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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

The literary world is facing difficult questions about how it will move forward in the age of #MeToo after allegations of misconduct and verbal abuse were made against a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

The accusations against Junot D铆az, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” were detailed during an exchange at a writers’ event and statements made on social media by multiple female authors, weeks after D铆az published a hailed essay about the repeated instances of sexual assault he endured as a child and the decades he’s spent dealing with the emotional aftermath.

CNN has been unable to verify the accusers’ claims, those in the literary community — from authors to booksellers — have spent the days since the allegations surfaced on Friday facing questions adjacent to those tackled by the entertainment industry when a string of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations were made against several prominent figures late last year, particularly whether or not to standby the accused.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., a development stage company, develops, manufactures, and markets an integrated platform for genetic analysis. The company engages in developing a technology platform that enables single molecule, real-time (SMRT) for the detection of biological processes. It primarily focuses on the deoxyribonucleic acid sequencing market. The company?s product includes the PacBio RS, a sequencing platform, which consists of an instrument platform that uses its proprietary consumables, such as SMRT Cells and reagent kits. The company?s customers include genome centers, genomics service providers, and agricultural companies, as well as clinical, government, and academic institutions. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Illumina announced in November that it plans to acquire Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB), frequently referred to as PacBio, for $1.2 billion. The move paves the way for Illumina to get its foot in the door in the long-read sequencing market.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB)’s share price traded up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.82 and last traded at $5.42. 66,454 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,471,044 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.55.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $4.99, but opened at $4.87. Pacific Biosciences of California shares last traded at $5.16, with a volume of 170693 shares traded.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(BIO.B)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), incorporated on March 10, 1975, is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Bio-Rad operates in two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Company’s Life Science segment develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research. The Company’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls for the healthcare market. Bio-Rad sells over 8,000 products and services to a client base consisting of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers around the world.

Life Science

The Company’s Life Science segment markets and develops, manufactures and markets a range of over 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a global customer base. Its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are used to separate, purify and identify biological materials, such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. The Company focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics (the study of proteins), genomics (the study of genes), biopharmaceutical production, cell biology and food safety. Its life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories.

Clinical Diagnostics

The Company’s Clinical Diagnostic! s segment offers products that serve clinical laboratories in the global diagnostics market. Its products address the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. The Company supplies over 3,000 different products that cover approximately 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient’s tissue, blood or urine. The Company’s products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its principal clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories.

The Company competes with GE Biosciences, Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, Danaher, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Tosoh, Immucor and DiaSorin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Quanterix (NASDAQ:QTRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. The company operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada; two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. It also owns a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; and a 30% interest in Amapa, a Brazilian iron ore project in Latin America, as well as chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great value investment today. Here’s why they picked Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.80.

  • [By John Bromels, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    We asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to pick out a mining stock they think is poised to outperform, and they came back with iron minerCleveland-Cliffs(NYSE:CLF), precious metals streaming companyWheaton Precious Metals(NYSE:WPM), and Warren Buffett’sBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Yes, you read that right: Berkshire Hathaway. Here’s why they think these mining stocks might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies likes this top mining play. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is a mining and natural resources company. It is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. The company’s segments include U.S. Iron Ore and Asia Pacific Iron Ore. Operations of the latter are located in Western Australia and consist of its Koolyanobbing operation.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Kaman Corporation, headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, was incorporated in 1945. We are a diversified company that conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. We report information for ourselves and our subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” “our,” and “the Company”) in two business segments, Distribution and Aerospace. A discussion of 2015 developments is included in Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, in this Form 10-K.
Distribution Segment
The Distribution segment brings our commitment to technological leadership and value-added services to the distribution business. The Distribution segment is a leading power transmission, motion control, electrical and automation, and fluid power industrial distributor with operations throughout the United States.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Kaman Co. (NYSE:KAMN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 17,114 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,192,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.06% of Kaman as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) and ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021

