Tag Archives: FFC

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Economists abandoned predictions that the Bank of England will increase interest rates next month after two weeks of disappointing data and the public doubts of Mark Carney.

The shock near-stagnation of the economy proved the final straw after the BOE governor raised questions about such a move last week. Firms including NatWest Markets, SEB, Berenberg and ING have now withdrawn their predictions for May, while UBS said it now sees no moves until at least 2020.

After raising borrowing costs for the first time in over a decade in November, policy makers signaled they may need to speed up tightening get inflation back to their 2 percent target. Now, as it cools faster than expected, output sputters and Brexit clouds the horizon, officials may no longer be able to justify raising interest rates, at least for now.

“It just doesn’t feel right anymore,” said ING chief international economist James Knightley. “There’s still the possibility of August, but we are very concerned about the U.K. household sector. There’s a very narrow window for a hike and that window is going to be shrinking because of this.”

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Independent Bank Co.(MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Independent Bank (IBCP)

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Independent Bank Co.(MI) (IBCP)

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Independent Bank Co.(MI) (IBCP)

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

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST REIT Common Stock (IRET)

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST REIT Common Stock (IRET)

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

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator 

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Stocks across Europe gained ground Friday, with Greece’s major index leading the way higher after the eurozone agreed a debt-relief plan for after the country’s bailout ends

Also helping sentiment was data showing business activity picked up in the eurozone after a slowdown. But the pan-European index was still on course for its worst week in three months.

How markets are performing

Greece’s Athex Composite
GD, +1.49%
 jumped 2.3% to 790.9 on the debt-relief news. There were gains in other so-called peripheral markets, as Italy’s FTSE MIB
I945, +0.90%
 rose 0.8% to 21,843.04 and Spain’s IBEX 35
IBEX, +0.68%
  added 0.6% to reach 9,755.20.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Two contractors, Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), are involved in roughly 97% of the Pentagon’s munition and missile procurement funding. The report could present both a risk to those companies should the government seek to diversify or a boon if future appropriations prioritize funding for new-program development.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Investors bought shares of Lockheed Martin Co. (NYSE:LMT) on weakness during trading on Friday. $286.63 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $69.29 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $217.34 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Lockheed Martin had the 16th highest net in-flow for the day. Lockheed Martin traded down ($0.45) for the day and closed at $310.14

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    When thinking about valuation, most investors start with the price-to-earnings ratio. Raytheon’s P/E is currently around 24, versus a five-year average around 18.5 — suggesting that the company is fairly expensive today. That looks even truer when you compare its P/E to some of its largest peers. The only company with a higher P/E today is Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Contractors including Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) have been richly rewarded over the last two years. The current-year Pentagon budget, at $700 billion, is the largest in history and represented a 15.5%, or $94 billion, jump from the year prior. That’s the largest single-year jump since a 26.6% gain in 2002.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Navigant Consulting, Inc.(NCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) was upgraded by Barrington Research from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navigant Consulting (NCI)

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navigant Consulting (NCI)

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Newell Brands (NWL)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) saw a large growth in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 40,205,043 shares, a growth of 10.3% from the April 13th total of 36,441,414 shares. Approximately 8.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 5,618,408 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.2 days.

  • [By ]

    Not every battle is worth fighting, Cramer told viewers. That’s especially true if you own shares of Newell Brands (NWL) , which is embroiled in a bitter proxy fight between activists Starboard Capital and Carl Icahn.

  • [By ]

    Starboard Value’s Jeff Smith on Wednesday officially launched a boardroom battle at Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) , offering up a minority-slate of four candidates that will partly go up against directors recently installed by rival billionaire insurgent Carl Icahn, in a skirmish over which activist fund will be better able to oversee $10 billion worth of asset sales at the Mr. Coffee maker.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund(JCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund (NYSE:JCE) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.2775 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.11 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shaker Financial Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Nuveen Core Equity Alpha (NYSE:JCE) by 70.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 46,154 shares of the company’s stock after selling 112,257 shares during the period. Shaker Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Nuveen Core Equity Alpha were worth $674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in shares of Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 284,330 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,110 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Valero Energy were worth $31,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 7.3% in the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 9,304 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $863,000 after purchasing an additional 633 shares during the period. West Branch Capital LLC bought a new stake in Valero Energy in the 1st quarter valued at $1,486,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Valero Energy in the 1st quarter valued at $225,000. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Valero Energy in the 1st quarter valued at $297,000. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valero Energy in the 1st quarter valued at $690,000. 77.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Novagold Resources (NASDAQ:NG) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Loeb Partners Corp Has $1.44 Million Holdings in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159809/loeb-partners-corp-has-1-44-million-holdings-in-umh-properties-sh-sh-umh.html.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: XO Group, Inc.(XOXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) were up 26% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the parent company of The Knot agreed to merge with WeddingWire, Inc. in a deal valued at $933 million. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (XOXO)

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

Verizon (NYSE:VZ), America’s top wireless carrier, and Altria (NYSE:MO), the country’s top tobacco company, are generally considered stable blue chip dividend stocks with wide moats. Yet the telco has generated weaker returns than the tobacco maker over the past five years. Shares of Verizon stayed nearly flat, while shares of Altria surged nearly 60%.

Looking ahead, rising interest rates could hurt both stocks as bonds become more attractive for income investments. Let’s take a closer look at these two S&P 500 components and see which stock is better poised to weather the coming storm.

Image source: Getty Images.

Comparing Verizon’s and Altria’s businesses

Verizon generates most of its revenues from its wireless business. Verizon Wireless was originally a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodafone, but Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in a $130 billion deal in 2014.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 14,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $735,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sonoco Products (SON)

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Packaging Co. of America (NYSE: PKG) and Sonoco (NYSE:SON) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sonoco Products (SON)

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

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) fell about 13.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.55 after closing at $5.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $14.76. Volume of about 3.2 million was over double the daily average of about 1.5 million. The WiFi supplier to airlines had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    After taking a 26% haircut in July, shares of Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) rose 25.4% in August 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A respectable second-quarter earnings report helped the company erase the previous month’s bad mojo in a hurry.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on GOGO. BidaskClub lowered shares of Gogo from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, September 8th. Raymond James lowered shares of Gogo from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Gogo from $7.00 to $3.00 and set a positive rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. William Blair lowered shares of Gogo from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gogo from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Gogo presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $8.38.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Inflight internet service provider Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) trailed the market last month by shedding 26% compared to a 3.6% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 36,201,243 shares, an increase of 7.6% from the August 31st total of 33,652,678 shares. Currently, 64.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,285,449 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 28.2 days.