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