kingdom ! and TRZ is licensed as a reinsurer in Switzerland and Dubai.

The Company’s reinsurance segment consists of two product lines, property, and casualty & other. TransRe’s principal lines of business within the property product line include fire, allied lines, auto physical damage and homeowners multiple peril lines, which include property catastrophe risks. TransRe’s principal lines of business within the casualty & other product line include liability (including directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions liability and general liability), medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, auto liability (including non-standard risks), accident and health, surety and credit. TransRe offers reinsurance capacity on both a treaty and facultative basis. TransRe provides pro rata and excess-of-loss reinsurance for major lines of business. TransRe provides property and casualty reinsurance capacity through brokers, as well as directly to insurance and reinsurance companies in both the domestic and foreign markets. The Company also provides underwriting services.

Insurance Segment

AIHL Re LLC (AIHL Re), the Company’s subsidiary, is a captive reinsurance company, which provides reinsurance to its insurance operating subsidiaries and affiliates. RSUI includes the operations of its subsidiaries, RSUI Indemnity Company (RIC), Landmark American Insurance Company (Landmark) and Covington Specialty Insurance Company (Covington). RSUI underwrites specialty insurance coverages in the property, umbrella/excess liability, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, and professional liability lines of business. RSUI also writes reinsurance business on an assumed basis. RSUI writes specialty business on both an admitted and non-admitted basis. RSUI writes specialty business in the admitted specialty market primarily through RIC. RSUI writes business on an approved, non-admitted basis primarily through Landmark. Covington supports non-admitted business written primari! ly by RSU! I’s binding authority department, which writes small, specialized coverages pursuant to underwriting authority arrangements with managing general agents.

CapSpecialty, primarily through its subsidiaries, Capitol Indemnity Corporation (CIC), Capitol Specialty Insurance Corporation (CSIC) and Platte River Insurance Company (Platte River), operates in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. CapSpecialty also includes the operations and results of Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. CIC conducts its property and casualty insurance business on an admitted basis throughout the United States. CIC also writes surety products, such as commercial surety bonds and contract surety bonds on a national basis. CIC offers contract surety bonds in the non-construction segment of the market, which secure performance under supply, service and maintenance contracts. Commercial surety bonds include all surety bonds other than contract surety bonds and cover obligations required by law or regulation, such as licenses and permits.

CSIC conducts all of its business on an approved, non-admitted basis and primarily writes specialty lines of property and casualty insurance, including the professional lines of business. Platte River is licensed in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia and operates in conjunction with CIC by providing surety products and offering pricing in those jurisdictions where both CIC and Platte River are licensed. PacificComp offers workers’ compensation insurance business.

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    Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the five brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $650.00.

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    Janus Henderson Group PLC lowered its stake in Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,938 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 100 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Alleghany were worth $2,265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.
On January 2, 2007, we acquired from International Paper Company substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Kraft Papers Business (“KPB”) for $155.0 million, less $7.8 million of working capital adjustments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

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    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. As of December 31, 2006, it owned 218 retail shopping centers located in 22 states and held partial interests in 187 retail shopping centers through joint ventures located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on REG shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Barclays upgraded shares of Regency Centers from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $63.00 to $69.00 in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Regency Centers from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $62.30 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, December 14th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Monday, December 17th. Finally, Citigroup set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Regency Centers has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.12.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

CVD Equipment Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture solar, nano, and advanced electronic components, materials, and coatings for research and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. It operates through two divisions, CVD/First Nano and Stainless Design Concepts. The company offers chemical vapor deposition systems for use in the research, development, and manufacture of semiconductors, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, solar cells, LEDs, MEMS, and other industrial applications; and rapid thermal processing systems for implant activation, oxidation, silicide formation, and other processes. It also provides annealing and diffusion furnaces for use in diffusion, oxidation, implant anneal, solder reflow, solar cell manufacturing, and other processes; and gas and chemical delivery control systems for semiconductor fabrication processes, solar cells, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and various industrial applications. In addition, it provides standard and custom fabricated quartz ware used in its equipment and other customer tools. The company sells its products primarily to electronic component manufacturers, universities, government, and industrial laboratories, as well as industries, such as aerospace that require specialized coatings. CVD Equipment Corporation was founded in 1982 and is based in Central Islip, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CVD Equipment earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7103888113407 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CVD Equipment earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2607770405573 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 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lakeland Financial Corporation(LKFN)

Lakeland Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Lake City Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking, wealth advisory, and investment management services in Indiana. The company accepts checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and health savings accounts. It provides commercial, real estate, and agricultural loans; direct and indirect consumer loans; and commercial and residential real estate mortgage loans, as well as home equity lines of credit and retail installment loans, including indirect automotive financing. In addition, the company offers retail and merchant credit card services, corporate treasury management services, retirement services, bond administration, safe deposit box services, and trust and brokerage services, as well as involves in the sale of securities under agreements to repurchase. Further, it provides retail brokerage services, including various financial an d investment products, such as annuities and life insurance; and Internet business banking and on-line treasury management services. As of October 25, 2011, it had 43 branches in Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, St. Joseph, DeKalb, Fulton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, and Whitley counties of northern Indiana, as well as a loan production office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

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    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Cavco Industries, Inc., incorporated on January 14, 2003, designs and produces factory-built homes. The Company operates through two segments: factory-built housing, which includes wholesale and retail systems-built housing operations, and financial services, which includes manufactured housing consumer finance and insurance. The Company’s factory-built homes are primarily distributed through a network of independent and the Company-owned retailers, planned community operators and residential developers. The Company markets its products under the brands, including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also a builder of park model recreational vehicle (RVs), vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand.

The Company’s Park model RVs are primarily used as vacation dwellings and seasonal living, and are placed in planned communities, recreational home parks and resorts. The Company produces a range of modular homes, which include single and multi-section/modular ranch-style dwellings, split-level homes, Cape Cod style homes and multi-family units. It also builds commercial modular structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools and housing for the United States military troops. The commercial projects are engineered to the purchaser’s specifications. It produces its residential homes in a range of floor plans.

