Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018

In one of the biggest fundraising rounds for a European fintech this year, Revolut Ltd., a U.K. startup that provides digital banking, received $250 million.

The Series C funding, led by Hong Kong-based DST Global and joined by longtime backers such as Index Ventures and Ribbit Capital, values the three-year-old company at $1.7 billion, Revolut said in a statement Thursday.

Revolut is one of a crop of financial technology firms challenging traditional banks with digital-account services that enable customers to make and accept payments, and buy and exchange cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

The company said it plans to use its new capital to expand in North America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia this year. The startup, which is applying for a European banking license, aims to increase its customer base from two million to 100 million by 2023.

Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.

Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) dropped about 2% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $43.16 after closing at $44.04 on Monday. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was around 7.3 million, about 35% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

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    Southern Company (NYSE: SO)
    An old go-to “widows and orphans” utility stock, Southern Company shares are down 18% from their 52-week high. The fear is that rising rates equal higher borrowing costs, resulting in compressed margins posing a clear and present danger to the stock’s enviable 5.3% dividend yield.

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    And while it’s imperative that you don’t risk money you’re going to count on in the next several years in investments that can quickly lose a lot of value and be very slow to — if ever — recover, high-quality dividend stocks can still serve an important part in providing the best mix of income for today and long-term capital appreciation for down the road. To help you find the best dividend stocks for your retirement, three Motley Fool investors did some research and came back with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Southern Co. (NYSE:SO), and Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI).

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    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is quickly transforming itself from a mostly coal-generated utility to one powered by nuclear, natural gas, and other renewables. The company enjoys a state-regulated monopoly position in four states which together account for approximately 80% of earnings.

Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    [T]his morning we announced our 2018 capital investment plans for both MPC and MPLX(NYSE:MPLX). This plan remains focus on strengthening the sustained earnings power of the business through growth and margin enhancing projects as well as expanding our more stable cash flow businesses especially Speedway and MPLX. Our capital plan for MPC for 2018 excluding MPLX is $1.6 billion. This plan spending includes $950 million for Refining & Marketing, $530 million for Speedway and $100 million to support corporate activities and other investments.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company,Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The biggest contributor to growth during the quarter was Enbridge Energy’s Bakken assets, where earnings jumped 77% due to the completion of the Bakken Pipeline System last June. Income also rose on the Lakehead System, though that was mostly due to the timing of operating expenses, which helped offset lower pipeline rates resulting from the impact of lower U.S. corporate taxes. The Mid-Continent System’s profitability also improved due to higher storage revenue and lower costs, which offset the impact from the sale of the Ozark Pipeline to MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) last year.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    So in this spirit, I thought I would share with you a stock you may want to consider for your own portfolio because it is one I have recently purchased myself: oil and gas logistics player MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Here’s why I think it is a company worthy of investment and the recent change to the business that compelled me to buy this stock.

Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Selected examples: (BA) , (DWDP) , (GM) , (LLY) , (SLB) , (UPS) . DowDupont, Eli Lilly, and Schlumberger are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS.

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    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) posted better-than-expected revenue for the first quarter despite winter weather costs that weighed on operating results. Earnings totaled $1.55 a share, in line with analysts’ expectations. Revenue gained 10% annually to $17.1 billion, topping Wall Street predictions.

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    1. United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS)
    Shares of this package delivery service have plunged around 30% from their January 2018 highs. The February market plunge resulted in a steep gap, exasperating an already dire situation.

Top 5 Bank Stocks For 2018: McDermott International, Inc.(MDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Shares of engineering and construction firm McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) are up 16.5% as of 10:45 a.m. EDT today. The move comes after McDermott’s board rejected a buyout offer from fellow oil and gas engineering and construction firm Subsea 7 (NASDAQOTH:SUBCY).