Our newest recommendation offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for a wide range of customers, explains Nicholas Vardy, editor of Vardy’s Alpha Algorithm.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) also provides Medicaid plans, health care programs and health services through a network of one million physicians and healthcare professionals at some 6,000 hospitals and other facilities.
Whenever the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to....More>>>
Sometimes the equities market does not correlate fundamentals of a business to the stock price. When situations like these happen, buying opportunities come up. Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) represents a buying opportunity now. The market sold off the stock around 8% amid a lawsuit filed last month in federal court in Illinois by U.S. food distributors,....More>>>
In March, Gamestop (NYSE:GME)reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings. Fourth quarter revenue came in at $3.5 billion, beating analyst expectations by $230 million, and adjusted earnings per share came in at $2.02, topping the consensus by $0.05.
However, guidance for continued sales declines of 5% to flat in 2018, along with adjusted net income between $3.00 and $3.35 per....More>>>
Retirees should generally invest in companies with wide moats and solid dividends. In a previous article, I noted that AT&T and Unilever were easy-to-understand companies that were ideal for most retirement portfolios. Today, I’ll add two more companies to that list — alcoholic beverage giants Diageo (NYSE:DEO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).
In January, 2000, we initiated The Lucky 13 portfolio to assist subscribers in establishing a foundation for their investment portfolios, observes dividend expert Kelley Wright, editor of Investment Quality Trends.
For the fifteenth time in its seventeen-year history, The Lucky 13 portfolio realized a positive total return with a gain of 16.30%.
After a painful surprise cut in earnings guidance last quarter, Target’s (NYSE:TGT) stock price has been punished. The shares now appear to have bottomed, and while they may not come roaring back in the immediate future, they are likely to begin creeping higher from here for a few key reasons. The company is growing rapidly online, they will benefit from the closure of hundreds of J.....More>>>
CEO of Medley Capital Corp (NYSE:MCC) Brook Taube bought 584,901 shares of MCC on 06/07/2017 at an average price of $6.08 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $3.6 million.
Medley Capital Corp is a non-diversified closed end management investment company in US. Its objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending directly to privately held middle market....More>>>
If I were to suggest an investment in storage facilities, warehouses, and senior housing communities, you might justifiably respond that it’s difficult to think of three more boring businesses — especially considering the popularity of fast-growing tech stocks like Netflix and Facebook.
However, it’s the predictability of these businesses that can make them such excellent....More>>>
Columbia Banking System Inc (NASDAQ:COLB) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Columbia Banking System Inc is active in the financial services domain. It is the holding company for Columbia State Bank, which specializes in providing products for the real estate sector. It also provides services to professionals and individuals. Columbia Banking System Inc....More>>>
There will be a buying opportunity in Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), but it isn’t today. I’m looking at a live feed of the futures market right now and crude oil, via the WTI is down about 4%, with the Brent showing a similar plunge. At the end of the day, Exxon’s strength comes from high crude oil prices and while they’re one of the best companies in the space – and a heavily....More>>>
Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) has caught my attention this afternoon as it looks like the stock is going to take off following earnings that seemed to be very strong with even better guidance. It is once again raising some eyebrows. This positive momentum could be an opportunity in a stock that has been in growth mode for years. But the question is, can the athletic wear company continue its....More>>>
President Trump signed an order Thursday imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from nearly all countries, raising fears of a trade war. Trump exempted Mexico and Canada for now. But if NAFTA talks keep moving at a sluggish pace, Trump warned, those countries could be hit, too. From China to the European Union, the tariffs are expected to be....More>>>
These 10 states impose the lowest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplingers 2017 analysis of state taxes. All of them exempt Social Security benefits from state taxes. Most exempt at least a portion of other retirement income, such as pensions and withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement plans. Most also have low property taxes. Thats important, because tax proposals by Republican lawmakers to....More>>>
Things aren't going to script right now in the financial sector. It's a widely established fact (based on years of historical evidence) that banks and other lenders typically prosper when interest rates are rising. In previous rate-tightening cycles, the financial sector was usually among the ma
Trade worries were set aside today as the market bounced back in advance of earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) opened higher and rallied through the day.
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