Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019


Malaysia’s stock benchmark slid for a fourth day, erasing its advance for 2018, after the government said national debt was higher than previously disclosed due to some masking of accounts by the previous administration.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index fell 1.4 percent to 1,778.41, the lowest since Dec. 27, as of 10:33 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur. It had slumped as much as 2 percent. The benchmark lost gains of as much as 5.5 percent this year, as bank shares led Thursday’s decline.


"People are selling first and asking questions later," said Clive McDonnell, the Singapore-based head of emerging market equity strategy at Standard Chartered Bank. "I don’t think that’s a surprise to see those outflows given the uncertainty until there’s greater clarity on economic management going forward."

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There was sudden panic selling, said Ang Kok Heng, chief investment officer at Phillip Capital Management Sdn. in Kuala Lumpur. Still, "we are accumulating selected blue chips as these have been battered. The outlook of the economy would be better with good corporate governance and a government that is more efficient and fair."

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Amedisys Inc(AMED)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) had its target price lifted by Robert W. Baird to $66.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a neutral rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Amedisys in a research note issued on Tuesday, June 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald now anticipates that the health services provider will earn $0.77 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.73. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Amedisys’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.79 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.84 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,132,014 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 94,324 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Apache were worth $82,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By John Bromels]

    But if you look hard enough, there are still some values to be found among oil and gas stocks. Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have all managed to buck the trend of rising stock prices. Here’s why these three stocks look incredibly cheap right now.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is raised to Buy from Hold at Argus with a $56 price target. That competes with the Wall Street consensus target of $46.19. The 52-week trading range for the company is $33.60 to $51.21. The stock closed Friday at $42.24.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) stunned the oil and gas world in late 2016 by announcing the discovery of the Alpine High play in a long-overlooked spot of the Permian Basin. The company believed that it had uncovered more than 3 billion barrels of oil and even more natural gas, which would drive growth for years to come. However, that growth wouldn’t materialize overnight because Apache first had to build out the infrastructure needed to develop the field from scratch.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Both Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) have signed on to the private-equity-backed EPIC Pipeline, which will move 590,000 barrels of crude per day to the Texas coast when it starts operations in the second half of next year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Apollo Investment from a c rating to a b- rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Investment from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $6.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Apollo Investment from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Investment in a research report on Monday, May 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.34.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 919,907 shares, an increase of 35.0% from the May 15th total of 681,248 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 942,714 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) got a boost, shooting up 21 percent to $40.90 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp trimmed its holdings in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 10.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 49,386 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 5,460 shares during the period. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Portola Pharmaceuticals were worth $1,613,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Shares of PDS stock opened at $3.48 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,020.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.43 and a beta of 1.87. Precision Drilling has a fifty-two week low of $2.26 and a fifty-two week high of $4.01.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sector Gamma AS lifted its stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 169.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 134,800 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 84,800 shares during the period. Portola Pharmaceuticals makes up about 0.8% of Sector Gamma AS’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. Sector Gamma AS’s holdings in Portola Pharmaceuticals were worth $4,403,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Koss Corporation(KOSS)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.


     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.


     

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)


    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: L'Or茅al S.A. (LRLCY)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryerson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.01. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ryerson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.