Factory-built Housing

The Company constructs its homes using an assembly line process, in which each module or floor section is assembled in stages. The Company operates over 20 manufacturing facilities in Millersburg and Woodburn, Oregon; Nampa, Idaho; Riverside, California; Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona; Austin, Fort Worth, Seguin and Waco, Texas; Montevideo, Minnesota; Nappanee, Indiana; Lafayette, Tennessee; Martinsville and Rocky Mount, Virginia; Douglas, Georgia, and O! cala and Plant City, Florida. As of April 2, 2016, the Company had a total of 45 Company-owned retail centers, located in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. The Company has a network of independent distribution points in approximately 40 states, Canada, Japan and Mexico. The principal materials used in the production of its manufactured homes include wood, wood products, steel, aluminum, gypsum wallboard, windows, doors, fiberglass insulation, carpet, vinyl, fasteners, plumbing materials, appliances and electrical items.

Financial Services

The Company provides a source of home buyer financing to its customers. The Company’s subsidiary, CountryPlace, is a mortgage-backed securities issuer and offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and chattel loans to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. It offers mortgages to the purchasers of factory-built homes sold by the Company-owned retail sales centers and certain independent retailers, builders, communities and developers. CountryPlace originates single-family residential mortgages and chattel loans, and services, for itself and others, conforming mortgages, non-conforming land-home mortgages and manufactured home chattel loans. CountryPlace also provides loan origination and servicing functions for non-affiliated entities under contract. CountryPlace has loan contracts secured by factory-built homes located in approximately 30 states, including Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Alabama. The Company’s insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. Standard Casualty specializes in homeowner property and casualty insurance products for the manufactured housing industry. In addition to writing direct policies, Standard Casualty assumes and cedes reinsurance in the ordinary course of business.

The Company competes with Clayton Homes, Inc., Champ! ion Home ! Builders, Inc., Skyline Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Triad Finance Corporation, CU Factory Built Lending, LP, National Lloyds and Columbia Lloyds.

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    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Just Energy Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, retails electricity, natural gas, and green energy in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy segments. It sells primarily natural gas and/or electricity to residential and commercial customers under long-term fixed-price, price-protected, or variable-priced contracts under various trade names comprising Just Energy, Hudson Energy, Commerce Energy, Amigo Energy, Tara Energy, Green Star Energy, and TerraPass. Just Energy Group Inc. markets smart thermostats; and offers green energy products under the JustGreen name. The company markets its products through various sales channels, including door-to-door marketing, broker and affinity relationships, and online marketing. Just Energy Group Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian company Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is in the natural gas and electricity business. Its clients are worldwide, and its affiliates – such as Hudson Energy, Commerce Energy, and Tara Energy – boast 4.5 million customers over six Canadian provinces and 13 U.S. states.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canada-based Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is an energy firm serving global clients. About 4.5 million customers are with such well-known affiliates as Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, and Tara Energy.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021

“I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won’t stick around forever,” Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a lengthy blog postlast week detailing where he sees the social networking giant’s “privacy-focused” future. The missive comes after Facebook has grappled with countless privacy and data use scandals over the past few years, and at face value represents a massive shift in direction for the company.

It also means that Facebook will be competing with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) like never before.

iMessage is a huge threat to Facebook. Image source: Apple.

iMessage is Facebook’s “biggest competitor by far”

As Facebook’s growth has slowed in recent quarters, the company is turning to messaging as its next frontier. “Today we already see that private messaging, ephemeral stories, and small groups are by far the fastest growing areas of online communication,” Zuckerberg wrote. Facebook had already made a massive bet on messaging with its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp, its largest to date. But Facebook has struggled to ramp up WhatsApp monetization, which it needs to do in order to justify the exorbitant premium it paid.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc., incorporated on September 14, 1982, is a transportation and logistics company. The Company is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. The Company operates through two segments: Truckload Transportation Services (Truckload) and Value Added Services (VAS). The Company also provides logistics services through its VAS division. The Company has a fleet of approximately 7,450 trucks, of which over 6,640 are Company-operated and over 810 are owned and operated by independent contractors. Its VAS division operates over 60 additional intermodal drayage trucks.

Truckload Transportation Services

Truckload segment comprises the One-Way Truckload and Specialized Services units. Its One-Way Truckload unit’s operating fleet includes the regional short-haul (Regional) fleet, which transports a variety of consumer non-durable products and other commodities in truckload quantities within geographic regions across the United States using dry van trailers; the medium-to-long-haul van (Van) fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service over irregular routes, and the expedited (Expedited) fleet, which provides time-sensitive truckload services utilizing driver teams. Its Specialized Services unit provides truckload services for a retail distribution center or manufacturing facility, including services for products requiring specialized trailers, such as flatbed or temperature-controlled trailers.

The Company’s Truckload fleets operate across over 40 contiguous United States’ states pursuant to operating authority, both common and contract, granted by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and pursuant to intrastate authority granted by various United States’ states. It also operates in several provinces of Canada and provides through-trailer service into and out of Mexico. The principal types of freight it transports include retail store merchandise, consumer product! s, grocery products and manufactured products.

VAS segment

The Company’s VAS segment is a non-asset-based transportation and logistics provider. VAS comprises operating units that provide non-trucking services to its customers, which include truck brokerage (Brokerage) that uses contracted carriers to complete customer shipments; freight management (Freight Management), which offers a range of single-source logistics management services and solutions; the intermodal (Intermodal) unit, which offers rail transportation through alliances with rail and drayage providers as an alternative to truck transportation, and Werner Global Logistics international (WGL), which provides complete management of global shipments from origin to destination using a combination of air, ocean, truck and rail transportation modes. Its Brokerage unit has transportation services contracts with approximately 12,920 carriers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lessened its holdings in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) by 22.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,510 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,040 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Werner Enterprises were worth $395,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal automobile insurance with a concentration on nonstandard auto insurance in the United States. The company offers personal automobile insurance to individuals; mono-line commercial vehicle insurance to businesses; and classic collector insurance, which provides protection for classic collectible automobiles. It products provide coverage to individuals for liability to others for bodily injury and property damage, and for physical damage to an insured?s own vehicle from collision and various other perils. Infinity distributes its products primarily through a network of independent agencies and brokers. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: United States Steel Corporation(X)

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of United States Steel in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, September 9th. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now forecasts that the basic materials company will earn $6.27 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $5.98.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$90.33.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment, which issues securities called trust units or units. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks.
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    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) worldwide. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for products, paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. The company also provides ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals, which are co-products and processed co-products of the sulfate and chloride process TiO2 pigment production used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; and titanium oxychloride and titanyl sulfate that are side-stream specialty products from the production of TiO2 under the Kronos brand name. The companys titanium oxychloride is used in the formulation of pearlescent pigments and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications. In addition, it sells and provides technical services for its products. The company sells its products through distributors and agents to paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.

