Saturday , 23 March 2019


5 Blue-chip Stocks Offering Capital Protection & Steady Dividends

…Investing in blue-chip stocks that offer capital protection and steady dividends in volatile times looks like a smart option. In view of these factors, we have narrowed our search to the following stocks based on a good Zacks Rank and other relevant metrics.

1. The Boeing Company (BA):

  • reported adjusted earnings of $5.48 per share for fourth-quarter 2018, which outshined the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.52 by 21.2%.
  • For 2018, Boeing’s adjusted earnings came in at $16.01 per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $15.06 by 6.3%.
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 1.9%.
  • The company’s expected earnings growth for the current year is 25.7%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 10.3% over the past 30 days.
  • BA sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

2. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX):

  • reported impressive first-quarter fiscal 2019 results, wherein both top and bottom lines surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate for the third straight quarter. Results benefited from robust performance by the Americas and China-Asia-Pacific segment and store openings.
  • Starbucks has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 2%.
  • The company has expected earnings growth of 12.3% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has moved 3% north over the past 30 days.

3. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG):

  • reported second-quarter fiscal 2019 results, wherein top and bottom lines surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This marked the company’s 15th straight earnings beat.
  • Procter & Gamble has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 2.9%.
  • The company has expected earnings growth of 5.8% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved by 0.9% over the past 30 days.

4. Cisco Systems (CSCO):

  • delivered second-quarter fiscal 2019 non-GAAP earnings of 73 cents per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Further, the figure rose 15.9% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Cisco has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 2.6%.
  • The company has expected earnings growth of 17.4% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has moved 1.4% north over the past 30 days.

5. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM):

  • reported fourth-quarter 2018 results, with both the top and the bottom line beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  • Philip Morris has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 5.2%.
  • The company has expected earnings growth of 5.4% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved by 2% over the past 30 days.
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  1. This week’s menu of articles pits a bubble-ing student debt against buyers of both precious metal and sure-fire portfolios–Blue Chip and Retirement. This can’t be encouraging to Wall Steeters because Millennials who can’t repay their student loans can’t buy silver or invest in Blue Chip stocks or Retirement Portfolios. So, over the next thirty years, who can afford to provide the fodder funds for the markets–futures and commodities? QE let corporations buy back their stock with virtually free money, and that helped market valuations to bubble double, so corporations have done well in some respects, but stock buy-backs aren’t products that end up on retail shelves. In the end, the life and the financial success of corporations depends on them making affordable products available to customers, but if the Millennial customer pool can’t afford the offered products, the corporate bottom line shrinks…and so do the reasons for buying stock.

    Looking at the next decade, one might predict a financially-stressed consumer pool–unless the government forgives at least a major portion of student loan debt. We know the government is fond of forgiving bank debt, but, is there any more basis for forgiving student loan debt than for mortgage debt or auto loan debt or credit card debt? The government’s borrowing history doesn’t bode well for it borrowing enough global money to install debt forgiveness programs for the nation’s debtors. Excessive borrowing and debt tend to make money worthless, which would encourage money printing, rampant inflation, unemployment, hunger, destabilization of society, soaring “store of value” (metals) prices, and even bigger–and more in debt–government. So, silver might be the most sensible and practical purchase that investors–and corporations–could make.

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