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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

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The big news from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) (NYSE:BRK.A) last week was Warren Buffett’s targeting of leading ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies (UBER). While the $3B proposed deal ultimately didn’t materialize, the interest from Berkshire is in line with one of Buffett’s preferred investment strategies.

Buffett provided insight into this strategy in his 1989 annual letter to Berkshire shareholders:

In other instances, a great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable, problem as was the case many years back at both American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) and GEICO. Overall, however, we’ve done better by avoiding dragons than by slaying them.”

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4698738447738 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6527746149751 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Siebert Financial from a d+ rating to a c rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1943735927385 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Vicon Industries Inc.(VII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Seven Generations Energy (TSE:VII) insider Glen Allen Nevokshonoff sold 31,319 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$16.15, for a total transaction of C$505,801.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vicon Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VII) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 249,394 shares, a decrease of 30.9% from the April 30th total of 361,136 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 173,799 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Loews Corporation(L)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laurion Capital Management LP reduced its holdings in Loews Co. (NYSE:L) by 27.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 135,521 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 51,851 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Loews were worth $6,543,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, units of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners rose 5%. The master limited partnership has seen its value consistently erode over the past year, but there’s been speculation in the last several months that controlling shareholder Loews (NYSE:L) could choose to buy out the limited partnership units. Some investors have been pleased at the idea of possibly getting a quick bump from recent low share prices, but longer-term unitholders aren’t thrilled about having held on this long only to have Loews buy them out at a bargain price. It’s unclear which side will win out, but today’s move at least makes it clear that investors are paying attention.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It’s not just that its general partner Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has the ability to do so, It appears that both Boardwalk and Loews are seriously considering this option. Here’s Horton again on the call:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, NFLX, AAPL
    Democrats have been enraged by the sweetheart deal given to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) in New York City. Now, independents like former mayor Michael Bloomberg have criticized the billions in subsidies given to the e-commerce giant. Well, Amazon has responded. The company’s executive team is now reevaluating its planned campus in Long Island City, and it could leave the region under pressure. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NYSE: BHF), Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE: RE), Loews Corp. (NYSE: L), Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI), RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RICK), Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO).

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    In our chat on Feb. 27, I noted that AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) just boosted its dividend by 35%. And I promised I would follow up with a list of more big winners.

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    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

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    Finding Income And Safety From A 5-Time Winner
    The company is drug giant Abbvie (NYSE: ABBV), which is best known for Humira, the rheumatoid arthritis blockbuster.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) which rose about 13% to $122.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $59.27 to $125.84. Volume was nearly 18 million compared to the daily average volume of about 5 million.

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    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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    2. AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV)
    This favorite stock of Wall Street has been trading above its 50-day simple moving average (SMA) since November 2016. Even the February sell-off did not cause the price to violate support at the 50-day SMA. This tells me one thing: Big money is watching the primary technical indicator and buying every pull back!

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The carriers are being constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) at a total acquisition cost of around $55 billion. Work on the carriers provides more than 20,000 jobs at Huntington’s Newport News shipyard.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its position in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (NYSE:HII) by 46.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 36,274 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 31,953 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.08% of Huntington Ingalls Industries worth $7,857,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    While no one is suggesting the spigot could be turned off on the Pentagon, the amount of funding the department receives will determine how quickly it moves to refresh its warfighting capabilities. A tight budget could materially impact the revenue outlook for Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), for example, if it means slowing the pace of adding to the Navy fleet, or Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) if the Air Force must stagger its future orders of new warplanes.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Two of the biggest laggards have been General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), each down by more than 10% in the past three months. The similarities go well beyond stock performance. The companies have two of the more interesting outlooks for growth among defense players, but each seemed to catch investors off guard over how long it will take that increased business to materialize.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) has had a remarkable run of generating customer deposits, which in turn, creates a feedback loop that further hypes demand and bolsters cash flow. The companys efforts to increase deposit requirements from $1,000 for Model S, X and 3 to $5,000 for the semi, then $20,000 for the semi, and $50,000 for the base Roadster or $250,000 for the Roadster Founder’s Series shows an incredible effort to raise cash. These fully refundable deposits are not, and never were, a true measure of demand, which we can only understand by analyzing customer deposits and order conversion rates in detail.