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    Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) issued its earnings results on Monday. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.01), Fidelity Earnings reports. Kronos Worldwide had a return on equity of 33.77% and a net margin of 12.94%. The company had revenue of $349.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $378.00 million.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Despite continued strength globally for the material, many titanium dioxide producers have seen their share prices drop by double digits since the beginning of the year. For instance, Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) stock has dropped by 19% in 2018 even though the business is cruising along right now. That has pushed its dividend yield to 3.4% — much higher than most peers.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It provides thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, carbides, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; SPEED high-density plasma-chemical vapor deposition products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for the treatment of back-end-of-line low-k dielectric films and front-end-of-line silicon nitride strained films. The company also offers plasma etch products, such as Kiyo products that provide solutions for conductor etch applications; Flex products, which offer technologies and application-focused capabilities for dielectric etch applications; and Syndion products that provide solutions to address various through-silicon via etch applications. In addition, it provides single-wafer clean products, including EOS, Da Vinci, DV-Prime, and SP series products for wet etch and clean applications in wafer-level packaging , including silicon substrate thinning, wafer stress relief, underbump metallization etch, and photoresist removal; and Coronus plasma-based bevel clean products to enhance die yield by removing particles, residues, and unwanted films from the wafers edge, as well as legacy products. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,909 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $290,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Stockton bought a new stake in Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    And Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) EPS are expected to grow 21.4% in the next five years, putting on the brakes after more than 90% growth in the prior five years. The stock has been a laggard despite the bull market. The share price is more than 21% lower than at the beginning of the year. The company is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter results on October 16.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Prudential plc provides retail financial products and services, and asset management services to individuals and businesses in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It offers savings, protection, investment, and unit-linked products; manages investments across a range of asset classes for internal, retail, and institutional clients; manages onshore mutual funds; and provides retirement planning, consumer and Islamic finance, and health solutions. The company also provides retirement savings and income solutions; variable annuities; fixed and fixed index annuities; term life, universal life, and variable universal life insurance; permanent individual life insurance; and institutional products, such as guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, and medium term note funding agreements. In addition, it offers pensions and annuities; investment plans; and car, health, home, travel, and protection insurance policies. Further, Prudential plc provides fund man agement services for individual and institutional clients. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

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    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Actuant Corporation, incorporated on October 26, 1910, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company’s Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Company’s Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil and gas, power generation and other energy markets. The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment provides engineered position and motion control systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as various other products to the industrial and agricultural markets.

Industrial

The Company’s Industrial segment is a global supplier of hydraulic and mechanical tools to a range of end markets, including general maintenance and repair, industrial, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and production automation. The Company’s primary products include high-force hydraulic tools, engineered heavy lifting solutions, workholding (production automation) solutions, and concrete stressing components and systems. Its high-force hydraulic and mechanical tools, including cylinders, pumps, valves, specialty tools and presses are designed to allow users to apply controlled force and motion. The hydraulic tools operate at high pressures of approximately 5,000 to 12,000 pounds per square inch and are generally sold by industrial and specialty fluid power distributors to customers in the infrastructure, mining, steel mill, cement, rail, oil and gas, power generation and general maintenance industries. In addition to providing a line of industrial tools, the segment also provides high-force hydraulic systems (in! tegrated solutions).

The Company’s integrated solutions standard product offering also includes hydraulic gantries, strand jacks and synchronous lift systems. The Industrial segment offers a range of workholding products (work supports, swing cylinders and system components) that are marketed through distributors to the automotive, machine tool and fixture design markets. In addition, the Industrial segment designs, manufactures and distributes concrete tensioning products (chucks and wedges, stressing jacks and anchors), which are used by concrete tensioning system designers, fabricators and installers for the residential and commercial construction, bridge, infrastructure and mining markets.

Energy

The Company’s Energy segment provides products and services to the global energy markets. The Company’s products include joint integrity tools and connectors for oil and gas and power generation installations and high performance ropes, cables and umbilicals. In addition to these products, the Energy segment also provides mooring systems and joint integrity tools under rental arrangements, as well as technical manpower solutions. The products and services of the Energy segment are distributed and marketed under various brand names (principally Hydratight, Cortland and Viking SeaTech) to OEMs, maintenance and service organizations and energy producers in emerging and developed countries. Its joint integrity products include hydraulic torque wrenches, bolt tensioners, portable machining equipment and subsea connectors, which are either sold or rented to asset owners, service providers and end users. These products are used in the maintenance of bolted joints on oil rigs and platforms, wind turbines, refineries and pipelines, petrochemical installations, as well as fossil fuel and nuclear power plants. Its Hydratight business provides manpower services where its trained technicians perform bolting, machining and joint integrity work for customers. The Company delivers pro! ducts and! services through a localized infrastructure of rental and maintenance depots.

The Company’s Energy segment develops highly-engineered rope, umbilical and cable solutions to various markets, including oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, remote operating vehicle (ROV) and seismic. With its global design and manufacturing capabilities, the Cortland business provides customized synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, specialized mooring, rigging and towing systems, electro-optical-mechanical cables and umbilicals. These products are utilized in applications, often deployed in harsh operating conditions (subsea oil and gas production, maintenance and exploration). In addition, the Energy segment provides customers with a range of marine mooring equipment and associated services (survey, inspection, design and installation). Its Viking business delivers mooring solutions in the harshest environments to customers involved in offshore oil and gas exploration, offshore construction and renewable energy projects.

