HRB - H&R Block, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
24.57
+0.67 (+2.80%)
At close: 4:01PM EST

24.57 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:09PM EST

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Previous Close23.90
Open23.99
Bid24.40 x 4000
Ask24.75 x 1200
Day's Range23.94 - 24.70
52 Week Range22.45 - 29.81
Volume3,323,727
Avg. Volume3,358,870
Market Cap5.05B
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.14
PE Ratio (TTM)9.04
EPS (TTM)2.72
Earnings DateMar 7, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.00 (4.13%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-30
1y Target Est25.86
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  • H&R Block: what you need to know this tax season
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    H&R Block: what you need to know this tax season

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  • InvestorPlace10 hours ago

    3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: H & R Block, Western Digital and Intercontinental Exchange

    Another day, another gain, though they're increasingly tepid. The S&P 500 mustered a 0.18% advance yesterday, while the Nasdaq barely closed out in the black.CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) was the biggest drag. Shares of the drugstore chain fell more than 8% in response to a disappointing 2019 outlook.Fortunately, there were enough names like Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) and PG&E (NYSE:PCG) to keep the broad market out of the red. Freeport-McMoRan gained 2.1% yesterday, making good on the recent recovery hints the stock has dropped. PG&E, meanwhile, was up 2.7% on Wednesday as investors continue to have hope for life after bankruptcy. Citigroup upgraded it to a "buy" on Tuesday, anticipating its bankruptcy court proceeding would treat the company more gently than first presumed.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHeaded into Thursday's session, the stock charts of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) and H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) are of the most interest. Curiously, most of the best budding prospects are on the bearish side of the fence. Western Digital (WDC)Just a few weeks ago, Western Digital was untouchable. The computer storage industry was in trouble thanks to too much supply and too little demand. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Much has changed in the meantime. The rhetoric doesn't suggest the foreseeable future will be more profitable than the recent past, but the chart says fresh money is being put back into the stock. There's one last hurdle to clear, but there's enough bullish momentum to get that rebound effort going in earnest. Click to Enlarge • The big technical ceiling is around $49.25, plotted with a blue dashed line on the daily chart, where WDC has topped out a few times since November.• Beckoning the stock higher from its current value is the gap that was left behind in October. The upper edge of that range is marked with a yellow line. Broadly speaking, the market doesn't leave gaps unfilled.• Zooming out to the weekly chart we can see the December low around $34.70 lined up with 2016's low around the same. The bulls may have already planned a recovery effort here anyway, regardless of the rhetoric. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)If Intercontinental Exchange rings a bell, there's a reason. It's one of the stock charts we've revisited multiple times in recent weeks, highlighting the fact that it's increasingly toying with a breakdown.That's yet to happen. In fact, the couple of times since it's been on our radar it looked like it was finally going to break down, it recovers. The tide, however, may have just flipped into a net-bearish position. One more floor needs to break first before the deal is sealed. Click to Enlarge• The last-ditch support line is right around $72.00, plotted with a yellow dashed line on both stock charts.• The weekly chart shows, with just a cursory glance, a slowdown of 2017's and 2018's momentum, but the selling doesn't appear to be unmanageable yet. Take a closer look though, and you'll see the purple 50-day moving average line just fell below the white 200-day average line… the proverbial 'death cross.'• Bolstering the bearish interpretation here is the fact that peer and rival CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) is behaving similarly. When stocks from the same group start to mirror one another, it's often part of a sweeping tidal shift. H & R Block (HRB)One would think H & R Block shares would thrive at a time of year when taxes are on everybody's mind. And, we've seen occasional flashes of bullish brilliance during the early parts of the year. None of them have really gone anywhere though, and of late, this has actually been a bearish time of year. Since 2016, February and March have been losers more often than not.HRB stock is knocking on the door of making 2019 the third February/March loser in the past four years. Click to Enlarge • The make-or-break line in the sand is $23.60, plotted with a blue dashed line on both stock charts. It's starting to test that floor in the shadow of a multi-year streak of lower highs.• If the breakdown does end up taking hold, the next most plausible floor is the 2016/2017 lows just under $20.00, marked with a red dashed line.• Still, H & R Block shares have been amazingly erratic, and unpredictable. Any trade must be monitored daily.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: H & R Block, Western Digital and Intercontinental Exchange appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • InvestorPlace2 days ago

