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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

Mondelez International stock is up this week on chatter a takeover offer from Kraft-Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) could be coming.

Shares of Mondelez International Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) surged 6% after hours Wednesday as rumors spread that Pittsburgh-based Kraft-Heinz might be interested in purchasing Chicago-headquartered Mondelez. German business magazine Bilanz first reported about the possible takeover.

Mondelez shares rose 4.9% Thursday morning as the rumor spread. But after CNBC shot down the likelihood of a deal between the two snack food goliaths, Mondelez stock pared those gains. MDLZ ended Thursday up 1.88% at $44.71. In early trading today (Friday), shares were off 0.85% at $44.33.

While a Mondelez/Kraft-Heinz deal right now may be off the table, a good case could be made for why the two should unite, or reunite.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Affimed N.V.(AFMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
    Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
    Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
    China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 16.9 percent to $4.15 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.11 percent on Wednesday.
    Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) rose 15.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) rose 14.5 percent to $2.85 in the pre-market trading session after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares rose 14.3 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.88 percent on Wednesday.
    Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) rose 10.2 percent to $25.56 in pre-market trading after climbing 0.65 percent on Wednesday.
    LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) rose 9.6 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
    U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) rose 7.2 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 6.8 percent to $25.61 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.9 percent to $13.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.
    Addus Homecare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) rose 5.5 percent to $35.60 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.69 percent on Wednesday.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) rose 5.2 percent to $0.528 in pre-market trading after falling 10.36 percent on Wednesday.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) rose 4.7 percent to $14.11 in pre-market trading. Teva Pharma
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) were down around 21 percent to $1.70. Affimed priced its public offering of 10,000,000 of its common shares at $1.80 per common share.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: One Horizon Group, Inc.(OHGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Boeing Company (The)(BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Its in fashion to worry about Boeing Co. (BA), but the company isnt that troubled. Boeing beat analysts profit estimate over the summer and the cash-flow picture continued to strengthen.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 2.26% at $184.31. The stock’s 52-week range is $118.25 to $184.80, a new high posted earlier Wednesday. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 9.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    A series of tweetstargeting the high cost of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) F-35 stealth fighter jet apparently resulted in LockMart cutting $600 million off the price of a batch of 90 stealth fighters in January. It may have even had something to do with Boeing (NYSE:BA) offering the Navy a steep price cut on a deal to buy a dozen F/A-18 and EA-18G fighters in March. Now, if Boeing could just be convinced to cut the price on its Air Force One contract by a few hundred million, savings resulting from Trump’s defense-spending tweet storms could soon top $1 billion.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded up 2.21% at $335.37. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.75 to $335.95, and the high was posted this afternoon. Volume was about 65% above the daily average of around 3.2 million shares. The company introduced a concept hypersonic plane at an aerospace conference earlier this week.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Private equity giant Blackstone (BX) on Saturday announced that Saudi Arabia would invest $20 billion in a new $40 billion infrastructure fund for projects mainly in the United States. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    A third PB recommendation – The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) – is also pioneering hypersonic technology.

    The Son of Blackbird isn’t supposed to be flying yet.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Oshkosh (OSK) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $62 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is trading at 21x expected 2017 earnings, analysts said. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

      I first named Oshkosh my top stock pick back in September, when the stock cost $42 and change. Since then, the stock has gone down, and sells for $3 less. So am I supposed to dislike Oshkosh stock now?

    No. To the contrary, I like it even more. (About $3 more, in fact).

    You see, even in the process of picking Oshkosh back then, I warned investors: "I don’t know whether Oshkosh will be the best-performing stock in the world in the month of September, but I’ve got a strong hunch about the next six months." And that hunch remains — because the facts have not changed.

    This past summer, Oshkosh was named the winner of the Pentagon’s contract to build a next-gen "Humvee" — an armored Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that will serve the U.S. military for decades to come. Oshkosh won an initial award to produce 17,000 vehicles for $6.7 billion. Ultimately, though, this is a contract that could swell to $30 billion or more for production, maintenance, and upgrade of approximately 55,000 JLTVs across all military branches.

    So why hasn’t Oshkosh stock moved in response to the contract? Mainly because rival bidderLockheed Martin threw a monkey wrench into the contracts process, first protesting the JLTV award to Oshkosh, and then, when that protest was rejected, filing suit in court to try to win the contract away from its rival.

