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 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Guess?, Inc.(GES)
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women, and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities. It operates through Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale, and Licensing segments. The companys clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel. It also grants licenses to manufacture and distribute various products that complement its apparel lines, such as eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids and infants apparel, outerwear, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry, and other fashion accessories. The company markets its products under the brands of GUESS, GUESS?, GUESS U.S.A., GUESS Jeans, GUESS? and Triangle Design, MARCIANO, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G and a stylized M, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, YES, G by GUESS, GUESS by MARCIANO, and Gc. It sells its products through direct-to-consumer, wholesale, and licensing distribution channels. As of January 30, 2016, the company directly operated 835 retail stores in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company’s licensees and distributors operated an additional 804 retail stores worldwide. Guess?, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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Northern Oil & Gas Inc (NYSEMKT:NOG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, March 12th. Analysts expect Northern Oil & Gas to post earnings of $0.14 per share for the quarter.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.(SBGI)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., incorporated on November 19, 1986, is a television broadcasting company. The Company owns or provides certain programming, operating or sales services to television stations in the United States. The Company’s segments include Broadcast, Other and Corporate. The Broadcast segment consists of all of its television stations. The Other segment primarily consists of original networks and content, digital and Internet solutions, technical services and other non-media investments. The Company owns and provides programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements (LMAs), or provides sales services and other non-programming operating services pursuant to joint sales agreements (JSA) and shared services agreements (SSA) to approximately 160 stations in over 80 markets. These stations broadcast over 440 channels, including 215 channels affiliated with primary networks or program service providers comprising FOX (47), ABC (32), CBS (29), NBC (23), CW (44), MyNetworkTV (MNT) (34) and Univision (6). Over 230 channels broadcast programming from Antenna TV, American Sports Network (ASN), Azteca, Bounce Network, COMET, Decades, Estrella TV, Get TV, Grit, Heartland, Me TV, MundoFox, Retro TV, Telemundo, This TV, News & Weather, Zuus Country, and one channel broadcasts independent programming.
The Company’s Broadcast segment provides free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences in the communities it serves through its local television stations. The programming that it provides on its primary channels consists of network provided programs, news produced locally, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs, and internally originated programming provided by its other media subsidiaries. It provides live local sporting events on many of its stations by acquiring the local television broadcast rights for these events. Additionally, it purchases and barters for syndicated programming from third party television producers. The Company produces approximately 2,200 hours of news per week at over 110 stations in approximately 80 markets, including one station which produces news pursuant to a local news sharing arrangement for a competitive station in that market. It has approximately 20 stations, which have local news sharing arrangements with a competitive station in that market that produces the news aired on its station. It has a total of over 10 other low powered stations.
The Company’s internally developed content includes Ring of Honor (ROH), its professional wrestling promotion; Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinsson (Full Measure), its national Sunday morning investigative and political analysis program, and its joint venture with Tornante Company, which is engaged in developing syndicated court, game, comedy and talk shows. The Company leverages its digital expertise by launching Sinclair Digital Solutions through which it runs integrated and multi-platform digital marketing programs. The Company owns subsidiaries, which are engaged in providing broadcast related technical services to the broadcast industry, including Acrodyne Technical Services, a provider of service and support for broadcast transmitters throughout the world; Dielectric, a designer and manufacturer of broadcast systems, including various components from transmitter output to antenna, and ONE Media, LLC, a technology innovator at the forefront of developing industry standards and related technologies for Next Generation Broadcast Platforms (Next Gen) encompassing its vision for broadcasting.
The Company owns various non-media related investments through its subsidiary Keyser Capital, which is an originator, underwriter and manager of its investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, mezzanine financing and real estate investments. Its investments include Triangle Sign and Service (Triangle), a sign designer and fabricator; Alarm Funding Associates (Alarm Funding), a regional security alarm operator and bulk acquisition company; Bay Creek South (Bay Creek), a land developer for a planned resort community in Cape Charles, Virginia, and Jefferson Place, a mixed use land development project in Frederick, Maryland.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Monday, March 25th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
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- [By Max Byerly]
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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)
Communications Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells modular connecting and wiring devices, digital subscriber line filters, structured wiring systems, and media and rate conversion products primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company?s Suttle segment manufactures and markets copper and fiber connectivity systems, enclosure systems, XDSL filters and splitters, and active technologies for voice, data, and video communications under the Suttle brand name; and residential structured wiring products under the SOHO Access brand name. This segment offers its products directly and through distributors to communication companies, smaller telephone companies, electrical/low voltage contractors, home builders, cable customers, and original equipment manufacturers. Its Transition Networks segment designs, assembles, and markets network interface devices, media converters, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, sma ll form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks and MILAN brand names. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company?s JDL Technologies segment offers information technology (IT) solutions, including network design and integration IT service management, network security, desktop virtualization, and managed network operation center services. This segment serves educational clients, IT value added resellers, and managed service providers, as well as healthcare, enterprise, and government markets. Its Austin Taylor segment provides telephony and data networking products to telecommunications companies, distributors, and installers. This segment designs and manufactures external metal cabinets and internal metal boxes to industry standards and to customer specifications. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Black Hills Corporation(BKHU)
Black Hills Corporation, a South Dakota corporation (together with its subsidiaries, referred to herein as the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), is a growth-oriented, vertically-integrated energy company headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our predecessor company, Black Hills Power and Light Company, was incorporated and began providing electric utility service in 1941. It was formed through the purchase and combination of several existing electric utilities and related assets, some of which had served customers in the Black Hills region since 1883. In 1956, we began producing, selling and marketing various forms of energy through non-regulated businesses.
We operate in the United States with two major business groups: Utilities and Non-regulated Energy. Our Utilities Group is comprised of regulated Electric Utilities and regulated Gas Utilities segments, and our Non-regulated Energy Group is comprised of Power Generation, Coal Mining and Oil and Gas segments. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media headlines about BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut (NYSE:BKHU) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7211950698084 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.