Engineered Solutions

The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment designs and assembles customized position and motion control systems and other industrial products to various vehicle and other markets. The Engineered Solutions segment focuses on providing technical and highly engineered products, including actuation systems, mechanical power transmission products, engine air flow management systems, human to machine interface (HMI) solutions and other rugged electronic instrumentation. Products in the Engineered Solutions segment are primarily marketed directly to OEMs through a technical sales organization. The Company’s diesel engine air flow solutions, such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems and air flow actuators, are used by diesel engine and turbocharger manufacturers. It also sells actuation systems to a range of specialty vehicle customers, principally in the defense and off-highway markets. Its products include severe-duty electronic instrumentation, suc! h as disp! lays and clusters, machine controls and sensors, and HMI solutions and power transmission products, such as drive shafts, torque limiters, gearboxes, torsional dampers and flexible shafts. These products are sold to a range of markets, including agricultural implement, lawn and turf, construction, forestry, industrial, aerospace, material handling and security.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Aethlon Medical, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 1991, is a medical device company, which creates medical devices to address unmet therapeutic needs in infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The Company’s lead product is the Aethlon Hemopurifier, which is a device that selectively targets the elimination of circulating viruses and tumor-secreted exosomes that promote cancer progression. The Aethlon Hemopurifier sheds glycoproteins to treat infectious viral pathogens. In oncology indications, the Hemopurifier targets the removal of circulating exosomes, which are secreted by tumors to prevent the immune system from rejecting the tumors. Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (Exosome), the Company is also developing exosome-based products to diagnose and monitor neurological disorders and cancer.

In addition, the Company operates under a Department of Defense contract through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), related to the development of a sepsis treatment device. The Company also operates under a second Department of Defense contract as a subcontractor. Under these contracts, the Company’s tasks include the development of a dialysis-like device to prevent sepsis, a fatal bloodstream infection. The Company is also studying the use of its Hemopurifier as a therapeutic solution against viral pathogens that are not treatable with antiviral drugs, as well as viral pathogens that have evolved to become drug resistant.

The Aethlon Hemopurifier addresses antiviral drug-resistance in Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected individuals and serves as a countermeasure against viral pathogens not addressed by drug or vaccine therapies. In the Company’s clinical studies that are conducted in India, safety and efficacy observations of Hemopurifier therapy have been observed in both Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected individuals. Delivery of Hemopurifier therapy can occur thro! ugh the infrastructure of continuous renal replacement therapy and dialysis instruments routinely found in hospitals and clinics. The Hemopurifier is designed to provide a spectrum mechanism to inhibit the presence of certain cancer and infectious disease related particles. Treatment with the Hempurifier lasts from three to six and one half hours in duration. The Company has conducted Hepatitis C virus treatment studies for Aethlon Hemopurifier.

In addition to treating Hepatitis C virus-infected individuals, the Company has conducted a single proof-of-principle treatment study related to the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In the study, Hemopurifier therapy reduced viral load by around 93% in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome-infected individual without the administration of antiviral drug therapy.

The Company competes with Asahi Kasei Kurary Medical.

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    Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)

Tata Motors Limited, incorporated on September 1, 1945, is an automobile company. The Company is engaged mainly in the business of automobile products consisting of all types of commercial and passenger vehicles, including financing of the vehicles sold by the Company. The Company’s operating segments include automotive operations and all other operations. The Company’s automotive operations are further subdivided into Tata and other brand vehicles (including vehicle financing) and Jaguar Land Rover. The Company operates in over 175 countries. The Company’s commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, South America, Australia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia. It has franchisee/joint venture assembly operations in Bangladesh, Ukraine and Senegal.

Automotive Operations

The Company’s automotive segment operations include all activities relating to the development, design, manufacture, assembly and sale of vehicles, including vehicle financing, as well as sale of related parts and accessories. The Company offers premium cars in markets, such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe, as well as in emerging markets, such as China, Russia and Brazil through its Jaguar Land Rover business. In the automotive segment, the Company manufactures and sells passenger cars, utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles (LCVs), and medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The Company further divides these categories based on the size, weight, design and price of the vehicle. The Company’s subcategories vary between and within Tata, and other brand vehicles and Jaguar Land Rover businesses.

The Company’s range of Tata-branded passenger cars include the Nano (micro), the Indica, the Vista and the Bolt (compact), the Indigo eCS, the Manza and the Zest (mid-sized) in the sedan category. The Company has expanded its passenger car range with several variants and fuel option! s. The Company’s Jaguar Land Rover operations have its presence in the premium passenger car category under the Jaguar brand name. There are four car lines under the Jaguar brand name, including the F-TYPE two seater sports car coupe and convertible (including all-wheel drive derivatives) the XF sedan (including the Sportbrake and all-wheel drive derivatives), the XJ saloon and the new XE sports saloon.

The Company manufactures a range of Tata-branded utility vehicles, including the Sumo and the Safari (sports utility vehicles), the Xenon XT (lifestyle pickup), the Tata Aria (crossover) and the Venture (multipurpose utility vehicle). Under the Safari brand, the Company offers two variants: the Dicor and the Safari Storme. Under the Sumo brand, the Company offers the Sumo Gold. There are six car lines under the brands of Range Rover and Land Rover in the premium all-terrain vehicles categories, including the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport and the Defender.

The Company manufactures a range of light commercial vehicles, including pickup trucks and small commercial vehicles. This also includes the Tata Ace, which is a mini-truck with a 0.75 ton payload with different fuel options; the Super Ace, with a one ton payload; the Ace Zip, with a 0.6 ton payload; the Magic and Magic Iris, both of which are passenger variants for commercial transportation developed on the Tata Ace platform and the Winger. In addition, the Company introduced a new generation of Ultra LCV trucks. The Company’s offerings in the LCV bus segment include the Cityride and Starbus range of buses.

The Company manufactures a range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, which include trucks, tractors, buses, tippers and multi-axled vehicles, with gross vehicle weights (GVWs, including payload) of between 8 tons and 49 tons. In addition, through Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles (TDCV), the Company manufactures an array of trucks ranging from 215 h! orsepower! to 560 horsepower, including dump trucks, tractor-trailers, mixers and cargo vehicles. The Company also offers a range of buses, which includes the Divo Coach, the Semi Deluxe Starbus Ultra Contract Bus and the new Starbus Ultra. The Company’s range of buses is intended for a range of uses, including as intercity coaches (with both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned luxury variants) as school transportation and as ambulances.

All Other Operations

The Company’s all other operations segment includes information technology (IT) services, and machine tools and factory automation solutions. As of March 31, 2015, the Company owned a 72.32% equity interest in its subsidiary, Tata Technologies Limited (TTL). TTL specializes in providing engineering services out-sourcing, product development IT services solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) to the automotive, aerospace and consumer durables manufacturers and their suppliers. TTL’s services also include product design, analysis and production engineering, engineering and customer relationship management systems. TTL also distributes, implements and supports PLM products from solution providers, such as Dassault Systems and Autodesk across the world.