To start, we need to understand what the customer deposit balance includes by reviewing the companys customer deposits disclosure (Note 10 of Teslas 10-Q; bold text represents authors emphasis):

Customer deposits primarily consisted of cash payments from customers at the time they place an order or reservation for a vehicle or an energy product and any additional payments up to the point of delivery or the completion of installation, including the fair values of any customer trade-in vehicles that are applicable toward a new vehicle purchase. Customer deposit amounts and timing vary depending on the vehicle model, the energy product and the country of delivery. Customer deposits are fully refundable in the case of a vehicle up to the point the vehicle is placed into the production cycle, and, in the case of solar or energy storage products, prior to the entry into a purchase agreement or in certain cases for a limited time thereafter, in accordance with applicable laws. Customer deposits are included in current liabilities until refunded or until they are applied towards the customers purchase balance.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Although there’s a lot to recommend the proposed new dating featurefrom Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)– enough that Match (NASDAQ:MTCH) should not just shrug it off — ultimately the social networking platform won’t prove as much of a threat as feared.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week brings results from many of the largest companies in the tech sector:

    Google-parent Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) reports after the close Monday, Apr. 23
    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) reports before market open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) report after the close Thursday, Apr. 26

    In addition to the tech-heavy week, some of the other companies on the docket are Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT), Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM). If you have time, make sure to check out today’s market update for a look at what else is going on.

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    Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will get grilled in front of lawmakers on Tuesday. Hopefully, he won’t undo Jinping’s work.

    Meanwhile, Sears (SHLD) is still falling apart. 

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)are each up about 25% over the past year, though Lockheed is significantly higher valued on both a price-to-earnings and price-to-sales basis. Let’s take a look at the prospects for both companies with an eye toward determining which is a better buy right now.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Spectrum Asset Management Inc. NB CA acquired a new stake in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 3,995 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $972,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) by 17.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,606 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 987 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries were worth $1,187,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 15.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 5th. During the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 93.2% against the US dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001044 BTC on major exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $72.13 million and approximately $1.91 million worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independent Research set a €156.00 ($185.71) price objective on Hochtief (FRA:HOT) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Is The Economy Overheating? – Cramer’s Mad Money (5/17/18)

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Thursday, May 17.

The economy is running too fast and is getting hotter. Cramer thinks someone will get hurt if the Fed keeps raising interest rates. After weaker than expected nonfarm payrolls, the street expected Fed to not raise rates aggressively. However, after the jobless claims data, the Fed could raise rates faster than expected. “That’s the lowest jobless claims figure since December 1969, when we had a 120M fewer people in this country,” said Cramer.

The Fed put the benchmark funds rate at a target of 1.5-1.75%. The chances of June rate hike is 95%. The Fed will keep raising rates to fend off inflation but higher rates make it expensive to borrow money which will slow down the economy.

Based on conference calls, Cramer sees inflation in retail, oil, lumber and his personal barometer, corrugated cardboard used in Amazon boxes. Besides that, there is digital deflation caused by the likes of Amazon, cloud companies who are doing more with less.

“In other words, when the economy gets too hot, we have these mechanisms in place that will cause it to cool back down, and that’s where you might get hurt,” concluded Cramer.

CEO interview – Canopy Growth Corp (OTCPK:TWMJF)

Cramer had said that as marijuana gets legal, the profits will go down. Pot is expensive only because it is illegal in many states. Cramer interviewed CEO Bruce Linton of Canada based Canopy Growth Corp. which has applied to be the first cannabis company to be listed on NYSE.

Linton said that legalizing marijuana at the Federal level in the US will result in fewer prescriptions of addictive substances such as opioids. The company has both medical division and recreation division. Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) has taken 9.9% stake in the company and partnership with them could result in a new low-calorie beverage. Marijuana has disrupted sales of other products such as alcohol and sleep aids around the globe.

“Cannabis is a huge disruptor to the opioid guys. Opioids, including heroin and fentanyl, were involved in more than 42,000 overdose deaths in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The opioid epidemic affects American children as well. The number of pediatric opioid hospitalizations requiring intensive care nearly doubled to 1,504 patients between 2012 and 2015, from 797 patients between 2004 and 2007, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics,” said Linton.

