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David Tepper

Billionare Tepper Is Betting On Transportation Industry: General Motors Company (GM), HCA Holdings Inc (HCA) and Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)

David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management has disclosed its equity portfolio for the reporting period ended March 31 in a new 13F filing with the U.S. Securities......(read more)
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Pharmacyclics (PCYC), DIRECTV (DTV), Actavis (ACT): Farallon Capital Betting On Merger Arb Plays

Farallon Capital Management, the fund founded by Thomas Steyer in 1986, has filed its 13F for the reporting period of March 31, disclosing an equity......(read more)
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Citigroup Inc (C), Macy’s, Inc. (M), Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Among The Top Picks Of Cortex Capital

Cortex Capital Management was spun out from Kleinheinz Capital Partners by Mark Stupfel in 2013. John Kleinheinz, the former boss of Stupfel is one......(read more)
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Among Top Picks Of Billionaire David Harding

David Harding‘s Winton Capital disclosed its holdings in publicly traded US stocks in a regulatory filing. The firm disclosed an equity portfolio......(read more)
01 Mason Hawkins

Billionaire Mason Hawkins’ Top Stock Picks

Mason Hawkins‘ Southeastern Asset Management revealed its holdings in a regulatory filing. The investment manager has a 13F portfolio of $15.93......(read more)
Paul Isaac Arbiter Partners Capital Management

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) And Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Arbiter Partners Bets Against These Stocks

Paul J. Isaac’s Arbiter Partners Capital Management has recently filed its 13F filing for the first quarter of 2015. In the first decade since its......(read more)
Harold Levy Iridian Asset Management

SanDisk Corporation (SNDK), Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), and AOL, Inc. (AOL) Among David Cohen and Harold Levy’s Favorite Tech Picks

Iridian Asset Management was founded in 1996 by David Cohen and Harold Levy who each have investment industry experience of more than 20 years. The fund......(read more)
KITE PHARMA, INC. LOGO

Kite Pharma Inc (KITE), CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) And MiMedx Group Inc (MDXG): Top Stock Picks Of Len Potter

Leonard A. Potter founded Wildcat Capital Management in 2011 for managing the investment portfolios of David Bonderman’s family and friends. Assets......(read more)
Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS)

Numerex Corp. (NMRX), Black Diamond Inc (BDE), Axcelis Technologies Inc (ACLS): Top Stock Picks Of Potomac Capital Management

Potomac Capital Management invests mainly in small-cap stocks and options under the management of Paul Solit since 1998. More than a half of the fund......(read more)
QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP)

NorthStar Asset Management (NSAM) & Star Gas Partners (SGU): Small-Cap Picks From Locust Wood Capital Advisers’ Latest 13F

Stephen J. Errico founded Locust Wood Capital in 2002 after working as adviser at Lehman Brothers, Paine Webber and Morgan Stanley. The fund succeeded......(read more)
Ken Fisher - FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Home Depot Inc (HD), American Express Company (AXP), General Electric Company (GE): Ken Fisher and Insiders Are Bullish on These Stocks

We know Ken Fisher from his New York Times Best Seller business books, market beating ideas, which he has shared in his column in Forbes magazine since......(read more)
GOOGL, GOOG, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Google Inc (GOOG) and Twitter Inc (TWTR) Among Favorite Tech Picks of Bloom Tree Partners

Alok Agrawal’s Bloom Tree Partners is one of the leading global long/short equity funds. The fund manages a 13F portfolio of $668 million as of the......(read more)
Apple, AAPL

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Gilead Sciences (GILD) & Facebook Inc (FB): Among Top Picks of Columbus Circle Investors

Donald Chiboucis’ Columbus Circle Investors is a hedge fund established in 1975 and currently holds around $16 billion in Assets Under Management.......(read more)
Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Pfizer Inc., and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Got A Vote of Confidence From Billionaire Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher is one of the most popular American investors, Forbes columnist since 1984, and the author of the eleven investment books, four of which are......(read more)
Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S)

Sprint Corporation (S) Welcomes Good Days With Record Quarter Since 2007

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) has reported a record quarter in fiscal 2014 in the last 28 quarters (since 2007).  Despite the fact that the company......(read more)
PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL)

PPL Corporation (PPL)’s PPL Electric Utilities Planning New Regional Transmission Line Project

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, a division of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), which is operating in Pennsylvania, announced on July 31, 2014, that it......(read more)
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Decides To Invest Additional $2 Billion in India

In a recent announcement, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) expressed its intention of investing $2 billion in the growing Indian economy. There is a dual......(read more)
Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN)

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

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 (NYSE:TGT)

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

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 (NYSE:WAG)

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

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 (NYSE:JCI)

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

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 (NYSE:ESS)

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

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)
Biggest IPOs in US History

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

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. (NYSE:BIP)

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

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)

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

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 (NYSE:WU)

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

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. (NASDAQ:QCOM)

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

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. (NYSE:HLF)

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

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

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

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

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

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 (NYSE:DD)

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

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), Bemis......(read more)
American States Water Co

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

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

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

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

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

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)
Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

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

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 (PBI)

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

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.

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

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. (NYSE:MRK)

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

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. (NYSE:BMY)

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

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 (NYSE:ABBV)

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

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. (NYSE:MRK)

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

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)
Most Valuable Brands in 2013

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

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)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) And 4 Long-Term Plays on the Natural Gas Rebound

The U.S. shale oil and natural gas revolution has created natural gas oversupply, which in turn drove natural gas prices to decade lows in early 2012.......(read more)
Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV)

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) And 4 Low-Volatility/High-Yield REITs

Generally speaking, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have paid attractive yields, similar to the recent returns of this strategy. REITs are legally......(read more)
ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM)

California Water Service Group (CWT) & 5 Small-Cap Stocks Raising Dividends for 45 or More Consecutive Years

Small-cap investing entails higher risks than investing in large-cap blue chip companies, but there are many ways that your peers are beating the market......(read more)
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT)

Mattel, Inc. (MAT), General Electric Company (GE) And 5 Stocks for Heavy-Yield Chasers

Defensive plays paying respectable dividends have been leaders in the market’s rally so far this year. Chasing competitive yields in the current yield......(read more)
hedge fund research

General Dynamics Corporation (GD), Intel Corporation (INTC) And 5 Wide-Moat Value Dividend Stocks

Warren Buffett has been one of the most prominent investors in companies with wide moats. He often referred to his investment targets as companies that......(read more)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) & 7 “Safe” Dividend Stocks for Long-Term Income

U.S. Treasury securities have long been considered risk-free investment instruments. However, the Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. sovereign......(read more)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) & 5 Cheap Stocks With High-Growth and High-Yield

Historical evidence suggests that over a long period of time, value stocks beat growth stocks, and on the whole, dividend-growth stocks beat the overall......(read more)
Warren Buffett

General Dynamics Corporation (GD), Garmin Ltd. (GRMN): Institutional Investors Are Buying, But Should You?

There are some studies that suggest institutional investors’ stock ownership flows, in aggregate, are positively correlated with returns, whereby “......(read more)
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