The Company competes with Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche, Volkswagen, Isuzu, Nissan and Toyota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    U.S. stocks have enjoyed years of strong gains, but the situation hasn’t been as rosy for many companies that do business across the globe. India’s Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns key car brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover, gave investors an extremely tough financial report that led to two days’ worth of severe share-price declines. Yet closer to home, Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has made a name for itself with its services to enterprise and government customers.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) was down almost 10% at $11.40 on Thursday and down another 6.5% at $10.65 for its American depositary shares after posting a loss. Tata was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch, and Nomura/Instinet downgraded it to Neutral as well. The52-week trading range is $10.49 to $29.39.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

China says it will open up more parts of its vast economy to foreign investment.

The Chinese government announced late Thursday that it will loosen or remove restrictions in various industries, including railways, shipping and power grids.

Some of the changes had been announced previously, such as in the automobile and financial sectors. But one advocacy group for US businesses in China described the latest measures as “positive.”

“Removing some investment barriers in the railway, shipping, and power sectors … shows that China is attempting to show it is indeed opening up,” said William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Beijing has long been criticized for shutting companies from other countries out of large swathes of its economy. Chinese leaders insist they are committed to gradually opening the economy at a suitable pace.

Limited market access has been among the complaints leveled against China by the Trump administration during the escalating trade clash between the two countries.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment, which issues securities called trust units or units. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article”Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, theDow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896.While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Empire Resorts Inc.(NYNY)

Empire Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the hospitality and gaming industries in New York. The company owns and operates Monticello Casino and Raceway, a video gaming machine and harness horseracing facility that conducts pari-mutuel wagering through the running of live harness horse races, the import simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred horse races, and the export simulcasting of its races to offsite pari-mutuel wagering facilities. It operates approximately 1,090 video gaming machines and 20 electronic table games at Monticello Casino and Raceway. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Monticello, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Simplicity Esports and Gaming (NASDAQ:WINR) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

SunTrust Banks, Inc., incorporated on July 24, 1984, is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company offers a line of financial services for consumers and businesses, including deposit, credit, mortgage banking, and trust and investment services. The Company’s other subsidiaries provide asset and wealth management, securities brokerage and capital market services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking and Mortgage Banking. It also operates a Corporate Other segment, which includes the management of the Company’s investment securities portfolio, long-term debt, end-user derivative instruments, short-term liquidity and funding activities, balance sheet risk management, and real estate assets. The Company operates primarily within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Company offers commercial, residential and consumer loans. The commercial and industrial (C&I) loans include loans to fund business operations or activities, loans secured by owner-occupied properties, corporate credit cards, and other wholesale lending activities. The Residential mortgages, both government-guaranteed and non-guaranteed, consist of loans secured by one- to four-family homes, primarily prime, first-lien loans. Residential home equity products consist of equity lines of credit and closed-end equity loans. Consumer loans include government-guaranteed student loans, other direct loans consisting primarily of direct auto loans, loans secured by negotiable collateral, unsecured loans, and private student loans; indirect loans consisting of loans secured by automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles, and consumer credit cards. The Company’s commercial loans amount to approximately $75.252 million. The Company’s residential loans amount to approximately $38.928 million. The consumer loans amount to a! pproximately $22.262 million.

The Company’s agency securities consist of debt obligations issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), and other agencies or collateralized by loans that are guaranteed by the small business administration (SBA). The Company’s investments in the states and political subdivisions of the United States include obligations of county and municipal authorities and agency bonds, which are general obligations of the municipality or are supported by a specified revenue source. Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) include pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations issued by Government-sponsored enterprise (GSEs) and the United States government agencies, such as Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). Private MBS includes purchased interests in third party securitizations, as well as retained interests in Company-sponsored securitizations. The total securities, available for sale at fair value amount to approximately $27.568 million.

The deposits are the Company’s primary source of funds. The Company’s deposits amount to approximately $148.9 billion. Its non-interest-bearing deposits amount to approximately $42.102 million. Its consumer and commercial deposits amount to approximately $144.202 million. The Company’s borrowings amount to approximately $4.627 million.

Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management

The Company’s Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment is made up of approximately two primary businesses: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management (PWM). Consumer Banking provides services to consumers and branch-managed small business clients, through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines (ATMs), the Internet (www.suntrust.com), mobile banking and telephone! (1-800-S! UNTRUST).. Financial products and services offered to consumers and small business clients include deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto, student lending, bank card, other lending products, and various fee-based services. Consumer Banking also serves as an entry point for clients and provides services for other lines of business.

The PWM business provides a range of wealth management products and professional services to both individual and institutional clients, including loans, deposits, brokerage, professional investment management and trust services to clients seeking management of their financial resources. Institutional clients are served by the Institutional Investment Solutions business. Discount/online and full-service brokerage products are offered to individual clients through SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. (STIS). PWM also includes the operations of GenSpring Family Offices, LLC. (GenSpring), which provides family office solutions to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families.

Wholesale Banking

The Company’s Wholesale Banking segment includes approximately four businesses: corporate and investment banking (CIB), commercial and business banking, commercial real estate and treasury and payment solutions. CIB delivers capital markets solutions, including advisory, capital raising and financial risk management. Investment Banking and Corporate Banking teams within CIB serve clients, offering a suite of traditional banking and investment banking products and services to companies. Investment Banking serves industry segments, including consumer and retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology, media and communications. Corporate Banking serves clients across diversified industry sectors based on size, complexity and frequency of capital markets issuance. CIB also manages the Equipment Finance Group, which provides lease-financing solutions (through SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing). ! The commer! cial and business banking business offers a range of traditional banking products, including lending, cash management services and investment banking solutions to commercial clients, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, as well as auto dealer financing (floor plan inventory financing). Also managed within the commercial and business banking business is the Premium Assignment Corporation, which provides corporate insurance premium financing solutions.

The commercial real estate business provides a range of financial solutions for commercial real estate developers, owners, and investors, including construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. Commercial Real Estate also offers financing and equity investment solutions for community development and affordable housing projects through SunTrust Community Capital. The treasury and payment solutions business provides the Company’s business clients with services required to manage their payments and receipts. The treasury and payment solutions business operates electronic and paper payment types, including card, wire transfer, automated clearing house (ACH), check, and cash. It also provides clients the means to manage their accounts electronically online, both domestically and internationally.

