Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

After taking a hit in the wake of the Trump victory, gold prices and gold stocks have been making a comeback of late, due primarily to the global uncertainty of a successful Trump presidency. In recent days gold prices surged 1.45% , reaching a 5 month high on news of further geopolitical unrest.

While this can mean excess volatility on the world markets, a silver lining (pun intended) is that mining companies are growing in market favor. Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCBB: TNREF) (TSE: TRO.V), a mining and mineral exploration company based in Colorado and Vancouver, BC, is well positioned for growth in the current volatile markets, largely due to its Thor Deposit, an advanced-stage gold-silver-lead-zinc-copper mineral deposit that has near-surface mineralization that can be extracted with a low cost, open pit mine. Recent discoveries in The Thor Deposit, which is 100% owned by Taranis (OTCBB: TNREF) (TSE: TRO.V), indicate that the area could be prime for development into a significantly bigger mine.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Sensors and Controls. The Sensors segment offers pressure sensors, force sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, position sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. Its sensors are used in various applications, such as automotive air-conditioning, braking, transmission, air bag, heavy vehicle off-road, industrial, aerospace, defense, and data/telecom applications, as well as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) applications. The Controls segment provides bimetal electromechanical controls, thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers, power inverters, and interconnection products. This segment also offers application-specific products, including motor and compressor protectors, circuit breakers, semicondu ctor burn-in test sockets, electrical HVAC controls, power inverters, precision switches, and thermostats. Its products are used in heating and air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, aircraft, automobiles, and light industrial system applications in industrial, aerospace, military, commercial, and residential markets. The company offers its products primarily under the Sensata, Klixon, Airpax, and Dimensions brand names. It serves original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive, industrial, and commercial end-markets; and industrial and commercial manufacturers and suppliers in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, datacomm, telecommunications, and aerospace industries, as well as motor and compressor suppliers. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Almelo, the Netherlands. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is a subsidiary of Sensata Investment Company S.C.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.94-4.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.05. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.58-3.68 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.63 billion.Sensata Technologies also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.94-4.10 EPS.

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    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on ST. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sensata Technologies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Sensata Technologies in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. They set a buy rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $69.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Sensata Technologies from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $59.00.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

WPP plc provides communications services worldwide. Its Advertising and Media Investment Management segment plans and creates marketing and branding campaigns; and designs and produces advertisements for television, cable, the Internet, and newspapers, as well as outdoor locations, such as billboards. This segment also engages in the media investment management operations in the areas of business science, consumer insight, communications and media planning implementation, interactions, content development, and sports and entertainment marketing. The companys Data Investment Management segment offers custom research services in various sectors, including strategic market studies; brand positioning; equity research; international research; advanced modeling; advertising research; pre-testing, tracking, and sales modeling; and trends and futures research and consultancy. Its Public Relations & Public Affairs segment advices its clients to communicate with consumers, governments, and the business and financial communities. This segments activities include corporate, financial, and marketing communications; crisis management; reputation management; public affairs; and government lobbying. The companys Branding & Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications segment is involved in branding and identity; healthcare communications; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing activities. This segment also offers specialist communications services, such as custom media and multicultural marketing; event, sports, youth, and entertainment marketing; corporate and business-to-business; and media, technology, and production services, as well as provides digital and creating measurable interactive marketing, integrated digital marketing strategy, mobile solutions, and proprietary platforms services. WPP plc was formerly known as WPP 2012 plc. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in Wpp Plc (NYSE:WPP) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,277,076 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,084 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in WPP were worth $100,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,530.46 ($19.94).

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of an index called the S&P SmallCap 600 Capped Information Technology Index (the Index). The Index consists of common stocks of the United States information technology companies. These are companies that are principally engaged in the business of providing information technology-related products and services, including computer hardware and software, Internet, electronics and semiconductors, and communication technologies. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in common stocks of small-capitalization information technology companies. The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Funds investment adviser is Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Overall, our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio has had a good run this year. Our closed positions for 2017 have, on average, returned 28.5% — a much stronger result than what we’ve seen from the Russell 2000 index or from the PowerShares S&P Small Cap Information Technology Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: PSCT), which returned 13% and 11% year-to-date, respectively. It’s not a fair comparison, of course, because our closed positions all have different time frames, but it does stress the strong promise of game-changing stocks.

Best Stocks For 2021

NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) by 21.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 8,523 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,488 shares during the quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc’s holdings in Philip Morris International were worth $847,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of PM. Griffin Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 2.7% in the first quarter. Griffin Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,425 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,627,000 after buying an additional 701 shares during the last quarter. Private Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 948.6% in the first quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 4,897 shares of the company’s stock valued at $492,000 after buying an additional 4,430 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Philip Morris International in the first quarter valued at about $3,391,000. Sentinel Trust Co. LBA raised its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 7.0% in the first quarter. Sentinel Trust Co. LBA now owns 31,061 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,088,000 after buying an additional 2,045 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 186.2% in the first quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,443,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,448,000 after buying an additional 938,933 shares during the last quarter. 72.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Best Stocks For 2021: B. Riley Financial, Inc.(RILY)

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides various financial services primarily in the United States and Europe. The company, through its subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, an investment bank, offers corporate finance, research, and sales and trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth clients. Its investment banking services include initial and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The company, through its other subsidiaries, provides financial services, including Great American Group, LLC, which offers advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC that provides investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, as well as multi-family office practice and wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, LLC, which offers senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and the private U.S. companies. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, March 5th.

    RILY opened at $17.17 on Monday. B. Riley Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.60 and a fifty-two week high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54, a current ratio of 4.34 and a quick ratio of 4.34. The firm has a market cap of $446.11 million, a PE ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

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Best Stocks For 2021: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (the Trust) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Trusts investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Trust will invest at least 80% of its total assets in municipal bonds that are investment-grade quality, or determined by its investment adviser to be of equivalent credit quality at time of purchase. The Trust may invest up to 20% of its total assets in municipal bonds that are rated, at the time of investment, Ba/BB or B by Moodys Investors Service (Moody’s), Standard & Poors (S&P) or Fitch Ratings (Fitch), or that are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by its investment advisor.

The Trust invests in sectors, such as hospitals, transportation, housing, water and sewer, power and education. The Trusts investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC. BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. serves as the Trusts sub-advisor. BlackRock Advisors, LLC and BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

Best Stocks For 2021: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Sonoco Products Company (Sonoco), incorporated on May 10, 1899, is a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and a provider of packaging services. The Company operates in four segments: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. The Company has approximately 330 locations in over 30 countries.

Consumer Packaging

The Company’s Consumer Packaging segment’s operations consist of approximately 90 plants across the world. The segment’s products and services include round composite cans; shaped rigid paperboard containers; fiber caulk/adhesive tubes; aluminum, steel and peelable membrane easy-open closures for composite and metal cans; plastic bottles, jars, jugs, cups and trays, and printed flexible packaging, rotogravure cylinder engraving and global brand management. Its products are catered to various markets, such as snacks, nuts, cookies, crackers, hard-baked goods, desserts, candy, gum, frozen concentrate, powdered and liquid beverages, non-carbonated beverages, ready-to-drink products, powdered infant formula, coffee, refrigerated dough, frozen entrees, processed food, vegetables, fruit, seafood, poultry, soup, pasta, dairy, sauces, dips, fresh-cut produce, pet food, home and personal care, and adhesives.

Display and Packaging

The Company’s Display and Packaging segment’s products and services include point-of-purchase displays; custom packaging; retail packaging, including printed backer cards, thermoformed blisters and heat sealing equipment; fulfillment; primary package filling; supply chain management, and paperboard specialties. The operations in this segment consists of approximately 30 plants around the world including the United States, Poland, Mexico and Brazil. The segment’s products are used in automotive, beverages, candy, electronics, personal care, baby care, food, cosmetics, fragrances, hosiery, office supplies, toys, home and garden, medical, over-! the-counter drugs, sporting goods, hospitality industry and advertising.

Paper and Industrial Converted Products

The Company’s Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides the primary raw material for the Company’s fiber-based packaging. The segment’s products and services include recycled paperboard, chipboard, tubeboard, lightweight corestock, boxboard, linerboard, corrugating medium and specialty grades; paperboard tubes and cores; molded plugs; reels, and collection, processing and recycling of old corrugated containers, paper, plastics, metal, glass and other recyclable materials. The segment’s products are used in converted paperboard products, spiral winders, beverage insulators, construction, film, flowable products, metal, paper mills, shipping and storage, tape and label, textiles, wire and cable, municipal, residential, customers’ manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Protective Solutions

The Protective Solutions segment’s products and services include custom-engineered, paperboard-based and expanded foam protective packaging and components, and temperature-assured packaging. The segment’s products are used in consumer electronics, automotive, appliances, medical devices, temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and food, heating and air conditioning, office furnishings, fitness equipment, promotional and palletized distribution.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Douglas Lane & Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 4,354 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $242,000.

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