Best Stocks To Buy For 2018


Today I’d like share you 4 best stocks to buy for 2018.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2018: Fanhua Inc. (NASDAQ:FANH)

Fanhua Inc. (NASDAQ:FANH) announced its earnings results on Monday. The financial services provider reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, Morningstar.com reports. Fanhua had a net margin of 3.92% and a return on equity of 6.11%. The company had revenue of $149.42 million during the quarter.


Shares of Fanhua (NASDAQ:FANH) traded down 0.57% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.77. 10,832 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Fanhua has a one year low of $6.79 and a one year high of $10.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $511.04 million, a PE ratio of 17.23 and a beta of 0.98. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $8.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.76.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in Fanhua during the second quarter worth approximately $107,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC bought a new stake in Fanhua during the fourth quarter valued at $134,000. KCM Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Fanhua by 39.1% in the second quarter. KCM Investment Advisors LLC now owns 23,374 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 6,575 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. bought a new stake in Fanhua during the second quarter valued at $207,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Fanhua by 2.8% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 26,235 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $225,000 after buying an additional 725 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.46% of the company’s stock.


Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fanhua from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2018: PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL)

PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Monday, August 28th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.94 per share for the quarter.


PAREXEL International Corporation (PRXL) traded up 0.03% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $87.70. The company had a trading volume of 78,495 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.55 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a 50-day moving average of $87.45 and a 200-day moving average of $74.83. PAREXEL International Corporation has a 52-week low of $51.16 and a 52-week high of $87.86.

A number of research firms have weighed in on PRXL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded PAREXEL International Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded PAREXEL International Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded PAREXEL International Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “mkt perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $88.10 target price on shares of PAREXEL International Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Mizuho upped their target price on PAREXEL International Corporation from $66.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.93.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)


MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd increased its stake in Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) by 6.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 277,752 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 17,583 shares during the period. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd owned 0.22% of Tiffany & Co. worth $26,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in Tiffany & Co. by 325.0% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Tiffany & Co. by 49.6% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 59,412 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,662,000 after buying an additional 19,692 shares in the last quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Tiffany & Co. during the first quarter valued at approximately $248,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in Tiffany & Co. during the first quarter valued at approximately $497,000. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in Tiffany & Co. by 2.0% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 51,736 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,930,000 after buying an additional 1,005 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.31% of the company’s stock.


Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE TIF) traded up 0.74% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $88.47. 80,081 shares of the company were exchanged. Tiffany & Co. has a one year low of $66.35 and a one year high of $97.29. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $92.23 and a 200-day moving average price of $91.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.56 and a beta of 1.92.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $899.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $915.48 million. Tiffany & Co. had a return on equity of 15.91% and a net margin of 11.26%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Tiffany & Co. will post $3.96 EPS for the current year.


The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 20th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 19th. Tiffany & Co.’s payout ratio is presently 55.56%.

TIF has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 target price on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Tiffany & Co. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $82.00 to $107.00 in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $107.00 target price on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $88.00 target price (down from $93.00) on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Tiffany & Co. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.81.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2018: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)


MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 46,399 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,506,000.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Delta Air Lines by 11.2% in the second quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC now owns 8,871 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $477,000 after buying an additional 893 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its stake in shares of Delta Air Lines by 22.3% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 624,520 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $33,562,000 after buying an additional 113,752 shares in the last quarter. Boston Private Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Delta Air Lines during the second quarter valued at approximately $922,000. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Delta Air Lines during the second quarter valued at approximately $402,000. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Delta Air Lines during the second quarter valued at approximately $3,691,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.88% of the company’s stock.


Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) traded up 0.06% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $47.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 274,886 shares. Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a one year low of $35.90 and a one year high of $55.75. The company has a 50-day moving average of $51.63 and a 200 day moving average of $49.47. The firm has a market cap of $34.83 billion, a PE ratio of 9.48 and a beta of 1.20.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 13th. The transportation company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.66 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $10.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.81 billion. Delta Air Lines had a net margin of 9.30% and a return on equity of 28.33%. Delta Air Lines’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.47 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Delta Air Lines, Inc. will post $5.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. This is a boost from Delta Air Lines’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 21st. Delta Air Lines’s dividend payout ratio is currently 16.10%.