Mortgage Banking

The Company’s Mortgage Banking segment offers residential mortgage products through its retail and correspondent channels, as well as through the Internet (www.suntrust.com) and by telephone (1-800-SUNTRUST). These products are either sold in the secondary market, primarily with servicing rights retained, or held in the Company’s loan portfolio. Mortgage Banking services loans for itself and for other investors.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And in the wake of a mega-merger between BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI), we expect that banking deals will continue well into the future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.07%. SunTrust Banks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.09%.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Safestore Holdings Plc (LON:SAFE) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 591.67 ($7.88).

A number of analysts have issued reports on SAFE shares. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Numis Securities cut Safestore to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 650 ($8.65) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 610 ($8.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Stocks sensitive to interest rates rose in anticipation of news from the Federal Reserve meeting this week. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) rose 1.2% and the iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT:ITB) gained 1.6%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Rate-sensitive stocks in the utility and real estate sectors led the market. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) gained 0.9% and the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:VNQ) added 1%.

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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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1%, at $82.37 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.2%, at $5.28 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.44. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.5%, at $123.84. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.4% to $23.05, in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down less than 0.1% to $84.62, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 1.6%, at $4.37 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $119.63. The 52-week range is $93.14 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.8%, at $23.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.43.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 2.4%, at $80.21 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.8%, at $4.55 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.68. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.1% to $120.38. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Also, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.3%, at $23.99 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $29.96.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dovu (CURRENCY:DOV) traded down 1.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on October 11th. One Dovu token can currently be purchased for about $0.0162 or 0.00000259 BTC on exchanges including HitBTC and Livecoin. In the last week, Dovu has traded down 5.1% against the dollar. Dovu has a market cap of $6.45 million and approximately $88,774.00 worth of Dovu was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,580 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,896 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Dover were worth $12,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) spans multiple industries for equipment and components, pumps, conveyors and other items used by manufacturers and goods-producing companies. Its dividend hike in August 2018 marked the 63rd consecutive year of dividend hikes since its founding in 1947.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stock’s 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) is a diversified global manufacturer of equipment, components, systems and solutions in four segments: engineered systems, fluids, refrigeration and food equipment, and energy. The 2017 hike marked the 62nd consecutive year of hikes. Looking ahead, the company’s CEO expects more acquisitions that would contribute to higher margins and completion of the current share buy back program. The 2018 hike marked the 63rd consecutive year of hikes.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stantec Inc(STN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Stantec (STN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steneum Coin (CURRENCY:STN) traded down 13% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on September 16th. During the last week, Steneum Coin has traded 36.4% lower against the US dollar. Steneum Coin has a market cap of $60,064.00 and $2,445.00 worth of Steneum Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Steneum Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0205 or 0.00000315 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, BTC-Alpha and CoinExchange.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec Inc. (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) – Analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Stantec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 12th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will earn $2.16 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$36.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Stantec (STN)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Scotia Capital Inc. Sells 15,249 Shares of Stantec Inc. (STN)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark law. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4192654/scotia-capital-inc-sells-15249-shares-of-stantec-inc-stn.html.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, John Bromels, and Anders Bylund]

    With that kind of mind-set, see why these three Motley Fool contributors believe TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are stocks you will want to own for 20 years or more.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)’s share price was up 5.3% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $24.56 and last traded at $24.31. Approximately 572,168 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 76% from the average daily volume of 325,794 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) and DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)

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    1. TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT)
    This $500 million-plus cloud-based content marketing company has soared over 40% this year. What triggered the surge is the company finally began to produce solid earnings after years trying to get traction. Guidance has also dramatically improved this year creating excitement for investors.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc.(BLPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) and Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    However, it’s unlikely Netlist repeats these returns anytime soon. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 230%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.83 542.67%
    Mannkind Corp. (Nasdaq: MNKD) $1.80 79.09%
    Fred’s Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED) $2.49 73.68%
    Delcath Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS: DCTH) $3.70 72.63%
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMP) $1.96 50.71%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $1.05 47.98%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.78 44.78%
    ParkerVision Inc. (OTCMKTS: PRKR) $0.60 29.42%
    Superior Drilling Products Inc. (NYSE: SDPI) $2.63 29.23%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $1.50 25.20%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH)’s share price was up 0.8% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.24 and last traded at $1.19. Approximately 1,061 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 492,182 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares traded up 10% during mid-day trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as high as $0.91 and last traded at $0.88. 18,690 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 388,757 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bellerophon Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.948363531679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. 4,255,782 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 888% from the previous session’s volume of 430,655 shares.The stock last traded at $1.00 and had previously closed at $0.83.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019

From the late 1990s through the early 2010s, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) was one of the best growth companies in the gaming industry. It expanded in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore, becoming the largest publicly traded gaming company in the world. 

Today, investors looking at the casino resort operator don’t see a growth company at all, and they shouldn’t. It has transitioned into a cash-flow machine, and that’s why I think it’s time to look at Las Vegas Sands’ dividend as a great buy in the gaming industry. 

Image source: Las Vegas Sands.

The growth days are over… and that’s OK

Las Vegas Sands was in expansion mode from the time The Venetian Las Vegas opened in 1999 until The Parisian in Macau was completed in 2016. Throughout that period, the company was constantly planning or building new resorts. But there aren’t any new projects on the horizon now, and Las Vegas Sands has entered a phase of its life where it may not grow at all. 

