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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

Parisi Gray Wealth Management lowered its stake in shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 45.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,205 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 4,251 shares during the period. Parisi Gray Wealth Management’s holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Moody National Bank Trust Division increased its position in shares of Phillips 66 by 425.4% during the 4th quarter. Moody National Bank Trust Division now owns 352 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 285 shares during the last quarter. FNY Investment Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Phillips 66 during the 4th quarter valued at about $37,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Phillips 66 by 46.1% during the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 434 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $37,000 after purchasing an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Truehand Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Phillips 66 during the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Finally, Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Phillips 66 during the 4th quarter valued at about $41,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.02% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Sify Technologies Limited (Sify), incorporated on December 12, 1995, is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company. The Company offers end-to-end solutions with a range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching approximately 1,300 cities and towns in India at March 31, 2016. Its segments are Telecom services, which includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice and network managed services; Data Centre services, which includes co-location services; Cloud and managed services, which includes information technology (IT) infra services, IT transformation services, remote and onsite infrastructure managed services and delivery platforms; Technology integration services, which includes data center build, network integration, information security, end-user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions, and Applications integration services, which includes application development and maintenance, application testing, mobility solutions, e-learning, portals, tools, process and automation.

As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s telecom network connected 36 data centers across India and customer data centers. The Company’s revenue is also derived from enterprise services, comprising telecom services, data center services, cloud and managed services, applications integration services and technology integration services. Sify also provides services that cater to the burgeoning demands of the small and medium business (SMB) community, much of it on its cloud services platform. Sify Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd and Sify Technologies North America Corporation are its subsidiaries.

Telecom services

The Company is a network provider offering wireless endpoints and wired terminations. The focus of the Telecom Services segment is on India Data Business, Global Network Business and Wholesale Voice.

Data Centre services

As of March 31, 2016, the Company ! had six Tier III Data Centres across various geographical locations in India. The Data Centre services business offers services, such as co-location, regular backup, server load balancing and remote backup; managed services, such as messaging, shared hosting, network and security, and storage and virtualization and managed voice services to all resident enterprises.

Cloud and Managed services

The Cloud services business provides on-demand, multi-tenant and storage solutions, public, private and hybrid cloud platforms and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and disaster recovery (DR) as services. The Company offers cloud delivery solutions on a home grown tool with an objective of reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) offering value to customers, on an automated platform called Cloudinfinit.

Technology Integration services

Technology Integration Services (TIS) combines Sify’s IT capabilities with the Company’s core telecom and Data Centre products to provide a converged turnkey ICT solution to the customer. TIS leverages Sify’s home-grown know-how in design, implementation and maintenance to deliver end-to-end managed IT services across datacenters, network and security. Its focuses on service desks and command centers; voice and video conferencing; hosted contact centers; unified communication and unified access; virtualization; data center build; campus/local area network (LAN)/data center networking; wide area network (WAN) architectures, and enterprise and end point security.

Applications Integration services

The Company has designed and developed a suite of applications, such as supply chain management application, forum and the online assessment tool, iTest. The Company has invested early on, in the sunrise business e-learning recognizing the demand of enterprises to take forward a uniform training platform to all branches and subsidiaries. Its sunrise business caters to various verticals! with off! erings, such as talent management, and automated platform that enables multi city, multiple point recruitments and test platform, sales and distribution platform, e-learning platform primarily for enterprises outside of India for local and Internet-based training, and Web solutions, such as portals, among others.

The Company competes with Bharti Airtel, Tata Communications Limited, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Teleservices, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, Reliance Jio, Reliance, Ctrl S, Net Magic, Ramco, Infosys, HP, Wipro, TCS, Oracle, IBM, SAP, SumTotal and SABA.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westwood Holdings Group Inc(WHG)

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (Westwood), incorporated on December 12, 2001, is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company manages investment assets and provides services. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, which include Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood Advisors, LLC (together, Westwood Management), Westwood International Advisors Inc. (Westwood International) and Westwood Trust. The Company operates through two segments: Advisory and Trust.

The Company’s assets are categorized into three types of accounts: institutional, private wealth and mutual funds. Institutional includes separate accounts of corporate pension and profit sharing plans, public employee retirement funds, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments, foundations and individuals; sub advisory relationships where Westwood provides investment management services for funds offered by other financial institutions; pooled investment vehicles, including Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds and collective investment trusts; and managed account relationships with brokerage firms and other registered investment advisors that offer Westwood products to their customers. Private Wealth includes assets for which Westwood Trust provides trust and custodial services and participation in common trust funds that it sponsors to institutions and high net worth individuals pursuant to trust or agency agreements and assets, for which Westwood Management provides advisory services in approximately 10 limited liability companies to high net worth individuals. Mutual Funds include the Westwood Funds, a family of mutual funds for which Westwood Management serves as advisor.