    Personally, I think Lockheed Martin will lose that suit as well. After all, Lockheed’s forte is in fighter jets, while Oshkosh is the military’s premier supplier of trucks like JLTV, as well as the Army’s M-ATV vehicle (a small, all-terrain MRAP). Perhaps recognizing this, AM General, the other company that bid against Oshkosh on JLTV and lost, declined to protest the award. Lockheed took the other road, but I expect it will be a dead end for Lockheed as well.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

General Electric From Worst to First Among DJIA Stocks

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) spent the final 24 weeks of 2017 as the worst-performing stock among the 30 equities included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Yet, at the end of the first week of trading in 2018, GE ranks as the top performer among the Dow 30, after posting a share price gain of 6.25% ($1.04 per share).

The second-best performer for among the Dow 30 this past week is International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), 2017’s second-worst performer, which posted a gain of 5.91% in the week. DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) added 5.9%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), last year’s big winner, added another 4.72% during the first week of 2018.

The Dow posted an all-time high of 25,299.79 on Friday and closed the week at 25,295.87. The index gained about 1.9% in the first week of the year.

Are investors buying GE shares again because they’re so cheap or because all of a sudden they have become true believers in CEO John Flannery’s turnaround program? Here’s something to consider from our report last week on the bull/bear case for GE:

The broader S&P 500 was valued at 18.5 to 19.0 times expected 2018 earnings per share. GE ended 2017 valued at closer to 17 times earnings, but that is without considering all the abnormal issues around restructuring and asset sales. The reality is that GE could currently be valued at just 13 times earnings, or it could just as easily be valued at 25 times earnings. The market just won’t have a better handle on what its real value is until more of the asset sales are seen and more of the future business is quantifiable.

GE’s shares closed up less than 0.1% Friday, at $18.54 in a 52-week range of $17.25 to $31.66. The consensus 12-month price target on the stock is $21.99, unchanged from last week’s target. The low end of the price target range remained at $15, and the high end remained at $36.

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Boeing Will Close 2017 as Top DJIA Stock

Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) share price added less than half a point last week but it was not for lack of good news. With just a week to go in 2017, the aerospace giant is a sure thing to close out the year as the best performing stock among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Shares gained $1.76 last week to boost the year-to-date gain to nearly 90%.

Of the three other Dow stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 6.2% to a gain of nearly 68% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 0.6% to close the week up just over 51% for the year to date, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) dropped about 1% to lower its annual gain to just over 44%.

Boeing’s week began with a final determination from the U.S. Department of Commerce on Boeing’s complaint against Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier for dumping the company’s CS-100 at below cost in the United States. The agency reiterated its 300% duty on imported Bombardier planes seating 100 to 150 passengers.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will now rule on whether Boeing was harmed by Bombardier’s sale. If not, the complaint and the tariff disappear unless Boeing appeals. If the ITC does conclude that the sale harmed Boeing, Bombardier’s CS-100 planes imported into the United States will be charged the duty fees. Bombardier will certainly appeal.

On Thursday Boeing signed a firm order with UAE-based flydubai airlines for 175 of the company’s 737 MAX jets. The airline committed to the order at the Dubai Air Show last month, but the firm order adds the planes to Boeing’s backlog.

Boeing also confirmed on Thursday that it has discussed a “possible combination” with Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ), a response to the deal Bombardier struck with Airbus in which the European company took control of Bombardier’s C Series program. A deal between Boeing and Embraer is no sure thing, mainly because the Brazilian government holds a controlling interest in Embraer.

On Friday, Boeing announced that it has sold a KC-46 refueling tanker to Japan on fixed-price contract valued at $279 million. This could be a big deal because it is the first KC-46 Boeing has sold to a non-U.S. buyer.

The U.S. Air Force also awarded Boeing a contract to sell 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar in a deal worth $6.1 billion. The sale had originally been set at 72 aircraft with a contract value of more than $21 billion.

Boeing stock closed at $295.10 on Friday, up less than 0.1% on the day, in a 52-week trading range of $154.96 to $97.37. The high was posted Friday morning. The 12-month consensus price target is $299.33, down about $7.80 from last week’s target. The low price target is $203 and the high is $350.

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Boeing Wins Administration Support in Bombardier Trade Case

That didn’t take long. On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recommended the imposition of a 300% duty on all Bombardier passenger jets imported into the United States from Canada.