They are Canada’s biggest weed company and their products are sold in 7 countries. There is still a lot of work to be done pairing cannabis products with oncology treatments for pain relief and loss of appetite. There is a big opportunity in the animal health market as well.

The company is regulated with the German standards and has real profits and revenue.

Expectations are killing stocks

Stock movement are all about expectation. That was the case with Masco (NYSE:MAS), Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) and Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK). All these stocks had a good run in 2017 but have fallen in 2018 due to housing related weakness.

Masco and Stanley Black & Decker have fallen 19% while Owens Corning has fallen 30% in 2018. Cramer called it a case of high expectations. When the companies posted good results, it wasn’t enough to impress the street as they did not blow past the expectations.

The worry of rising interest rates and commodity costs hit the stocks further. In the current quarter, Black & Decker just met expectations, Masco missed earnings and Owens Corning posted bad results that led the entire group to go down.

These stocks are cheap – Stanley Black & Decker trading at PE of 15, Masco at 13 and Owens Corning at 10 but looking at the challenges of the current environment, they are not cheap. Cramer thinks Stanley Black & Decker is the only one worth buying as it’s least levered to housing.

Consumer packaged goods and housing stocks

Cramer reviewed two important groups in the stock market – consumer packaged stocks and homebuilders. Most of the CPG companies are down by 30% while homebuilder stocks are down by 20%.

As the interest rates keep rising, the money managers are ditching the homebuilder stocks despite good earnings. The same case is with CPG stocks where the inflation and commodity costs are rising. Although there is yield protection in CPG stocks, it’s not big enough to offset the rise in costs.

Cramer thinks these companies cannot survive just based on good earnings as the market has turned their back on them. There are easier ways to make money so he advised staying away from these groups.

Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) is a CPG company that is going against the trend but this is seen less of a CPG company and more of an aspirational brand company.

Viewer calls taken by Cramer

Barclays (NYSE:BCS): Why go down the food chain when good banks like JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) are there.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON): It’s a good company that is also called a play on e-commerce. Buy it.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII): It is growing. Hold the stock.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF): It’s up more than 50% for the year. Let it come down below $50 to buy.

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Better Buy: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) vs. General Dynamics (GD)

The defense sector enjoyed impressive gains in 2017, with most large companies outpacing the S&P 500’s 19% return on the prospect of a Trump-era surge in military spending. But 2018 has been a different story so far. The industry in recent months has been stuck in neutral after a first quarter that failed to deliver on heightened expectations.

Two of the biggest laggards have been General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), each down by more than 10% in the past three months. The similarities go well beyond stock performance. The companies have two of the more interesting outlooks for growth among defense players, but each seemed to catch investors off guard over how long it will take that increased business to materialize.

Here’s a look at where things stand for General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls, to determine which is the better buy today.

Company

Market Cap

TTM Revenue

TTM Price-to-Sales Ratio

TTM Price-to-Earnings Ratio

TTM Dividend Yield

General Dynamics

$60.01 billion

$31.07 billion

1.93

21.13

1.67%

Huntington Ingalls

$9.83 billion

$7.59 billion

1.29

19.42

1.21%

Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Data as of May 16, 2018. TTM = trailing 12 months.

The naval specialist

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls was seen as one of the chief beneficiaries of a Pentagon buying spree, but the bull case was called into question by first-quarter results that came in well below expectations. Shares of Huntington Ingalls plunged 8% on May 3 after earnings, and are down more than 13% in the last month.

Carrier coming out of dry dock

The USS Abraham Lincoln floats free from dry dock at Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding. Image source: Huntington Ingalls.

The company attributed the miss to the number of early stage contracts it has, noting that Huntington does not fully recognize construction income until the ship is delivered. CEO Mike Petters on a call with analysts noted that the company’s order book is the healthiest he has seen it, saying “frankly, this is the most exciting shipbuilding environment in over 30 years.”