Advisory

The Company’s advisory segment comprises Westwood Management and Westwood International, and encompasses three distinct investment teams: the United States Value Team, the Global Convertible Securities Team, and the Global and Emerging Markets Equity Team. Westwood Management provi! des investment advisory services to large institutions, including corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments and foundations. Institutional separate account minimums vary by investment strategy and range from $5 million to $25 million. Westwood Management also provides advisory services to individuals, the Westwood Funds and UCITS funds, as well as sub advisory services to other mutual funds and pooled investment vehicles. Westwood International provides investment advisory services to large institutions, pooled investment vehicles and UCITS funds, as well as sub advisory services to the National Bank Westwood Funds, which are mutual funds offered by National Bank of Canada. Institutional separate account minimums vary by investment strategy and generally range from $10 million to $25 million. Westwood International provides advisory and sub advisory services to certain Westwood Funds, pooled investment vehicles and large United States institutions under the supervision of Westwood Management.

Trust

The Company, through Westwood Trust, provides fiduciary and investment services to high net worth individuals and families, non-profit endowments and foundations, public and private retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Westwood Trust’s fiduciary services include financial planning, wealth transfer planning, customizable trust services, trust administration and estate settlement. Westwood Trust also provides custodial services, tax reporting, accounting of trust income and principal, beneficiary and retiree distributions, and safekeeping of assets. Westwood Trust manages separate portfolios of equity and fixed income securities for certain agency and trust clients. Westwood Trust also sponsors various common trust funds. Westwood Trust’s common trust funds fall within two categories: personal trusts and employee benefit trusts. Westwood Trust also develops asset allocation models for certain clients utilizing mutual funds managed by Westwoo! d Managem! ent and Westwood International, as well as from certain other mutual fund families.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.3429608618183 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.2036320266502 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached houses, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Pulte Homes, Del Webb, Centex, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods brand names. As of December 31, 2015, the company controlled 138,079 lots, which included 95,919 company owned lots and 42,160 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.

    Sabre Corp. (NASDAQ: SABR) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reichardt also suggests four builders that have the edge in that market: D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI). LGI Homes Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH), NVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR) and Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH). Below is a quick summary of each, along with a look at three larger (by market cap) builders: Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) and PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) dropped about 3.1% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $25.56. Shares closed at $26.39 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $35.21. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 4.3 million. The company had no specific news, but JPMorgan downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underweight.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to an underweight rating.

    Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Elbit Systems Ltd.(ESLT)

Elbit Systems Ltd. develops and supplies a range of airborne, land, and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation applications worldwide. The company offers military aircraft and helicopter systems; helmet mounted systems; commercial aviation systems and aero structures; unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned surface vessels; land vehicle systems; command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence systems; intelligence and cyber systems; electro-optic and countermeasures systems; homeland security systems; and electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems, as well as technologies for commercial applications and activities. It also provides a range of support services. The company markets its systems and products as a prime contractor or subcontractor to various governments and defense and homeland security contractors. Elbit Systems Ltd. was founded in 1966 and is based in Haifa, Israel.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Elbit Systems Ltd (NASDAQ:ESLT) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the five research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Elbit Systems (NASDAQ:ESLT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Elbit Systems from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. TheStreet lowered Elbit Systems from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. Finally, Chardan Capital restated a neutral rating on shares of Elbit Systems in a report on Friday, June 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Elbit Systems presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $176.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.(EGBN)

In this report, unless otherwise expressly stated or the context otherwise requires, the terms “we,” “us,” the “Company,” “Eagle,” and “our” refer to Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and our subsidiaries on a combined basis, except in the description of any of our securities, in which case these terms refer solely to Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and not to any of our subsidiaries. References to “EagleBank” or “Bank” refer to EagleBank, which is our principal subsidiary.
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland on October 28, 1997, to serve as the bank holding company for EagleBank (the “Bank”). The Company was formed by a group of local businessmen and professionals with significant prior experience in community banking in the Company’s market area, together with an experienced community bank senior management team.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in shares of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) by 14.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 49,011 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,399 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.14% of Eagle Bancorp worth $3,004,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund(ICLN)