The recommendation follows Tuesday’s hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) where Bombardier and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), along with other interested parties, weighed in on the dispute that revolves around the sale of 75 Bombardier CS-100 passenger jets to Delta Air Lines Co. (NYSE: DAL) in April 2016.

Boeing, which lost the bidding, filed a complaint with the ITC alleging Bombardier dumped the planes on the U.S. market at below cost and that the federal government should impose a countervailing duty of around 80% on planes imported into the country. Just to make the point more clearly, the DOC later recommended a charge equal to 219% of the sale price of the Bombardier planes for accepting unfair subsidies from the Canadian government. The 300% in duties will be imposed on each imported or “partially assembled” aircraft.

Wednesday’s decision precedes a decision expected by next week from the ITC on whether Boeing was “harmed” by the sale of Bombardier planes to Delta. Virtually everyone agrees that the ITC will come down on Boeing’s side.

Bombardier and Airbus, which now owns the C-Series project, have said they will add a final assembly line to the Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama, to complete final assembly of the C-Series planes. Boeing called the proposed assembly line a feint and said that even if it were to be built Bombardier should pay a tariff for circumventing U.S. regulations.

In the fact sheet issued with Wednesday’s announcement, the DOC noted that the recommended duties apply to all planes “whether they enter the United States fully or partially assembled.” The fate of the Bombardier-Airbus plan turns on the definition of a “partially assembled” plane, but if the Airbus assembly line in Alabama lets the company avoid U.S. duties, a similar line with similar partially assembled planes should also work for Bombardier. Or at least the company could make that argument.

If, as nearly everyone believes, Boeing prevails, Bombardier has promised to appeal, although where that appeal may be lodged is so far unspecified. A complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) or through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appear to be likely candidates.

The DOC has posted both its recommendation and a fact sheet on the issue at its website.

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3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Intel Corporation and Boeing Co

The bulls and bears continue to pull the market in varying directions as we head into year-end trading. While the bears appear to have a grip on the technology sector, the bulls continue to push industrial stocks higher.

Today’s three big stock charts look at the numbers and indicators for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) as three stocks that represent this bull/bear tug-of-war.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

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Alibaba has spent much of the last month breaking its trend into a bearish pattern as BABA stock is lacking in technical strength and breadth. Now, shares are sitting at a key price test again, which will determine the next 5-10% move over the next three weeks.

Once again, Alibaba shares find themselves at the $170-level, which has served as round-numbered chart support for BABA stock. The last test of this mark resulted in a short-term rally that has since reversed on heavier selling volume. This time around, there is more concern over $170 holding as BABA stock’s RSI was indicating an oversold condition during the last test of this critical price point. The resulting “dead cat bounce” resulted in a lower high, indicating a strengthening bearish trend with lower highs and lower lows. Alibaba stock’s 50-day moving average is now rolling over, indicating that the intermediate-term outlook for BABA stock is turning negative. Traders will begin selling into the strengthening negative momentum on the stock pushing shares even lower. Intel Corporation (INTC)

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Intel, along with many of the semiconductor stocks, has been exposed to selling pressure as technical traders have been migrating to the industrial stocks from high-flying tech issues in the fourth quarter.  As we’ve mentioned, this follows a seasonal trend so its not unexpected to see INTC slumping.

That said, the chip giant is sitting at a critical technical test that will likely set the course for January’s trading.

For the first time since August, shares of Intel are testing their 50-day moving average as the stock has endured seasonal selling. A break below $43 will trigger a technical selling signal as INTC stock breaks below its 50-day. Momentum has turned negative on Intel shares, resulting in the Chande Trend Meter to slip into neutral territory. This indicates that INTC stock is likely to trade sideways with a negative bias through the end of the year. As we’ve pointed out, the tech sector tends to see strong seasonality in January. In Intel’s case, the stock posts positive returns in January 55% of the time over the last 20 years. A break below the 50-day will reduce the probability that INTC will rally in January along with the rest of the tech sector. Boeing Co (BA)

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Industrial stocks have been booming lately as all indications of the economy’s strength are pointing to continued growth and strength. BA shares have gone parabolic lately as the Boeing’s vision for the future has combined with some strong technical indications.

The charts answer whether its time to buy or sell BA stock as it soars higher.

