No matter how many warnings experts issue regarding penny stocks, people invariably find their way into this speculative arena. And that issue has become even more prominent thanks to mobile trading apps like Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). With the ability to wager on the full spectrum of investment vehicles right at your fingertips, Robinhood is somewhat of a mixed bag.
On the one hand, let’s at least give credit where it’s due. Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, financial analysts bemoaned that younger people were investing at a lower rate than prior generations at their age milestones. Suddenly, with extra time on their hands and government stimulus checks in the mail, many folks started making up for lost time. However, quite a few did so through penny stocks.
That’s not to say that this segment of the market is inherently a poor choice. Many of today’s blue chips once started off as little more than a dream, with share prices reflecting this risk profile. But with patience and truckloads of good fortune, you can make a killing with penny stocks.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ace Limited(ACE)
Chubb Ltd, formerly ACE Ltd, incorporated on July 18, 2008, is a Switzerland-based insurance and reinsurance company. The Company offers commercial insurance products and service offerings, such as risk management programs, loss control and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products to niche areas, such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance to individuals in select countries. The Company’s segments include Insurance – North American P&C, Insurance – North American Agriculture, Insurance – Overseas General, Global Reinsurance and Life.
Overseas General Insurance
Overseas General Insurance comprises the Company’s retail broker-distributed property and casualty insurance business outside of North America, and Chubb Global Markets, the Company’s international excess and surplus lines wholesale business, including both its Lloyd’s and London company market operations. These businesses covers commercial property, casualty, professional lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk and construction risk, as well as consumer-oriented products, such as accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines. It also includes the international operations of Combined Insurance, which provides specialty accident and supplemental health insurance products to middle-income consumers in Europe and Asia Pacific.
North American Insurance
The businesses of the North American Insurance segment serve clients ranging from the multinationals to mid-size and small businesses to high net worth individuals. North America Major Accounts, which distributes coverage through retail brokers, provides commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurance products to the corporate market in the United States and Canada. North America Commercial Insurance is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves the middle market in the United States and Canada. North America Retail Small Commercial is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves small commercial clients in the United States and Canada. North America Personal Risk Services provides individuals and families with homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella and recreational marine insurance. Westchester, a Chubb company, specializes in excess and surplus lines specialty products, including property, inland marine, casualty, professional lines, and environmental liability products distributed through wholesale brokers. Chubb Bermuda writes high-level excess liability, property, political risk, and directors and officers insurance around the world.
North American Agriculture
North American Agriculture comprises Rain and Hail, which provides multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance distributed through a network of specialized agents; and Chubb Agribusiness, which offers farm and ranch property, as well as specialty P&C coverage distributed through brokers and agents for companies that manufacture, process and distribute agricultural products.
Marketing its coverage around the world under the Chubb Tempest Re brand, the businesses of the Global Reinsurance segment provide a range of property and casualty reinsurance products to an array of primary insurers. Its business units include Chubb Tempest Re Bermuda, Chubb Tempest Re USA, Chubb Tempest Re Canada, and Chubb Tempest Re International, which offers P&C reinsurance operations based in London and Zurich. Chubb Tempest Re also has operations in China and Brazil through Lloyd’s.
Chubb Life provides traditional life insurance protection and savings products to the individuals and groups primarily in Asia and Latin America. The segment also includes the North American operations of Combined Insurance, which distribute specialty individual accident and supplemental health insurance products through captive agents to middle-income consumers in the United States and Canada.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on March 1st. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Ace token can currently be purchased for $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.