Investment company Advisors Management Group Inc buys Southern Co, iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, DowDuPont Inc, Exact Sciences Corp, Caterpillar Inc, Vanguard Health Care, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, National Grid PLC, sells Chesapeake Energy Corp, Medtronic PLC during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Advisors Management Group Inc . As of 2017-09-30, Advisors Management Group Inc owns 72 stocks with a total value of $159 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: PFF, DWDP, EXAS, CAT, VHT, WMT, Added Positions: SO, APU, CMP, VZ, GE, NGG, HCP, GSK, GPC, GIS, Reduced Positions: AEP, INTC, CPB, MMM, UNP, XOM, KMB, WEC, XEL, Sold Out: CHK, MDT,

For the details of ADVISORS MANAGEMENT GROUP INC ‘s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ADVISORS+MANAGEMENT+GROUP+INC+

These are the top 5 holdings of ADVISORS MANAGEMENT GROUP INC Southern Co (SO) – 143,845 shares, 4.45% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 69.59%Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) – 136,918 shares, 4.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.43%AmeriGas Partners LP (APU) – 149,936 shares, 4.24% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.98%Compass Minerals International Inc (CMP) – 95,562 shares, 3.9% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.63%Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond (BSCJ) – 275,055 shares, 3.68% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.23%New Purchase: iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

Advisors Management Group Inc initiated holdings in iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF. The purchase prices were between $38.62 and $39.3, with an estimated average price of $38.96. The stock is now traded at around $38.26. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 1.14%. The holdings were 46,751 shares as of 2017-09-30.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021: Poage Bankshares, Inc.(PBSK)

Poage Bankshares, Inc., incorporated on February 8, 2011, is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans. Town Square purchases investment securities consisting of mortgage-backed securities issued by the United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, and obligations of state and political subdivisions. Town Square provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses, through its banking offices located in and around Ashland, Nicholasville and Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Lending Activities

Town Square’s principal lending activity is the origination of first lien one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, and commercial and multi-family real estate loans, consumer loans, consisting of automobile loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans. Its consumer loans include new and used automobile and truck loans, recreational vehicle loans and personal loans. Town Square offers home equity loans and lines of credit secured by a first or second mortgage on residential property, such as principal dwelling and condominium. Its commercial business loans consist of regular lines of credit and revolving lines of credit to businesses to finance short-term working capital needs, such as accounts receivable and inventory. Town Square also originates commercial term loans to fund long-term borrowing needs, such as purchasing equipment, property improvement! s or other fixed asset needs. It originates commercial loans, including real estate and non-real estate loans on the basis of the borrower’s ability to make repayment from the cash flow of the borrower’s business or rental income produced by the property.

Town Square makes construction loans to individuals for the construction of their residences. It also makes construction loans for the construction of homes on speculation, which include pre-sold and spec homes. Its loan servicing includes collecting and remitting loan payments, accounting for principal and interest, contacting delinquent borrowers, supervising foreclosures and property dispositions in the event of un-remedied defaults, making insurance and tax payments on behalf of the borrowers and administering the loans. Its total loans are approximately $316.35 million.

Investment Activities

Town Square’s investments include securities issued by the United States Government and its agencies or government sponsored entities, including residential mortgage-backed securities, municipalities, school boards and fully insured certificates of deposit. Its total securities available for sale are approximately $63.39 million.

Sources of Funds

Deposits are Town Square’s primary source of funds for use in lending and investment activities. Town Square also uses borrowings, primarily Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)-Cincinnati advances to lengthen the maturities of liabilities for interest rate risk purposes and to manage the cost of funds. It also receives funds from scheduled loan payments, investment maturities, loan prepayments, retained earnings, income on earning assets and the sale of assets. Its deposits are generated from within its primary market area. It offers a range of deposit accounts, including statement savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, business checking, certificates of deposit, money market accounts and retirement accounts. Its borrowings consist of! advances! from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. Town Square has total deposits of approximately $343.13 million.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) announced its earnings results on Monday. The savings and loans company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $5.39 million for the quarter. Poage Bankshares had a negative return on equity of 4.84% and a negative net margin of 14.32%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.5091086029881 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH), incorporated on December 2, 1993, is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owned containers accounting for approximately 80% of the Company’s fleet; Container Management, which managed containers on behalf of approximately 10 affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, providing acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers accounted for approximately 20% of its fleet, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, with a total fleet of approximately 2.1 million containers. The Company leases containers to approximately 360 shipping lines and other lessees. The Company is also a seller of used containers.

