165.60 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:49PM EST
|Bid||158.21 x 800|
|Ask||165.67 x 800|
|Day's Range||164.52 - 166.85|
|52 Week Range||117.03 - 166.85|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||83.68|
|Earnings Date||Feb 25, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.80 (2.89%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 11, 2019|
|1y Target Est||143.15|
It's only natural that many investors, especially those who are new to the game, prefer to buy shares in 'sexy' stocks...
S&P 500 and the Nasdaq inched to their second consecutive record closing highs on Tuesday as Chinese officials said the deadly coronavirus epidemic could be contained by April. Microsoft Corp was the biggest drag on all three major U.S. stock indexes following FTC's demand for data from company.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes scaled new highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from remarks by a top Chinese health adviser that the coronavirus outbreak may be peaking. After more than 1,000 deaths and weeks of uncertainty that roiled global financial markets, China's foremost medical adviser on the epidemic said infections may be over by April.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes scaled new highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from remarks by a top Chinese health adviser that the coronavirus outbreak may be peaking. The communication services index was among the only two major S&P sectors in the red.
In the daily bar chart of CCI, below, we can see an uptrend for the past year. Trading volume has diminished from late November and the daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has stalled. In this weekly bar chart of CCI, below, we can see a mixed picture.
Utilities and REITs typically have more defensive businesses that tend to hold up well in a bad economy. They are probably the best sectors to be in when the market turns south, observes income investing expert Tom Hutchinson, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) (“Crown Castle”) announced today certain year-end tax reporting information for its 2019 distributions..
Jay Brown became the CEO of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) in 2016. This report will, first...
With the holidays coming to a close and a new year (and decade) upon us, this is typically a period of change: just take a look at your friends and family writing up their new year's resolutions. And many times, change involves risks. As such, a temptation exists to load up our portfolios with exciting names, not boring stocks to buy.Certainly, as a fan of several speculative industries, I'm in no position to lecture people about conservative investing habits. In order to grow your portfolio, you must take risks: that's the nature of the game. However, whether you're a speculator or a by-the-numbers type of investor, boring stocks such as blue-chip giants offer significant value.For one thing, boring stocks typically pay dividends, rewarding you simply for holding the equity. Usually, you're not going to get rich off dividends, unless you purchase an ungodly amount of shares. However, passive-income generating companies tend to weather market storms better than high-flying growth names.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSecond and on a related note, 2019 was a year full of drama. Much of that drama remains unresolved. Even something like a limited trade agreement between the U.S. and China can go awry, as prior negotiations have. Thus, boring stocks to buy may offer some confidence and stability should events not pan out as expected. * 7 Stocks to Buy to Get 2020 Started the Right Way Finally, every portfolio, even for young investors, should have some exposure to boring stocks. You're simply not going to win them all, and these established names should provide some downside mitigation.So, without further ado, here are nine boring stocks to buy. IBM (IBM)Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Chances are, if you're thinking about technology names, IBM (NYSE:IBM) doesn't come to mind; that is, unless you were discussing legacy names that were relevant in the pre-internet era. As a result, IBM stock has been among the most boring of boring stocks to buy.Nevertheless, this is a situation where Big Blue's (negative) reputation precedes it. True, IBM stock has failed to inspire investors despite many shifts in strategy. Further, more exciting tech firms have overshadowed the legacy company.However, with IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, management is making a credible push into cloud computing for large enterprises. Specifically, the company has invested heavily in Kubernetes, a container-based cloud protocol that allows unprecedented scale and efficiency.With this Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL)-developed innovation, end-users can share applications in self-contained data packages, thus eliminating the need for everyone to download the same system architecture. It's a massive step forward in