Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now


Advisors’ Opinion: [By Stephan Byrd] Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability. [By Joseph Griffin] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Itron (ITRI) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com [By Logan Wallace] TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36. [By Lisa Levin]
Companies Reporting After The Bell Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion. Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion. Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million. Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million. Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million. Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million. VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million. Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million. Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million. YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlantic American Corporation(AAME)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Logan Wallace] Atlantic American (NASDAQ: AAME) and Swiss Re (OTCMKTS:SSREY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. [By Joseph Griffin] Media headlines about Atlantic American (NASDAQ:AAME) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic American earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9140395368088 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.(BLMN)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Max Byerly] ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) Receives $22.63 Consensus Price Target from Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international copyright laws. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3379609/bloomin-brands-blmn-receives-22-63-consensus-price-target-from-analysts.html. [By Joseph Griffin] Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) and Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. [By Logan Wallace] These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring: Get First Majestic Silver alerts: Zacks: Analysts Anticipate First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) Will Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) News Report of Sizzling Basic materials Stock: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nasdaqplace.com) Stock in the Wall Street Spotlight: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nysewired.com) Is the Stock Overvalued? 鈥? First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE:AG) (nasdaqjournal.com) Stocks in the Spotlight: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN), First Majestic Silver … (journalfinance.net) Shares of First Majestic Silver opened at $7.30 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. First Majestic Silver has a 12-month low of $4.93 and a 12-month high of $8.73. The company has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a P/E ratio of -182.50 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 4.41 and a quick ratio of 4.15. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Ethan Ryder] COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “DigitalGlobe (DGI) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360325/digitalglobe-dgi-earning-somewhat-positive-press-coverage-report-shows.html. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Joseph Griffin] Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends. [By Ethan Ryder] Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk. [By Joseph Griffin] Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Shane Hupp] Shares of Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.33. [By Logan Wallace] Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $66.82 and last traded at $66.53, with a volume of 87086 shares. The stock had previously closed at $65.66. [By Shane Hupp] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Brunswick (BC) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com [By Stephan Byrd] ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “$1.15 Billion in Sales Expected for Brunswick Co. (BC) This Quarter” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3380347/1-15-billion-in-sales-expected-for-brunswick-co-bc-this-quarter.html. [By Ethan Ryder] Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) insider William Metzger sold 13,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.42, for a total transaction of $912,192.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. [By Rich Duprey] Pontoon boats are a versatile vessel as they can be used for fishing, sports, cruising, and day trips. That latter part is key because rival boatmaker Brunswick (NYSE:BC) — which Polaris used to have a business relationship with when it was in the marine market — says that overnight trips with boats are fading. Industry site Boat Industry quotes Brunswick’s freshwater boat group President Jeff Kinsey as saying, “There’s been a clear shift toward day boating, and that speaks directly to the pontoon with its seating capacity, its open space, its amenities and its comfort.” Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BB&T Corporation(BBT)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Logan Wallace] BitBoost (CURRENCY:BBT) traded 0.1% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on May 23rd. Over the last week, BitBoost has traded up 17.5% against the US dollar. BitBoost has a total market cap of $1.85 million and approximately $0.00 worth of BitBoost was traded on exchanges in the last day. One BitBoost token can now be purchased for $0.14 or 0.00001497 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. [By ] BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.” [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger] But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for why聽BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)聽are worthy additions to your portfolio. [By Max Byerly] Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. boosted its stake in shares of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 197,093 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,323 shares during the quarter. BB&T accounts for approximately 2.0% of Richard C. Young & CO. LTD.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD.’s holdings in BB&T were worth $10,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. [By Logan Wallace] Stearns Financial Services Group trimmed its position in shares of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 3.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 43,395 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,511 shares during the period. BB&T makes up 0.6% of Stearns Financial Services Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Stearns Financial Services Group’s holdings in BB&T were worth $2,258,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. [By Ethan Ryder] State Treasurer State of Michigan decreased its holdings in BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 228,861 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,400 shares during the quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in BB&T were worth $11,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Joseph Griffin] Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. [By Shane Hupp] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electronics For Imaging (EFII) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com [By Max Byerly] Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its stake in Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 20.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,439 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,582 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. [By Logan Wallace] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electronics For Imaging (EFII) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By Stephan Byrd] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RingCentral (RNG) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com [By Shane Hupp] Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80. [By Stephan Byrd] RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings. [By Max Byerly] RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 9,300 shares of RingCentral stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.71, for a total transaction of $722,703.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)
Advisors’ Opinion: [By ] Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.” Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. ” [By Max Byerly] BidaskClub downgraded shares of Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday. Several other brokerages also recently commented on MGI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. Moneygram International has an average rating of Sell and a consensus target price of $9.75. [By Max Byerly] Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000. [By ] Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

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