If you’re looking for a graduation gift that will make a lasting statement, consider giving a portfolio of high-quality, dividend-paying stocks. This gift can result in a value of hundreds of thousands (or possibly millions) of dollars, over the long term. But yes, you can afford it!
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You just need to build the portfolio using companies that offer direct investing through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). Your gift is a single share of the company stock and enrollment in the company DRIP. As a DRIP investor, the gift recipient will be able to accumulate and compound wealth with remarkable results over the long term.
A few years ago when my then 15-year-old grandson asked for athletic shoes for his birthday, I gave him the sneakers, but I also gave him a single share of stock in shoe retailer Foot Locker. I told him that as a shareholder, he was entitled to join the company’s DRIP and that if he continued to fund his DRIP account, it would keep him and his future family in shoesand a lot more. I wanted him to think about saving and investing for his future needs (or wants) by acquiring shares of the companies that make the products he uses and likes.
5 Best Income Stocks To Watch For 2016: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)(MTW)
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), incorporated on July 15, 1920, is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer. The Company operates in two principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane) and Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice). Crane is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. Foodservice is a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food-preparation, holding and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications. Its Crane products are principally marketed under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names. Its Foodservice products, services and solutions are marketed under brands, including Cleveland, Convotherm, Dean, Delfield, Fabristeel, Frymaster, Garland, Inducs, Kolpak, Koolaire, Lin coln, Manitowoc Beverage Systems, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef, Moorwood Vulcan, Multiplex, RDI Systems, Servend, TRUpour, U.S. Range and Welbilt, and are supported by Manitowoc KitchenCare.
Cranes and Related Products
The Company’s Crane segment designs, manufactures and distributes a diversified line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which the Company sells under the Manitowoc brand name. Its Crane segment also designs and manufactures a diversified line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, and a range of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. The Company also provides crane product parts and services, and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care br and name. In some cases its products are manufactured for th! e Company or distributed for the Company under strategic alliances. Its crane products are used in a range of applications throughout the world, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge and airport construction, plus commercial and residential construction.
The Company, under the Manitowoc brand name, designs, manufactures and distributes lattice-boom crawler cranes. Lattice-boom cranes consist of a lattice-boom, which is a fabricated steel structure that has approximately four chords and tubular lacings, mounted on a base, which is either crawler or truck mounted. The Company offers models of lattice-boom cranes with lifting capacities of over 2,500 United States tons, which are used to lift material and equipment in a range of applications and end markets, including heavy construction, bridge and highway, duty cycle and infrastructure and energy-related projects. These cranes are also used by the crane rental industry. The Company also offers its lattice-boom crawler crane customers various attachments that provide its cranes with capacity in terms of height, movement and lifting. Its principal attachments are MAX-ER attachments, luffing jibs and RINGER attachments.
The Company, under the Potain brand name, designs and manufactures tower cranes utilized primarily in the energy, building and construction industries. The Company offers a range of tower crane products, including top slewing, luffing jib, topless, self-erecting and special cranes for dams, harbors and other building projects. Top-slewing cranes are the traditional form of tower cranes. Self-erecting cranes are bottom-slewing cranes, which have a counterweight located at the bottom of the mast and are able to be erected, used and dismantled on job sites without assist cranes. Top-slewing tower cranes have a tower and multi-sectioned horizontal jib. It offers over 20 models of top-slewing tower cranes with ma! ximum jib! lengths of over 80 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 3 and 80 metric tons. Topless tower cranes are a type of top-slewing crane and have no cathead or jib tie-bars on the top of the mast. It offers approximately 20 models of topless tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 70 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.1 and 16 metric tons. Luffing jib tower cranes, a type of top-slewing crane, have an angled jib. The Company offers over 10 models of luffing jib tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 60 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.6 and 32 metric tons. Self-erecting tower cranes are mounted on axles or transported on a trailer. It offers approximately 20 models of self-erecting cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 50 meters and lifting capacities ranging between 0.65 and 8 metric tons, which are utilized in low to medium rise construction and residential applications.
