Old Line Bancshares (NASDAQ: OLBK) and Live Oak Bank (NASDAQ:LOB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
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Old Line Bancshares has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Live Oak Bank has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.8% of Old Line Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.4% of Live Oak Bank shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Old Line Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.7% of Live Oak Bank shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lydall, Inc.(LDL)
Lydall, Inc designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, and automotive thermal and acoustical barriers worldwide. It operates through four segments, Performance Materials, Industrial Filtration, Thermal/Acoustical Metals, and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers. The Performance Materials Segment offers filtration media solutions for air, fluid power, and industrial applications, such as clean-space, commercial, industrial and residential HVAC, power generation, life science filtration and industrial processes. This segment also offers non-woven veils, papers, mats, and specialty composites and insulating solutions for the building products, appliance, and energy and industrial markets. The Industrial Filtration segment provides non-woven felt media and filter bags primarily for use in industrial air and liquid filtration applications. The Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment provides thermal shielding solutions to assist in heat abatement within the automotive and truck markets. The Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment offers acoustical insulating solutions comprising organic and inorganic fiber composites for the automotive and truck markets. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers. Lydall, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is based in Manchester, Connecticut.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Lydall Inc. (NYSE:LDL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Daniel Miller]
Shares of Lydall (NYSE:LDL), a global manufacturer of specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical (primarily in vehicles) and filtration/separation markets, jumped as high as 11.9% Tuesday morning after the company released fourth-quarter results.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) by 32.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 65,955 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,152 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.38% of Lydall worth $2,879,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Adient (NYSE: LDL) and Lydall (NYSE:LDL) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.(NPI)
Notorious Pictures SpA is an Italy-based company engaged in the entertainment production. The Company focuses on the acquisition of copyrights, as well as distribution and marketing of the films and cartoons though various channels, including cinema, home video, television and new media. Notorious Pictures SpA is active in four lines. The Theatrical Distribution focuses on the domestic market, through clients, such as The Space and UCI Cinemas. The Home Video Distribution markets films on digital video discs (DVD) and blue-ray discs (BD) for RAI Cinema. The Sale of TV Rights provides services for clients, such as SKY, RAI and Mediaset RTI, which are active in the transmission of over the air, cable, satellite, free and pay television. The New Media Distribution markets its products through audiovisual content, such as mobile television, Internet television and mobile devices. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Logan Wallace]
Northland Power (TSE:NPI) had its target price lowered by Canaccord Genuity from C$28.00 to C$27.00 in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Shares of Northland Power Inc. (TSE:NPI) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$27.07.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Northland Power Inc. (TSE:NPI) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$27.21.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rice Midstream Partners LP(RMP)
Rice Midstream Partners LP gathers and compresses natural gas in the United States. It operates through Gathering and Compression, and Water Services segments. The company owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. It also provides water services, such as collection and recycle or disposal of flowback and produced water in Washington and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania, and Belmont County, Ohio. Rice Midstream Partners LP was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media headlines about Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Midstream Partners earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.5093510879888 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Archrock (NYSE: RMP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed in 2002. Our common units are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “ENLK.” Our business activities are conducted through our subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. Our executive offices are located at 2501 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, Texas 75201, and our telephone number is (214) 953-9500. Our Internet address is www.enlink.com. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
EnLink Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENLK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $18.96 and last traded at $18.92, with a volume of 56666 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.43.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
However, after announcing the sale of its interest in EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) for $3.125 billion in June, it boosted its buyback authorization up to $4 billion. That represents enough cash to retire roughly 20% of its outstanding shares. Devon expects the sale of EnLink to close this July, which will enable it to accelerate the pace of repurchases through the end of 2019.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: LINE Corporation (LN)
LINE Corporation is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the operation of LINE business portal business. Its LINE business portal segment includes communication and content service and advertising service. Communication and content service provides communication, contents and other services, such as LINE Pay, LINE FRIENDS and LINE Mobile. Advertising service provides LINE advertising and portal advertising services.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Line (NYSE:LN) and HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Headlines about Line (NYSE:LN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Line earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 47.2836347777767 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Line (NYSE:LN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.
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But as platforms such as Line (LN) and Tencent’s (TCEHY) WeChat show, Messenger and WhatsApp each have tremendous potential to be monetized through some mixture of ads, payments, e-commerce services and in-app transactions. WeChat, which just topped 1 billion MAUs, is believed to have accounted for a healthy portion of the $36.4 billion in revenue Tencent produced last year. Line, which had 168 million MAUs at the end of last year, had 2017 revenue of 167 billion yen ($1.56 billion).
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ford Motor Company(F)
Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector develops, manufactures, distributes, and services passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, light commercial vehicles, trucks, vans, and electrified vehicles, as well as offers parts and accessories. It offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets and sells its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides financing products, including retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, leasing companies, and fleet customers. This sector also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and improvement of dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. It serves clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The auto industry has gone through upheaval lately, as up-and-coming pioneers make innovative advances in areas like electric vehicles. Yet Ford (NYSE:F) proved last night that it wasn’t content to sit in the shadows while competitors were squarely in the spotlight. At the same time, investors in marijuana stock Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) are anxiously awaiting the cannabis company’s latest report on its financial performance, and with the stock down 75% from its highs, some fear that more bad news could be devastating.
- [By John Rosevear]
Despite a 28% year-over-year decline in the overall market for passenger vehicles in China in the fourth quarter, sales by VW’s joint ventures in China fell just 2.2% from a year ago, to about 1.08 million vehicles. Even with the slowdown in China, and a decision to end sales of several models in Mexico, worldwide sales of VW-brand passenger vehicles rose 2.2% from the fourth quarter of 2017. Improvements in product mix — including more SUVs sold in the United States — drove a 10.1% increase in the brand’s operating profit, to 613 million euros ($692.7 million). The VW Group’s sales in South America rose 17.2% in the fourth quarter from a year ago, an impressive result in what has been a very difficult market for some of VW’s key rivals. (For comparison, Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) fourth-quarter sales in South America fell 17% from the year-earlier period.)
- [By Jason Hall]
High-yield stocks can reward long-term investors with both dividend growth, and capital appreciation that far exceeds what investors could capture with even the highest-yield investment-grade bonds. Investors of any age or financial situation can benefit and should consider dedicating a portion of their portfolio to dividend-paying stocks.
Top five high-yield dividend stocks for 2019
Company Dividend Yield
Hospitality Properties Trust(NASDAQ:HPT) 7.88%
Ford Motor Company(NYSE:F) 6.83%
Brookfield Renewable Partners LP(NYSE:BEP) 6.54%
AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T) 6.47%
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) 4.70%
Dividend yields as of Feb. 27, 2019.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
While the consequences of a hard Brexit could affect many businesses across the board and potentially damage the British economy, three companies that are particularly vulnerable to a no-deal Brexit are Ford (NYSE:F), Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). Let’s take a closer look at each one.