The long-term outlook for Huntington continues to improve. The fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill passed by the House Armed Services Committee last week provided plenty of good news for the shipbuilders. The budget would authorize a two-carrier block buy, fulfilling a longtime Huntington Ingalls request that the company said would save both it and the government money throughbulk materials purchases and lower labor costs.

At quarter’s end, Huntington Ingalls had about 25 ships under contract. The company sees the potential to add 20 to 30 additional ships by the end of 2020.

The House is also interested in extending the service life of the USS Nimitz, the oldest carrier in the fleet, asking the Navy for a report on how much it would cost to modernize some of the vessel’s key components. That could be a cost-effective way to increase the size of the fleet, a Pentagon goal, while adding upwards of $5 billion in additional revenue for Huntington.

There is also increased money in the budget to build more Virginia-class submarines. The spending plan must still get through the Senate and receive White House approval, but the carrier requests appear increasingly likely to be granted, and with broad support for strengthening the armed forces, other major House increases are unlikely to be drastically scaled back.

Multiple opportunities to surprise

General Dynamics, a manufacturer of a range of weapons systems and one of the top government IT vendors, also received some additional upside from the House appropriations process. The company is the other major Pentagon shipbuilder, along with Huntington Ingalls, and should also benefit from the increase in submarine orders. There was also an extra $300 million for its Stryker ground vehicles.

What hasn’t been working for General Dynamics is its Gulfstream business jet unit, which has never recovered from the 2008-2009 recession. Global sales of business jets are less than half of what they were in 2008, though General Dynamics provided reason for hope in January when it announced that Gulfstream net orders had climbed 20% year over year.

Stryker military vehicle

A General Dynamics Stryker vehicle operating in Afghanistan. Image source: General Dynamics.

First-quarter results tempered that optimism, with General Dynamics reporting a book-to-bill ratio for its aerospace unit of 0.77, down from 1.3 in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gulfstream also delayed initial deliveries of its highly anticipated G500 midsize jet from the current quarter to the last four months of the year, denting hopes of a near-term recovery.

It’s worth noting that the first quarter is traditionally the weakest for Gulfstream, and the company insists that interest in the new planes is strong. The General Aviation Manufacturing Association predicts demand for business jets would grow by more than 2% annually over the next 10 years, with a near-term spike possible thanks to changes in the U.S. tax law, which would speed depreciation and incent customers to replace aging corporate fleets.

General Dynamics is also in the process of integrating its $9.6 billion acquisition of CSRA, a deal that more than doubled its government IT presence at a time when federal demand for IT services is expected to surge. The CSRA business is currently involved in a number of large contract competitions, most notably a series of bids as part of the Army’s $13.77 billion Warfighter Focus program, which, if successful, could move the needle in the quarters to come.

Go with the general

General Dynamics does trade at a slightly higher valuation than Huntington Ingalls, but the company still lags arguably more-comparable rivals Raytheon (30.21 price-to-earnings, 2.38 price-to-sales) and Northrop Grumman (26.56 P/E, 2.13 P/S). Huntington Ingalls has traditionally traded at a discount since it is reliant on a single branch of the U.S. military for most of its revenue. However, for the next few years, a focus on the Navy should serve the company well.

Gulfstream is largely responsible for General Dynamics’ discount to Raytheon and Northrop, and should the business jet unit stabilize, expect the gap to close quickly. A Gulfstream recovery in the quarters to come still seems a good bet, even it hasn’t materialized as quickly as some, myself included, had hoped.

If nothing else, Gulfstream’s potential and looming IT awards give General Dynamics multiple ways to beat expectations, a rarity in a business with drawn-out and highly telegraphed product competitions and multiyear procurement cycles.

General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls are two good companies that could each outperform the defense sector over the next year, but right now General Dynamics is a better buy.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019

International trading houses have stopped buying aluminum from United Co. Rusal as U.S. sanctions on the Russian company sent shock waves through the market for the metal used in everything from airplanes to beer cans.

Trading houses have been advised by their banks and lawyers that they can’t continue trading with the Russian company, according to executives at five companies that regularly buy from Rusal, who spoke under condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the discussions.

Rusal, the biggest aluminum supplier outside China, has also asked them to "immediately withhold all payments" to the company, according a copy of a letter sent by its head of marketing.