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    If you put $10,000 of your retirement savings into the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA) in March 2009, you’d be sitting on $34,447 today.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GenWealth Group Inc. grew its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 1.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,725 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 639 shares during the quarter. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust accounts for about 5.5% of GenWealth Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position. GenWealth Group Inc. owned 0.05% of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust worth $11,967,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franco Nevada (NYSE: FNV) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Coeur Mining (CDE)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) – Equities researchers at Cormark lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Coeur Mining in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Cormark analyst R. Gray now anticipates that the basic materials company will earn ($0.02) per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.05). Cormark also issued estimates for Coeur Mining’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s no way to sugarcoat it: 2017 was not a particularly good year for shareholders of silver and gold miner Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE). When it comes to investing, though, you need to balance the past with the future, and this miner’s efforts in 2017 look like they will set up a much better long-term future. Here’s why precious metals investors should be taking a closer look at Coeur Mining, but probably shouldn’t rush to pull the trigger.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) gapped down prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $5.35, but opened at $5.45. Coeur Mining shares last traded at $5.54, with a volume of 83860 shares.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc(CVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codorus Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVLY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Codorus Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVLY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 10th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 24th will be given a dividend of 0.155 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 23rd.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: CA Inc.(CA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA)
    Known in a former life as Computer Associates, CA is the biggest software company you’ve never heard of. With a market cap of $13.8 billion and annual revenues in excess of $4 billion, CA provides enterprise software solutions focusing on mainframe platforms, enterprise environments, database security operations, and cloud applications.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CA (CA)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    It is no big secret that semiconductor companies all up and down the supply chain have been and would like to keep merging into larger and stronger companies so that their future cannot be broken by just one major customer. Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) was hoping to acquire Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) in a deal that faced more scrutiny and reviews than most companies would be able to stand. Now that the Qualcomm issue is believed to be behind Broadcom, the company has decided that CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) was going to be a suitable quasi-replacement deal for the chip giant.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company has a $19 billion offer pending for CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), and if it pays off at all like the Brocade acquisition, shareholders could be even happier. Brocade was the major reason for a 70% increase in Broadcom enterprise storage revenue in the quarter.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    After trying and failing to acquire mobile-chip giant Qualcomm, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) has turned its attention to other targets. The company announced on July 11 that it had agreed to pay $18.9 billion in cash for CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA), a software company that derives about half its revenue and most of its profits from software and solutions for mainframe systems. Broadcom is making a very big bet on big iron.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edge Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 42.6657723226264 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results and shares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EDGE) shares were down 6.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.07 and last traded at $1.10. Approximately 1,087,000 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 1,164,140 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.18.

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call January 31, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good afternoon and welcome to Cypress Semiconductor fourth quarter 2018 earnings release conference call. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Colin Born, Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Colin Born — Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Thank you, Brandon. Good afternoon and thank you for joining our Q4 2018 earnings conference call. With me today are Hassane El-Khoury, CEO, Thad Trent, CFO, and Mike Balow, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Applications. Hassane will make some introductory remarks. Thad will provide a financial overview and then we will take your questions.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. trimmed its stake in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 60.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 12,000 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $1,931,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hydro One Ltd (TSE:H) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial upped their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Hydro One in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 14th. National Bank Financial analyst P. Kenny now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $1.39 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.33. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Hydro One’s FY2019 earnings at $1.34 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hydro One (TSE:H) – Analysts at National Bank Financial decreased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Hydro One in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. National Bank Financial analyst P. Kenny now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.37 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.40. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) by 14.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,200 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,112 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Hyatt Hotels were worth $3,142,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) is an intriguing commercial-stage biotech company that’s just reported positive late-stage trial results for its pain-busting drug NKTR-181. However, shares have jumped on the news, and the company’s market cap has swollen to more than $3 billion. Is there more running room left for its investors?

What it’s doing already

Nektar Therapeutics has already successfully developed drugs that it’s licensed to collaboration partners and on which it’s collected royalties. It also has drugs that it’s licensed to others that could win approval soon, and it is working on new medicines that it hasn’t yet licensed to a bigger peer.

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The partnered portfolio includes Movantik and Adynovate, which are licensed to AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) and Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), respectively.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. trimmed its stake in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 60.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 12,000 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $1,931,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

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    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vince Holding Corp.(VNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WavesGo (CURRENCY:WGO) traded down 23.9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on April 21st. WavesGo has a total market capitalization of $305,137.00 and $39.00 worth of WavesGo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One WavesGo token can currently be purchased for about $0.0328 or 0.00000376 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. During the last seven days, WavesGo has traded down 12.5% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By ]

    LCI Industries (LCII) fell 5% on the day. Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) dropped 4.24%. Thor Industries Inc. (THO) tanked 9.83%. Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) fell 8.85%. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “White Gold Corp. (WGO) Director David D’onofrio Acquires 49,000 Shares” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377822/white-gold-corp-wgo-director-david-donofrio-acquires-49000-shares.html.

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By ]

    Winnebago Industries (WGO) : “This group trades badly. All we hear about is an inventory glut. We need someone to tell us otherwise.”

    Cramer and the AAP team say today’s weakness is the opportunity they have been patiently waiting for. Their target? Nordstrom (JWN) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) has provided investors with reliable income increases for decades.

In fact, the company is one of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats, which can all be seen here.

Kimberly-Clark pays one of the safest dividends in the market, yields close to 3%, offers mid-single-digit payout growth and sells recession-resistant products.

All of these investment qualities are appealing for retired investors living on dividends.

Like many other large consumer brand multinationals however, Kimberly-Clark is battling foreign currency headwinds, slower growth in developed markets and an evolving competitive landscape.

Let’s take a closer look at Kimberly-Clark to see why it deserves to be a core position in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio.

Business overview

Kimberly-Clark has been in business since 1928 and has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of various tissue and hygiene products.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alimera Sciences, Inc.(ALIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alimera Sciences (ALIM)

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018

Two former ministers in Zimbabwe who are facing charges of criminal abuse of office have been granted bail by a magistrate.

Former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge and former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi, who were arrested on Friday, were granted $300 and $400 bail respectively by Magistrate Elisha Singano in the capital, Harare. Singano ordered them to report to police once weekly and not to interfere with investigations.

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Samuel Undenge

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Mzembi is accused of donating television sets worth $2 million to churches; the government had bought them to promote the soccer World Cup in 2010.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.(CX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    CEMEX SAB de C.V. (NYSE: CX) has had a rough year, with much of the ongoing trade war risks putting Mexico at risk due to NAFTA being renegotiated by the White House. There are even risks that NAFTA could be canceled. That would be bad news for a company like Cemex, with its large cement operations. Cemex is the third largest cement company in the world, based on its installed capacity, and it is considered to be the largest concrete company in the world.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) dropped about 2.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $7.57 after closing at $7.78 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was around 6.8 million, about 15% below the daily average of around 8.3 million. The Mexico-based cement company had no specific news.

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    Cemex SAB de CV (CX) is very interesting at these levels as it seems the market is pricing in a stronger dollar (thereby reducing revenue) and thus lower growth.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) traded down about 2.4% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $7.03 after closing Tuesday at $7.20. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was around 9 million, about 10% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marshall Hargrave]

    The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up amidst volatility andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is backto breakeven:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares dropped 15 percent to $44.94 after reporting third quarter results. The company also reported fourth quarter earnings guidance below estimates. Williams-Sonoma announced the purchase of 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform Outward, Inc. for $112 million.

