Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018


Investment company Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc buys Vanguard S&P 500, TechnipFMC PLC, PPG Industries, Reynolds American, sells Harman International Industries, FMC Technologies, Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight, United Parcel Service, Northrop Grumman during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc . As of 2017-03-31, Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc owns 120 stocks with a total value of $108 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.


New Purchases: FTI, PPG, RAI, Added Positions: VOO, FBMS, T, LOW, MCD, MMM, NOBL, PG, SHW, SYY, Reduced Positions: RSP, MYL, BA, MSFT, KO, NEE, INTC, LMT, COP, TOT, Sold Out: HAR, FTI, UPS, D, NOC, TRV, UNP, NVS, UTX, VREX,

For the details of SMITH SHELLNUT WILSON LLC ‘s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SMITH+SHELLNUT+WILSON+LLC+

These are the top 5 holdings of SMITH SHELLNUT WILSON LLC iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 72,045 shares, 15.76% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.12%iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) – 51,730 shares, 6.56% of the total portfolio. iShares Select Dividend (DVY) – 60,179 shares, 5.06% of the total portfolio. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – 42,114 shares, 4.84% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.31%PepsiCo Inc (PEP) – 41,073 shares, 4.24% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.56%New Purchase: TechnipFMC PLC (FTI)


Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc initiated holdings in TechnipFMC PLC. The purchase prices were between $31.22 and $36.43, with an estimated average price of $32.71. The stock is now traded at around $33.63. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.28%. The holdings were 9,256 shares as of 2017-03-31.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    General Dynamics (GD)  is number four in the U.S. The company provides combat vehicles; information technology solutions for the military; maintenance overhaul and repair for military aircraft; submarines; and surface ships.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) was last trading at $173.21 versus a Merrill Lynch price objective of $200.00 for the company. That implies a gain of 15% if Merrill Lynch is right, and then there is the 1.8% dividend yield to consider for total return investors. General Dynamics has a consensus analyst target price of $186.06 and a 52-week range of $121.61 to $180.09.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Since the early 1960s, aerospace and defense companies have been building vehicles for space agencies like NASA. For example, General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) was contracted to help build the propulsion rocket systems for the famous Apollo missions.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That’s why Cramer said he’ll be listening for news coming from Celgene (CEL) , Amgen (AMGN) , Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding, and Regenron (REGN) , all of which are set to present. Of the four, Cramer said he’s sticking with Allergan and Amgen.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: SPX Corporation(SPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Damon Churchwell]

    These companies manufacture processing products used by industries such as food and beverages, oil & gas, and wastewater treatment, among others. They serve a wide range of end markets that are mostly poised for increased earnings and are likely to spend on capital projects. While these positive trends persist, flow technology companies’ prospects ought to remain favorable. Let’shighlight several sector participants, starting with a top selection,SPX(NYSE: SPW),.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: Amphenol Corporation(APH)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Darren Williams] Although the entire cannabis space has quietly taken a hit of their own medicine in recent weeks and gone to sleep, don’t think for one second the entire space isn’t going to light up again soon. That’s just what they do, right? However, knowing who the pretenders are and knowing who the contenders are is really the challenge when it’s comes right down to it.
    First, anyone who claims to be a grower or a seller of cannabis can’t for one second ever make it as a public company right now, or can even legally consider being a public company for that matter, so you can scratch any of those right off your list. At least here in the U.S. anyway, because Canada is already well ahead of the curve having legalized it for medicinal purposes already.
    More importantly, full legalization of marijuana in Canada appears to be on track for July 2018, which will make Canada just the second nation in the world after Uruguay to completely legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of the drug for medical and recreational purposes.
    Regardless, the best time to buy any stocks in a hot growth sector is when either everyone has forgotten about them, or when the overall market landscape has turned bearish, which has yet to happen. However, the former seems to be the case for the cannabis space, despite some very favorable state legislation last Fall.
    For now, as long as you have a license issued by Health Canada, you’re good to go, so there are some stocks trading in Canada already who are well on their way to making some green for investors. Canopy Growth Corporation (TSE: WEED), formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc., is a medical marijuana company based in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CVE: ACB), which is engaged in the production and sale of medical cannabis. There’s also Aphria Pharmaceutical Company (TSE: APH), which also is engaged in producing and selling medical marijuana through retail sales and wholesale channels.
    There are many more, but those are just a
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is the top pick in the sector and has remained a favorite at RBC for some time.Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) is one of the worlds largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable.

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2018: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    ConocoPhillips (COP) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: COP.

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    The contract awards are for the jack-ups West Elara and West Linus with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COP) for work in the Greater Ekofisk area. The total additional backlog for the new contract awards is estimated to be about $1.4 billion, excluding performance bonuses.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Phillips 66 is a multi-national company headquartered in Westchase, Houston. It was spun off from ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) in 1917.

    Stock Return (Since 2012): 144.1 percent.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) also abandoned its leases in the Chukchi Sea earlier this year. It paid $506 million for the 98 leases off Alaska’s northern coast in 2008 and had plans to drill its first exploratory well in 2014 but dropped those ambitions due to regulatory uncertainty. It has also since decided to exit deepwater exploration altogether after drilling a string of dry holes in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Angola, and the Canadian Atlantic, Instead, ConocoPhillips plans to focus its future development efforts on lower-risk onshore shale development.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short increased to 15.87 million from the previous level of 13.22 million. Shares were trading at $44.10, within a 52-week range of $38.19 to $53.17.

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