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Best Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

When your firm is known for its dividend safety and is primarily held by retirees and other income-seekers, the worst thing you can do is cut your dividend. Pipelines were supposed to be safe tollways that produced plenty of cash flows. So, when the oil bust hit Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) hard and the firm was forced to cut its dividend back in 2015, investors pretty much abandoned Kinder Morgan stock.

Kinder Morgan stock has pretty much languished since that fateful day. But it might not be languishing anymore.

Moves to right the ship at Kinder Morgan have begun to work and KMI has finally given long-suffering shareholders what they wanted all the time — a big return to dividend growth. With its latest mega-sized increase, Kinder Morgan stock is once again on top of the dividend pile. For income-seekers, this could mean that shares could finally be a big-time buy.

Needed Cut at Kinder Morgan

It’s no secret that the oil slump hurt all manner of energy stocks. And while the pipeline players were supposed to be the safest of the bunch, it turns out they were hit just as hard. Or harder, as was the case at Kinder Morgan.

Best Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Great Western Bancorp, Inc.(GWB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) insider Douglas Richard Bass sold 1,246 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.25, for a total value of $55,135.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,958 shares in the company, valued at approximately $750,391.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Best Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:

Best Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Semler Scientific, Inc.(SMLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Biosig Technologies (NASDAQ:BSGM) and Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) and ENDRA Life Sciences (NASDAQ:NDRA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Best Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

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    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [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.

  • [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.

Best Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

The deals are still pouring in, and IPO investors are still poring over them. Nine IPOs raised a hefty $3.3 billion this past week. Excluding a SPAC and a Reg A+, the average return was just 2%. The week’s sole energy offering, FTS International, was the only IPO to price above the midpoint or achieve a double-digit return. Casino REIT VICI Properties raised $1.2 billion in the week’s largest offering. Large airport businesses Hudson and Corporación América Airports both broke issue.

This week capped off the biggest January by IPO proceeds in over 25 years, as 17 deals raised $9.2 billion.

8 IPOs During the Week of January 29th, 2018

Issuer
Business

Deal
Size

Market Cap
at IPO

Price vs.
Midpoint

First Day
Return

Return
at 02/02

FTS International

$351M

$1,916M

9%

+15%

+15%

Vertically integrated provider of hydraulic fracturing for the oil and gas industry.

Best Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) ‘The Crown’s’ Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 97,035 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 1,500 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.16% of Kirby worth $8,112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Best Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Semler Scientific, Inc.(SMLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Biosig Technologies (NASDAQ:BSGM) and Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Best Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: AMREP Corporation(AXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Alexco Resource (NYSEAMERICAN:AXU) (TSE:AXR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday morning.