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Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now

Robinhood stocks have generally been associated with speculative buys or meme trades. That’s not inherently bad — it’s a good idea to set aside some space in your portfolio for speculative plays. Even if only one or two stocks provide multi-fold returns, those gains can positively impact the health of your overall portfolio.

At the same time, it’s important to have exposure to fundamentally strong stocks with a relatively low beta and attractive dividend yield. With market valuations looking stretched in the near-term, it’s a good time to build a portfolio of stocks that pay dividends.

Most of the stocks in this list have dividend growth visibility and can provide stability to the core portfolio. These seven Robinhood stocks are worth holding for the long term:

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

3M Company, together with subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company?s Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. Its Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The company?s Display and Graphics offers optical film solutions for LCD electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; and mobile interactive solutions, includin g mobile display technology, visual systems products, and computer privacy filters. The company?s Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. Its Safety, Security and Protection Services segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The company?s Electro and Communications segment provides packaging and interconnection devices; fluids that are used in the manufacture of computer chips, and for cooling electronics and lubricating computer hard disk drives; high-temperature and display tapes; insulating materials, including tapes and resins; and related items. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In fact, had you invested with us over the past three years, you would have bagged winners like the 35.1% return from 3M (NYSE: MMM), 39.1% from Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS)… All in 12 months…

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    3M (NYSE:MMM) stock declined 19% in 2018, and has continued to underperform the S&P 500 index so far in 2019. What’s going on, and what can investors expect from 2019?

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    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) may have run into some growth and demand issues along with other conglomerates of late, but the company has a very long operating history that goes way back before its Post-It notes. It dates back to 1902. The conglomerate last raised its dividend in February 2019, and that marked the 61st consecutive year of dividend hikes. 3M has also paid dividends for more than 100 years.

  • [By John Rotonti]

    On the other hand, the right investments in R&D efforts to develop new products and services can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and build sustainable moats. Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading pure-play water technology provider, has increased its R&D investments as a percentage of sales to accelerate the pace of innovation across its product portfolio. 3M (NYSE:MMM), with its diversified product portfolio and strong focus on innovation, is another example.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own 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.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk provides telecommunication and network services worldwide. The company?s Fixed Wireline segment offers local, domestic long-distance, international telephone services, and other telecommunications services, including leased lines, telex, transponder, satellite, and very small aperture terminal (VSAT), as well as ancillary services. Its Fixed Wireless segment provides local and domestic long-distance code division multiple access-based telephone services, as well as other telecommunication services within a local area code. Perusahaan Perseroan?s Cellular segment offers mobile cellular telecommunication services. Its network services comprise satellite transponder leasing, satellite broadcasting, VSAT, audio distribution, and terrestrial and satellite-based leased lines. The company?s data and Internet services include short messaging service for fixed wire line, fixed wireless, and cellular phones, dial-up and broadband Internet access, virtual private network (VPN) frame relay, Internet protocol (IP) VPN, voice over IP for international calls, integrated services digital network connections, and other multimedia services. The company also provides information services, such as billing, directory assistance, and content services; and wireless application protocol, Web portal, ring back tones, voicemail, and building management services. In addition, it offers consultancy services, as well as constructs and maintains telecommunications facilities; interconnection services; telephone directory production services; and cable and pay television services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served 120.5 million customers, including 8.3 million fixed wireline telephone subscribers, 18.2 million fixed wireless telephone subscribers, and 94.0 million cellular telephone subscribers. Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Bandung, Indonesia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on TLK shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy”.

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    About Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported second-quarter results on July 31st. The company is losing cellphone subscribers to lower-priced rivals, but management insists that charging higher prices for a higher-quality service is the right way to go.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal law that essentially banned sports betting in most states. With  roughly $150 billion in illegal wagers now being freed up in the market, gaming stocks could see huge returns and put up impressive numbers for investors. Here is everything you need to know to get ahead of this trend.

Where to Invest?

The entire sports gambling industry has room to profit from this new law, and most likely almost every gaming company will see an uptake in bets and profits. That being said, investors are looking to maximize their returns both in the short and long run. Analysts from Morgan Stanley have highlight one possible option, saying the ruling is “a slight positive for regional gaming stocks.”

Of these companies, Boyd Gaming (BYD) and Penn National (PENN) are two multi-state gaming companies that seem to be in line to profit the most, and for the longest duration of time, according to the investment bank. Penn National is currently sitting at a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), compared to a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for Boyd Gaming.

The Supreme Court decision came out yesterday, most likely not providing enough time for analysts to adjust earnings estimates. That being said, Penn National came into the legislation already at a strong buy, and with a nearly-guaranteed increase from legal gambling, the company is positioned very well relative to the market. In the past day and a half, Penn National stock has risen 5.4%, showing positive investor reaction to the new legislation.

