It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
Today, I’m going to warn you about five stocks with yields of 7% or more that should be avoided at all costs. They are my next “dividend disaster” candidates that are likely to either reduce their payouts, or lose 20% or more in price, or both.
Big current yields have nothing to do with safety. Consider these year-to-date performances from high-yielding companies....More>>>
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General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares managed to post a gain of 3.3% last week, but it wasn’t enough for the industrial giant to move out of its rank as the worst-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. Even with the weekly gain, shares are down 22.7% so far in 2018.
The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), which....More>>>
The ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) is a 100% natural gas pure play which has a royalty interest in 66 horizontal natural gas wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale formation. All of the wells were developed in the 2010 to 2013 time frame and are currently producing.
The shares of ECT have recently shown signs of a market top in trading, with a high reached in early October being met with....More>>>
In line with previous articles we’ve written, and paraphrasing Buffett, it’s always interesting to consider investing behind the things you know. This article, motivated by a curiosity into firms supporting the deep-sea cable infrastructure that drives the internet, focuses on technological infrastructure firm TE Connectivity (TEL) that does just that,....More>>>
Ross Stores (ROST ) saw its stock price pop marginally on Wednesday as part of a month-long climb that has seen shares of the off-price clothing retailer surge nearly 6%. Now, let’s see if Ross’ run looks poised to continue by taking a quick look at its first-quarter earnings outlook.
Over the last year, shares of Ross have surged nearly 33%, outpacing its industry’s climb....More>>>
SinglePoint (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp lowered its stake in shares of ATN International Inc (NASDAQ:ATNI) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 307,394 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,491 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings....More>>>
It’s been a rough ride for gold. Traders and speculators have spent 2018 dumping gold as interest rates have risen. After all, gold won’t ever pay interest or dividends. Some central banks have been expected sellers of gold rather than buyers in 2018. And finding a gold bug who is very enthusiastic about gold is becoming a chore.
With gold having dropped from over $1,350 per ounce....More>>>
Ctr COAST MLP &/COM (NYSE:CEN) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.1042 per share by the investment management company on Thursday, October 25th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 13.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend....More>>>
China’s top-performing drugmaker stock may be about to head even higher.
At least eight brokers lifted their price targets on CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. after the company reported a 43 percent surge in first-quarter profit on Friday. The result beat the market’s already high expectations, according to Credit Suisse Group AG, which raised its target by 24 percent —....More>>>
The tax bill passed by the House and Senate still hasn’t been signed by President Trump. But one blue chip company, FedEx, is already touting the potential for a nearly $1.5 billion increase in annual profits due to lower corporate taxes.
FedEx reported its latest quarterly results after the closing bell Tuesday, before the Senate voted to approve the bill.
With upward pressure on the pound abating, investors may find more to like in U.K. stocks.
For much of this year, currency appreciation — a drag on the overseas earnings of global stocks that dominate the FTSE 100 Index — has overshadowed the gauge. That burden eased on Friday as the government reported first-quarter growth figures that missed estimates, weakening the case for....More>>>
Most people who call themselves "investors" really aren't. The average "investor" is really a trader. He buys a stock with the hope that at some point in the future, he'll find someone who'll buy it for more than he paid. He's trying to time the market. "Buy low and sell high," right? More often, however, people can't stand the uncertainty.....More>>>
This article is about Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) and why it's a great buy for the total return investor that also wants some dividend income. Domino’s Pizza is one of the largest fast food companies in the United States and foreign countries.