Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023


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.)

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Heska Corporation(HSKA)


Heska Corporation, incorporated on March 27, 1997, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports veterinary products. The Company is focused on the canine and feline companion animal health markets. The Company operates in two segments, which include Core Companion Animal Health (CCA) and Other Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals and Products (OVP). The CCA segment includes, primarily for canine and feline use, blood testing instruments and supplies, digital imaging products, software and services, and single use products and services, such as heartworm diagnostic tests, heartworm preventive products, allergy immunotherapy products and allergy testing. The OVP segment includes private label vaccine and pharmaceutical production, primarily for cattle but also for other animals, including small mammals. It sells veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products. Its offerings include blood testing instruments and supplies, digital imaging products, software and services, and single use products and services, such as in-clinic heartworm diagnostic tests, heartworm preventive products, allergy immunotherapy products and allergy testing.


Core Companion Animal Health Segment

The Company offers a line of veterinary diagnostic and other instruments. It also markets and sells consumable supplies for these instruments. The Company offers products, such as Veterinary Blood Testing and Other Non-Imaging Instruments, Veterinary Imaging Instruments and Services, Point-of-Care Heartworm Diagnostic Tests, Heartworm Preventive Products and Allergy Products and Services. Its veterinary blood testing and other non-imaging instruments include Blood Chemistry products, including the Element DC Veterinary Chemistry Analyzer (the Element DC) and DRI-CHEM 7000 Veterinary Chemistry Analyzer (DRI-CHEM 7000); Hematology products, including the Element HT 5 Hematology Analyzer (the HT5) and the HEMATRUE Veterinary Hematology Analyzer (the HEMATRUE); Blood Gases and Electrolytes products, including the Element POC Blood Gas & Electrolyte Analyzer (EPOC); immunodiagnostics, including the Element i Immunodiagnostic Analyzer (Element i), and IV Pumps, such as VET/IV 2.2 infusion pump.


The Company’s veterinary imaging instruments and services include digital radiography solutions and ultrasound systems. The digital radiography solutions are marketed and sold under the Cuattro brand name. The Company sells hardware, including digital radiography detectors, acquisition workstation equipment, positioning aides, such as tunnels and tables, viewing computers and other accessories along with embedded software and support, data hosting and other services. CloudDR solutions combine flat panel digital radiography acquisition with Web-based image storage. Cloudbank is an automatic, secure, Web-based image storage solution designed to interface with the software it sells. ViewCloud is a Picture Archival and Communications System (PACS) for Cloudbank for Web or local viewing, reporting, planning and e-mail sharing of studies on Internet devices, including personal computers, tablet devices and smartphones. SupportCloud is a support package, including call center voice and remote diagnostics, recovery and other services, such as the provision of warranty-related loaner units, to support CloudDR, Cloudbank and ViewCloud.


The Company sells mobile digital radiography products, primarily for equine use. The Uno 6 is an integrated, portable digital radiography generator with an embedded touchscreen digital radiography acquisition computer. The Slate 6 is a mobile digital radiography acquisition console with a direct sunlight readable display, including multi-touch software. Slate 6 and Uno 6 links to Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) servers of all types, as well as Cloudbank. The ultrasound products, including affiliated probes and peripherals, are provided to it under an agreement with Esaote USA (Esaote). It sells various ultrasound products with various features and corresponding price points, under the Esaote brand name. These offerings include the MyLab family of systems and probes, for use in abdominal, cardiac and small parts applications in companion animal and equine patients, as well as other species. The ultrasound products it sells generally integrate with its Cloudbank and ViewCloud offerings for image storing and viewing.


The Company markets and sells heartworm diagnostic tests for both dogs and cats. SOLO STEP CH for dogs and SOLO STEP FH for cats are available in point-of-care, single use formats that can be used by veterinarians on site. The Company also offers SOLO STEP CH Batch Test Strips, a rapid and simple point-of-care antigen detection test for dogs that allows veterinarians to run multiple samples at the same time. The Company’s heartworm preventive products include the TRI-HEART Plus Chewable Tablets (ivermectin/pyrantel), which are indicated for use as a monthly preventive treatment of canine heartworm infection, and for treatment and control of ascarid and hookworm infections. The Company manufactures TRI-HEART Plus Chewable Tablets at its Des Moines, Iowa production facility. Its allergy products include the ALLERCEPT Therapy Shots and ALLERCEPT Therapy Drops. It operates veterinary laboratories in Loveland, Colorado and Fribourg, Switzerland, both of which offer blood testing using its ALLERCEPT Definitive Allergen Panels.