The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML), which provides container management, acquisition and disposal services to affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and Textainer Limited (TL), which owns containers directly and through its subsidiaries, which include Textainer Marine Containers II Limited (TMCL II), Textainer Marine Containers III Limited (TMCL III), Textainer Marine Containers IV Limited (TMCL IV), TAP Funding Ltd. (TAP Funding) and TW Container Leasing Ltd. (TW). The Company leases containers under different types of leases, which include term leases, master leases, finance leases and spot leases. Term leases provide a customer with a specified number of containers for a specified period of time ranging from 3 to 5 years, with an associated set of pick-up and drop-off conditions. Term leases also include lifecycle! leases, under which lessees will lease containers until they reach a pre-specified age, which is near the end of their useful lives. Master leases provide a framework of terms and conditions valid for a specified period of time, typically one year. Finance leases, which provide customers an alternative means for purchasing containers. Spot leases, which provide customers with containers for a relatively short lease period and fixed pick-up and drop-off locations.

The Company operates its business through a network of regional and area offices and independent depots. The Company maintains approximately four regional offices: Americas Region in Hackensack, New Jersey, the United States responsible for North and South America; European Region in New Malden, the United Kingdom responsible for Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa; North Asia Region in Yokohama, Japan responsible for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and South Asia Region in Singapore, responsible for Southeast Asia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Australia. The Company operates approximately 3,147,690 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU).

The Company competes with Leased Assets Pool Company Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd.(NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI)

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a diversified financial holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiary is Midland States Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business activity has been lending to and accepting deposits from individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities. The Company’s segments include Banking, which provides a range of financial products and services to consumers and businesses, including loan products; commercial equipment leasing; mortgage loan sales and servicing; letters of credit; various types of deposit products, including checking, savings and time deposit accounts; merchant services, and corporate treasury management services; Commercial Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Origination and Servicing, which provides for the origination and servicing of government sponsored mortgages for multifamily and healthcare facilities, and Other, which includes the operating results of the Company and its wealth management business unit.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Midland States Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MSBI) Director John M. Schultz sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.70, for a total transaction of $67,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Midland States Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midland States Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8228508822808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHVYF)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer. The Energy and Environment segment offers boilers, turbines, gas turbines, diesel engines, water wheels, windmills, nuclear power equipments, nuclear power peripheral devices, among others. The Traffic and Transportation segment offers various ships, including cruise ships, liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ships, car ferry, special purpose vessels, automobile carriers, oil tankers, container ships and others, as well as marine structures, among others. The Defense and Space segment offers ships, fighters, helicopters, aircraft fuselage parts, defense aircraft engines, induction flying objects, torpedoes, among others. The Machinery and Equipment systems segment offers waste treatment and exhaust gas treatment equipments, transportation equipments, steel machinery, compressors, bridges, among others. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had 290 subsidiaries and 39 associated companies. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Major foreign competitors today now include the French firm Areva (OTCPK:ARVCF) and the Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (OTCPK:MHVYF). This is not a complete list but a focus on major players.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2021: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was acquired by its principal stockholders in 1998 and began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on November 13, 2006. References to “AmTrust,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other statements and information publicly disseminated by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., refer to the consolidated operations of the holding company.
Business Overview
AmTrust underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance products, including workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, general liability and extended service and warranty coverage, in the United States and internationally to niche customer groups that we believe are generally under served within the broader insurance market.
Our business model focuses on achieving superior returns and profit growth with the careful management of risk.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms have also issued reports on AFSI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a $14.58 rating and set a $14.75 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, B. Riley upped their price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services from $12.00 to $14.75 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. AmTrust Financial Services has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $14.92.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.63.