Aluminum Giant

Share of world ex-China aluminum consumption

Source: CRU

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The price of aluminum surged the most in more than two years on the London Metal Exchange on Monday.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Marten Transport, Ltd.(MRTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marten Transport (NASDAQ: MRTN) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trisura Group (TSE:TSU) insider David James Clare acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$25.22 per share, with a total value of C$252,200.00.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
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    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
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    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
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    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnershipDominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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    Northland Power (TSE:NPI) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Northland Power to post earnings of C$0.45 per share for the quarter.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura upgraded shares of MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Monday morning, Marketbeat reports.

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    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lessened its holdings in MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) by 0.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,785,518 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 10,210 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned about 1.95% of MakeMyTrip worth $61,957,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

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  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.

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    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
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    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
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Shares of AMRB opened at $15.58 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. The stock has a market cap of $91.27 million, a P/E ratio of 19.89 and a beta of 0.29.

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American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.01). American River Bank had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 15.32%. The business had revenue of $5.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.30 million. research analysts predict that American River Bank will post 0.91 EPS for the current year.

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best it stocks to buy: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

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    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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    Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.33.

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HeadHead Comparison: Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) vs. Marine Products (MPX)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Marine Products (NYSE:MPX) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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84.4% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.5% of Marine Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 77.9% of Marine Products shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Huntington Ingalls Industries has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marine Products has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Huntington Ingalls Industries $7.44 billion 1.32 $479.00 million $12.14 18.14
Marine Products $267.32 million 2.06 $19.30 million $0.60 26.50

Huntington Ingalls Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Marine Products. Huntington Ingalls Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marine Products, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Huntington Ingalls Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Marine Products pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Huntington Ingalls Industries pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Marine Products pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Huntington Ingalls Industries has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Marine Products has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huntington Ingalls Industries 1 1 7 0 2.67
Marine Products 0 1 1 0 2.50

Huntington Ingalls Industries currently has a consensus price target of $270.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.86%. Marine Products has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential downside of 8.81%. Given Huntington Ingalls Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Huntington Ingalls Industries is more favorable than Marine Products.

Profitability

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huntington Ingalls Industries 6.80% 34.69% 9.45%
Marine Products 7.91% 32.78% 22.97%

Summary

Huntington Ingalls Industries beats Marine Products on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in service U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides fleet support services comprising ship technical and waterfront; naval architecture and marine engineering; integrated logistics support; technical documentation development; warehousing, asset management, and material readiness; operational and maintenance training development and delivery; software design and development; IT infrastructure support, and data delivery and management; and cyber security and information assurance services, as well as undersea vehicle and specialized craft development and prototyping services. Additionally, the company offers integrated missions solutions services; nuclear and environmental services; engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry; nuclear management and operations, and environmental management services to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, local governments, and the private sector; and unmanned underwater vehicles designing and building services. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.

About Marine Products

Marine Products Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats for the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, jet boat, and sport fishing markets worldwide. It provides Chaparral sterndrive pleasure boats, including SSi and SSX sportboats, Sunesta sportdecks, Signature cruisers, SunCoast sportdeck outboards, Vortex Jet Boats, and Robalo outboard sport fishing boats, as well as H2O Sport, and Fish and Ski boats. The company sells its products to a network of 161 domestic and 92 international independent authorized dealers. Marine Products Corporation was founded in 1965 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Last week, Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII)– the former shipbuilding arm of Northrop Grumman and traditionally the last of the big defense contractors to report earnings — delivered its quarterly update. And just like all the rest of the defense industry majors, Huntington Ingalls stock got destroyed after earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Spectrum Asset Management Inc. NB CA acquired a new stake in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 3,995 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $972,000.

