Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Dividend

[ August 15, 2016 | Author: Admin | Views: 34428 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Stocks in the U.S. appear headed for a higher open despite losses overseas. ANDREW CULLEN/REUTERS S&P 500 futures have gained 0.3%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have risen 0.2%. Nasdaq Composite futures have advanced 0.1%. Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) had dropped 4.6% to $131 after the biotech company beat earnings forecasts but offered below-consensus guidance. Atwood Oceanics (ATW) has gained 5.3% to $5.60 after the offshore driller’s earnings beat the Street consensus. 3M (MMM) has gained 1.8% to $150.50 after announcing that it would keep and reinvest in its health information systems unit. 3M also said it would increase its dividend. Edwards Lifesciences (EW) has climbed 5.6% to $81.20 after beating earnings forecasts and raising its guidance. Merck (MRK) has dropped 2.8% to $49 after the pharmaceutical giant beat earnings forecasts but offered guidance that fell short of expectations. Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2016: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL) … Continue reading

[ August 10, 2016 | Author: Admin | Views: 32161 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

I was sitting with a new client the other day, reviewing a summary of his current estate plan, and I noticed that he had several substantial bequests to charities in his will. So, I asked him why he was leaving the money to charity at his death. See Also: Smarter Ways to Give to Charity This surprised him. “What do you mean?” he replied. “Wouldn’t it be much more fun to see the charity use the money during your lifetime when you could experience the gratification from that?” I asked. “Also, if you give the money now you could receive a big income tax deduction. Why leave the money from that on the table?” Sounded good to him. But he still was concerned the approach might leave him short of what he needs to live on. So I suggested that he transfer the money that he was planning to leave … Continue reading

[ August 10, 2016 | Author: Admin | Views: 64636 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In the early 1900s, any American over the age of 65 was considered “old.” That’s understandable because in those days the average life expectancy of U.S. citizens was 47 years. My how things have changed! See Also: Are You Saving Enough for Retirement? Today we define “old” as somewhere north of 90, and by all indications, the definition of old age is going to keep on rising. According to the U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2050 at least 400,000 of our citizens will be 100 or older. While this is a welcome development and something most of us never imagined, planning for longevity brings a whole new meaning to the idea of creating an “abundant second half.” For many Americans, living really long lives is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the idea of getting more years with the people we love and more time to do the things we … Continue reading

[ July 30, 2016 | Author: Admin | Views: 54528 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

After stumbling badly on negative publicity about foodborne illness at some of its restaurants, the fast casual dining industry’s once unstoppable frontrunner finally caught a break: On February 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) free of the nasty E. coli bug responsible for the illness outbreak. During the summer and fall of last year, the outbreak affected five dozen Chipotle customers in 11 states, prompting the temporary shut-down of 43 of the chain’s locations. The situation has run its course, the CDC concluded, because no new cases have been reported since December 21. Besides sullying Chipotle’s reputation for safely providing “food with integrity,” the outbreak is wreaking havoc on the company’s stock and financials. Shares of Chipotle fell more than 40% since the news broke, and its latest quarterly report can only be described as ugly. Plus, there’s still fallout from … Continue reading

[ July 23, 2016 | Author: Admin | Views: 95167 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Barclays analysts Robert Wertheimer and Adam Seiden explain why they not only upgraded Joy Global (JOY) to Overweight from Equal Weight, but the entire US Machinery Industry to Neutral from Negative: LUKE SHARRETT/BLOOMBERG NEWS We upgrade JOY to OW, PT $14. Mining is extremely depressed, and the aftermarket portion, depressed as well, has substantial value if enough costs can be taken out to reflect the new reality. Peak earnings of ~$7 per share were likely more than half aftermarket/service and compare with current share price of $10. What had kept us on the sidelines was that this quarter should continue a string of weak results, on tough markets in Appalachia and South Africa. The swings at trough may matter less now however… In this note we upgrade our U.S. Machinery Industry view to Neutral from Negative…We see three changes since our launch that warrant a more moderated approach to investing … Continue reading