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Stock Analysis

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United Technologies Corporation (UTX): 10%+ Annual Total Return Potential…If Management Can Execute

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) is a diversified industrial business with a strong presence in the aerospace and building systems markets.......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 35: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Two home improvement stores dominate the industry in North America: – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) which has a market cap of $70 billion......(read more)
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Dividend Cut Watch: These 2 High Yield Dividend Growth Stocks Are At Risk

The two stocks in this article both have dividend yields over 6%. Stocks with such high yields tend to have higher-than-average risk. Focus on total return......(read more)
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Medtronic PLC (MDT): Double-Digit Dividend Growth for this Dividend Aristocrat

Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) hiked its dividend by 25% earlier this year and has now increased its dividend for nearly 40 consecutive years. While MDT’s......(read more)
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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW): A Dividend Aristocrat With Double-Digit Dividend Growth

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) is one of the strongest, most diversified industrial conglomerates a dividend growth investor can find. While the......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 34: HCP, Inc. (HCP)

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) is one of a kind. It is the only REIT that is also a Dividend Aristocrat. As a REIT, HCP must pay out at least 90% of its income......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 33: Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) stock currently has a dividend yield of nearly 5%. When I last analyzed Chevron in July, I though Chevron was undervalued......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 32: Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) was founded in 1883.  Here’s some other notable events form 1883: – Time zones were created – Krakatoa......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 31: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Oil prices have fallen around 60% in the last year and a half. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is the largest oil corporation in the world…  The......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 30: Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was founded in 1888 and has grown to reach a market cap of more than $67 billion. Abbott Laboratories has been wildly successful......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 28: Procter & Gamble Co (PG)

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) was founded in 1837.  The company’s success over the last 178 years is nothing short of phenomenal: – Sales......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 29: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

The news releaseEmerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) revealed on June 30th of 2015 will forever transform the company. Here’s the critical part of the company......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 27: Medtronic PLC (MDT)

Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) is ranked in the top one-third of Sure Dividend stocks using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.  Here’s why the company ranks......(read more)
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Pure Energy Minerals (HMGLF), Access to 2 Cutting-Edge Technologies, a Force to be Reckoned With

Anyone remotely familiar with the lithium juniors space has heard of Pure Energy Minerals, (TSXV:PE) (FRANKFURT:AHG1:GR) (OTCQB:HMGLF) and no doubt......(read more)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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