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF, formerly iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index. The S&P Global Clean Energy Index includes clean energy production companies, clean energy equipment and technology providers. The Fund operates in a range of sectors, which include electric utilities, semiconductors and semiconductor equipment, independent power producers and energy traders, commercial services and supplies, and electrical equipment. BlackRock Fund Advisors acts as an investment adviser. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    For those afraid of getting burned with the solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ:ICLN) may be a more attractive option since the fund’s stated objective is to “track the investment results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index.” The fund’s 30 holdings represent global leaders in renewable energy, ranging from solar power to geothermal to waste-to-energy. Like the Invesco Solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF is not actively managed and carries a fairly low expense ratio of 0.47%. Distributions are made semiannually and currently offer a trailing-12-month yield of 2.34%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low carbon renewable fuels in the United States. It sells ethanol to gasoline refining and distribution companies; provides ethanol transportation, storage, and delivery services in the Western United States, primarily in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, and Washington; and markets ethanol co-products, including wet distiller grains and syrup to dairy operators and animal feed distributors. The company also provides operations, maintenance, and accounting services to a cellulosic integrated bio-refinery in Boardman, Oregon. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest tumble by 33.8% in the two-week period to 390,895 shares, about 0.9% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained unchanged at two. The stock price dropped by about 8.9% between the settlement dates. Shares closed at $1.15 on Wednesday, down about 0.9% for the day, in a 52-week range of $0.76 to $4.15.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) dropped 5.1% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.32 and last traded at $2.48. Approximately 53,022 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 91% from the average daily volume of 606,388 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.36.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest fall by 0.7% in the two-week period to 859,540 shares, which is about 2% of the company’s float. Days to cover rose from two to three. The stock price tumbled by about 14.9% in the first two weeks of September. Shares closed at $1.95 on Tuesday, down 2.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $1.55 to $6.06.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell Industries (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Halyard Health, Inc.(HYH)

Halyard Health, Inc. is a global company which seeks to advance health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. We have two business segments: Surgical and Infection Prevention (“S&IP”) and Medical Devices. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms “Halyard,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Halyard Health, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. References to “Kimberly-Clark” mean Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries. Our products and solutions are designed to address some of today’s most important healthcare needs; namely, preventing infection and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. We sell our products in more than 100 countries. We market and support the efficacy, safety and economic benefit of our products with a significant body of clinical evidence.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 232,419 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,411 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 0.49% of Halyard Health worth $10,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 9,805 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock, valued at approximately $453,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.65-$1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.26.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Sims Metal Management Limited operates in the metal recycling industry. The company engages in ferrous secondary recycling, non-ferrous secondary recycling, secondary processing, and recycling solutions businesses. Its ferrous secondary recycling activities comprise the collection, processing, and trading of iron and steel secondary raw material; non-ferrous secondary recycling activities consists of the collection, processing, and trading of other metal alloys and residues, principally aluminum, lead, copper, zinc, and nickel bearing materials; and secondary processing activities include the melting, refining, and ingoting of certain non-ferrous metals; and the reclamation and reprocessing of plastics. The company also provides recycling solutions, such as the provision of environmentally responsible solutions for the disposal of post-consumer electronic products comprising information technology assets recycled for commercial customers. Its recycling solutions include ne gative value materials, such as refrigerators, and electrical and electronic equipment. It operates primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Croatia. The company was formerly known as Sims Group Limited and changed its name to Sims Metal Management Limited in November 2008. Sims Metal Management Limited was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart Metering Systems (LON:SMS)’s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Peel Hunt in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Smart Metering Systems (LON:SMS) had its price objective raised by Canaccord Genuity from GBX 900 ($11.72) to GBX 925 ($12.05) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Canaccord Genuity currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded down 7.9% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on August 19th. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be purchased for $12.83 or 0.00201073 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market cap of $1.34 million and $944.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Speed Mining Service has traded down 15.5% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

Inter Parfums, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of fragrances and fragrance related products worldwide. It offers its fragrance and cosmetic products under the Balmain, Boucheron, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Repetto, Van Cleef & Arpels, Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Rochas, Anna Sui, Banana Republic, bebe, Coach, Dunhill, French Connection, Gap, Hollister, Oscar de la Renta, and Shanghai Tang brands. It markets and sells its products to department stores, perfumeries, specialty retailers, mass market retailers, supermarkets, domestic and international wholesalers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Jean Philippe Fragrances, Inc. and changed its name to Inter Parfums, Inc. in July 1999. Inter Parfums, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) – Investment analysts at DA Davidson reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Inter Parfums in a note issued to investors on Thursday, August 9th. DA Davidson analyst L. Weiser now forecasts that the company will earn $0.62 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.65. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Inter Parfums’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS.

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So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to pick a stock famed investors are currently buying. Here’s why Cummins (NYSE:CMI), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) caught their attention.

