Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), is a Fortune 500 company, a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, and holding the ‘number one’ position for tablet sales worldwide.
In the US (like a number of foreign companies) Lenovo trades on the pink sheets. The primary listing is in Hongkong, and the company offers dividends, (with a 2016 yield....More>>>
Forgive the cheesy title but it is a legitimate question. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) is a name that I have argued that you need to know about. Although I was caught somewhat by surprised by some dividend cuts, the cash flows and core earnings seemed to be covering the payouts. That said, I see the dividends as secure. Now, it has been over 6 months since I have checked in on....More>>>
Note: Industrial Insights subscribers were alerted to this idea on December 4th, giving them the opportunity to build a stake at much lower prices (~10% lower basis).
China Yuchai International (NYSE:CYD) is a Bermuda-based holding company, operating as a subsidiary of Singapore-based Hong Leong Asia. China Yuchai’s principal operating subsidiary (76.4% outstanding ownership) is Guangxi....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) has a strong management team and a history of growth that makes it a smart buy. It offers a dividend similar to the 10 year treasury and a buyback program making it a possible retirement stock.
About The Company
Illinois Tool operates a diverse industrial business with seven segments. These range from automotive and welding products to construction....More>>>
We’re still in the wake of calendar 2017’s first earnings season. So it wasn’t surprising to see a raft of dividend raises last week, especially considering that this year has already been stuffed with lifts from every conceivable type of company.
Chairman, President & CEO of Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) John H Hammergren sold 225,000 shares of MCK on 09/22/2017 at an average price of $151.67 a share. The total sale was $34.1 million.
McKesson Corp provides medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, information and care management products and services across the healthcare industry. It operates with two segments namely McKesson Distribution....More>>>
Industrial stocks, materials stocks and stocks of companies that work on major infrastructure projects have also been on a tear since the U.S. election, observes Chloe Lutts Jensen, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
Donald Trump has cleared the way for two major oil pipelines, promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and reiterated his pledge to reduce environmental regulation....More>>>
I was having dinner with friends recently, and someone asked the question, “Stocks are expensive. How should I protect myself in case the market crashes? Should I short something, or maybe use options?”
For most investors, an exotic strategy like one of these isn’t necessary. Instead, you can protect yourself from a stock market correction or crash by keeping some defensive....More>>>
If one is to truly allege that the digital asset is little more than a massive ploy to defraud unwitting investors of their money, la Bernie Madoff, then one must admit that the entire stock market itself is one giant hustle, too.
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures