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Why Are Investors Paying More For These 4 Stocks Today?

Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE:P), KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KBIO), American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS) and Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) are enjoying......(read more)
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Why Were Investors Going Bonkers For These 4 Stocks On Monday?

In Monday trading news, TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:TSYS), KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KBIO) and Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU......(read more)
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3 Bear Market Stocks to Buy Now for Recession-Proof Dividends

Note:  This article was originally titled ‘Bear Market Stocks:  The Dividend Investors Guide’.  It has been expanded and updated. Table Of Contents......(read more)

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (ULTI): Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Bullish, Should You Be?

It was a rough third quarter for many hedge funds, which were naturally unable to overcome the big dip in the broad market, as the S&P 500 fell by......(read more)
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Is Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

It was a rough third quarter for many hedge funds, which were naturally unable to overcome the big dip in the broad market, as the S&P 500 fell by......(read more)
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Here is What Hedge Funds Think About JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

Many investors like Carl Icahn and Stan Druckenmiller have been saying for a while now that the current market is overvalued due to a low interest rate......(read more)
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Should You Buy Visa Inc (NYSE:V)?

Looking for high-potential stocks? Just follow the big players within the hedge fund industry! This is not an ad, but let’s take a brief look at what......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 26 of 52: Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) was founded in 1897 and has increased its dividend payments for 43 consecutive years. The company’s longevity speaks......(read more)
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Is LyondellBasell Industries A Good Bet?

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) is a $40-billion-a-year global chemical company that produces olefins, polyolefin, aromatics, and specialty......(read more)
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Is Dow Chemical (DOW) A Good Investment?

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) is in the midst of a transformation spearheaded by hedge fund manager Dan Loeb. In 2014, Loeb wrote that Dow Chemical Co......(read more)
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Is Crown Castle International Corp A Good Dividend Play?

Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE:CCI) owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure that allows mobile carriers to provide wireless data......(read more)
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Williams Companies Inc Is A Good Dividend Play

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) is a midstream energy infrastructure company that owns and operates natural gas pipeline systems in Texas and in many......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 25 of 52: C R Bard Inc (BCR)

Consumer products companies have it easy. When you buy a box (or 4) of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) Kleenex, you and Kimberly-Clark both know you will......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 24 of 52: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

Aesop was born into slavery in Greece around 620 BC. His tremendous intelligence did more than earn him his freedom. He rose to become a respected advisor......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 23 of 52: Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL) [And Acquisitions]

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL) is a diversified chemical, life science, and biotechnology company.  The company was founded in 1975 and now......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 22 of 52: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) is by far the largest farm products corporation in the world.  The company currently has a market cap of over......(read more)
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Walt Disney Co (DIS) Stock: Should Dividend Growth Investors Buy Now?

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has grown its earnings-per-share at 14.0% a year over the last decade. Disney currently has a market cap near $200 billion,......(read more)
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RR Donnelley & Sons Co (RRD): 6.0% Yield & Value Creating Spin-Offs

The first thing that jumps out about RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NASDAQ:RRD) stock is its massive 6.0% dividend yield. RR Donnelley has paid steady or......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 21 of 52: W W Grainger Inc (GWW)

The last time I analyzed W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW), I was impressed by the company’s clear growth plan and strong expected total returns. The company......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 20 of 52: Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) is one of just 17 publicly traded businesses to have increased its dividend payments for over 50 consecutive......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 19 of 52: Chubb Corp (CB)

Chubb Corp (NYSE:CB) is one of the older insurance companies in North America. The company was founded in 1882 and has grown its dividend payments for......(read more)
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Chairman Interview: Paul Matysek of Nano One Materials Corp. (NNO), Leading Lithium Technology Company

The following interview of Mr. Paul Matysek, Chairman & Director of Nano One Materials Corp. (TSX-V:NNO) was conducted by Peter Epstein, CFA......(read more)
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US Stock Market – Internal Weakness Persists

An Impressive Rebound, but Hollow Inside In his recent weekly market update, John Hussman once again discusses his main bearish argument, namely the combination......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 18 of 52: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) is the global leader in cancer insurance. The company sells supplemental life, health, and accident insurance. Elite hedge......(read more)
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What You Need To Know About International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Before Buying [Or Selling]

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is in trouble.  Will it rebound, or is this the beginning (or middle) of the end? The stock is down......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 17 of 52: Cardinal Health Inc (CAH)

Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) is a large pharmaceutical and medical products distributor. The company generates sales of over $100 billion a year. Cardinal......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 16 of 52: SYSCO Corporation (SYY)

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) is the largest food distributor in the world.  The company distributes food products to restaurants and stores throughout......(read more)
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Tesla – Exploiting Cognitive Deficiencies

Good Car, Overvalued Stock I occasionally like to short [1] stocks for fun and profit. One of my recent shorts is Tesla [2],  the maker of electric......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats 15 of 52: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) Systems (the precursor to McDonald’s Corporation) was founded in 1955 when Ray Kroc went into business with......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 14 of 52: Clorox Co (CLX)

Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) was founded in Oakland California in 1913.  The company is still headquartered in Oakland, and currently employs around 7,700 people......(read more)
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5 Stocks Hedge Funds Dumped The Most: Guess How They Performed

Bill Ackman‘s huge losses in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX), Greenlight Capital’s almost 20% loss, and Larry Robbins’......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 13 of 52: Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is the third largest discount retailer in the United States based on market cap, behind only Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 12 of 52: Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) manages the Franklin and Templeton families of mutual funds. The company was founded in 1947 and has paid increasing......(read more)

Hedging in the Gold Miners

Victims of ZIRP There are two ways to run a gold mining company. One respects the simple fact that it is producing money. It is not eager to trade its......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 11 of 52: McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC)

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) is a leading global provider of spices, seasonings, condiments, and flavors. The company was founded......(read more)

Dividend Aristocrats Part 10 of 52: Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) is a parts distributor for the automotive, industrial, office products, and electrical industries. The company’s operations......(read more)
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Intel Corporation (INTC) Continues to Lead in the Internet of Things

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)‘s Internet of Things (IoT) business continued to shine in the third quarter of 2015 as the company posted revenue......(read more)

Analyzing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)’s Recent Stock Price Decline

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock has declined more than 11% this week. The stocks decline is due to recent growth projections from Wal-Mart’s......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 7 of 52: Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B)

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) manufactures and sells alcoholic beverages globally. The business’ flagship brand is Jack Daniels. However, the......(read more)
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SABMiller plc (ADR) (SBMRY)/Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (BUD) Deal – Intangible Perspective

Two Knowledge Leaders are in the news today: SABMiller plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SBMRY) and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). These two companies have......(read more)
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Now May Be The Time To Buy Oracle Corporation

Now could be a good opportunity to invest in the leading provider of database software. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has the unique ability to provide......(read more)
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Why Jim Chanos and Hedge Funds Hate Tesla

Jim Chanos of Kynikos laid out more of his reasoning for being bearish on Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) during an interview with CNN Money this week.......(read more)
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Alibaba: What Do Top Investors Think Of This Fallen Technology Giant?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is the Chinese Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in many respects, in terms of how it operates. Both businesses bring in......(read more)
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Overextended Losses Create Buying Opportunity For Walt Disney Co (DIS) Investors

The market has been down on Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) since its most recent earnings report on August 4. In the August 4 third quarter earnings report......(read more)
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Beyond Tesla: Best Lithium Stock To Buy Right Now

Anyone following the lithium sector and Pure Energy Minerals (TSX-V:PE) (FRANKFURT:A111EG) (OTCQB:HMGLF) knows that on September 16th the Company announced......(read more)

Knowledge Leader News: Ralph Lauren Steps Down As CEO, Investors Still Need To See More

News came out this afternoon that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO from his namesake company Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL). According to the FT, RL......(read more)
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Jeffrey Smith Sees 100% Upside In This Auto Supplier, Shows How It Can Be Unlocked

Shares of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) have gained more than 11% today after The Wall Street Journal reported last night that Jeffrey Smith’s......(read more)

Who Knew Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS)’s Returns Were This High?

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) has a market cap of $172 billion. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)’s market cap is $136 billion. By comparison, Dr Pepper Snapple......(read more)
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Two Elite Money Managers Make Big Show Of Faith In This Struggling Energy Company

The recent broader market selloff has put significant downward pressure on the shares of Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG), which have lost more than......(read more)

Re-Introducing Nevada Gold & Silver Producer, Comstock Mining Inc (LODE)

The following interview of Corrado De Gasperis, President, CEO & Director of Comstock Mining Inc (NYSEMKT:LODE) was conducted by phone and email......(read more)

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