Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now


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 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)


Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers electronic circuit protection products, such as fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, varistors, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays and protection thyristors, gas discharge tubes, and power switching components, as well as fuseholders, blocks, and related accessories under PICO II, and NANO2 SMF, TECCOR, SIDACtor, and Battrax brand names. It offers its electronic circuit protection products for use in wireless telephones, consumer electronics, computers, modems, telecommunications equipment, telephones, data transmission lines, and alarm systems. The company also provides automotive fuses that are used in automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road equipment to protec t electrical circuits and the wires that supply electrical power to operate lights, heating, air conditioning, radios, windows, and other controls, as well as offers fuses for the protection of electric and hybrid vehicles. It markets its automotive fuse products under ATO, MINI, MAXI, MIDI, MEGA, MasterFuse, JCASE, and CablePro brand names. In addition, Littelfuse manufactures various low-voltage and medium-voltage circuit protection products, such as power fuses that are used in the protection from over-load and short-circuit currents in motor branch circuits, heating and cooling systems, control systems, lighting circuits, and electrical distribution networks to electrical distributors and their customers in the construction, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial maintenance and repair and operating supplies markets. Littelfuse sells its products through direct sales force and manufacturers? representatives. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) – Research analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Littelfuse in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 31st. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $2.76 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $2.81. Barrington Research has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Littelfuse’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.35 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.63 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc lessened its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,223 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,678 shares during the period. Littelfuse comprises approximately 1.5% of KAMES CAPITAL plc’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. KAMES CAPITAL plc owned about 1.26% of Littelfuse worth $62,373,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.(STAF)


Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Staffing 360,” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on December 22, 2009, as Golden Fork Corporation (“Golden Fork”), which changed its name to Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., ticker symbol “STAF”, on March 16, 2012. As a rapidly growing public company in the international staffing sector, our high-growth business model is based on finding and acquiring, suitable, mature, profitable, operating, domestic and international staffing companies. Our targeted consolidation model is focused specifically on the accounting and finance, information technology (“IT”), engineering, administration and light industrial disciplines.
All amounts in this Annual Report are expressed in thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated.
Business Model and Acquisitions
We are a high-growth international staffing company engaged in the acquisition of United States (“U.S.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%


    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

CNA Financial Corporation (CNAF) was incorporated in 1967 and is an insurance holding company. Collectively, CNAF and its subsidiaries are referred to as CNA or the Company. References to “CNA,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” or like terms refer to the business of CNAF and its subsidiaries. CNA’s property and casualty and remaining life and group insurance operations are primarily conducted by Continental Casualty Company (CCC), The Continental Insurance Company, Western Surety Company, CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited and its subsidiaries (Hardy). Loews Corporation (Loews) owned approximately 90% of our outstanding common stock as of December 31, 2015. On August 1, 2014, we completed the sale of the common stock of Continental Assurance Company (CAC). Our insurance products primarily include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berenberg Bank cut shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Berenberg Bank currently has GBX 140 ($1.83) price target on the integrated energy company’s stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 155 ($2.03).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CNA Financial Corp  (NYSE:CNA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Randgold Resources Limited(GOLD)

Randgold Resources Limited was incorporated under the laws of Jersey, Channel Islands in August 1995, to engage in the exploration and development of gold deposits in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our principal executive offices are located at 3rd Floor Unity Chambers, 28 Halkett Street, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WJ Channel Islands and our telephone number is (011 44) 1534,735-333. Our agent in the United States is CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York 10011.


We discovered the Morila deposit during December 1996 and we subsequently financed, built and commissioned the Morila mine.

During July 2000, we concluded the sale of 50% of our interest in Morila Limited (and also a shareholder loan made by us to Morila Limited) to AngloGold Ashanti for $132.0 million in cash.

We have an 80% controlling interest in Loulo through a series of transactions culminating in April 2001.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Faisal Humayun]

    Considering the company’s cash buffer, Apple is positioned to make big investments for growth and diversification. Strong cash flows also provide sustained visibility for dividend growth and share repurchases over time.


    Barrick Gold (GOLD) Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com

    Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) stock has also been in a correction mode this year. This is not surprising, as gold has trended lower on contractionary monetary policies.