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Neha Chamaria (Cummins): When the world’s largest hedge fund makes a move, it warrants attention regardless of the size of the investment. Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, which manages nearly $150 billion worth of investments, added a new stock to its portfolio during the second quarter: Cummins. The fund now owns shares worth roughly $31.3 million, or 235,261 shares of the engine manufacturer. That’s more than the number of shares it owns in Caterpillar, a stock it’s been invested in for several quarters now and added to in Q2.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2021: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

We are a Houston, Texas based independent oil and natural gas company. Our business is to maximize production and cash flow from our offshore properties in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (“GOM”) and onshore properties in various plays, and use that cash flow to explore, develop, exploit and acquire crude oil and natural gas properties in the onshore Texas Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.
On October 1, 2013, we completed a merger with Crimson Exploration Inc. (“Crimson”), in an all-stock transaction pursuant to which Crimson became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Contango (the “Merger”). Accordingly, we issued approximately 3.9 million shares of common stock in exchange for all of Crimson’s outstanding capital stock, resulting in Crimson stockholders owning 20.3% of the post-Merger Contango.
On October 1, 2013, our board of directors approved a change in fiscal year end from June 30 to December 31.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 60,000 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000. Fondren Management LP owned 0.23% of Contango Oil & Gas as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2021: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CPRX)

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., incorporated on July 21, 2006, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

Firdapse

The Company’s Firdapse is indicated for the treatment of lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS). Firdapse consists of the phosphate salt of amifampridine. The Company has completed the Phase III trial of Firdapse. The Phase III trial was designed as a double blind, randomized withdrawal trial in which all patients were initially treated with Firdapse during a 91-day run-in period followed by treatment with either Firdapse or placebo during a two-week randomization period.

CPP-109

The Company’s CPP-109 (vigabatrin) is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) aminotransferase inhibitor. CPP-109 is indicated for the treatment of Tourette’s Disorder. Vigabatrin is approved for human use (Sabril and Lundbeck) and CPP-109 is being employed as a research surrogate for exploring potential indications for which there are no adequate animal models.

CPP-115

The Company’s CPP-115 is a GABA aminotransferase inhibitor. CPP-115 is indicated for the treatment of selected neurological indications, such as complex partial seizures and Tourette’s Disorder, and epilepsy. The Company has completed the Phase Ib multi-dose safety and tolerance study of CPP-115. CPP-115 has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the food and drug administration (FDA) for the treatment of infantile spasms and Orphan Medicinal Product Designation in the European Union, for West syndrome (a form of infantile spasms).

The Company competes with Jacobus Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, J&J, UCB, Abbott, GSK, Roche and Novartis.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    CPRX has been the subject of several other research reports. HC Wainwright set a $6.00 target price on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $3.25 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Oppenheimer started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. They issued a buy rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, September 21st. They issued an overweight rating for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, September 7th. They issued an overweight rating and a $5.00 target price for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.61.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $8.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 153.97% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2021: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Unifi, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1969, is a manufacturing company. The Company processes and sells commodity yarns, specialized yarns and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The Company operates through three segments: Polyester segment, Nylon segment and International segment. The Company’s polyester products include polyester polymer beads (Chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, which is available in virgin or recycled varieties (the latter made from both pre-consumer yarn waste and post-consumer waste, including plastic bottles). The Company’s nylon products include textured, solution dyed and spandex covered products. The Company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Polyester

The Company’s Polyester segment manufactures Chip, POY, textured, dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. The Polyester Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and El Salvador.

Nylon

The Company’s Nylon segment manufactures textured yarns (both nylon and polyester) and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. The Nylon Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and Colombia.

International

The Company’s International segment offers products, including textured polyester, and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber. The International Segment sells its yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use m! arkets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. It also includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China.

The Company competes with O’Mara, Inc., NanYa Plastics Corp. of America, AKRA, S.A. de C.V., C S Central America S.A. de C.V., Avanti Industria Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda., Polyenka Ltda., Sapona Manufacturing Company, Inc. and McMichael Mills, Inc.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) Director Robert J. Bishop purchased 4,000 shares of Unifi stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.79 per share, with a total value of $127,160.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,055.52. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2021: iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund(ICLN)

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF, formerly iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index. The S&P Global Clean Energy Index includes clean energy production companies, clean energy equipment and technology providers. The Fund operates in a range of sectors, which include electric utilities, semiconductors and semiconductor equipment, independent power producers and energy traders, commercial services and supplies, and electrical equipment. BlackRock Fund Advisors acts as an investment adviser. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    For those afraid of getting burned with the solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ:ICLN)may be a more attractive option since the fund’s stated objective is to “track the investment results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index.” The fund’s 30 holdings represent global leaders in renewable energy, ranging from solar power to geothermal to waste-to-energy. Like the Invesco Solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF is not actively managed and carries a fairly low expense ratio of 0.47%. Distributions are made semiannually and currently offer a trailing-12-month yield of 2.34%.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2021: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of CenturyLink(NYSE:CTL), a global communications and IT services company, fell 13.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its fourth-quarter 2018 results. Investors weren’t happy that the company’s revenue declined on a year-over-year basis and that it posted a loss — and they really didn’t like the fact that CenturyLink cut its annual dividend.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors(NYSE:OHI), andPublic Storage(NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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