Blue-chip companies rightfully make up the bulk of most people’s investment portfolios. These large-cap firms possess considerable industry leverage, as well as a vast sum of financial resources. Their status and importance to the underlying economy means that they are the least likely to crumble, regardless of external pressures. Ultimately, blue chips provide the confidence and stability to which you can pin your long-term hopes.
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But there’s a reason most financial advisers say to have at least a small allocation to speculative investments. Those large caps can offer somewhat modest returns. Single-digit annual gains and a 2% dividend yield? No … here and there, investors should try to generate bigger returns from more explosive small- and even micro-cap stocks.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.
Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Unilife Corporation(UNIS)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Unilife Corp (NASDAQ: UNIS) shares dropped 76 percent to $0.295. Unilife reduced its workforce by 51 employees and expects to record charge of $0.6 million.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)
- [By Mitchell Clark]
Banks can produce solid earnings growth in the early stages of a rising interest rate environment. This Canadian bank is not expensively priced on the stock market. It currently has an over four percent dividend yield.
The Canadian banking market is small, but it’s protected from foreign ownership and most of the names in this industry have great long-term track records on the stock market.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC) also had the man at the top selling stock last week. Dennis Glass, the CEO of this insurance and retirement focused company, sold a block of 75,000 shares at between $71.00 and $71.28 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $5 million. Shares closed Friday at $71.69, in a 52-week rangeof $34.16 to $73.71. The consensus price target is $73.17.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
* The market bent yesterday but today it stabilized. (A good showing, all things being considered–but in no way decisive going forward).
* Gold +$5/oz.
* Crude oil +$0.50 and the rise is taking up some energy stocks.
* The Russell returned to the spotlight.
* Life insurance–particularly Lincoln National (LNC) (on an upgrade). Hartford Financial Services (HIG) gets a small lift.
* Retail returned from the depths. The standouts–L Brands (LB) , Kohl’s (KSS) , Bed Bath (BBBY) , Nordstrom (JWN) and Gap (GPS) .
* Ag equipment–after an analyst upgrade yesterday.
* Homebuilders catch a bid.
* Day one of the Masters Golf Tournament.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CPHR)
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Cipher Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPHR) is said to have hired an investment bank to explore strategic alternatives, according to sources as reported by Reuters on Monday. The sources said a potential sale of the Canada-based company is being considered. Cipher declined comment on the report.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Graco Inc.(GGG)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, industrials shares fell by 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), down 9 percent, and Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV), down 11 percent.
- [By Joel Elconin]
At this time, the only relevant news to the Gold market and Gold stocks was the halt of Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), which was down $0.80 at $84.64 and just reopened at $82.20.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Snap Interactive, Inc. (STVI)
- [By Vikram Nagarkar]
According to recent reports, Snap Inc will now look to go public at a valuation of $19 billion to $22 billion, as it goes public under the ticker symbol SNAP on the New York Stock Exchange. Snap Inc’s move to slash its previous seemingly overambitious target of $25 billion comes across as a very good move. Well, there’s no denying the fact that the upcoming Snapchat IPO has generated a lot of investor interest – to the extent that some “overeager” investors even went ahead and bought shares of a similar sounding company,Snap Interactive (OTC:STVI), sending its shares 140% higher. And Snap Interactive’s relatively paltry $50 million market cap may have something to do with it. Be that as it may, Snapchat’s reported initial valuation target of $25 billion was way too ambitious, and there’s no lack of consensus on that front. However, even the scaled down $19 billion target may not be attractive enough.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific Gas & Electric Co.(PCG)
- [By David Dittman]
PG&E Corp (NYSE: PCG), Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) are the parent entities of California’s investor-owned utilities.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(XENE)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) shares dropped 53 percent to $4.68 after the company disclosed that XEN801 did not meet efficacy endpoints in Phase 2 trial.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) shares dropped 51 percent to $4.80 after the company disclosed that XEN801 did not meet efficacy endpoints in Phase 2 trial.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap orphan biopharmaceutical stock Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: XENE):
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DIRECTV(DTV)
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
Service disruptions on DirecTV’s (DTV) website temporarily interfered with subscribers’ ability to stream National Football League (NFL) games online for the last two Sundays.