On Friday, obscured by the dust kicked up by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) after reporting it would be acquiring Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM), there was another curious (albeit much less interesting) acquisition made --discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) announced it would be purchasi
Perhaps the greatest collection of unopened collectibles in baseball card history was recently found in a 90-year-old aunt’s Tennessee attic. Her husband, the late uncle of the current seller, owned a confectionary company that made card sets based on
Will the $47B NXP buyout hurt Qualcomm’s future dividend payouts?
Qualcomm Inc.(NSDQ:QCOM)has been a long-time favorite amongst dividend growth investors thanks to its steady stock appreciation and ever-increasing annual dividend payouts over the past decade. But after the chipmaker announced its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion, its only natural to question whether....More>>>
Gold prices were little-changed in early in European trading after the bullion touched a five-month high in Asia as investors piled into safe-haven assets around the world amid rising geopolitical tensions.
Spot gold was marked 0.01% lower at $1,274.30 per ounce in early London trading after reaching a five-month high of $1,279.80 in Asia dealing amid a retreat from risk assets....More>>>
Shares of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) jumped 11.4% in March, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. Best Buy reported its fourth-quarter results on March 1, and while the numbers were mixed relative to analyst expectations, strong earnings growth, online sales momentum, a big dividend increase, and an expanded share buyback program....More>>>
A week ago, the census bureau reported that February retail sales were flat (+0.1%) compared to January, ostensibly as households slowed down their purchases as they awaited tax refunds that were slow to go out.
Despite this, there’s reason for optimism – retail sales were up 3.7% in the first two months of....More>>>
Listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange and also traded over the US OTC markets (OTC:GMUAF), Gamuda is one of the largest infrastructure developers in Malaysia. Furthermore, the firm has property development operations and also operates infrastructure concessions.
Infrastructure engineering and construction (62% of FY16 revenues and 25% of PBT): Under this division, Gamuda....More>>>
Banks are seeing significant returns, with some outperforming the market indices in 2016. With the market currently in consolidation and President-Elect Trump close to beginning his term, investors are on the sidelines waiting for clearer indicators of what is to come in 2017 as well as during Trump’s remaining time in his term. The question remains whether the banking sector has been curtailing....More>>>
Boeing (NYSE:BA) has been a favorite of mine in the mega-cap space for some time as I’ve liked the company’s fundamentals. But even more than that, its capital return strategy has been extremely attractive as Boeing takes excess capital and returns it in the billions via a sizable dividend and buyback. I love well-executed buybacks because they can provide a....More>>>
Macy’s (NYSE:M) is a value investor’s dream. The company is a highly profitable, best of breed department store with significant assets and cash flow, a solid management team, a large and safe dividend, and a clear path to the monetization of under utilized real estate. Even with the beginning stages of real estate monetization happening today, and even with the company having received....More>>>
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that had rare overwhelming bi-partisan support. The White House issued this statement about the legislation as it passed through Congress on November 30th:
This critically important legislation will get states the resources they need to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. It invests....More>>>
Cutting-edge and high-yield are not two terms that are heard together often. Cutting-edge conjures up thoughts of growth focused internet or high-tech firms creating novel products and services. High-yield, however, makes one think of stodgy, slow-growing REITs or blue-chip stocks producing a high dividend yield but not much upside.
Stocks finished the week mixed despite volatility surrounding the release of the hawkish minutes from the FOMC’s April meeting.
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The S&P 500 rose 0.3%% to 2,052.32 this week after rising 0.6% today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2% to17,500.94 this week after advancing 0.4% today. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.1% to4,769.56....More>>>
It was just over a year ago that I wrote about Kinder Morgan Inc. and its debt and what I thought the company needed to do (here, here and here). The stock was below $17 at the time, it fell to a closing low of just above $12 in late January and is now back above $21 having paid 50 cents in dividends.
The credit markets have also rewarded the company. I am loathe to....More>>>
Bernstein’s Steven Winoker and team contend that Brexit is “bad for all our companies it is just a matter of degree.” They explain why Tyco International (TYC), Idex (IEX), Danaher (DHR),Honeywell International (HON) and Emerson Electric (EMR) could feel some degree of pain:
While the direct revenue exposure to the UK is relatively small across....More>>>
President Donald Trump has lost the fight for detente with Russia. Senate Republicans passed a bill expanding Russian sanctions, testing Trump's resolve for an approximation with the Russians. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
A quick note: With the 280+ comments I received on my piece published over the weekend about selling a portion of your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, I wanted to further clarify my position as the context is important in reading this piece. Unfortunately, many I fear read the title and glossed o
Preferred stocks are, in all likelihood, the income investor's dream come true after the financial crisis. There are many factors that have helped preferred stocks during this period and in this report I want to take a look at where we stand currently. There are 478 issues in my database tha
I've hosted the Dough Roller Money Podcast for nearly four years. During that time I've received thousands of questions from listeners. By far the most common question is to examine their investment portfolio. They want to know if the mutual funds they've selected are the right way to go.