Apple Inc. (AAPL), Corning Incorporated (GLW): Technology, Growth, and Dividends… in One Bundle

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Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) shed 7%, and yields a whopping 10.4%. Some may be surprised that the company still exists, thinking of it merely as a postage-meter business in an era of growing digital communications. But Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) has other less-threatened (and higher-margin) businesses, such as providing geocoding software to companies such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Its profit margins have risen in recent years, and its single-digit P/E ratio is enticing, but it does carry some risks and considerable debt. The stock is heavily shorted as well.

Rural telecom specialist Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) sank 15%, and sports a massive dividend yield of 11.3%. Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN)’s revenue has been growing while net income has been shrinking. It carries a lot of debt, and its profit margins have been falling over several years. Still, the company is diversifying away from rural operations a bit via acquisitions, investing in faster-growing businesses, and insiders have been buying. It may be worth watching, at least.

The big picture
Demand for technology isn’t going away anytime soon. A well-chosen ETF can grant you instant diversification across any industry or group of companies — and make investing in and profiting from it that much easier.

The article Technology, Growth, and Dividends… in One Bundle originally appeared on and is written by Selena Maranjian.

Longtime Fool contributor Selena Maranjian, whom you can follow on Twitter, owns shares of Apple, Corning, and Windstream. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple, Corning, and Facebook.

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