    3 Strategies to Get the Biggest Tax Refund or Lowest Tax Bill

    So far this year, the average tax refund amount is down about 8.4% to $1,865. As should be no surprise, this has stirred up quite a bit of disappointment. A tax refund is often an important part of people's spending.The drop is also perplexing because of the new tax law. Wasn't it supposed to lower taxes?Well, this is true. However, even though the withholding levels were lowered, they did not account for some of the key changes in the tax code. The result is that for many Americans there was not enough money withheld from their paychecks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth So what to do to boost your tax return? Unfortunately, the tax law has also cut back on many tax breaks. Here are just some examples: * Personal exemptions have been eliminated * Moving expenses can no longer be deducted * Miscellaneous itemized deductions have been eliminated * State and local tax deductions have been limited to $10,000Despite all this, there are still benefits available and strategies to pursue. So let's take a look: Tax Refund Strategy: IRA and HSA ContributionsOne of the best tax breaks is the IRA (Individual Retirement Account). It not only provides a lucrative deduction (whether you take the standard deduction or itemize) but is also a great vehicle for savings. The presumption is that when you reach retirement your withdrawals from the account will be at a lower tax rate.Something else to consider: You can make a contribution by April 15th of this year. This can then be included on your 2018 tax return.The maximum contribution amount for an IRA is $5,500 per person and this must be based on earned income. But if you are 50 or older, this goes up to $6,500.Yet there are some wrinkles. If you are eligible for a company retirement plan, then the deduction may be limited or disallowed. This is based on your income.OK then, what about a Roth IRA? Can this boost your refund? The answer is no. While a Roth IRA has nice tax benefits (withdrawals are not taxed) you do not get deductions for the contributions.Finally, you can setup a Health Savings Account or HSA, which allows for tax benefits when paying for medical bills. Like an IRA, the deadline for contributions is April 15th. Tax Refund Strategy: Filing StatusWhat you indicate as your filing status on your tax return can make a big difference. Keep in mind that the new tax law made some significant changes with the standard deduction levels, which now include the following: * Single: $12,000 * Head of Household: $18,000 * Qualified Widow(er) $12,000 * Married Filing Jointly $24,000 * Married Filing Separate $12,000The rules for filing status can get complicated, especially with the Head of Household designation. You will need to understand the costs of maintaining the household and what types of dependents qualify (which may include parents who do not live with you). But it is worth evaluating.Another strategy is to compute your tax return using different filing statuses. And yes, may be surprised by the results. Consider that filing separate could mean bigger tax savings if you or your spouse has substantial medical expenses.If anything, all this is a good reason to get some advice from a tax professional, say by setting up an appointment at H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) or seeking out a local CPA or Enrolled Agent. The tax benefits could easily exceed the fee. Tax Refund Strategy: CreditsA tax credit is can go a long way to boosting your refund. The reason is that you get a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability. A deduction, on the other hand, is subtracted from your income, which is then subject to a potential tax.There are a variety of credits available, such as for education (American Opportunity Credit) and lower income households (Earned Income Tax Credit). But they do require some research and record keeping.The new tax law also has improved the Child Tax Credit, so as to help make up for the elimination of the personal exemption. It has been increased by $1,000 to $2,000 for a qualifying child who is under 17.There is also a personal credit of $500 for the taxpayer, spouse and other dependents that are not eligible for the Child Tax Credit. These credits phase out at $400,000 in income for joint filers and $200,000 for all other taxpayers.Tom Taulli is an Enrolled Agent and also operates PathwayTax.com, which is a tax advisory and preparation firm. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post 3 Strategies to Get the Biggest Tax Refund or Lowest Tax Bill appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GlobeNewswire2 days ago

    H&R Block receives coveted PCMag Editors’ Choice award

    For the second time in three years, H&R Block (HRB) is PCMag.com’s top choice for online tax preparation. “The H&R Block digital team strives every year to provide the best products we can to clients, and to receive this validation of the quality of the product means we are reaching our goals,” said Heather Watts, senior vice president and general manager of digital at H&R Block.

