Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019


The U.S. economy is expected to strengthen next year, in part because of the government stimulus proposed at by President-elect Donald Trump, but job growth is likely to slow as the recovery approaches its eighth anniversary, according to a recent survey of economists.

The economy is projected to grow at a 2.3% annual rate in 2017, up from an estimated 1.6% this year, according to the average forecast of 53 economists surveyed earlier this month by Blue Chip Economic Indicators. Thats modestly above the tepid 2.1% average that has prevailed since the Great Recession ended in June 2009.


The big wild card: the Trump effect. Quick congressional passage and implementation of his plan to sharply increase infrastructure and defense spending and slashtaxes could mean faster growth. But delays or a significant scale-down by lawmakers could leave the higher interest rates his blueprint already has triggered without the benefits. And Trumps threats to slap big tariffs on China and Mexico risk trade wars that could further roil the economy.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Equity Commonwealth(EQC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) continued to steadily sell off its portfolio of real estate holdings, closing three more sales during the quarter, bringing its property count down to 13. As a result, cash flow kept declining. That trend doesn’t show any signs of ending given that the company has more properties on the market and doesn’t yet see a good opportunity to make acquisitions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its stake in HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE:EQC) by 62.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 15,165 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in HRPT Properties Trust were worth $307,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE:EQC) had its price target boosted by investment analysts at JMP Securities to $33.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “market outperform” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. JMP Securities’ target price points to a potential upside of 4.04% from the company’s previous close.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund(NFJ)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.4440755158662 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) are continuing to transform their businesses after a rough couple of years, and a new deal will have the two solar companies working together. SunPower is selling its solar microinverter business, acquired from SolarBridge in 2014, to Enphase Energy, which will begin making custom microinverters for SunPower’s high-efficiency solar panels.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Even with volatility returning to the market, some investors have been fortunate to find the companies that have been able to enjoy success early in the year. In particular, Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) have gained more than 100% so far in 2018, and some investors think they have further to climb.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 38.4% in trading Wednesday after the company announced an important acquisition of SunPower’s (NASDAQ:SPWR) microinverter business. Shares held steady with their gains throughout the day and were up 34% at 11:50 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Solar stocks were on fire Thursday after Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ:RUN) reported earnings and California mandated solar on all new homes. Sunrun jumped as much as 19.7% while Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR), Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH), and SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG) were up 12.5%, 15.6%, and 16.3% respectively at their highs for the day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) shot up 1.2% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $6.04 and last traded at $5.65. 83,628 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,595,823 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.72.

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three top Motley Fool investors exactly that. Read on to learn why they think iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Enphase (NASDAQ:ENPH) fit the bill.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Avalon Advisors LLC cut its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 0.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 793,510 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,414 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC owned about 0.11% of Host Hotels and Resorts worth $14,791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,642 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 9,144 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.57, for a total transaction of $453,268.08. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,824,002.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.


    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) shares dropped 18 percent to $8.75 following Q1 earnings.

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) Chairman Joseph M. Field bought 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.07 per share, for a total transaction of $1,414,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 6,577,381 shares in the company, valued at $46,502,083.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 31,151 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,443% compared to the typical volume of 2,019 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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