Other Vaccines Pharmaceuticals and Products Segment

The Company manufactures biological and pharmaceutical products for various other animal health companies. The Company manufactures products for animals other than cattle, including horses and small mammals. Its offerings range from providing complete turnkey services, which include research, licensing, production, labeling and packaging of products to providing any one of these services as needed by its customers, as well as validation support and distribution services. The Company developed a line of bovine vaccines that are licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


The Company competes with IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Abaxis, Inc. and Zoetis Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Case in point: While you'll find Danaher as a top holding yet again, it's only at 1.6% of total assets right now – in line with most of the other companies on the list, including $2.8 billion veterinary medicine provider Heska (HSKA), which certainly doesn't pop up on the typical list of large-cap healthcare stocks.

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    Heska Corp. (Nasdaq: HSKA), is a smaller player with a market capitalization of $2.8 billion. The company primarily caters to veterinarian clinics, offering lab diagnostic and digital imaging equipment along with services, consumables, vaccines, and heartworm preventive products to pet healthcare providers.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. operates as a franchiser, confectionery manufacturer, and retail operator. It offers a range of chocolate candies and confectionery products. The company?s products include clusters, caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. As of March 31, 2010 it operated 11 owned, 29 franchised/licensed owned, and 305 franchised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores in 36 states in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Durango, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Engility Holdings, Inc.(EGL)


Engility Holdings, Inc. (Engility), incorporated on November 18, 2011, is engaged in providing a range of engineering, technical, analytical, advisory, training, logistics and support services. The Company offers a range of services, including technical consulting, program and business support, engineering and technology lifecycle support, information technology (IT) modernization and sustainment, supply chain services and logistics management, training and education to the United States Government personnel around the world. The Company serves various areas, such as intelligence, space architecture and systems engineering, climate change, international capacity development, air traffic management, asymmetric threats, emergency preparedness and response, non-kinetic warfare tactics, techniques and procedures, command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology sustainment, IT modernization, modeling and simulation, and training and education.


The Company serves the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of State (DoS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Engility also serves the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), and the United States Air Force.

Engility’s organization consists of various accounts, including the United States Army and Other DoD; the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force (excluding Air Force space); National Intelligence; Space; Federal Civilian, and International. The Company’s services to the United States Army include training and education as a partner on the Warfighter Focus program; software engineering and field support, and program management support on the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). The Company provides mission-specific services to a range of other DoD agencies and offices, including Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and the United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM).


The Company provides program support, engineering, IT and training services for the United States Navy. The Company’s Navy programs include systems engineering support on the Air 4.1 program under the Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) contract, radar systems engineering and software support to the Port Hueneme Division of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), and simulation-based tactical warfare training for the United States Navy’s Pacific Theater Forces. The Company provides weapons and systems integration support services, software development, independent verification and validation (IV&V), program management and training support to the United States Marine Corps.


The Company’s support services to the United States Marine Corps include data management and software support services for the Global Combat Support Systems-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) Unique Identification (IUID) program, acquisition logistics support to the Extensible MAGTF C2 (EMC2) program, technical engineering and training coordination support to the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISR-E), and power-related engineering, analytical, acquisition and business support services to the Program Manager Expeditionary Power Systems (PM EPS) program. The Company provides logistics and sustainment, cybersecurity operations, systems engineering and integration, and modeling and simulation to the United States Air Force.


The Company provides support from data collection, to production and dissemination of intelligence information to the intelligence community. The Company provides a range of services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including management consulting, health promotion and wellness, preventive medicine, epidemiology, disease surveillance, toxicology and related laboratory sciences. Engility also provides the VA with a range of functional capabilities, including software development, human capital, workforce planning and performance management solutions. On the Veterans Relationship Management program, the Company provides strategic IT portfolio and program management services. On Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), Engility provides agile software development services to transition the VA to enable a paperless-based environment for the processing of benefit claims.


The Company provides long-term staffing, process implementation and ongoing reporting for the DoJ’s Asset Forfeiture Program. Engility also provides international law enforcement training through DoJ’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) and provides management systems support to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Company also provides research, analysis and subject matter services to the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Volpe Transportation Center and the FAA in support of the NextGen Air Traffic Management System.


The Company provides support to the space community. The Company is an independent systems engineering and integration company for space across the defense and intelligence communities providing enterprise architecture, systems engineering and integration, mission assurance, and IV&V services. Engility works with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in areas, such as energy; agriculture and food security; transition and stability; disaster preparedness and response, and water and the environment. The Company also partners with the Department of State providing training and logistics support abroad. As part of the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program, Engility provides operation-specific training and logistics support. The Company also provides engineering, training and other services directly to foreign Governments. The Company’s offering includes the Joint Range Extension (JRE) tactical data link gateway, which provides a means for multipoint, interoperable, long-haul communication data exchange on military aircraft, such as the E-8C JSTARS. The Company also provides tactical shelters to the United States Marine Corps.


