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Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) Announces Revenue Growth And Profitability In The Second Quarter

Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN)
Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced its second quarter financial results on July 29, 2014. Amgen’s total revenues increased by 11% on the year......(read more)

Target Corporation (TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) & More: 5 Stocks Raising Dividends by Double-Digit Rates

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD), Caterpillar......(read more)

Walgreen Company (WAG), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) & More: 5 Hot Dividend Picks From Income-Focused Mutual Funds

Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG)
Income mutual funds focused on dividend growth can be good sources of ideas about what’s hot and what’s not in the dividend growth-focused investing......(read more)

Johnson Controls Inc (JCI), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM): 4 Consumer Cyclicals With Income & Growth

Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE:JCI)
The consumer discretionary sector is a pro-cyclical sector that gets a lift when the market outlook brightens due to improved prospects for economic growth......(read more)

Essex Property Trust Inc (ESS), Northwest Natural Gas Co (NWN) & 2 More Small-Cap Dividends for Retirement

Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS)
Small-cap stocks are generally perceived riskier than larger-cap stocks, but they still sport their fair share of strategies with market-beating potential......(read more)

Metlife Inc (MET), Prudential Financial Inc (PRU): Rate Rebound Could Boost These 4 Life Insurance Players

Metlife
Life insurance companies are major government bond investors, as they channel policy premiums into Treasuries to generate profits. Low interest rates......(read more)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP), Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) – A Winning Combination: 5 High-Yield Stocks with Robust Dividend Growth

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP)
Historical references show that stocks boasting a combination of high yield and robust dividend growth can outperform the overall market as well as their......(read more)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), SCANA Corporation (SCG): 5 Potential Retirement Stocks

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Passive investing in equities for retirement requires prudent, conservative allocation of resources into those equity securities that assure stable or......(read more)

The Western Union Company (WU), SLM Corp (SLM): 4 Dividend Stocks with Low Earnings Multiples

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
Several renowned investors have pursued a strategy of investing in stocks with low price-earnings multiples; here’s a look at one mind-blowing market......(read more)

QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM), HollyFrontier Corp (HFC): 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Double Payouts in 3 Years

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Rising profitability and swelling cash flows have enabled an increasing number of companies to boost their dividends substantially. In an environment......(read more)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), Ford Motor Company (F): John Neff’s GYP Ratio Makes the Case for These 5 Dividend Stocks

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARII), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM),......(read more)

LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), EV Energy Partners, L.P. (EVEP): Review of Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s 4 New Dividend-Paying Picks

OMEGA ADVISORS
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), EV Energy Partners, L.P. (......(read more)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ADR) (BUD), Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI): Billionaire Richard Chilton’s Q1 Bullish Bets

CHILTON INVESTMENT COMPANY
Billionaire Richard Chilton’s Chilton Investment Company, with some $9 billion in assets under management, recently disclosed its 13F filing, presenting......(read more)

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD), Praxair, Inc. (PX): Five Value Line’s Dividend Picks to Play It Safe in the Materials Sector

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD)
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), Bemis......(read more)

American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP), American States Water Co (AWR): 5 Small-Cap Momentum Plays for Dividend Investors

American States Water Co
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASDAQ:ARCP), American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR), UNS Energy Corp (NYSE......(read more)

CoreSite Realty Corp (COR), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC): 5 Small-Cap Growth-Oriented Dividend Stocks

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW), Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ......(read more)

Invesco Ltd. (IVZ), Lazard Ltd (LAZ), Sturm, Ruger & Company (RGR) & 5 Stocks Boosting Dividends by 20% or More

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR)
According to S&P Dow Jones Indices data, some 935 companies boosted their dividend payouts in the first four months of 2013, 32% more than in the......(read more)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (RIO), Syngenta AG (ADR) (SYT), BP plc (ADR) (BP): Billionaire Ken Fisher Boosts His Stake in These 4 Dividend Stocks

Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT
Billionaire Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management has filed its quarterly 13F disclosure with the SEC, presenting its portfolio of equity holdings as......(read more)

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), The Boeing Company (BA) & 5 Dividend Stocks with Recent Insider Buying

Pitney Bowes (PBI)
Generally, insiders buy stock in their own company when they feel confident about the company’s market prospects and outlook. Sometimes insiders buy......(read more)

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL), Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) & 5 Dividend Stocks Boasting High Free Cash Flow Yields

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Free cash flow (FCF)—or owner earnings, as referred to by the legendary investor Warren Buffett—represents the cash available to shareholders after......(read more)

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Novartis AG (ADR) (NVS), Pfizer Inc. (PFE): Six Big Pharma Stocks With Lower Credit Risk Than U.S. Treasuries: Part II

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
The healthcare sector has been known for paying dependable dividends and producing strong total returns over time. Among the major pharmaceutical companies......(read more)

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NBMY), Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Six Big Pharma Stocks With Lower Credit Risk Than U.S. Treasuries: Part I

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY)
The healthcare sector has been known for paying dependable dividends and producing strong total returns over time. Among the major pharmaceutical companies......(read more)

AbbVie Inc (ABBV), PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) & More: 5 Stocks with 40 or More Years of Dividend Increases

AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV)
Market-beating strategies are inherently hard to find. Based on the evidence from several major developed markets, dividend growth was the single largest......(read more)

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), General Electric Company (GE) & 6 Dow Stocks That Double Up On The T-Bond’s Yield: Part II

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
In Part I of this series, we discussed three of the six Dow stocks that currently pay yields at least twice as high as that of a 10-Year U.S. Treasury......(read more)

AT&T Inc. (T), Intel Corporation (INTC), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) & 6 Dow Stocks That Double Up On The T-Bond’s Yield: Part I

Most Valuable Brands in 2013
The Fed’s commitment since 2008 to keep interest rates low through quantitative easing, which more than tripled its balance sheet to date, has depressed......(read more)
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