Dividend Stocks

“Cheap” stocks aren’t necessarily the best cheap stocks to buy. And dividend stocks, even those with a high payout, aren’t necessarily safe. A low share price attracts some investors. So does a high dividend. But both can actually be signs of danger. After all, a stock under $10 almost always has declined a long way
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Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) reported third-quarter results on Oct. 31 that were mediocre. However, it did manage to report earnings per share of 69 cents, 15 cents higher than analysts’ average estimate. Kraft Heinz stock jumped more than 13% on the positive surprise. Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com As a result of the  better-than-expected earnings, my
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While most tech stocks have been booming in 2019, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has remained calm. A grinding rise to the high-$50 range was followed by sharp disappointment over earnings in August. The shares opened Nov. 6 at about $47.81. That’s just 11% over where it started the year after last December’s tech wreck. And that’s
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Over the past year, shares of Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), the leading chipmaker, are up about 26%.  Thanks to its diversified revenue stream and the strength of its technological offering, I believe that QCOM stock belongs in a long-term growth portfolio. Source: Xixi Fu / Shutterstock.com However, there might be some short-term volatility as well as profit-taking, especially ahead
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ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) will report its earnings on Nov. 1 before the opening bell. The company has suffered amid falling oil and natural gas prices. Moreover, this report comes as Exxon stands accused of misleading investors about its climate change-related costs. However, these short-term headwinds could actually make the long-term outlook of XOM stock more attractive.
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Analysts have just about given up on International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM). The IBM stock price dropped by $8 or about 6%, to $134 last week after another revenue miss, although earnings continued strong. The company that once dominated computing entered Oct. 21 worth just $118 billion, even though it out-earned a $1.62 per share dividend
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On Oct. 16, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock reported disappointing Q3 revenue that missed estimates. It was the fifth consecutive quarter of decreasing sales figures from IBM stock. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Despite the fall in IBM share price following the release of earnings, year-to-date, IBM is still up about 18%. Although there is likely to
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McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has been one of the most consistent stocks in the market. Shares continue to chug higher, as growth is steady and business is consistent. Gone are the worries about McDonald’s impending doom amid a generational shift in eaters’ preferences. MCD stock is not only surviving in the current environment but thriving. Source: 8th.creator
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Some investors believe that Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) stock is cheap because it trades at 11 times its forward price-earnings ratio. Others believe INTC stock isn’t cheap because its earnings growth continues to decelerate.  Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com I’m still upbeat about INTC stock, simply because Intel’s free cash flow generation continues to be strong. That’s a
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