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  • GlobeNewswire7 days ago

    H&R Block to Release Fiscal Third Quarter Results March 7, 2019

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 14, 2019 -- H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will report fiscal 2019 third quarter results on Thursday, March 7, 2019 before the New York Stock Exchange.

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    H&R Block Gets Tax Filers More Dough on #NationalPizzaDay with Domino’s

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  • Markit13 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about H & R Block Inc.

    H & R Block Inc NYSE:HRBView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is high Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is high for HRB with between 15 and 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting HRB. However, the last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding HRB totaled $18.71 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. HRB credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • InvestorPlace14 days ago

    IRS Tax Refund 2019: So, Where’s My Tax Refund?

    When it comes to the tax-return season, the biggest question is: where's my refund? The amount is often fairly sizeable and many people rely on it (last year the average refund was $2,899).Keep in mind that today you can submit your tax return, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not process it until Jan. 28. If you take the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), then this date will likely be mid-February (consider that the date has not been set).Assuming you use an electronic filing, you may have to wait anywhere from two to three weeks to receive your tax refund. Yet there could be delays, such as if the return is incomplete, has errors, or has been impacted by identity theft or fraud.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo what if you file a paper return? Well, in this case, it could take six to eight weeks to get your tax refund.Now the IRS actually makes it easy to track the status of your refund. The agency has something called "Where's My Refund?" There is even a mobile app for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Amazon.com's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle. To see the status of your tax refund, you'll need to provide your Social Security number, filing status and the exact amount on your tax return. * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index If the app indicates "refund sent," you may still need to wait up to a week to get the payment deposited. This is because of the processing of your bank. Or, if you requested a paper check, you may have to wait another couple weeks. The ShutdownRegarding government shutdowns, the policy has been to not send out tax refunds. The reason is that these kinds of disbursements are not critical for life or preserving federal property.But this week the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that the policy will not be followed. And yes, it's understandable why. Because of the large amounts involved, there could be an adverse impact on the economy.However, you should still be skeptical. It is far from clear how the logistics will work out. According to the OMB: "The IRS will be recalling a significant portion of its workforce, currently furloughed as part of the government shutdown, to work. Additional details for the IRS filing season will be included in an updated FY2019 Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan to be released publicly in the coming days."In other words, the details are very sketchy. Besides, it seems like morale will be low, given that these employees will not be getting a paycheck. The new tax law may mean further complications -- which could lead to delays.To put things into perspective, for the week ended Feb. 2 during the 2018 tax season, the IRS received a whopping 18.3 million tax returns. Some Options With Your Tax RefundThere is a way to get your refund quicker -- that is, to get a so-called refund advance, which often has zero interest. And yes, the major tax prep operators have their own programs like H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), Intuit's (NASDAQ:INTC) TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax.But there are some hitches. For example, you are required to purchase the tax services or preparation software of the company. Next, there are often fees for a debit card that your advance will be deposited in. There may even be finance charges if the amount exceeds a certain level. What's more, if the refund winds up being less then the loan, you could be on the hook for the difference.In other words, it's a good idea to read the fine print. Although, for the most part, a refund advance can be a good option.Tom Taulli is an Enrolled Agent and also operates PathwayTax.com, which is a tax advisory and preparation firm. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) * 10 Virtual Assistants for the Future of Smart Homes * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post IRS Tax Refund 2019: So, Wherea€™s My Tax Refund? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market
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    The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market

