Among the many records set by the markets this year, one, in particular, stood out for me — the CBOE Volatility Index, also called the VIX. On July 28, while the decision-making arm of the U.S. Federal Reserve was meeting, this indicator of market volatility hit 9.04, a record low.
It’s not just a large-cap phenomenon. A variety of markets are calmer than normal. The VIX’s small-cap counterpart, called the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index or RVX, is presenting the same picture. As you can see from the chart below, the RVX is also trading at record-low levels these days.
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Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2018: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
The market has pummeled master limited partnerships (MLPs) over the past few years due to the impact the oil market downturn had on their operations and business model. Among the hardest-hit have been oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and gas pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), both of which have lost more than half their value over the last three years. That persistent slump comes even though their turnaround strategies are beginning to gain steam. While these companies still have some work to do before they’re back on solid ground, both could deliver significant returns as they complete their plans and the oil market continues rebounding over the next few years. That upside potential makes them compelling options for investors with a higher tolerance for risk.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Investors bought shares of Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $28.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $9.70 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.75 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Plains All American Pipeline had the 14th highest net in-flow for the day. Plains All American Pipeline traded down ($0.22) for the day and closed at $24.09
Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2018: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2018: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
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After Wells Fargo’s (NYSE: WFC) fake-accounts scandal was revealed in 2016, Buffett said that the bank remained a compelling long-term investment and that he had no plans to sell any of Berkshire’s massive stake. At last year’s meeting, Buffett reiterated that while the bank made a big mistake by incentivizing cross-selling, it still was a great company.
- [By Chris Lange]
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest decreased to 35.71 million shares from the previous reading of 36.20 million. Shares were trading at $56.55, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.
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2. Low Debt Levels
By looking through his previous success stories like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), American Express (NYSE: AXP), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), it is clear that Buffett carefully examines a company’s balance sheet, and prefers to invest in those with relatively modest debt burdens.
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So where do you find them? Well, preferred stocks trade just like common shares on one of the major stock exchanges. They are a popular fundraising tool for companies that need capital to grow and expand, but don’t want to borrow or issue more common stock. Well-known businesses like Ford Motor (NYSE: F), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS) have all issued preferred stock.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) each reported strong earnings beats Friday, April 13, kicking off what analysts expect to be a solid quarter for the sector.
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Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Citigroup Inc. (C) have quietly racked up billions of dollars of losses that, under the vagaries of U.S. accounting rules, they’ve been able to avoid recognizing in quarterly earnings reports. Citigroup is a holding in Action Alerts PLUS.
Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2018: PPL Corporation(PPL)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Wall Street brokerages expect Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) to report $1.51 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Pembina Pipeline’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.19 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.83 billion. Pembina Pipeline posted sales of $866.72 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 74.2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th.
- [By Paul Ausick]
PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) traded down about 1.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $26.65 after closing Wednesday at $27.01. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.20 Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 7 million shares. The company had no specific news.
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If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).
Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2018: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)
- [By Max Byerly]
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.