One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.
It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.
After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…
You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)
Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2023: Atento S.A.(ATTO)
Atento S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services and solutions in Brazil, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers a range of front and back-end services, including sales, customer care, collections, back office, and technical support services. The company serves clients primarily in the telecommunications and financial services sectors; and in multi-sectors, including consumer goods, services, public administration, pay TV, healthcare, transportation, technology, and media. Atento S.A. provides its services and solutions through digital channels, which include SMS, email, chats, social media and apps, and others, as well as through voice and in-person. The company was formerly known as Atento Floatco S.A. Atento S.A. was founded in 1999 and is based in Luxembourg.
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John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
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- [By Max Byerly]
John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.33.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.
Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2023: TotalEnergies SE(TTE)
TotalEnergies SE operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The company's Exploration & Production segment is involved in oil and natural gas exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries. Its Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power segment engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, shipping, trading, and regasification activities; trading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petcoke and sulfur, natural gas, and electricity; transportation of natural gas; electricity production from natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biogas sources; energy storage activities; and development and operation of biomethane production units, as well as provides energy efficiency services. The company's Refining & Chemicals segment is involved in refining petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics; and polymer derivatives, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and hydrocarbon resins, as well as biomass conversion and elastomer processing. This segment also engages in trading and shipping crude oil and petroleum products. Its Marketing & Services segment produces and sells lubricants; supplies and markets petroleum products, including bulk fuel, aviation and marine fuel, special fluids, compressed natural gas, LPG, and bitumen; and provides fuel payment solutions. It operates approximately 15,500 service stations. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 12,328 Mboe of combined proved reserves of oil and gas. It has a strategic partnership with PureCycle Technologies, as well as GHGSat Inc. to develop a satellite imaging technology to monitor potential methane leak occurrences at offshore facilities. The company was formerly known as TOTAL SE and changed its name to TotalEnergies SE in June 2021. The company was incorporated in 1924 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer (TMFReubenGBrewer)]
Renewable-power stalwart Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP) has a dividend yield of 3.2%, near the lowest levels in the partnership’s history. Other prominent names in the space have even lower dividend yields. France’s TotalEnergies (NYSE:TTE) has a 7.3% yield. And while some may argue that it’s an oil stock, TotalEnergies has a long history in renewable power with even bigger plans for the future. Dividend-focused investors like myself would do well to take a close look.
- [By Tezcan Gecgil]
San Jose, California-based SunPower manufactures solar module manufacturer and installs solar systems. The company utilizes crystalline silicon technology and boasts the industry’s highest conversion efficiencies. French oil giant TotalEnergies (NYSE:TTE) has recently become a shareholder.
Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2023: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust, incorporated on February 12, 1991, is an express trust. The net profits interests are the principal asset of the Trust. The net profits interests consist of approximately 90% net profits interests, which are carved from producing royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and 11.11% nonparticipating royalty interests in non-producing properties located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. Its net profits interests consist of approximately 75% net profits interests, which are carved from working interests in over four properties in Texas and three properties in Oklahoma.
All underlying royalties, underlying non-producing royalties and underlying working interest properties are owned by XTO Energy Inc. (XTO Energy). The underlying properties include over 2,900 producing properties with established production histories in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The average reserve-to-production index for the underlying properties is approximately 10 years. Royalty and overriding royalty properties underlying over 90% net profits interests represent approximately 94% of the discounted future net cash flows from the Trust’s proved reserves. Approximately 69% of the discounted future net cash flows from over 90% net profits interests are from gas reserves, totaling approximately 19.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf). Oil reserves allocated to approximately 90% net profits interests are located in West Texas and are estimated to over 428,000 barrels (Bbls).
The underlying royalties are royalty and overriding royalty interests primarily located in mature producing oil and gas fields. The producing region, in which the underlying royalties are located, is the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. The Trust’s estimated proved gas reserves from this region totaled over 13.5 Bcf, or approximately 82% of Trust total gas reserves. XTO Energy estimates that underlying royalties in the San Juan Basin include over 4,850 gross (approximately 47.3 net) wells, covering approximately 60,000 gross acres. Approximately half of these wells are operated by BP America Production Company or ConocoPhillips.
The underlying royalties also include royalties in the Sand Hills field of Crane County, Texas. The Sand Hills field includes production from over three main intervals, the Tubb, McKnight and Judkins. The underlying royalties contain approximately 208,720 gross (approximately 38,970 net) producing acres. Underlying over 75% net profits interests are working interests in over seven oil-producing properties in Texas and Oklahoma operated primarily by established oil companies. These properties are located in mature fields undergoing secondary or tertiary recovery operations. Proved reserves from the 75% net profits interests are oil, estimated to be approximately 55,000 Bbls. Proved reserves from these interests represent over 6% of the discounted future net cash flows of the Trust’s proved reserves. The underlying working interest properties consist of approximately 3,810 gross (over 2,990 net) producing acres.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.