  • [By Steve Symington] Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)announced strong first-quarter 2017 results on Wednesday after the market closed. After initially climbing more than 8% on the news, shares of the home-furnishings retailer drifted lower, to fall a modest 1% as the company reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
    Let’s take a closer look at how Williams-Sonoma kicked off the year, as well as what investors can expect from the company going forward.

    IMAGE SOURCE: WILLIAMS-SONOMA/POTTERY BARN.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    An easy way to profit from this bull market is to buy the ETFs that track these major averages – the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    An ETF is a fund that tracks indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. ETFs basically let you trade an entire sector instead of having to pick and choose specific stocks to trade within a sector. ETFs are also a great way for you to hedge against rising interest rates. When it comes to equities, a good ETF to monitor is the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA). For bonds, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: TLT) is a good way to gauge the bullishness or bearishness of the overall bond market.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Then you might have a feel for the kind of gauntlet Mark Zuckerberg ran through during a public Senate hearing as he was grilled over Facebook’s (FB) content, security, privacy and advertising policies. In addition to the Cambridge Analytica data leak, Zuck fielded questions on issues such as data collection, privacy controls, hate speech and political bias, as well as its views on regulation.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    In one survey, which polled marketers about the attractiveness of Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and YouTube, Snapchat’s return on investment (ROI) only outperformed AOL. Facebook led the pack with a score of 6.72 out of a possible eight points — a score that was about twice as high as Snapchat’s. Furthermore, Snapchat only earned marks higher than AOL.

  • [By ]

    In Tuesday’s Kass Insider I remarked that there are a number of factors contributing to my cautious near-term market view:

    Narrow Market Leadership. We’re back to a market that’s basically led by the FAANGs — Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Apple (AAPL) , Netflix (NFLX) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG) , (GOOGL) . Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS. Rising Short-Term Interest Rates. The 2-year U.S. note yield is up about 1.3 basis points at 2.39%. Complacency. I’m seeing more investor complacency — anecdotally, in the business media and elsewhere — ever since market’s main indices rallied off of their recent lows. Gold. The rise in gold looks solid. I’m currently long the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) . Lackluster Banks. We’re seeing disappointing action in the financials. However, I continue to buy them. I’m long Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) , although I’m shorting Goldman Sachs (GS) .

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The BABA IPO was held on Sept. 18, 2014, and with shares issued at $68, the IPO raised $21.8 billion. Alibaba became the biggest U.S. IPO in history, easily surpassing those of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts but it was something.

I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.

  • [By STOCKPICKR]

    As energy commodity prices have sold off in recent months, so too have the E&P stocks that pull those resources out of the ground. And Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has been no exception. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out why this stock looks toxic here — the setup in shares of Ultra Petroleum is about as simple as they get.

    UPL is bouncing its way lower in a textbook downtrending channel, a price setup that’s formed by a pair of parallel trendlines that have kept UPL range-bound since April. The price channel in UPL identifies the high-probability range for shares to stay within, and so, with shares pressing up against resistance for the eighth time since this price channel kicked off, it makes sense to be a seller on the next bounce lower.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:

    Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zogenix (ZGNX)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 0.84% at $59.29. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.97 to $65.46. Volume was less than half the daily average of around 10.9 million shares. The drug maker had no specific news.

  • [By Mark Balson]

     Just as Jefferies diminished its price target on the stock to 53$ from 54$ and gave a “hold” rating, shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) started slithering by 0.44% to $56.00 on Wednesday morning.

    Kenilworth, NJ-based Merck is a global healthcare company, offering health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Pharma stocks shot up in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) both rose about 6%, while Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) jumped 7%.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Merck (NYSE:MRK) is known today as a pharmaceuticals industry leader with a market cap of over $170 billion and a solid dividend. But the stock didn’t always claim the value that it does today. Through acquisitions, mergers, and nine stock splits along the way, the history of Merck stock has a lot of twists and turns.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up 5.81% at $56.46. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.83 to $66.41. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 13 million shares. The company had positive results from a key trial of its lung cancer drug.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    With this rapidly growing market, there are plenty of opportunities for investors. Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), Merck (NYSE:MRK), and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) stand out as the top animal-health companies to buy in 2017. Here’s why.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    An easy way to profit from this bull market is to buy the ETFs that track these major averages – the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Since the beginning of 2017, the NIFTY has outperformed both the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), with each seeing respective increases of 12.6 percent, 6 percent and 4.9 percent.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    A good way to play this is by buying the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), which tracks the Dow Industrials. We add that the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) would be a good bet as well.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    An ETF is a fund that tracks indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. ETFs basically let you trade an entire sector instead of having to pick and choose specific stocks to trade within a sector. ETFs are also a great way for you to hedge against rising interest rates. When it comes to equities, a good ETF to monitor is the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA). For bonds, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: TLT) is a good way to gauge the bullishness or bearishness of the overall bond market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    A10% owner of Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) wasselling some stock this past week. Elsinore Trust parted with a total of 108,815 shares at prices between $52.37 and $53.34. That netted the trust some $2.7 million. The stock closed last Friday at $52.62. The 52-week range for the hotel chain is $44.30 to $58.05, while the consensus price target is $56.44.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patheon Holdings Co枚peratief U.A. (PTHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Patheon N.V. (NYSE: PTHN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $28 from $34 (versus a $27.72 close, after an 11.7% drop) at Robert W. Baird. Patheon also was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    In the parched terrain just south of the United States border, the prices of food and other necessities follow the dollar, whose value has been climbing: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Industrial Production (MoM) for Feb 0.00% vs 0.20% consensus estimate; Manufacturing Outputs (MoM) for Feb 0.50% vs 0.40% consensus estimate.
    The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The index of leading economic indicators for February will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Wunderlich upgraded Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) from Hold to Buy
    FBR Capital upgraded L Brands (NYSE: LB) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley upgraded Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) from Neutral to Overweight
    Baird downgraded Patheon (NYSE: PTHN) from Outperform to Neutral
    Citigroup downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) from Neutral to Sell
    Goldman Sachs downgraded Macerich (NYSE: MAC) from Neutral to Sell

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced plans to acquire Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) for $35 per share in cash.

    The deal is projected to complete by the end of 2017.