Dividend Stocks

IBM (NYSE:IBM) has long been a key holding for many income investors. The iconic American institution has also proved to be a remarkably good investment over past decades. For years, IBM stock consistently traded higher while offering investors a growing dividend. Source: Shutterstock In recent years, however, that momentum has stalled. IBM stock last made
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The way Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is being run under its new CEO, Robert Swan, and the current outlook of Intel stock, remind me of a famous book, Swann’s Way. A lot of things are happening under the surface, but the reader (or analyst in the case of Intel stock) is left wondering whether it all makes
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Financial markets have had a great start to 2019. Through the first two-plus months of the year, all of the major indices are up more than 10%, and they’ve reached this mark with relatively muted volatility, healthy leadership out of the technology group and amid fundamental macroeconomic improvements. But, there’s reason to believe that this
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{Editor’s note: This story was previously published in June 2018. It has since been updated and republished.} When investors think of dividend stocks, tech names don’t usually come to mind. Technology is a growth industry, and investors generally prefer that any idle, excess cash gets put back into the business. That’s the best ROI opportunity.
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Some investors are worried that a global recession will cause the stock market to drop. Specifically, one could argue that automakers’ stocks are foreshadowing such an event. Source: Shutterstock Ford Motor (NYSE:F) stock, General Motors (NYSE:GM) stock, Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) stock and others have had trouble moving higher for years, and many automakers have started
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Home Depot (NYSE:HD) stock dropped 4% after missing analysts’ consensus estimates, leading some to wonder whether Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) stock might now be a better investment than HD stock. Home Depot’s earnings per share of $2.09 on $26.5 billion of sales, against analysts’ average EPS outlook of $2.16, and its same-store sales growth of only
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On Wednesday, Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) stock ignited higher, rallying over 10% to $36.21 and closing near session highs. The price action has long-term and short-term investors alike clamoring that Campbell Soup stock is poised to rise further. So is Campbell Soup stock back on track or is this setting up to be another opportunity to
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[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in December 2018. It has since been updated and republished.] Even with the China-U.S. trade war appearing to simmer down and the Fed looking set to pause its interest-rate hikes, the stock market is still facing many steep risks. America’s political situation hasn’t been this tense in decades.
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No matter what state the market is in, there’s always one thing investors are looking for and that’s yield. During bull markets, bear markets and periods of chop, investors want to get paid. Naturally, that brings real estate stocks into the discussion. Because real estate investment trusts (REITs for short) are required to pay out
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