cloud technologies, thereby providing a long-term lift for IBM stock. Crown Castle (CCI)Source: Shutterstock A real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in communication towers and small cells, Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) and CCI stock represent a vital cog in our digitalization initiatives. But no matter what the industry, most folks rarely pay attention to the background players. Instead, they tend to focus on the front-facing action; in this case, smart device manufacturers.Granted, the 5G rollout is a major paradigm shift in our telecommunications industries. Undoubtedly, those frontline companies will attract investor dollars. But for the astute buyer (that's you!), CCI stock offers steady and viable capital growth and passive income opportunities. Obviously, none of the innovations associated with 5G can happen without the small cells that harness the telecom spectrums. * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers In addition, the transition from 4G to 5G will not happen overnight. Therefore, the big cell towers that facilitate 4G waves will still be relevant for many years. Plus, additional technologies may open new applications for cell towers. Therefore, this is a time to consider loading up on CCI stock despite its less-than-exciting reputation. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Michael Gordon / Shutterstock.com Today, digital technologies don't just impact internet speeds and device capacities. Increasingly, more people have expressed broader concerns about environmental sustainability. For instance, a Gallup poll earlier in 2019 stated that Millennials' environmental consciousness has impacted business decisions. Under this context, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and XOM stock doesn't seem like a great choice among boring stocks to buy.Admittedly, XOM stock is a tough play. Based on stereotypes about young Americans, you'd expect them to protest Exxon rather than embrace its investment potential. Moreover, the rise of alternative sources of transportation like electric vehicles have steadily made big oil less relevant.Yet I don't think it's quite time to give up on XOM stock. Sure, as one of the boring stocks of the Dow Jones, Exxon isn't as exciting as a Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). However, EVs have yet to prove they can integrate into society beyond the rich yuppies.Petroleum-based vehicles don't impose on the electrical grid to the extent that EVs do. And they're cheaper and more accessible, making Exxon Mobil a viable investment. Albemarle (ALB)Source: Shutterstock In many if not most cases, lectures on specialty chemicals and industrial metals will make eyes glaze over. By logical deduction, companies that focus on such elements can be relegated to a portfolio of boring stocks.However, Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) rightfully belongs among boring stocks to buy. One of the world's leading producers of lithium, ALB stock should move higher over the long run if EVs integrate more deeply into the mainstream. In some ways, Albemarle is a hedge against my bullish thesis for Exxon Mobil.But even if the EV narrative doesn't pan out as environmentalists hope, ALB stock still has upside potential. As you know, lithium plays a vital role in battery technology, particularly those optimized for electronic devices. * 7 Stocks to Buy for January and Beyond I don't see this tailwind declining anytime soon. Therefore, despite the occasional supply chain challenges, lithium and ALB stock should have a bright future. Iron Mountain (IRM)Source: Shutterstock A recognized brand in data storage and protection, Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) is probably the most dry investment in this list of boring stocks to buy. Indeed, its physical paper-related businesses - including shredding services and document storage - seem anachronistic in this day and age. Ironically, though, digitalization makes IRM stock immeasurably viable.Although companies like IBM are encouraging corporate clients to shift to the digital cloud, large enterprises will never stop using actual paper. That's because digital data is too easy to exploit and compromise. And if something were to go wrong - data breach, infrastructural crisis, or an Act of God - a physical backup can help mitigate the overall damage. It's one of the understated reasons why astute investors love IRM stock.Furthermore, as a company grows, their paper record storage needs expand. Iron Mountain offers an easy solution, providing safe storage in an offsite location. Therefore, even if the target company is compromised, its documents will not be. Again, this is a huge, underappreciated catalyst for IRM stock. Disney (DIS)Source: spiderman777 / Shutterstock.com While Disney's (NYSE:DIS) vast content library is anything but tedious, DIS stock is at home among boring stocks to buy. Here's the reality: if your equity shares are traded on the Dow, chances are, they didn't get there by taking investors on the ride of their