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    In his first “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Mark Bristow, president and CEO of gold miner Barrick Gold  (GOLD) – Get Barrick Gold Corporation Report.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Newmont Mining

    Mining $18.33 billion
    Franco-Nevada Streaming (gold, platinum group, and oil and gas) $14.51 billion
    Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) Mining $10.4 billion
    Goldcorp Mining $9.67 billion
    Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) Mining $7.62 billion
    Royal Gold Streaming (gold) $6 billion
    AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) Mining $5.4 billion
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) Mining $4.29 billion
    B2Gold (NYSEMKT:BTG) Mining $2.96 billion

    *Market capitalization as of March 13, 2019. Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)


YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), incorporated on May 30, 1997, is engaged in restaurant business. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM operates through four segments: YUM China (China Division), which includes all operations in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept. The Company has over 42,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories. The Company’s three Concepts focus on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories, respectively.


YUM China

The Company’s China Division, based in Shanghai, China, comprises approximately 7,180 units, primarily Company-owned KFCs and Pizza Huts. It also owns non-controlling interests in Chinese entities operating in a manner similar to KFC franchisees and a meat processing entity that supplies lamb to the Little Sheep business.

KFC

KFC operates in approximately 130 countries and territories throughout the world. KFC has over 5,000 units in China, approximately 370 units in India and over 14,580 units within the KFC Division. KFC restaurants across the world offer fried and non-fried chicken products, such as sandwiches, chicken strips, chicken-on-the-bone and other chicken products marketed under a range of names. KFC restaurants also offer a range of entrees and side items suited to local preferences and tastes.


Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is a restaurant chain specializing in the sale of ready-to-eat pizza products. The Company’s Pizza Hut operates in approximately 90 countries and territories throughout the world. Pizza Hut has approximately 1,900 units in China, over 430 units in India and approximately 13,730 units within the Pizza Hut Division. Pizza Hut operates in the delivery, carryout and casual dining segments around the world. Pizza Hut features a range of pizzas, which are marketed under varying names. Each of these pizzas is offered with a range of different toppings suited to local preferences and tastes. Pizza Huts also offer pasta and chicken wings, including approximately 5,900 stores offering wings under the brand WingStreet in the United States. Outside the United States, Pizza Hut casual dining restaurants offer a range of core menu products other than pizza, which are suited to local preferences and tastes.


Taco Bell

Taco Bell operates in over 20 countries and territories throughout the world. There are over 6,400 Taco Bell units within the Taco Bell Division, primarily in the United States, and approximately seven units in India. Taco Bell specializes in Mexican-style food products, including various types of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos and other related items. Taco Bell offers breakfast items in its the United States stores.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Yum! Brands  (YUM) stock fell 2% after getting downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. 


    Nordstrom (JWN) was down 8.5% after the department-store operator was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Nordstrom stock dropped 18% on Wednesday after reporting earnings.

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    Earlier this month, Yum Brands’  (YUM) – Get Report Pizza Hut unit said it was offering Beyond Meat’s plant-based non-meat pepperoni topping on pizzas in almost 70 locations in five U.S. cities, starting Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Saturday, November 17th. Gordon Haskett started coverage on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Yum! Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Sunday, December 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on shares of Yum! Brands from $94.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $93.46.


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    Yum! Brands Profile

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Grubhub could also secure more partnerships with big restaurant chains. It partnered with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) last year to offer online pickup and delivery services from select KFC and Taco Bell restaurants, and it recently launched Taco Bell delivery services nationwide.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

Except as otherwise indicated, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “CM Finance” and the “Company” refer to CM Finance Inc and “CM Investment Partners” and the “Adviser” refer to our investment adviser and administrator, CM Investment Partners LLC.
We were formed in February 2012 and commenced operations in March 2012 as CM Finance LLC, a Maryland limited liability company. Immediately prior to the pricing of our initial public offering, CM Finance LLC was merged with and into CM Finance Inc, a Maryland corporation (the “Merger”). We are an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).
We are a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of U.S.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CM Finance Inc (NASDAQ:CMFN) – Analysts at Oppenheimer dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for CM Finance in a report released on Wednesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now anticipates that the investment management company will earn $0.25 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.27. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for CM Finance’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.03 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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