ConocoPhillips (COP) is a preferred investment in the energy sector as energy prices continue to recover. The energy company took a major hit during the last energy bear market which resulted in a dividend cut. But oil prices are in an upward trend, the company has reduced operating costs and divested non-core assets to delever its balance sheet. I consider ConocoPhillips to be an excellent....More>>>
Investors have neglected consumer goods giant General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for a long time. But I think it is time to start paying attention to General Mills stock.
This is a defensive name in a consumer goods market with enduring demand. The company has a massive moat, a dirt-cheap valuation, a big dividend and growth prospects that are starting to turn around.
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Pay less to get paid more. That’s exactly what can happen when you buy solid dividend stocks that trade at bargain prices. But can these kinds of stocks be found? Absolutely.
I think both income-seeking investors and value investors will like AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). Here’s why these are two cheap dividend stocks that you can buy right now.
Ian’s Million Fund “IMF” is a real-money portfolio that I’ve written about monthly since January 2016 here at Seeking Alpha. The portfolio is a largely buy-and-hold group of ~100 stocks. Each month, I buy 10-25 of the most compelling stocks available at then-current prices, deploying $1,000 of my capital plus accumulated dividends. If things go according to plan, this portfolio,....More>>>
Amazon is slashing the price of its Prime Membership for lower-income Americans.
The online retail giant announced Wednesday morning that Medicaid recipients are eligible for Prime for $5.99 a month, a 54% discount from the normal rate of $12.99 a month. The lowered monthly rate is $27 cheaper than the $99 annual Prime membership fee.
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The days of dominance for the largest rooftop solar companies appear to be coming to an end. With the TPO (third-party ownership) model starting to lose momentum, companies like SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY), Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) and Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) will likely have an increasingly hard time moving forward. While these companies are starting to adapt to this new solar environment, they have little....More>>>
Capstar Financial (NASDAQ: CSTR) and Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.
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Lam Research (LRCX) is one of the backbones of the silicon microprocessor industry – today, pretty much every advanced chip is built with Lam technology – but the company remains undervalued and under followed. The company creates wafer fabrication equipment and offers services that allow chip makers (like Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Toshibia (OTCPK:TOSBF), Elphia, Hynix and more) to build....More>>>
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The window of opportunity to make up the shortfalls in the Social Security and Medicare trust funds is closing, and the longer the government delays, the harder it will be to keep the funds intact, according to a new analysis from the Bipartisan Policy....More>>>