Boeing shares are trading 10% higher in December. The rally has resulted in an overbought signal from the stock’s RSI, but there are other momentum indicators that continue to suggest that BA is a “buy,” even at this price. The Chande Trend Meter continues to flash buy signals as readings of the momentum/stochastic indicator are forecasting even higher prices for Boeing. BA shares are still riding a volatility rally as the stock remains above its top Bollinger Bands. This activity, along with a relatively low volatility level for the rally, maintain that Boeing stock’s outlook includes prices that are likely to move above $300 within the next week. Given the technical strength and momentum, traders will take any opportunity that BA stock provides to buy at lower prices as a “buy the dip” situation. Watch for fast support to kick-in on Boeing shares on any dip of more than 3%.

As of this writing, Johnson Research Group did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Intel Corporation and Boeing Co

The bulls and bears continue to pull the market in varying directions as we head into year-end trading. While the bears appear to have a grip on the technology sector, the bulls continue to push industrial stocks higher.

Today’s three big stock charts look at the numbers and indicators for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) as three stocks that represent this bull/bear tug-of-war.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

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Alibaba has spent much of the last month breaking its trend into a bearish pattern as BABA stock is lacking in technical strength and breadth. Now, shares are sitting at a key price test again, which will determine the next 5-10% move over the next three weeks.

Once again, Alibaba shares find themselves at the $170-level, which has served as round-numbered chart support for BABA stock. The last test of this mark resulted in a short-term rally that has since reversed on heavier selling volume. This time around, there is more concern over $170 holding as BABA stock’s RSI was indicating an oversold condition during the last test of this critical price point. The resulting “dead cat bounce” resulted in a lower high, indicating a strengthening bearish trend with lower highs and lower lows. Alibaba stock’s 50-day moving average is now rolling over, indicating that the intermediate-term outlook for BABA stock is turning negative. Traders will begin selling into the strengthening negative momentum on the stock pushing shares even lower. Intel Corporation (INTC)

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Intel, along with many of the semiconductor stocks, has been exposed to selling pressure as technical traders have been migrating to the industrial stocks from high-flying tech issues in the fourth quarter.  As we’ve mentioned, this follows a seasonal trend so its not unexpected to see INTC slumping.

That said, the chip giant is sitting at a critical technical test that will likely set the course for January’s trading.

For the first time since August, shares of Intel are testing their 50-day moving average as the stock has endured seasonal selling. A break below $43 will trigger a technical selling signal as INTC stock breaks below its 50-day. Momentum has turned negative on Intel shares, resulting in the Chande Trend Meter to slip into neutral territory. This indicates that INTC stock is likely to trade sideways with a negative bias through the end of the year. As we’ve pointed out, the tech sector tends to see strong seasonality in January. In Intel’s case, the stock posts positive returns in January 55% of the time over the last 20 years. A break below the 50-day will reduce the probability that INTC will rally in January along with the rest of the tech sector. Boeing Co (BA)

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Industrial stocks have been booming lately as all indications of the economy’s strength are pointing to continued growth and strength. BA shares have gone parabolic lately as the Boeing’s vision for the future has combined with some strong technical indications.

The charts answer whether its time to buy or sell BA stock as it soars higher.

Boeing shares are trading 10% higher in December. The rally has resulted in an overbought signal from the stock’s RSI, but there are other momentum indicators that continue to suggest that BA is a “buy,” even at this price. The Chande Trend Meter continues to flash buy signals as readings of the momentum/stochastic indicator are forecasting even higher prices for Boeing. BA shares are still riding a volatility rally as the stock remains above its top Bollinger Bands. This activity, along with a relatively low volatility level for the rally, maintain that Boeing stock’s outlook includes prices that are likely to move above $300 within the next week. Given the technical strength and momentum, traders will take any opportunity that BA stock provides to buy at lower prices as a “buy the dip” situation. Watch for fast support to kick-in on Boeing shares on any dip of more than 3%.

As of this writing, Johnson Research Group did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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Dividend Hike Helps Boeing Retain Position as Top DJIA Stock

Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) share price added about 2.8% last week to maintain its position as the best performing among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Shares gained $8.04 last week to boost the year-to-date gain to nearly 89%.

Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 1.9% to a gain of over 58% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 2.7% to close the week up just over 50% for the year to date and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 1.8% to bring its annual gain to nearly 46%.

Last week was a busy one for Boeing, at least for its public affairs staff. The company raised its dividend, approved a new share buyback program, lost a military jet order to Canada, lost a multibillion passenger jet order to arch-rival Airbus and then read the news about the shake-up at the top of its European competitor.

