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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

The number of companies paying dividends in the S&P 500 is at a 15-year high. According to FactSet, just over 80 companies in the index do not pay dividends. Paying ...
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First Solar Sells Another Solar Energy Project

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) said today that it has sold its Campo Verde solar energy project to a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Turner Renewable Energy. The ...
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Dividend Cut at Exelon a Sign of Things to Come? (EXC, DUK, D, AEP, SO)

After reporting pretty much awful results this morning, Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) let investors know that it would also cut its quarterly dividend by a whopping 41%, from $0.525 to ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — January 30, 2013: Markets Slide on GDP, Fed Stimulus (WBSN, JBLU, KBH, YUM, CSCO, AMZN, BRCM, RYL, RHI, BA, ADT, LLL, PSX, NOC, SO, CTXS, COP, EA, FB, JDSU, LVS, AET, MO, AN, CL, DNKN, MA, PHM, TWC, UPS, RIMM, CHK, VTUS)

U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning following a depressing report on U.S. GDP growth, which turned out to be negative (more coverage here). Even a good jobs report from ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — January 29, 2013: Markets Shake Off Slow Start, Post Gains (STX, TSN, SBUX, ANF, CAT, YHOO, STX, STLD, BSX, DHI, F, BTU, PFE, VLO, AMZN, BRCM, RYL, RHI, ADT, LLL, PSX, NOC, SO, KERX, VMW, OCZ)

U.S. equity markets opened slightly lower this morning following not-much in the way of new data and a wait-and-see attitude until tomorrow’s meeting announcement from the FOMC, which began a ...
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Global Coal-Fired Power Plants to Increase by 1,200

According to a new survey by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the number of coal-fired power plants is set to grow by 1,200 new facilities and add 1.4 million megawatts ...
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Evaluating the Dividend and Tax Selling in Utilities, Closer to Attractive with Patience

The utility sector has suffered the wrath of selling. As these are all high-dividend stocks and as many long-term investors had substantial capital gains, the investment community has been selling ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — November 5, 2012: Markets Make Last Minute Drive to Gain (DD, QCOM, TGT, WDAY, EXC, AWR, BPI, ETR, ROK, SLW, SO, SYY, TSLA, TWC, RIG, TRLG, CF, ESRX, PAA, WLT, Z, AMSC, AOL, CVC, CVS, FOSL, LPX, VVUS, VRNG, GOOG, EBIX, RDN)

U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning as investors appear to be cautious as tomorrow’s elections get closer. Coupled with possible changes in the U.S., China will replace its leadership ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — November 2, 2012: Markets Open Higher, Sink Later (UBS, GM, GES, EXC, DF, RATE, CHK, FLR, GDOT, LVS, PCLN, SBUX, YELP, CVX, HES, MHP, OZM, RL, AWR, BPI, ETR, ROK, SLW, SO, SYY, TSLA, TWC, RIG, TRLG, BGFV, RH)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following the report on U.S. non-farm payrolls and the U.S. unemployment rate. Payrolls rose by 171,000, better than expected, and the unemployment rate ...
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Credit Suisse Changes Rating System Methodology… Market Crash Expected?

Analyst calls often have many hidden gems in them, and sometimes the most interesting thing to take from these calls is what was not said. Credit Suisse came out this ...
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More Evidence of the Dividend Bubble, Utilities Looking Scarier

By now you know that we have started to become cautious on some of the top dividend stocks.  It is not that we think anything is wrong at the companies, ...
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Dividend Risks Inflating

Investors cannot make any money in the bond market right now merely by buying and holding Treasury bonds forever. The problem is that Treasury yields are at record lows. In ...
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Today’s Market Winners

Stocks Monday are down slightly, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.59%, the Nasdaq down 0.05% and the S&P 500 down 0.39%. But while there were several big stock winners, ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — June 11, 2012 (AKS, DUK, WY, SO, EMC, UEC, AEPI, KORS, FDS, GAME, FNSR, COOL, ES, NOK, CNC)

The three major US stock indexes opened higher this morning as investors reacted positively to the $125 billion bailout of Spain’s banks (more coverage here). Once investors understood that this ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AKS, ATO, BRCM, BRCD, DUK, EMC, HA, HNT, IRM, MCD, NTAP, NVDA, SKX, SO, TPX, TWX, VAL, WPI, WY)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Monday. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) Cut to Sell at Goldman ...
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