But although investor sentiment is pushing the stock in the right direction now, outside competition could shake up the entire industry.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Harris Corporation(HRS)

Traders bought shares of Harris Co. (NYSE:HRS) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $44.00 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $20.72 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $23.28 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Harris had the 27th highest net in-flow for the day. Harris traded down ($0.22) for the day and closed at $144.54

Several equities analysts have recently commented on HRS shares. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Harris from $160.00 to $183.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Argus started coverage on Harris in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $196.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays started coverage on Harris in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $173.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Researchdowngraded Harris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on Harris from $189.00 to $175.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Harris presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $168.00.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: JetBlue Airways Corporation(JBLU)

Shares of JetBlue popped on Wednesday morning as the company inches closer to the release of its first quarter earnings report on April 24. Prior to this surge, JBLU stock had been down more than 11% over the last month. But JetBlue has earned five upward earnings estimate revisions within the last seven days, and the company’s revenues are expected to climb by nearly 10% to reach $1.76 billion.

Investors might be less pleased to note that JetBlue’s Q1 earnings are expected slip 12% from the year-ago period to hit $0.22 per share. With that said, the company is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) and boasts an Earnings ESP of 1.02%. This means that JetBlue looks poised to top Q1 earnings estimates. 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Red Hat, Inc.(RHT)

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Investors need to tread carefully with Red Hat (NYSE:RHT). RHT stock continues to plunge after disappointing fiscal Q1 earnings last week. The stock now has fallen 24% from all-time highs set just about two weeks ago.

So on one hand, investors are catching a falling knife. On the other, it’s not as if Red Hat stock is suddenly that cheap. RHT still has gained 12% so far this year — and still trades at 33x forward earnings. If growth truly is decelerating, as investors seem to fear coming out of the weak Q1, there is more potential downside here. Near-term, investors might want to wait for a bottom before trying to enter a position.

Still, as ugly as Q1 looked, the long-term story here still looks solid. Red Hat’s dominance in open-source software underpins the business model, and the company should benefit from increasing “private cloud” development going forward. Meanwhile, RHT long has been rumored as a takeover target, with Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) recently floated as a possible buyer.

RHT stock isn’t cheap but it is cheaper. And there’s a case that after the 24% selloff, it’s back to being too cheap.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

The "perfect" stock for a retiree to buy would pay out a nice dividend, boast a rock-solid business model, have decent growth prospects, and be trading for an attractive price. One company that checks all those boxes right now is the industrial giant 3M.

Let’s start with the dividend: 3M’s yield is 2.73%, which is much higher than the S&P 500. The company has also increased its payout for 59 years in a row, which is a remarkable achievement that qualifies it as a Dividend Aristocrat. Better yet, since the dividend consumes only about half its profits, there’s ample reason for investors to believe that the dividend growth can continue from here. 

Turning to the business model, 3M sells thousands of products that are used every day. The best known are from its consumer division, which sells branded products like Post-it notes and Scotch tape. However, the company actually pulls in the vast majority of its revenue from industries that are not consumer-facing, like healthcare, electronics, energy, and the industrial markets. This extremely diversified revenue stream helps to insulate the company’s revenue and profits from economic downturns.

As for growth potential, 3M has long been viewed as an innovation machine that churns out new products every year. When combined with margin improvements, acquisitions, price increases, and stock buybacks, Wall Street expects the company to produce earnings growth of more than 9% annually over the next five years. That’s not too shabby for a company that has been in business for more than 100 years. 

Despite boasting a long history of success, Wall Street wasn’t pleased with the company’s first-quarter earnings report and has sold off shares hard as a result. The drop has caused shares to plunge more than 20% from their recent all-time high and has knocked down the valuation to about 17 times next year’s earnings estimates. I think that’s an attractive price to pay for a high-quality business that has a history of delivering for its shareholders.

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019

Cryptocurrencies are still a hot ticket. Though they’ve fallen a long way from December’s peaks, bitcoin prices are still up 588% over the last year and Ethereum has gained 1,108% over the same period.

That high-adrenaline thrill ride appeals to some investors, while others see doom in unstable cryptocurrency prices and uncertainty about which coins to follow and which should be ignored. So we asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool for some calmer investment ideas that still pack a tremendous growth punch.

Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor of following stocks, at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019: NutriSystem Inc(NTRI)

Weight management services provider NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) used to be a big growth company with 20%-plus revenue growth and healthy long-term margin drivers.

But NTRI botched the start of the 2018 Diet Season, largely due to complacency in the video ad campaign and lack of innovation in the product pipeline. Consequently, revenue and margin growth to the start the year slipped into negative territory, and NTRI stock dropped.