As expected, Boeing lifted its dividend following Monday’s board of directors meeting. The 20% increase, from $5.68 to $6.84 annually per share, was accompanied by a new share repurchase plan valued at $18 billion. The company posted a new 52-week high on Tuesday.

In a request for bids on an order for 88 new military fighter jets, the government of Canada included language aimed squarely at Boeing in retaliation for the company’s complaint against Bombardier’s sale of 75 CS-100 passenger jets to Delta.

Thursday got off to a rocky start with the announcement from Delta Air Lines that it had placed an order for 100 Airbus A321neo single-aisle passenger jets, along with options on another 100. At list prices the deal is worth around $12.7 billion. Boeing competed hard for this one and the loss, though not welcome, is reasonably insignificant. The company’s backlog of single-aisle (737 family) jets totals more than 4,000.

The week ended with the announcement that Airbus CEO Tom Enders will not seek to extend his contract when it ends in April 2019 and COO Fabrice Br茅gier announced he will leave the company this coming February. These are just two of manytop executives who are retiring or leaving soon.

Boeing stock closed at $293.34 on Friday, up less than 0.1% on the day, in a 52-week trading range of $154.96 to $97.37. The high was posted Friday morning. The 12-month consensus price target is $290.43, up about $5 from last week’s target. The low price target is $203 and the high is $350.

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Boeing Still Best 2017 DJIA Stock

Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) share price added about 2.1% this past week to keep a firm grip on its position as the best performing stock among the 30 that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Shares gained $5.50 last week to boost the year-to-date gain to more than 74%.

Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 3% to a gain of nearly 53%, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) dropped more than 2% to close the week up about 48% for the year to date and McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) tacked on 2.2% to bring its annual gain to 42%.

For the month of November, Boeing stock added about $13.00, a gain of 5%. The Dow’s big gainer last month was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), up nearly 11% after posting solid earnings and raising fourth-quarter and full-year guidance.

Boeing’s week was relatively quiet compared to the flurry of activity and big orders that flowed from the Dubai Air Show. As of November 28, Boeing reports that it has taken 662 net new orders in 2017. The 737 family accounts for 505 of those orders, and the 787 family chalks up 88 orders for the year to date.

The coming week could be another quiet one ahead of the company’s board of directors meeting on December 11. Analysts at Wells Fargo Securities have predicted that Boeing will announce a dividend increase of 10% to 15% following the meeting.

Boeing raised its dividend last December to its current level of $1.42 ($5.68 annualized). That was a 30% jump over the prior year’s rate, and it could be that Wells Fargo is being conservative about an increase for the coming year.

The dividend yield on Boeing stock at Friday’s closing price is 2.11%. Not exactly a stunning number, but when the share price appreciation is added in, the return to shareholders over the past 12 months is around 76%, not including share buybacks.

Cowen analyst Cai von Rumohr put a 12-month price target of $320 a share on Boeing for a potential upside of nearly 18%. Even if Boeing doesn’t boost its dividend, that’s still a 20% return on the stock in a year. Not bad.

Boeing stock closed at $271.38 on Friday, down nearly 2% on the day, in a 52-week range of $150.02 to $278.73. The high was posted Friday morning. The 12-month consensus price target is $285.21, some $4.17 higher than last week’s target. The low price target is $203 and the high is $350.

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good stocks to own: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) was down, falling around 24 percent to $2.47 as the company reported that it has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGT Capital said there is no indication that ‘the company is or will be the subject of any enforcement proceedings.’

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.

good stocks to own: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

good stocks to own: SuperValu Inc.(SVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) and MSC Industrial (NYSE:MSM) stood out with big pricing moves after announcing quarterly business updates.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2017 earnings report for small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) is scheduled for before the market opens on Wednesday (January 11th). A few years ago, SUPERVALU was struggling as the most shorted grocery stock on the market; but just before the last earnings report, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby an affiliate of ONEX Corporation (TSE: ONEX) will acquire itsSave-A-Lot business for $1.365 billion in cash. The President/CEO stated:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) reported Q2 2018 earnings before the market opened this morning which topped Wall Street expectations. Q2 net sales were $3.80 billion versus $2.81 billionas Wholesale net salesrose 58% to$2.74 billion and Retail net salesfell 1.1% to$1.02 billion.The net loss from continuing operationswas $25 million (which included a $27 million after-tax asset impairment charge and $16 million of after-tax merger and integration costs) versus net income of $31 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 6% at $3.54 on Thursday.