lives.However, boring doesn't necessarily have to equate with low growth. Despite its reputation as a slow-and-steady dividend bearer, DIS stock returned over 36% in 2019. Now, the question is, can prospective buyers expect continued gains in 2020 and beyond? I believe they can.No matter the criticisms against the Magic Kingdom, the media giant's acquisitions have been well worth the price of admission. For instance, Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a cinematic disaster. Truly, it was a pathetic way to end the Skywalker saga. Nevertheless, at the box office - where it really counts for DIS stock - Rise of Skywalker is a hit.If you can take a big steaming pile and turn it into box office success, it's official: Disney is a cash-printing machine! Kellogg (K)Source: DenisMArt / Shutterstock.com Putting Kellogg (NYSE:K) on a list of boring stocks to buy shouldn't offend anyone's sensibilities. Aside from our breakfast table, we really don't think too much about the company. As a largely secular company, K stock is good for solid dividends and for holding the fort in a downturn.But that's not the reason why I'm interested in K stock this time around. Instead, it's the hype machine surrounding Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) and the rejuvenated plant-based meat industry. Supposedly, BYND is a transformative investment that can convert meat-eaters toward alternative meat. However, the problem is that real meat is almost universally flavorful to carnivores. Fake meat, though, has sharp critics.But a bigger problem is scale and competition. Beyond Meat only produces fake meats. But Kellogg can disrupt this space through its MorningStar Farms subsidiary while not skipping a beat in its core markets. * 6 Transportation Stocks That Are Going Places Now, I'm not really sure how long this fake meat fad will last. But if you want a safer, boring bet, go with K stock. Philip Morris International (PM)Source: vfhnb12 / Shutterstock.com For many years, electronic-cigarette smoking or vaping occurred as a niche practice. But in the latter half of 2019, everybody was talking about vaping, and not for good reasons. The public blamed a rash of illnesses and deaths on flavored vape devices, creating a panic.When the outbreak occurred, Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) shares took a hit in the markets. Although PM stock is primarily levered to traditional tobacco products, the underlying company invested heavily in heat-not-burn devices called IQOS. Similar to vaporizers, IQOS mimics the experience of "analog" smoking but in a cleaner and arguably healthier platform.Despite the ugliness of the vaping crisis, PM stock has skyrocketed since late September of 2019. I firmly believe that this was because the hysteria over vape devices was substantially exaggerated. In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed to vitamin E acetate as the main culprit.Since vitamin E acetate is not a substance found in legal vaping products, the crisis was really about risky behaviors. This suggests PM stock has more upside growth potential. CVS Health (CVS)Source: Shutterstock When e-commerce behemoth Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) wants to disrupt your industry, it's almost always bad news for you. Retail pharmacy specialist CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) learned this the hard way earlier in 2019. Combined with fiscal concerns such as a worrying debt load, CVS stock bled out in February.However, in the second half of the year, CVS stock staged a remarkable comeback. Because of this surge, shares of the company returned double digits for investors in 2019. Not only that, CVS should have some juice in the tank to continue its promising recovery narrative.Though Amazon's encroachment is a serious challenge, CVS stock may have a moat. Like many other boring stocks to buy, CVS has a powerful brand identity. Additionally, the pharmacy has a vast physical footprint, with many locations open 24 hours.Unless Amazon can offer immediate shipment, it simply can't compete with CVS without investing onerous amounts of money. Therefore, the underlying company likely has many years to mount a counteroffensive.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged in 2019. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 57% each. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 44.6% this year and beat the S&P 500 ETFs by […]
HOUSTON, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that Dan Schlanger, Crown Castle’s Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled.
HOUSTON, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that it plans to release its fourth quarter 2019 results on Wednesday,.
HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2019 -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today the release of its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (“CSR”). The.
HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) (“Crown Castle”) announced today that the quarterly dividend on its 6.875% Mandatory Convertible.