But the company’s first quarter numbers were actually much better than expected, and illustrated that early 2018 headwinds are now largely in the rear-view mirror. Consequently, the longer-term growth narrative in now coming back into focus, and that narrative is largely positive considering secular tailwinds in healthy eating and active lifestyles remain as strong as ever.

With that longer-term narrative back in focus, NTRI stock looks dirt cheap here and now. This is a double-digit revenue growth company with healthy margin drivers, the sum of which should drive nearly 20% earnings growth over the next 5 years. NTRI stock trades at just 16-times forward earnings, which is dirt cheap for 20% earnings growth.

Also, NTRI stock usually trades at 23.5-times forward earnings. Thus, today’s 16-times multiple is a pretty steep 30% discount to “normal”.

NTRI stock did bounce back above $30 following the company’s strong Q1 report. But there is a strong argument for why this stock should head to $40 and up in a hurry, considering the strong growth prospects and still discounted valuation. As such, this is one of the best cheap stocks to buy.

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

 This Miami-based homebuilder is off nearly 7% this year, creating an ideal buying opportunity for long-term investors.

Boasting a market cap of over $14 billion, the company suffered a pre-tax litigation loss of $140 million, and earnings were about $0.50 lower per share year-over-year in fiscal 2017.

However, growth metrics remained very bullish with deliveries up 11%, new orders up 11%, and revenues jumping 15% in the same time frame.

I am also very excited about the CalAtlantic strategic move.

Lennar CEO Stuart Miller bullishly proclaimed, "Our company is very well positioned for future growth, and we look forward to another strong year in 2018. Our pending strategic combination with CalAtlantic, which is scheduled to close on February 12, 2018, will add to the future growth of our company as we strategically combine two great companies in markets that we know well with products that we know well, to create the leading homebuilder in the country."

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Fundamentals aside, Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) simply seems like a good stock. The second-largest payroll processing company in the U.S. has a solid moat – and its business model creates high switching costs. Paychex is simply embedded in its customers’ businesses — and given the growth in small and medium businesses of late, that seems like a good thing long-term.

There is a risk of disruption here. Software provider Workday Inc (NASDAQ:WDAY) represents a potential threat, though Paychex is developing its own products to fight back. A macro downturn could hit the stock, though the company managed through the 2008-09 financial crisis reasonably well.

PAYX isn’t necessarily cheap, either, at 23x forward earnings. But this is a case of paying for quality, as Will Healy argued last month. And a 3.1% dividend yield makes the stock attractive to income investors as well.

PAYX probably isn’t going to bring in huge rewards, but for patient long-term investors, it looks like an intriguing choice.

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019: Yamana Gold Inc.(AUY)

No gold stocks to buy list is complete without mentioning at least one speculative name: just the fact that you’re interested in gold means you’re probably willing to stomach some risk. My best gamble in this sector? I’m going to go with Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY).

A few years back, AUY was one of the top gold stocks by market capitalization. It’s still a highly respected name, but the company lost a significant amount of its luster. On a YTD basis, AUY shed more than 11%. Over the last five years, the company hemorrhaged a devastating 78.5%.

Looking at its financials, you can see why investors have run for the exits. Revenues have been stagnant in a deflating sector, leading to sharp earnings losses. Unlike other companies, AUY hasn’t improved its balance sheet, and its free cash flow is a mess.

On the flipside, management has expended significant effort curbing operating expenses. Subsequently, its earnings, while negative, are substantially paring losses. With enough time, AUY could potentially turn the ship around.

How likely is this scenario? I’m not sure, which is the gamble. However, gold sentiment overall is positive, and will probably continue improving. Also, for what it’s worth, seasonality trends are favorable.

It’s a long shot, but AUY has the right stuff to surprise!

Hot Oil Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3M Company(MMM)

3M MMM stock

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IN April, I included 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) in my list of seven stocks that are great stocks and great businesses.

Over the past decade, 3M stock has delivered an annualized total return for shareholders of 11.7%. For comparison, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) delivered -4.1% for its shareholders over the same period — a record I’m sure leaves it at the bottom of S&P 500stocks.

So, why did MMM lose more than 10% in April? InvestorPlace’s Bret Kenwell can explain. Kenwell wrote on April 25:

“When the stock market’s not in a good mood, missing earnings and coming up short on guidance — no matter how much the stock has already suffered — is a recipe for disaster. From the midpoint of management’s outlook, 3M now expects earnings per share of $10.37 vs. $10.45 in the prior outlook and organic sales growth of 3.5% rather than 4%.”

With most companies hitting earnings out of the park in a trading environment in which investors don’t seem to care about earnings beats, to miss earnings is inexcusable.

As Kenwell suggests, 3M is in a funk, which makes it a great time to buy its stock in my opinion.