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) was indicated down 7% at $72.85 on Thursday due to results from a seizure medication study. It was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and Wedbushlowered its target for the stock.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) reported Q1 2018 earnings this morning before the market opened with shares up more than 14% as Wholesale business results were outstanding. Net salesincreased 6.3% to$4.00 billion as Retail net sales were down 2.7% to $1.39 billion with the decrease reflecting identical store sales of negative 4.9% and closed stores, partially offset by sales from acquired and new stores.Total net sales within the Wholesale segment increased 12.4% to $2.56 billion primarily due to sales to new customers and increased sales to new stores operated by existing customers, partially offset by stores no longer being supplied by Supervalu and lower military sales. Retail identical store sales were negative 4.9% while fees earned under services agreements in the first quarter were $55 million versus $59 million last year. Net earnings from continuing operations was $12 million versus $20 million. The CEO commented:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded up 1.37% at $166.22. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.10 to $170.00. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The aerospace giant had no specific news.

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    110 radar-seeking air-to-ground “HARM” missiles to Australia, generating sales of $137.6 million for prime contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Four P-8A Poseidonsubmarine-hunting jet aircraft to New Zealand — a $1.46 billion payday for Boeing (NYSE:BA). 13 76 mm cannonfor installation aboard Israeli Navy SA’AR 4.5 and SA’AR 6 Missile Patrol Boats at a purchase price of $440 million. (Italian firm Leonardo S.p.a.’s DRS North America subsidiary will be the contractor on that one.) Nine Bell 429light utility helicopters to Slovakia, yielding sales of $150 million for Textron (NYSE:TXT). And five CH-47D Chinookhelicopters, sold out of U.S. government surplus to Greece for $80 million.

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 2.26% at $184.31. The stock’s 52-week range is $118.25 to $184.80, a new high posted earlier Wednesday. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 9.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

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    Let’s start with Lockheed Martin (LMT) , Boeing (BA) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) .

    As major manufacturers of combat jets and military planes, these three U.S.-based behemoths monopolize the global military aircraft business. They are mega-cap blue chips that are positioned to reap the lion’s share of the spoils.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Well, there’s a company that has the same kind of syndrome: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).

    This is a company that goes back to the Great Depression, to the early years of aviation.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday officially filed an appeal with the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the international organization’s November ruling that certain tax incentives offered by the state of Washington to get The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to build a wing and assembly plant for the company’s new 777X were illegal under WTO agreements.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Boeing Retains Perch as Best DJIA Stock This Year

Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) share price added about 0.8% last week and easily held onto its position as the best performing stock among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Shares gained $3.62 last week to boost the year-to-date gain to nearly 71%.

Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added more than 2% to close the week up 51% for the year to date; Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 0.8% to a gain of more than 48%; and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 0.9% to bring its annual gain to 43.5%.

The week got off to a good start with Sunday’s announcement that Boeing had finalized an order from aircraft lessor Avolon for 55 of the company’s 737 MAX 8s (737-8) and 20 737 MAX 10s (737-10). The original memorandum of understanding (MOU) was announced in June at the Paris Air Show and Sunday’s deal includes an option for an additional 20 737-8s.

At Boeing’s list prices for the new aircraft, the order with options is valued at nearly $11 billion. Boeing added the 75 planes to its order book on Tuesday, lifting net orders for all versions of the 737 for the year to date to 505.

Analysts continue to be upbeat about the company’s performance. Barron’s cited Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu’s forecast for free cash flow rising from an expected $10.5 billion this year to $12 billion by 2020. Kahyaoglu also raised her price target from $300 to $312.

Carter Copeland at Melius Research also cited Boeing’s massive free cash flow, but pins its outlook for the company on the introduction of the “new mid-size aircraft,” also known as the NMA or the 797. Copeland noted that the company’s order tally spikes about half when Boeing launches a new product and he believes that the a launch for the 797 is closer than the market thinks.

Boeing stock closed at $265.88 on Friday, up about 0.3% on the day, in a 52-week range of $148.32 to $267.62. The 12-month consensus price target is $281.04, 21 cents higher than last week’s target. The low price target is $170 and the high is $350.

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