U.S. stocks seem to have returned to normal. A two-and-a-half session sell-off has been followed by a rally of equal length. While broad market indices remain modestly off their highs, it does seem like stability, at least, has returned heading into 2020.Source: Shutterstock In that context, the question at the moment is whether there's enough time, and enough optimism, for one more leg higher before year-end. And that question is of particular importance when looking at Friday's big stock charts. * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends All three stocks have missed out on at least part of this year's rally. And all three big stock charts show at least the potential for a breakout in the near-term. It will take some outside help, however -- with stronger broad market sentiment the simplest source at the moment.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Advance Auto Parts (AAP)Source: Provided by Finviz So far, 2019 has not been kind to Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP). AAP stock actually has declined a bit over 3% this year, making it one of just 81 stocks in the S&P 500 in the red for 2019. The first of Friday's big stock charts suggests the news could get worse -- but there's hope for a reversal: * The exit from an ascending triangle pattern last week generally is a bearish move, and indeed AAP stock saw a small gap down on Tuesday. It seems likely that $154, which formerly acted as support, is reversing to resistance. That, too, suggests a negative outlook. * That said, AAP has found its footing in the past two sessions, with modest declines on heavy buying. There are buyers willing to step in at the moment. And if AAP can find a way to grind higher, there is some reason for bullishness. $154 could again act as support. Moving averages will come in. * Click to Enlarge Source: Provided by Finviz From a broad perspective, this simply is a stock still looking for direction. That's true looking at 2019 trading and going back to early 2016. With some bullishness toward the sector and/or broad markets, the stock's direction could reverse. * The concerns might be both valuation and the lack of a catalyst. AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) reports earnings next week, and good news could read across to both AAP stock and rival O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY). But AZO stock has a similar valuation to AAP, and Advance Auto Parts earnings last month disappointed. Good news from AutoZone might lead investors to buy AZO moreso than AAP. So while there's potential for an upside reversion in Advance Auto Parts stock, this may be a 2020 story without a significant year-end market-wide rally. iQiyi (IQ)Source: Provided by Finviz The setup is there for Chinese streaming video play iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ). If IQ stock can rally, the second of our big stock charts shows a path toward a breakout: * There's clear resistance from a near-term standpoint. IQ stock twice has stalled out at $20 in recent months. The broader trend is still modestly negative. And the 200-day moving average sits right at current levels. But if IQ stock can move above $20, the trend will look positive. The stock would make a bullish exit from a narrowing wedge. It would have cleared all three moving averages, and broken out the downtrend that has held since May. * All that said, a reversal is possible as well, given the multiple trendlines creating resistance. A reversal likely would move the stock back toward support around $17. * As I wrote this week, the swing factor might be the broader market. As I noted in October, IQ stock has somewhat missed out in the rally in Chinese stocks due to a reticence by U.S. investors to pay up for unprofitable companies. Shares still have lagged the likes of JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), both of which have reached 52-week highs in recent weeks. Investors are willing to take on China risk. If they're back to taking on growth stock risk as well, a breakout looms for iQiyi stock. Crown Castle International (CCI)Source: Provided by Finviz Celullar tower real estate investment trust Crown Castle International (NYSE:CCI) has struggled since reaching an all-time high in September. But CCI stock has righted itself over the last month, and the last of Friday's big stock charts shows hope for a rebound: * CCI stock is in the middle of a downtrend at the moment -- but it's also in the middle of a narrowing wedge. A move through the 50-day moving average would challenge a key pivot point at $138, and set shares up for a bullish exit. The trend certainly isn't confirmed yet, but a continued near-term rally could set up a breakout that would re-test September highs. * Meanwhile, valuation is reasonable. The stock trades at 22.7x the midpoint of 2019 guidance for adjusted funds for operations per share. Looking to 2020, the multiple drops closer to 21x. A 3.56% dividend yield adds to the case, particularly in a low interest rate environment and with the payout hiked 7% in October. * Click to Enlarge Source: Provided by Finviz It may be the sector, and 5G stocks more broadly, that define the near-term direction of CCI stock. Perhaps surprisingly, 5G plays have struggled of late. Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) has reversed since earnings. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) plunged after its Q3 report. And rival American Tower (NYSE:AMT) has a similar chart (and perhaps stronger hopes for a breakout from a descending triangle), though a higher valuation and lower yield. If bullishness toward 5G returns, the chart sets CCI up to be a prime beneficiary.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. 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Generating safe, regular income and preserving capital are two primary objectives in retirement. The best retirement stocks to buy, then - whether you're buying in 2019 or any other year - must be quality dividend payers that can help meet both of those goals in the long-term.Unlike many fixed-income investments, numerous dividend stocks offer relatively high yields, grow their payouts each year and appreciate in price over time as their businesses generate more profits and become more valuable.Not all dividends are safe, however. From General Electric (GE) and Owens & Minor (OMI) to L Brands (LB) and Buckeye Partners LP (BPL), several high-profile dividend-payers slashed their payouts in 2018, sending their stock prices tumbling. So the dividend stocks you depend on must be chosen with care.These are the 19 best retirement stocks to buy for 2019. Research firm Simply Safe Dividends developed a Dividend Safety Score system that has helped investors avoid more than 98% of dividend cuts, including each of those companies listed above. The 19 stocks on this list have solid Dividend Safety Scores and generous yields near 4% or higher, making them appealing retirement stocks for income. Importantly, they also have strong potential to maintain and grow their dividends in all manner of economic and market environments. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond