Top Safest Stocks For 2021

It’s hard to get worked up about a company that sells cleaning products and cat litter, but in the case of Clorox (NYSE:CLX), a bit of enthusiasm may be warranted. It just reported fiscal second-quarter profits and revenue that beat expectations, and shares popped 7%.

In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker talk about the nature of Clorox’s business, its brand dominance, the investment thesis for the stock, and the bearish counter-argument.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on Feb. 4, 2019.

Chris Hill: Let’s move on to a pretty boring company, I say “boring,” unless you like making money. Second-quarter profits and revenue for Clorox came in solidly ahead of expectations. Shares of Clorox up 7% this morning. Unlike other companies in this space that we’ve seen, consumer products companies that have a lot of different levels to their portfolios — yes, they’ve got some household cleaning products; yes, they’ve also got some food products, that sort of thing — Clorox, unless I’m missing something, appears to be just in the business of cleaning stuff.

Top Safest Stocks For 2021: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks in North America. It principally offers snowplows, sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. The company sells its products under the WESTERN, FISHER, and BLIZZARD brands. Douglas Dynamics sells its products through a distributor network primarily to professional snowplowers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) Chairman James L. Janik sold 25,000 shares of Douglas Dynamics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.89, for a total transaction of $1,122,250.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 239,030 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,730,056.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.4951359638783 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top Safest Stocks For 2021: Jinpan International Limited(JST)

Jinpan International Limited engages in the design and manufacture of cast resin transformers for voltage distribution equipment. Its cast resin transformers allow high voltage transmissions of electricity to be distributed to various locations in lower, more usable voltages. The company provides medium voltage cast resin transformers for various end uses and applications, including industrial, infrastructure, and municipal projects, such as factories, real estate developments, airports, and subway systems. It also offers switchgears, which enable operators of a power distribution network to switch equipment in and out of the network; line reactors that limit current, filter waveforms, and attenuate electrical noise and harmonics associated with the inverter and driver output of wind powered turbines; and unit substations, which are integrated assemblies comprising high voltage switchgear, a transformer, a low voltage switchgear, a power meter, and a power factor compensat ion device interconnected with cables or buss bars. The company?s unit substations function as miniature power distribution stations and are used in applications related to the construction and maintenance of city power networks. Jinpan International sells its products in the People?s Republic of China, the United States, and Europe. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Haikou, the People’s Republic of China.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hauck & Aufhaeuser set a €58.00 ($67.44) target price on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JOST Werke AG (ETR:JST) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €49.33 ($57.36).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Deutsche Bank set a €46.00 ($53.49) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Warburg Research set a €47.00 ($55.95) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top Safest Stocks For 2021: Masonite International Corporation(DOOR)

Masonite International Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells interior and exterior doors worldwide. The company offers molded panel, flush, stile and rail, routed medium-density fiberboard (MDF), steel, or fiberglass residential doors. It also provides various door products, including interior door facings, wheat straw door cores, MDF, wood cut-stock components, various critical door components, wood veneer door skins, and mineral and particleboard door cores to the building materials industry. The company offers its products under the Masonite, Marshfield, Premdor, Mohawk, Megantic, Algoma, Birchwood Best, Lemieux, Door-Stop, and Harring Doors brands to remodeling contractors, builders, homeowners, retailers, dealers, lumberyards, commercial and general contractors, and architects through various wholesale and retail distribution channels. It serves the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation, and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Masonite International Corporation was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP lowered its stake in Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) by 48.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,134 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,364 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Masonite International were worth $800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) had its price target lowered by B. Riley from $86.00 to $80.00 in a research note published on Monday. B. Riley currently has a buy rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Masonite International’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.01 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.90 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $63.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Edgewell Personal Care Co. manufactures and markets personal care products. The company’s brand consists of Schick(R) and Wilkinson Sword(R) men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge(R) and Skintimate(R) shave preparations; Playtex(R), Stayfree(R), Carefree(R) and o.b. (R) feminine care products; Banana Boat(R) and Hawaiian Tropic(R) sun care products; Playtex(R) infant feeding, Diaper Genie(R) and gloves; Wet Ones(R) moist wipes. Edgewell Personal Care Co., formerly known as Energizer Holdings, is based in St Louis, United States. “

Top Safest Stocks For 2021: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), incorporated on January 1, 1959, is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through approximately four businesses, such as Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). The Company operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. The Company operates in over 70 countries and territories across the world.

Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM)

The Company’s RBWM business offers a range of personal banking and wealth management services to its customers. The Company’s customer offerings include personal banking products, such as current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, and credit cards, and wealth management services, such as insurance and investment products, global asset management services and financial planning services. RBWM serves its customers across the world through approximately four business areas, such as Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management and Insurance. RBWM provides services to individuals under the HSBC Premier and Advance propositions. The Company operates its own Asset Management and Insurance businesses.

Commercial Banking (CMB)

The Company’s CMB business offers a range of products and services to its commercial customers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and mid-market enterprises. These include credit and lending, international trade and receivables finance, treasury management and liquidity solutions (payments and cash management and commercial cards), commercial insurance and investments. CMB also offers expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and provides access to financial markets. CMB provides trade finance, working capital and liquidity management solutions to GB&M clients. It also provides Capital Finance expertise, and! Insurance and Asset Management capabilities.

Global Banking and Markets (GB&M)

The Company’s GB&M business provides financial solutions to government, corporate and institutional clients and private investors across the world. The client-focused business lines deliver a range of banking capabilities, including financing, advisory and transaction services, a markets business that provides services in credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets and securities services, and principal investment activities. It provides Markets products to CMB and RBWM customers, Capital Financing products to CMB customers, and also uses CMB and Asset Management products to serve GB&M clients.

Global Private Banking (GPB)

The Company’s GPB business serves net worth individuals and families, including those with international banking needs, through approximately 20 booking centers covering its markets. Its products and services include Investment Management, which incorporates advisory, discretionary and brokerage services; Private Wealth Solutions, which consists of trusts and estate planning, designed to manage wealth and preserve it for future generations, and a range of Private Banking services. It has various client service groups, including the Corporate Client Group, which manages connectivity with CMB and GB&M; the Wealth Client Group; and the Global Solutions Group, which delivers non-traditional wealth management solutions.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, fresh earnings reports left Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC) moving in opposite directions today.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: HSBC, NAVI, LUV
    Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) fell more than 2% in pre-market hours. The slide came after the bank announced that it anticipated “a weaker global economic outlook.” The bank also issued a warning about the upcoming Brexit and said that many of its customers in the United Kingdom are “understandably cautious about the immediate future.” The firm also issued a weaker earnings report than expected. The company to watch today is Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI), which is the largest student loan servicer in the country. Sallie Mae spun off the company in 2013. It has 12 million customers and services about $300 billion in loans. While no one likes student loans, a few key metrics show this stock is a raging buy right now. Here’s what you need to know to get your trading week started. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration. According to reports, a probe is underway on whether the company has failed to calculate checked baggage loads on flights correctly. The Wall Street Journal reports that several planes carried 1,000 pounds of cargo more than what was listed on flight paperwork. Look for earnings reports from Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB), LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), and Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH).

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a top international financial and a solid purchase for growth and income accounts. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC) is the leading cross-border international banking group, with particular strength in Asia, but also the United Kingdom, Middle East and the Americas. Regional franchises are largely focused on retail and business banking in the U.K. and Hong Kong home markets.

Top Safest Stocks For 2021: Masimo Corporation(MASI)

Masimo Corporation, a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets noninvasive monitoring technologies worldwide. The company offers Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET) pulse oximetry with measure-through-motion and low-perfusion pulse oximetry monitoring to address the primary limitations of conventional pulse oximetry. It also provides Masimo rainbow SET platform that includes rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry products that noninvasively monitor hemoglobin species, including oxygen saturation, pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, and respiration rate from the pleth; noninvasively monitor hemoglobin concentration, and carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin saturation; monitor arterial oxygen saturation and acoustic respiration rate; and calculates oxygen content and oxygen reserve index. In addition, the company offers SedLine brain function monitoring technology to measure the brain’s electrical activity by detecting EEG signals; capnography and gas monitoring products comprising external plug-in-and-measure capnography and gas analyzers, integrated modules, and handheld capnograph and capnometer devices; and O3 regional oximetry for tissue oxygen saturation measurement. Further, it provides Patient SafetyNet, a surveillance, remote monitoring, and clinician notification solution; MyView, a wireless presence-detection system; and connectivity devices. The company provides its products directly, as well as through distributors and original equipment manufacturers partners to hospitals, emergency medical service providers, physician offices, veterinarians, long term care facilities, and consumers. Masimo Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) showed that it continues to fire on all cylinders when it reported its third-quarter results in November. The company posted solid revenue growth for its noninvasive monitoring technologies with exceptionally strong earnings growth.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $123.00.

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