    Usually, the new year brings hope for both personal and societal development. However, in President Donald Trump's highly contentious administration, most folks arguably have trepidation. Certainly, the markets are providing no favors, wavering between fear and greed over the past few months. In such circumstances, finding the best stocks to invest in presents extraordinary challenges. If I didn't have a protocol to abide by, I could write short novels about every fundamental headwind. But to keep it brief, we can summarize the mania on Wall Street with one word: ambiguity. While some factors suggest that the U.S. is on the recovery track -- making American blue chips the best stocks to buy -- other indicators propose caution. For instance, benchmark indices ticked up recently due to a spate of corporate earnings releases. So far, we've seen several organizations post better-than-expected results. That tempts the case for blue-chip stocks to invest in. But on the other hand, the percentage of earnings-beaters is below the trailing five-year average, according to Factset. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Another pressing issue is the fractious discourse in Washington. Congressional negotiators must reach an agreement about border security quickly. If the controversial issue falls into an impasse, the American people, particularly federal workers and service members, will again suffer an embarrassing and painful government shutdown. On top of that, we still have trade tensions with China. While U.S. and Chinese officials recently met for talks, government representatives from either side have disclosed nothing substantive. The president remains hopeful that he can hash something out with his counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping. But talking is one thing; doing is quite another. * 7 Stocks That Won Super Bowl Sunday In that respect, it's advisable not to go to gung-ho at this juncture. That being said, here are the nine best stocks to invest in for a manic market: Source: Shutterstock ### Duke Energy (DUK) When you flip the switch, you expect the lights to turn on. Anything else in this digitally integrated society is an unacceptable failure. That's why in uncertain times, the best stocks to invest in are found in the utility sector. And within this category, Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) stands out. While so many other companies failed to generate any momentum last year, DUK stock offered a much-needed respite for investors. After absorbing a sharp dip in January, shares gained almost 18% between February and December. It's still maintaining that momentum this year, while also paying out a generous 4.2% dividend yield. Admittedly, DUK made unfortunate headlines recently after a regulatory agency fined the utility firm for cybersecurity violations. While the optics look bad, also note that Duke self-reported a majority of the violations. Moreover, I doubt that a fine will ultimately detract from the company's strong fundamental case. Source: Shutterstock ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Next in line among the best stocks to invest in are telecommunications companies. Like the utilities sector, people today have basic expectations about their smart devices and internet connectivity. Additionally, telecom firms usually pay out a handsome dividend, offering shelter and protection during uncertain times. This is an accurate descriptor for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). One of the biggest telecoms in the world, VZ currently has a 4.5% dividend yield. Moreover, it has escaped the worst of the volatility last year, even compared against other telecoms. In 2018, VZ gained a respectable 11%. * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio Best of all, Verizon is a leader in the emerging 5G network. Last October, VZ became the world's first commercial 5G provider. While much work remains, levering that first-to-market advantage could prove pivotal. Source: Meal Makeover Moms via Flickr (Modified) ### Campbell Soup (CPB) Food companies represent some of the best stocks to buy during ambiguous market phases for an obvious reason: people have to eat. Indeed, no other commodity is as intricately linked to survival as food. That said, we also eat for enjoyment, bolstering the case for Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB). I concede right off the bat that other, potentially superior options exist. After all, CPB stock hemorrhaged over 29% in 2018. The fact that shares are up over 5% year-to-date doesn't justify putting CPB in a list of stocks to invest in. Plus, one of the bearish catalysts is poor soup sales, a killer when your name is Campbell Soup. That said, I think the volatility is overdone. We're seeing a significant tick up in revenue as Campbell leverages its other food and beverage brands. Plus, that 4% dividend yield looks mighty attractive right now. Source: Bullion Vault via Flickr (Modified) ### Kirkland Lake Gold (KL) It's the ultimate defensive investment. Not subject to central-banking authorities, gold remains impervious to devaluation. Instead, if the worst happens, gold could theoretically replace any currency as a universally accepted form of payment and value. Of course, lugging around gold bars is neither practical nor safe. For those who want to have the convenience of equity ownership and the profitability potential of an exciting market sector, you should consider Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL). KL is one of the best stocks to invest in among gold miners, levering a market capitalization nearing $7 billion. * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy That Tore Up Earnings A highlight for KL stock is an explosion in revenue and profitability metrics in recent years. As a result, shares have skyrocketed over 23% YTD. While you're admittedly buying into strength, I believe gold prices are on a resurgence due to the fear trade. If so, put Kirkland in your list of stocks to buy. Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr ### H&R Block (HRB) Out of the stocks mentioned on this list, H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) likely perplexes people the most. With so much talk about changing the tax code last year, this catalyst should boost HRB stock. Plus, with tax season coming up, you'd expect a decent showing. Unfortunately, that's not what's going on at all. Since the January opener, HRB has dropped nearly 6%. A weak technical response to the volatility suggests more nearer-term pressure. So what's the deal here? While the president did push for change, it's the type that doesn't favor H&R Block; namely, a simpler tax code. That's a death sentence for a company that thrives on making complex tasks easier for clients. But not so fast! In the digital age, we're witnessing a growing transition towards contract work in the labor market. Essentially, these folks are in business for themselves, which requires a complicated tax procedure. HRB presents risks and requires patience, but it's something to check out. Source: Shutterstock ### AMC Entertainment (AMC) In the streaming age, you'd expect cineplex operators like AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) to stumble. Indeed, AMC stock in the past caused stakeholders substantial pain. Even recently, shares have disappointed, along with most other retail-related organizations. However, during a period of ambiguity and trepidation, AMC represents one of the best stocks to invest in. Primarily, people seek escapism during troubled times to cope with everyday realities. Not only does AMC provide that opportunity, it does so cheaply relative to other forms of entertainment. As I mentioned last summer, going to the movies is much cheaper than attending either a football or baseball game. * 7 Stocks With Too Much Riding On China Here's the kicker: the film industry still offers financial viability. It's not that people aren't going to the big screen. Rather, they wish to see certain types of films, typically comic-book based or science-fiction blockbusters. Fortunately, companies like Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are giving movie-goers exactly what they want, thereby lifting AMC. ### Vector Group (VGR) As we head into the speculative portion of our list of stocks to invest in, I like Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) for anyone who doesn't mind ramping up the risk. VGR stock provides exposure to multiple cigarette brands, as well as the e-cigarette brand, Zoom E-Cigs. This is an incredibly cynical argument but let's be real: smoking cigarettes represents a quick and easy distraction from stress. I know a few colleagues who have smoked like a chimney over the last two years for understandable reasons. Plus, with the way things are going, we may see a natural rise in interest in vice stocks. Of course, if you're a conservative investor, you should opt for the traditional names: Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), Altria Group (NYSE:MO) or British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI). However, if you want upside potential along with exposure to e-cigarettes, I'd look carefully at VGR. Source: Shutterstock ### Constellation Brands (STZ) Unlike tobacco, alcohol represents a universal vice. In both personal and professional functions, going out for drinks is commonplace. Invariably, should market conditions become even more fractured, we're likely to see a spike in imbibing. Therefore, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) is one of the best stocks to invest in at this juncture. More importantly, STZ stock benefits from demographic trends. Younger people increasingly gravitate towards spirits and wines, areas in which Constellation Brands specializes. This consumer behavior is especially noticeable among women. Additionally, when young drinkers try beer, they prefer higher-quality variations. Again, STZ provides expertise in this department. * 10 Stocks to Sell in February Finally, we can't ignore the obvious: Constellation Brands has a significant stake in Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC). When it comes to easing the edge off a tough day at the markets, cannabis offers the perfect release. Not that I would know or anything… Source: Stephen Z via Flickr ### Sturm Ruger (RGR) As a firearms manufacturer, Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) finds itself in multiple controversies. However, as a form of escapism and stress management, RGR is one of the best stocks to buy. Firing off a few rounds with an AR-15 is exhilarating, and makes you appreciate the fragility of life. But that's not the reason why I like RGR stock. Instead, I believe Ruger offers a profitable way to advantage rancor in Washington. Specifically, I have doubts that Trump and the Republicans can pull off a surprise victory come 2020. Undoubtedly, many of you are happy to hear that. But a sizable portion of the American electorate loves Trump, and even more so, love their guns. Any threat to the Second Amendment almost guarantees a spike in firearm sales. That threat has a name: Senator Kamala Harris. To many gun advocates, Harris is as liberal as the day is long. The National Rifle Association rates her very poorly on firearms rights. Obviously, Harris is bad news for Ruger gun owners. However, she's a godsend for Ruger stakeholders! As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long gold, AMC and SNE. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio * 5 Fintech Stocks to Buy As This Mega Trend Gains Steam * 10 Cold Weather Stocks to Heat Up Your Returns Compare Brokers The post The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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