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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Tutor Perini Corporation provides diversified general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private clients and public agencies worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Civil, Building, Specialty Contractors, and Management Services. The Civil segment engages in public works construction activities and the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of infrastructure. The Building segment offers services in specialized building markets, including hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology. The Specialty Contractors segment provides plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and concrete services for the industrial, commercial, hospitality and gaming, and transportation markets. The Management Services segment offers construction and design-build services to the U.S. military and government agencies, and multi-national corporations. “

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Unifi, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1969, is a manufacturing company. The Company processes and sells commodity yarns, specialized yarns and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The Company operates through three segments: Polyester segment, Nylon segment and International segment. The Company’s polyester products include polyester polymer beads (Chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, which is available in virgin or recycled varieties (the latter made from both pre-consumer yarn waste and post-consumer waste, including plastic bottles). The Company’s nylon products include textured, solution dyed and spandex covered products. The Company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Polyester

The Company’s Polyester segment manufactures Chip, POY, textured, dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. The Polyester Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and El Salvador.

Nylon

The Company’s Nylon segment manufactures textured yarns (both nylon and polyester) and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. The Nylon Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and Colombia.

International

The Company’s International segment offers products, including textured polyester, and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber. The International Segment sells its yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use m! arkets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. It also includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China.

The Company competes with O’Mara, Inc., NanYa Plastics Corp. of America, AKRA, S.A. de C.V., C S Central America S.A. de C.V., Avanti Industria Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda., Polyenka Ltda., Sapona Manufacturing Company, Inc. and McMichael Mills, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) Director Robert J. Bishop purchased 4,000 shares of Unifi stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.79 per share, with a total value of $127,160.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,055.52. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Iridium Communications Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and consumers worldwide. It offers postpaid mobile voice and data satellite communications services; prepaid mobile voice satellite communications services; broadband data services; push-to-talk services; and machine-to-machine services for sending and receiving data from fixed and mobile assets in remote locations to a central monitoring station. The company also provides other services, such as inbound connections from the public switched telephone network, short message services, subscriber identity module, activation, customer reactivation, and other peripheral services. In addition, it offers voice and data solutions, including personnel tracking devices; asset tracking devices for equipment, vehicles, and aircraft; aircraft and submarine communications applications; specialized communications solutions for high-value individuals; mobile communications and data devices for the military and intelligence community, such as secure satellite handsets, as well as offers voice, netted voice, data, messaging, and paging services; and maintenance services for the department of defenses dedicated gateway. Further, the company provides satellite handsets, personal connectivity devices, voice and data modems, broadband data devices, and machine-to-machine data devices; various accessories for its devices that include batteries, holsters, earbud headphones, portable auxiliary antennas, antenna adaptors, USB data cables, and charging units; and engineering and support services. The company sells its products and services to commercial end users through wholesale distribution network, service providers, and value-added resellers and manufacturers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 782,000 billable subscribers. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    2018 was a pivotal year forIridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM). As the only communications provider to cover 100% of the globe, the completion of its new satellite constellation puts it in prime position to build on that leadership with global broadband internet and other connected services. With its space infrastructure buildout finished, it’s now about adding connections — and Iridium already has momentum on its side as far as that metric goes.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) was reiterated as Strong Buy and the price target was raised to $23 from $20 (versus a $20.46 close) at Raymond James.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of satellite network company Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) got another bump recently after a new deal was announced with Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services segment. The new agreement, which makes Iridium a new member of the AWS Partner Network, is big news — especially for Iridium as it finishes up the deployment of its new satellite constellation this year. Cloud-computing like that offered by AWS is a high-growth industry, so Iridium’s new CloudConnect could be instrumental to the satellite service provider’s plans in the coming years.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Autohome Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands under its former name, Sequel Limited, in June 2008 and adopted its current name in October 2011. Shortly after its inception, in June 2008, Autohome acquired all of the equity interests of the following entities:

* Cheerbright International Holdings Limited, or Cheerbright, a British Virgin Islands company that operates autohome.com.cn, which was launched in 2005;

* Norstar Advertising Media Holdings Limited, or Norstar, a Cayman Islands Company that, among other businesses, operated che168.com, which was launched in 2004; and

* China Topside Limited, or China Topside, a British Virgin Islands company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 7:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Full House Resorts, Inc.(FLL)

Full House Resorts, Inc., incorporated on January 5, 1987, owns, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company’s casino/resort segments include the Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi; the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, and the Northern Nevada segment, which consists of the Grand Lodge Casino in Incline Village, Nevada and Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada. The Company’s Development/Management segment includes costs associated with casino-related development and management projects. The Company has a leased property, Grand Lodge Casino. The Company manages its casinos based on geographic regions within the United States.

Northern Nevada

The Northern Nevada casino operations include Stockman’s Casino and Grand Lodge Casino. Stockman’s Casino includes approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, over 235 slot machines, over four table games and keno. The facility has a bar, a dining restaurant and a coffee shop. Stockman’s Casino primarily serves the local market of Fallon and surrounding areas. The Grand Lodge Casino is located within Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. It includes approximately 18,900 square feet of casino space, including over 255 slot machines and approximately 20 table games, including a poker room. Grand Lodge Casino’s customers consist of both locals and tourists visiting the Lake Tahoe area.

Rising Star Casino Resort

The Rising Star Casino Resort is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana. Rising Star Casino Resort offers approximately 40,000 square feet of casino space, including over 944 slot and video poker machines, and approximately 25 table games. The Rising Star Casino Resort also offers a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a hotel with over 190 rooms, surface parking and an 18-hole ! golf course on approximately 311 acres.

Silver Slipper Casino & Hote

The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel is situated on the far west end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space containing over 955 slot machines, approximately 29 table games and live keno. The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel also offers a surface parking lot, an 800-space parking garage and a hotel with over 129 rooms, including over nine suites.

The Company competes with Belterra Park.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Huazhu Group (NASDAQ: HTHT) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Duluth Holdings Inc., incorporated on October 29, 1986, is a lifestyle brand of men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories sold through the Company’s own direct and retail channels. The Company operates through two segments: direct and retail. The Company’s product assortment includes shirts, pants, underwear, outerwear, footwear, accessories and hard goods. The Company offers a range of products, such as its Longtail T shirts, Buck Naked underwear and Fire Hose work pants. The Company offers products under its Duluth Trading brand name. The Company also offers Duluthflex Ballroom jeans. The Company owns and operates a distribution center in Belleville, Wisconsin, which is approximately 115,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

Direct Segment

The Company’s direct channel reaches customers through its Website and catalogs. The Company’s Website, www.duluthtrading.com, serves as a storefront for its product assortment. The Company offers its new and existing customers the ability to shop across multiple platforms and devices, including mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers. The Company publishes approximately 40 catalog issues and distributes over 50 million copies. The Company produces separate catalogs for its men’s and women’s product offerings.

Retail Segment

The Company’s retail stores allow it to reach customers that prefer to shop in a brick and mortar setting. The Company’s stores range in size from 6,000 to 11,000 selling square feet. The Company’s retail stores also provide ancillary marketing benefits, such as brand visibility in high traffic areas. Customers can also return products purchased online at its retail stores and can buy certain Duluth Trading-branded products not available in the store at the registers or in-store kiosks and have them shipped directly to their homes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallApril 04, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021

Ignore the Trump tweets. Ignore the wild daily swings in the market. 

If you agonize over your retirement savings – constantly tweaking mutual funds, tracking short-term performance and massaging your investment mix – you may think you’re working hard for your money. In fact, you may be overworking it – and dragging it down in the process.

Michaela Pagel, assistant professor of finance and economics at Columbia Business School, says your retirement portfolio may be best served by giving it a solid dose of inattention.

“Recent evidence suggests that investors either are inattentive to their portfolios or undertake puzzling rebalancing efforts,” Pagel writes in her research study. “History has shown us that the stock market is a relatively safe bet over the long term because it has typically grown. Investors would be wise to keep this in mind, because those that check their portfolio too often and are driven by the daily or hourly fluctuations in the market may make decisions that have a negative impact on their long-term financial prospects.”

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Autohome Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands under its former name, Sequel Limited, in June 2008 and adopted its current name in October 2011. Shortly after its inception, in June 2008, Autohome acquired all of the equity interests of the following entities:

* Cheerbright International Holdings Limited, or Cheerbright, a British Virgin Islands company that operates autohome.com.cn, which was launched in 2005;

* Norstar Advertising Media Holdings Limited, or Norstar, a Cayman Islands Company that, among other businesses, operated che168.com, which was launched in 2004; and

* China Topside Limited, or China Topside, a British Virgin Islands company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Autohome Inc  (NYSE:ATHM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 7:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: Poage Bankshares, Inc.(PBSK)

Poage Bankshares, Inc., incorporated on February 8, 2011, is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans. Town Square purchases investment securities consisting of mortgage-backed securities issued by the United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, and obligations of state and political subdivisions. Town Square provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses, through its banking offices located in and around Ashland, Nicholasville and Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Lending Activities

Town Square’s principal lending activity is the origination of first lien one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, and commercial and multi-family real estate loans, consumer loans, consisting of automobile loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans. Its consumer loans include new and used automobile and truck loans, recreational vehicle loans and personal loans. Town Square offers home equity loans and lines of credit secured by a first or second mortgage on residential property, such as principal dwelling and condominium. Its commercial business loans consist of regular lines of credit and revolving lines of credit to businesses to finance short-term working capital needs, such as accounts receivable and inventory. Town Square also originates commercial term loans to fund long-term borrowing needs, such as purchasing equipment, property improvement! s or other fixed asset needs. It originates commercial loans, including real estate and non-real estate loans on the basis of the borrower’s ability to make repayment from the cash flow of the borrower’s business or rental income produced by the property.

Town Square makes construction loans to individuals for the construction of their residences. It also makes construction loans for the construction of homes on speculation, which include pre-sold and spec homes. Its loan servicing includes collecting and remitting loan payments, accounting for principal and interest, contacting delinquent borrowers, supervising foreclosures and property dispositions in the event of un-remedied defaults, making insurance and tax payments on behalf of the borrowers and administering the loans. Its total loans are approximately $316.35 million.

Investment Activities

Town Square’s investments include securities issued by the United States Government and its agencies or government sponsored entities, including residential mortgage-backed securities, municipalities, school boards and fully insured certificates of deposit. Its total securities available for sale are approximately $63.39 million.

Sources of Funds

Deposits are Town Square’s primary source of funds for use in lending and investment activities. Town Square also uses borrowings, primarily Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)-Cincinnati advances to lengthen the maturities of liabilities for interest rate risk purposes and to manage the cost of funds. It also receives funds from scheduled loan payments, investment maturities, loan prepayments, retained earnings, income on earning assets and the sale of assets. Its deposits are generated from within its primary market area. It offers a range of deposit accounts, including statement savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, business checking, certificates of deposit, money market accounts and retirement accounts. Its borrowings consist of! advances! from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. Town Square has total deposits of approximately $343.13 million.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) announced its earnings results on Monday. The savings and loans company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $5.39 million for the quarter. Poage Bankshares had a negative return on equity of 4.84% and a negative net margin of 14.32%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.5091086029881 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2021: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was mostly higher on Monday, with market participants celebrating favorable economic news on the consumer front and looking forward to another round of positive earnings reports when third-quarter earnings season starts early next month. Tax cuts have helped corporate earnings throughout 2018, and that’s generally helped to lift the overall market. Yet even with several major market benchmarks at or near record levels, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the gains today. Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-B), Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

The U.S. Federal Reserve may be pushing short-term interest rates higher, but the fact remains that these rates are still incredibly low. Parking money in the bank yields almost nothing. And bond yields are not much better. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note only offers a stingy 2.84%.

Nobody gets rich on 2.84%.

That’s why divided stocks are in such demand.

And the three we’re going to show you today are some of the best dividend stocks you can buy in 2018…

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)

Scotts Miracle-Gro’s share price fell more than 20% during the first half of 2018. There were two reasons behind this dismal performance. First, California hasn’t had its act together in rolling out the legalization of recreational marijuana, seeing high tax rates and slowness for many counties to finalize their regulatory processes. Second, a long winter resulted in the season for U.S. consumers to buy lawn and garden products starting later than it normally does.

But both of these are temporary issues. The California cannabis market should pick up steam. Arcview Research and BDS Analytics project that the state’s legal marijuana market should top $7.7 billion in sales in 2022. And the U.S. is definitely in the thick of lawn-and-garden season now.

Scotts is also in a better position to benefit from expansion in the U.S. marijuana market thanks to its acquisition of Sunlight Supply in April. This deal makes Scotts’ Hawthorne subsidiary the largest hydroponics supplier in the U.S. With Massachusetts legalizing recreational marijuana and Michigan potentially on the way to doing so, Hawthorne should enjoy solid growth in the future.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weibo Corporation(WB)

Welcome to Weibo Corp (NASDAQ:WB), China’s most popular multimedia micro-blogging website. The fast-growing site already boasts over 374 million monthly active users. “Weibo has established itself as a unique and sustainable social network, and we expect long-term growth in number of users and better monetization,” cheers UBS analyst Jerry Liu. “We see Weibo as Twitter but, importantly, with Instagram-like features.”

Unlike Twitter, Weibo is much more interactive with a heavy emphasis on video, photo, and live-streaming content. It is also the partner of major TV networks and users can shop online using the BABA-backed ‘Weibo Payment’. Other initiatives include virtual gifting and partnering with smartphone companies to pre-install the Weibo app. It is this “differentiated platform for users and improved ad system for advertisers” that gives Weibo huge profitability potential says Liu.

Plus note that Alibaba and another Chinese company called Sina Corp are both big stakeholders in the stock. Indeed, Weibo was spun off from Sina back in 2014. To get some idea of the stock’s growth potential we can see that the most recent rating comes from Jefferies’ Karen Chan. She has Buy rating on Weibo with a $160 price target. This means she sees prices spiking a whopping 80%.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Another Chinese internet company, Autohome, rallied about 125% over the past 12 months. Autohome’s websites provide auto-related news, reviews, and prices for cars, while its Autohome Mall platform connects buyers to dealers. The company is expanding that offering with a cloud-based platform for over 35,000 used car dealers.

Autohome’s only meaningful competitor is Bitauto, which generates higher revenue growth but softer earnings growth. Bitauto is notably backed by Tencent and JD, which frequently co-investin tech and retail companies.

Autohome’s revenue rose 4% last year, mostly supported by a 34% jump in revenues from its media and leads generation services. Its non-GAAP net income climbed 53%, while its GAAP net income grew 63%. The company recently shuttered its unprofitable direct sales business and switched over to the ASC 606 accounting standard, both of which will slightly throttle its reported revenue growth this year.

A bird's eye view of a car lot.

IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.

Nonetheless, analysts still expect Autohome’s revenue and non-GAAP earnings to climb 14% and 21%, respectively, this year. The stock currently trades at 29 times this year’s earnings, which seems slightly pricey relative to its earnings growth potential.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.(MFG)

The second-largest financial services company in Japan, Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: MFG) is a Japanese banking holding company headquartered in Tokyo.

Mizuho controls $1.8 billion in assets, ranking just behind Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. in size.

Mizuho divides its financial services among retail banking, global asset management, financial strategy, and corporate investment, giving the company a diverse stream of revenue for the company and its investors.

Thanks to this diversity, Mizuho’s business is protected against the volatility that often rocks financial companies in turbulent markets. It also allows Mizuho to tap profit centers throughout the financial industry.

This is certainly evident in the company’s bottom line. Over the last year, Mizuho managed to generate over $57 million in profit while growing earnings by over 2%.

Mizuho currently trades for $3.36. However, analysts see the company’s stock heading to $4.00 by the end of the year, locking in a gain of 23% for investors.

While Mizuho’s profit potential is promising, our second penny stock to watch is even better.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.(CLNC)

Real Estate Stocks Paying Monster Dividends: Colony Credit Real Estate (CLNC)           

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Dividend Yield: 8.3%

Colony Credit Real Estate (NYSE:CLNC) acts as a diversified REIT. CLNC owns properties in the industrial, office and hotel sectors. It also invests in commercial real estate debt. The firm also provides investment management services and offers financial products to individuals as well as institutions.

Though it boasts 26 years of experience and $43 billion in assets under management, it stands as one of the newer real estate stocks. The company only began trading as a REIT in February.

However, the little history available on the company appears promising. Revenues have risen by over 20% every year since at least 2015. Earnings have increased at about the same rate. Analysts expect CLNC stock to earn $1.77 per share this year. They also predict a net income of $2.08 per share in 2019.

So far, the company has paid 14.5 cents per share per month in dividends. That comes to $1.74 per share on an annual basis. Moreover, if the $2.08 per share profit for 2019 holds, shareholders can expect at least $1.87 per share next year. Hence, CLNC offers both a dividend exceeding 8% and the benefit of receiving dividends on a monthly basis. Few REITs offer one or the other, let alone both.

Despite the company’s long history, the stock’s short history as a publicly traded REIT might make some investors nervous. However, the financials that are available offer promise. For investors willing to take a chance on a short trading history, they can enjoy monthly returns, a dividend set to increase and, perhaps, a stock price set to increase along with the dividend.