Riding on improving consumer sentiment, Ford (NYSE:F) brushed aside investors concerns by posting a much better than expected November sales number. The better than expected sales growth saw Ford stock gaining more than 4%. The stock is however down 11% YTDas investors are worried that US auto market has peaked for now. Also, the rising interest rates may adversely impact the stock. However, Ford’s....More>>>
The question of how companies should spend their tax-cut windfall has been a hot topic, not least because many executives and shareholders already think they know the answer dividends and buybacks.
But improving a companys return on equity can also be achieved by focusing on a single metric: ESG, or environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, according to Savita Subramanian....More>>>
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predict Top Ten “Safer” Dividend Consumer Cyclical Dogs To Net 7.48% to 55.24% Gains By October 2018
Three of the ten top “safer” Consumer Cyclical dogs (tinted gray in the chart above) were verified as also being among the top ten yielders for the coming year based dog metrics. Thus the dog strategy for this group, as....More>>>
Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) Michael K Wirth sold 130,000 shares of CVX on 05/07/2018 at an average price of $128 a share. The total sale was $16.6 million.
Chevron Corp engages in the exploration, production, and refining operations worldwide. Its oil refineries are spread across the United States, South Africa, and Asia with an approximate capacity of 2 million barrels of....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
OK, I know this isnt what I normally do. And yes, it might sound a bit extreme. But this is so important we need to talk about it.
I still buy and recommend stocks, but as readers of my newsletters know, I talk a lot about reducing risk and risk management. And this is one of the best ways to do that… despite popular belief.
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My research on Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) has lead me to write this article about the similarities and differences I have found of both companies. It appears to me that Enbridge’s business model is somewhere in between Kinder Morgan’s present and Kinder Morgan’s pre-dividend cut business model. But as I will discuss later, Enbridge has taken a more prudent....More>>>
REIT investors may soon have a new billboard company to bet on.
Adams Outdoor Advertising and Fairway Outdoor Advertising are in the preliminary stages of exploring conversion to the real estate investment trust structure, Kevin Gleason, chief executive officer of both closely held companies, said in an interview. Fairway has been majority-owned by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR LLC....More>>>
(Source: 2017 Annual Report)
It became official on March 14. Toys “R” US officially initiated the bankruptcy process. For stocks within the toy industry, this was considered a major blow. Mattel (MAT), Hasbro (HAS), JAKKS Pacific (JAKK), among others, had seen their stock price decline for several days prior to the announcement. The question really worth asking is whether this....More>>>
CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. CNO Financial Group Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies. It develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. CNO Financial Group Inc has a market cap of $3.87 billion; its shares were traded at....More>>>
Lloyd Blankfein, one of Wall Street’s most powerful players, is reportedly preparing to step down from his perch at Goldman Sachs as soon as the end of the year.
Blankfein has led Goldman Sachs (GS) for the past dozen years, guiding the investment bank back to success after a near-death experience during the financial crisis.
The 63-year-old will be leaving on his own terms,....More>>>
Telecom stocks have historically given investors a great combination of relative business stability and ample dividend income. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are two very different companies in terms of the scope and breadth of their respective businesses, but they share the common goal of trying to serve their customers with the combination of voice, data, and video services that....More>>>
Cambridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATC) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Cambridge Bancorp is a state chartered, federally registered bank. The bankoffers a full range of commercial and consumer banking services through its network of full-service banking offices in Massachusetts. Cambridge Bancorp has a market cap of $356.170 million; its shares were traded....More>>>
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) and GATX (NYSE:GATX) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
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A pack of robot dogs, each the size of a Doberman, roaming through cities and towns, communicating wirelessly, navigating any obstacles in their path. Even opening closed doors with ease.
But this isn’t an idea for a new Hollywood blockbuster.
Its real life. Taking place right now in the U.S., at Boston Dynamics laboratories.