The Company, under the Grove brand na me, designs and manufactures over 30 models of mobile telescopic cranes utilized primarily in industrial, commercial and construction applications, as well as in maintenance applications to lift and move material at job sites. Mobile telescopic cranes consist of a telescopic boom mounted on a wheeled carrier. The Company offers over four types of mobile telescopic cranes capable of reaching tip heights of over 440 feet with lifting capacities approximately 550 United States tons, which include rough-terrain, all-terrain, truck-mounted and industrial. Rough-terrain cranes are designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove brand name, over 10 models of rough-terrain cranes capable of tip heights of over 310 feet and maximum load capacities of approximately 150 United States tons. All-terrain cranes are cranes designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove bra nd name, over 10 models of all-terrain cranes capable of tip! heights ! of approximately 450 feet and maximum load capacities of over 550 United States tons. It produces, under the Grove brand name, three models of truck mounted cranes capable of tip heights of over 230 feet and maximum load capacities of over 110 United States tons. Industrial cranes are designed for plant maintenance, storage yard and material handling jobs. It manufactures, under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, approximately 10 models of industrial cranes. It produces industrial cranes with over 20 United States ton capacity and tip heights of over 80 feet. The Company offers hydraulic boom truck products under the National Crane product line. It offers, under the National Crane brand name, over 20 models of telescoping boom trucks. This type of cranes are capable of reaching maximum heights of over 200 feet and have lifting capacity of over 60 United States tons.
The Company competes with Hitachi Sumitomo, Kobelco, Liebherr, Sumitomo/Link-Belt, Terex, XCM G, Zoomlion, Sany, Comansa, Terex Comedil/Peiner, FM Gru, Jaso, Raimondi, Viccario, Saez, Benezzato, Cattaneo, Yongmao, Wolffkran, Kato, Locatelli, Broderson, Manitex, Altec, Elliott and Tadano.
The Company’s Foodservice Equipment business designs, manufactures and sells primary cooking and warming equipment; ice-cube machines, ice flaker machines and storage bins; refrigerator and freezer equipment; beverage dispensers and related products; serving, warming and storage equipment; and aftermarket parts and service solutions. Its range of products are used by commercial and institutional foodservice operators, such as full service restaurants, quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains, hotels, caterers, supermarkets, convenience stores, business and industry, hospitals, schools and other institutions.
The Company designs, manufactures and sells an array of ranges, griddles, grills, combination ovens, convection ovens, c onveyor ovens, induction cookers, broilers, tilt fry pans/ke! ttles/ski! llets, braising pans, cheese melters/salamanders, cook stations, table top and counter top cooking/frying systems, fryers, steam jacketed kettles and steamers. It sells traditional oven, combi oven, convection oven, conveyor oven, rapid cooking ovens, range and grill products under the Convotherm, Garland, Lincoln, Merrychef, U.S. Range and other brand names. Fryers and frying systems are marketed under the Frymaster and Dean brand names, while steam equipment is manufactured and sold under the Cleveland brand.
The Company designs, manufactures and sells ice machines under the Manitowoc brand name and Koolaire brand names. The Company designs, manufactures and sells commercial upright and undercounter refrigerators and freezers, blast freezers, blast chillers and cook-chill systems under the Delfield brand name. The Company manufactures, under the brand name Kolpak, modular and fully assembled walk-in refrigerators, coolers and freezers, and prefabricated cooler and freezer panels for use in the construction of refrigerated storage rooms and environmental systems. It also designs and manufactures refrigeration systems under the RDI brand name. The Company produces beverage dispensers, blended ice machines, ice/beverage dispensers, beer coolers, post-mix dispensing valves, backroom equipment and support system components and related equipment use by quick-service restaurant chains, convenience stores, bottling operations, movie theaters and the soft-drink industry. Its beverage and related products are sold under the Servend, Multiplex, TRUpour and Manitowoc Beverage Systems brand names. It designs, manufactures and sells a range of cafeteria/buffet equipment stations, bins, boxes, warming cabinets, display and deli cases, insulated and refrigerated salad/food bars, and warmers. Its equipment stations, cases, food bars and food serving lines are marketed under the Delfield and other brand names.
The Company provides par ts and aftermarket service, as well as provides a range of s! olutions ! under the KitchenCare brand name. The end-customer base for the Foodservice segment consists of a range of foodservice providers, including multinational and regional chain restaurants, convenience stores and retail stores; chain and independent casual and family dining restaurants; independent restaurants and caterers; lodging, resort, leisure and convention facilities; healthcare facilities; schools and universities; business and industrial customers, and other foodservice outlets.