- [By Max Byerly]
Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 19th. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar. One Ace token can now be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on exchanges. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
ACE (TokenStars) (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 10.1% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 13th. One ACE (TokenStars) token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0571 or 0.00000912 BTC on exchanges. ACE (TokenStars) has a market capitalization of $666,377.00 and $320,387.00 worth of ACE (TokenStars) was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, ACE (TokenStars) has traded 19.7% lower against the dollar.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)
Transcanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates in three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil Pipelines, and Energy. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment develops and operates energy infrastructure, including natural gas pipelines and regulated gas storage facilities. Its network of natural gas pipelines extends approximately 60,000 km tapping into gas supply basins in North America. The Oil Pipelines segment operates Keystone crude oil pipeline system, which includes completed 3,467 km Wood River/Patoka and Cushing Extension phases, and the proposed 2,673 km U.S. Gulf Coast Expansion. The Energy segment engages in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, and operation of electrical power generation plants; the purchase and marketing of electricity; the provision of electricity account services to energy and industrial customers; and the development, construction, ownership, and operation of non-regulat ed natural gas storage in Alberta. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of TC Energy Co. (NYSE:TRP) (TSE:TRP) by 7.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,118 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 777 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in TC Energy were worth $452,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Industrials Spain Airports
Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) Energy Canada Oil and natural-gas pipelines and natural-gas utilities
NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Utilities U.S. Electric and natural gas utilities, wind- and solar-power generation
Atlantia (NASDAQOTH:ATASY) Industrials Italy Toll roads and airports
Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Utilities U.S. Electric and natural gas utilities
TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) Energy Canada Oil and natural gas pipelines
Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) Energy U.S. Oil and natural gas pipelines
Iberdrola (NASDAQOTH:IBDRY) Utilities Spain Electric and natural gas utilities
Getlink (NASDAQOTH:GRPTF) Industrials France Railroads
Data source: S&P Global.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.(SASR)
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the bank holding company for Sandy Spring Bank (the “Bank”). The Company is registered as a bank holding company pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “Holding Company Act”). As such, the Company is subject to supervision and regulation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”). The Company began operating in 1988. Sandy Spring Bank traces its origin to 1868, making it among the oldest banking institutions in the region. The Bank is independent, community oriented, and conducts a full-service commercial banking business through 45 community offices located in Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D. C. The Bank is a state chartered bank subject to supervision and regulation by the Federal Reserve and the State of Maryland. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 10,892 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000.
- [By Max Byerly]
Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) and Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) by 10.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,889,039 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 267,422 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.08% of Sandy Spring Bancorp worth $118,480,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)
We are an in vitro diagnostics company that has developed an innovative and proprietary technology platform that offers a rapid, sensitive and simple alternative to existing diagnostic methodologies. We are using our T2 Magnetic Resonance platform, or T2MR, to develop a broad set of applications aimed at lowering mortality rates, improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of healthcare by helping medical professionals make targeted treatment decisions earlier. T2MR enables rapid detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities in a variety of unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, plasma, serum, saliva, sputum and urine, and can detect cellular targets at limits of detection as low as one colony forming unit per milliliter, or CFU/mL. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Maxx Chatsko]
Shares of T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) jumped as much as 16% today after the integrated clinical diagnostics company released performance data for its next potential growth product. The T2Lyme Panel was developed to detect Lyme disease in just three to five hours. While time is an increasingly important consideration for diagnostic blood tests, accuracy remains king. The recent study hints that the T2Lyme Panel is the best in both metrics.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.
- [By Shane Hupp]
T2 Biosystems Inc (NASDAQ:TTOO) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $8.40.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals(VGM)
Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals (the Trust) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide common shareholders with a high level of current income exempt from federal income tax, consistent with preservation of capital. The Trust will invest substantially all of its assets in municipal securities rated investment grade at the time of investment. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in municipal securities that are rated investment grade at the time of investment. Municipal securities include municipal bonds, municipal notes, municipal commercial paper and lease obligations. It may also invest up to 20% of its net assets in non-investment-grade and unrated securities that it determines to be of comparable quality. It may invest in municipal securities that pay interest subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. Invesco Advisers, Inc. serves as its investment adviser. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Max Byerly]
Media headlines about Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl (NYSE:VGM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.4657191418091 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.