The Company competes with Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International Inc., CSRA Inc., ICF International, Inc., Leidos, ManTech International Corporation, NCI, Inc., Science Applications International Corporation, Sotera, Vencore, AECOM Technology Corporation, BAE Systems, Inc., Computer Sciences Corp, General Dynamics Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Company.

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), which collected $4.4 billion in revenue last year providing engineering and IT services to various branches of the U.S. government, announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire fellow government IT contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL) and its $1.9 billion revenue stream for $1.6 billion, plus $900 million in assumed debt. (And let’s give credit where it’s due — Reuters predicted this acquisition, and Vertical Research upgraded Engility because of it, two months ago).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)


Texas Roadhouse, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates full-service casual dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates and franchises its restaurants under the Texas Roadhouse name. It also operates sports restaurants under the Bubba’s 33 name. In addition, the company provides supervisory and administrative services for other franchise restaurants. As of December 29, 2015, it owned and operated 401 company restaurants, including 392 Texas Roadhouse, and 7 Bubba’s 33 restaurants, as well as 82 franchise restaurants. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.


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    TD Ameritrade Holding Corp  (NASDAQ:AMTD)Q2 2019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Morgan Stanley set a $64.00 price objective on TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation(MGY)

Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves in the United States. The company's properties are located primarily in Karnes County and the Giddings Field in South Texas principally comprising the Eagle Ford Shale and the Austin Chalk formation. As of December 31, 2020, its assets consisted of a total leasehold position of 460,398 net acres, including 23,513 net acres in Karnes, Gonzales, DeWitt, and Atascosa counties, Texas; 436,885 net acres in the Giddings Field located in Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Lee, Grimes, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, Texas; and approximately 1,160 net wells with a total production capacity of 61.8 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:MGY) – Analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Magnolia Oil & Gas in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 26th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.22 for the quarter. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Magnolia Oil & Gas’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Celanese Corporation(CE)


In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the term “Celanese” refers to Celanese Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and not its subsidiaries. The terms “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Celanese and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. The term “Celanese US” refers to the Company’s subsidiary, Celanese US Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and not its subsidiaries. Industry This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes industry data obtained from industry publications and surveys as well as our own internal company surveys. Third-party industry publications, surveys and forecasts generally state that the information contained therein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Overview We are a global technology and specialty materials company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 9.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,250 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 550 shares during the quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $472,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Parallel Advisors LLC Has $117,000 Stake in Celanese Co. (CE)” was reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of international trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159512/parallel-advisors-llc-has-117000-stake-in-celanese-co-ce.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Luminus Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 94.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 90,560 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 44,060 shares during the period. Luminus Management LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $10,058,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. manufactures and sells paper and reconstituted tobacco products to the tobacco industry, as well as specialized paper products for use in various applications. It operates in two segments, Paper and Reconstituted Tobacco. The Paper segment primarily produces cigarette papers, such as lower ignition propensity papers, plug wrap papers, and base tipping papers to cigarette manufacturers that use to wrap various parts of a cigarette. It also offers commercial and industrial products, including lightweight printing and writing papers, battery separator papers, drinking straw wraps, filter papers, and other specialized papers to converters and other end-users or brokers. The Reconstituted Tobacco segment produces and sells reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers. The company sells its products directly to customers in approximately 90 countries. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.


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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $34.66 and last traded at $35.16, with a volume of 1298 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.05.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2023: Ardelyx, Inc.(ARDX)

Ardelyx, Inc. discovers, develops, and commercializes minimally-systemic therapeutics for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat GI and cardio-renal diseases. Its lead product candidate is tenapanor, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, as well as in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia or elevated serum phosphorus levels in patients with end-stage renal disease. The company is also developing RDX022, an oral, non-absorbed potassium-binder for the treatment of hyperkalemia or elevated serum potassium. Its drug candidates in earlier stages of research and development include RDX009, a secretagogue of glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucagon-like peptide-2; and RDX013, a small molecule drug candidate for hyperkalemia. It has a collaboration partnership with AstraZeneca AB for the development and commercialization of tenapanor; and option and license agreement with Sanofi SA to conduct research for evaluating small molecule NaP2b inhibitors for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in CKD patients on dialysis. The company was formerly known as Nteryx, Inc. and changed its name to Ardelyx, Inc. in June 2008. Ardelyx, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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