The Company competes with Aucma, Brema, Follett, Hoshizaki, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Vogt, Automatic Bar Controls, Celli, Cornelius, Taylor, Vin Service, American Panel, Arctic, Bally, Beverage Air, ICS, Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Thermo-Kool, Traulsen, True Foodservice, TurboAir, Ali Group, Dover Industries, Duke, Electrolux, Henny Penny, ITW, Middleby, Rational, Alto Shaam, Cambro, Hatco, Standex and Vollrath.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…
5 Best Income Stocks To Watch For 2016: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)
Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. The company monitors signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at subscribers premises. It offers a range of residential security services, including hands-free two-way interactive voice communication with the monitoring center, cellular options, and an interactive service option, which allows the customer to control their security system remotely using a computer or mobile device. The company also provides third party contract monitoring services to other security alarm companies for monitoring their accounts on a wholesale basis. It markets and sells its products through a network of authorized dealers. The company was formerly known as Ascent Media Corporat ion and changed its name to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in July 2011. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).
Top 10 Shipping Stocks To Buy For 2016: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)
Oil States International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty products and services to the oil and gas drilling and production companies worldwide. It operates in four segments: Accommodations, Offshore Products, Well Site Services, and Tubular Services. The Accommodations segment offers temporary and permanent work force accommodation services for people working in remote locations. The Offshore Products segment designs and manufactures flexible bearings and connector products; sub sea pipeline products; marine winches, mooring systems, and cranes and rig equipment; and conductor casing connections and pipes, as well as provides blowout preventer stack assembly, integration, testing, and repair services; and drilling riser and related repair services. The Well Site Services segment offers a range of products and services that are used to drill for, and establish and maintain the flow of oil and gas from a well throughout its lifecycle. This segment engages in the rental of wireline and coiled tubing pressure control equipment; wellhead isolation equipment; pipe recovery systems; thru-tubing fishing services; hydraulic chokes and manifolds; blow out preventers; well testing and flowback equipment; gravel pack operations on well bores; and surface control equipment and down-hole tools utilized by coiled tubing operators. This segment also provides land drilling services. The Tubular Services segment distributes a range of casing and tubing products; and offers threading, logistical, and inventory management services. The company serves national oil companies, independent oil and gas companies, onshore and offshore drilling companies, and other oilfield service and mining companies. Oil States International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Houston, Texas.
- [By Michael J. Carr]
Einhorn selects investments with a traditional value approach, although he may not be as patient as a typical value investor. Einhorn took Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) to court in an effort to force the company to return cash to shareholders, and more recently challenged Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) to unlock shareholder value.
5 Best Income Stocks To Watch For 2016: CVR Partners LP(UAN)
CVR Partners, LP engages in the production of nitrogen fertilizers including ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas. CVR Partners, LP operates as a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc.
- [By Robert Rapier]
Enter CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), the only company in the US to produce fertilizer from petroleum coke (petcoke). Petcoke is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and prices are usually set off coal prices, since these two products compete in the same niche. Thus the same dynamics that currently threaten the distributions of Rentech Nitrogen Partners and Terra Nitrogen Company play in CVR Partners’ favor.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares declined by 1.82 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), down 10 percent, and Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE: RFP), down 9 percent.
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.
Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.80 30$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25% Total % of portfolio49.40% Cost Basis12,666.00 Current Value12,348.86 Return-2.50% Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices
Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)
5 Best Income Stocks To Watch For 2016: Altisource Residential Corporation(RESI)
Altisource Residential Corporation, through its subsidiary, Altisource Residential, L.P., focuses on acquiring, owning, and managing single-family rental properties in the United States. It acquires its single-family rental properties primarily through the acquisition of sub-performing and non-performing loan portfolios. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. Altisource Residential Corporation was founded in 2012 and is based in Christiansted, Virgin Islands.
- [By Mark Holder]
Altisource Residential (NYSE: RESI ) (NYSE: RESI ) (NYSE: RESI ) purchases distressed mortgage loan portfolios with a strategy to work with borrowers to modify and refinance loans to either keep them in their homes or convert the unmodified loans into renovated rental properties.