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    Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) by 17.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,606 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 987 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries were worth $1,187,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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HeadHead Comparison: Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) vs. Marine Products (MPX)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Marine Products (NYSE:MPX) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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84.4% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.5% of Marine Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 77.9% of Marine Products shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Huntington Ingalls Industries has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marine Products has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Huntington Ingalls Industries $7.44 billion 1.32 $479.00 million $12.14 18.14
Marine Products $267.32 million 2.06 $19.30 million $0.60 26.50

Huntington Ingalls Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Marine Products. Huntington Ingalls Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marine Products, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Huntington Ingalls Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Marine Products pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Huntington Ingalls Industries pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Marine Products pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Huntington Ingalls Industries has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Marine Products has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huntington Ingalls Industries 1 1 7 0 2.67
Marine Products 0 1 1 0 2.50

Huntington Ingalls Industries currently has a consensus price target of $270.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.86%. Marine Products has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential downside of 8.81%. Given Huntington Ingalls Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Huntington Ingalls Industries is more favorable than Marine Products.

Profitability

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and Marine Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huntington Ingalls Industries 6.80% 34.69% 9.45%
Marine Products 7.91% 32.78% 22.97%

Summary

Huntington Ingalls Industries beats Marine Products on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in service U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides fleet support services comprising ship technical and waterfront; naval architecture and marine engineering; integrated logistics support; technical documentation development; warehousing, asset management, and material readiness; operational and maintenance training development and delivery; software design and development; IT infrastructure support, and data delivery and management; and cyber security and information assurance services, as well as undersea vehicle and specialized craft development and prototyping services. Additionally, the company offers integrated missions solutions services; nuclear and environmental services; engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry; nuclear management and operations, and environmental management services to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, local governments, and the private sector; and unmanned underwater vehicles designing and building services. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.

About Marine Products

Marine Products Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats for the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, jet boat, and sport fishing markets worldwide. It provides Chaparral sterndrive pleasure boats, including SSi and SSX sportboats, Sunesta sportdecks, Signature cruisers, SunCoast sportdeck outboards, Vortex Jet Boats, and Robalo outboard sport fishing boats, as well as H2O Sport, and Fish and Ski boats. The company sells its products to a network of 161 domestic and 92 international independent authorized dealers. Marine Products Corporation was founded in 1965 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    We are increasing our target price to $122 from $90 as we move to an M&A DCF valuation. We were at ESMO this weekend, and we believe the big takeaway on Tesaro data is that it works broadly in all 2L ovarian populations and safety looks solid. We also think the robustness of this data bodes well from PRIMA and QUADRA but are maintaining our POS here. We have looked at our model and also adjusted durations in first-line. We think Tesaro remains one of the most attractive and de-risked cancer assets in our landscape and the company has been cited in major press sources as a takeout target (Bloomberg, Investor Business Daily).

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    Ex M&A,

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    Edwards Lifesciencesgained 11% to 109.33, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,387.45.

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    Edwards Lifesciences’ market capitalization rose to $23.1 billion today from $20.9 billion yesterday.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shares Sold by Advantus Capital Management Inc

Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) by 17.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,606 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 987 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in Huntington Ingalls Industries were worth $1,187,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HII. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in the fourth quarter worth about $100,000. Welch Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in the fourth quarter worth about $101,000. Whittier Trust Co. increased its stake in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries by 113.1% in the first quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 471 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in the fourth quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in the fourth quarter worth about $218,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.42% of the company’s stock.

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In other news, VP William R. Ermatinger sold 1,689 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $259.34, for a total value of $438,025.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Jennifer R. Boykin sold 2,616 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $267.50, for a total transaction of $699,780.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 3,809 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,018,907.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 6,800 shares of company stock valued at $1,794,184 and sold 12,979 shares valued at $3,381,250. 2.22% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on HII. Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from $328.00 to $301.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from $230.00 to $200.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Wells Fargo upgraded shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Barclays began coverage on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $309.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $270.00.

HII stock opened at $210.66 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.45. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a 12 month low of $183.42 and a 12 month high of $276.69. The company has a market capitalization of $9,434.62, a PE ratio of 17.35, a PEG ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.01.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The aerospace company reported $3.48 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.07 by ($0.59). Huntington Ingalls Industries had a net margin of 6.80% and a return on equity of 34.69%. The firm had revenue of $1.87 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.73 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.56 earnings per share. Huntington Ingalls Industries’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 17.38 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be given a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 24th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Huntington Ingalls Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.72%.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Company Profile

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.

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