Blue chip stocks

Blue chip stocks

Common stock of well-known companies with a history of growth and dividend payments.

Blue Chip Stock

Stock in a well-known and highly respected publicly-traded company. Blue chip companies are usually financially sound and are thought to be relatively low-risk investments. They tend to be less volatile than other companies and to provide solid growth to portfolios. Examples in the United States include General Electric and Coca-Cola. Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks blue chip stocks.
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Blue chip stocks like Qatar National Bank (QNB), Industries Qatar (IQ) and Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) gained 1.
With political uncertainty still heavily prevalent and international pressure on the country growing, analysts and brokers have advised investors to maintain caution and focus on fundamentally strong blue chip stocks.
There has been a broad-based buying in the last three to four trading sessions and the frontrunners were blue chip stocks or bank shares," added Suresh Kumar.
What really dominated the market momentum this week was speculative trading and profit-taking in addition to a limited but lively buying of some blue chip stocks, namely those from the banking, services, and real estate sectors, said the two market pundits.
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A number of blue chip stocks declined during the week.
The index of 30 blue chip stocks surpassed its record, rising to a high of 11,728.
There has been pounds 117bn wiped off the value of blue chip stocks since the year-high on April 21.
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Owners who have seen appreciation in their properties and have fairly long time horizons for their investments might consider selling their assets and puffing the proceeds into blue chip stocks or mutual funds specializing in them.
While Freeserve shares jumped with the rest of the technology sector yesterday - up 6 to 166p - the stock is expected to tumble as big pension funds which are only required to hold blue chip stocks dump the shares.