Dividends and Buybacks


Yum Announces Separation of Its China Business and Raises Dividend

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has finally done it. The company has announced that it is separating its China business from Yum Brands. The newly split company will now be ...
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Jefferies Makes Huge New Stock Addition to Franchise Picks List

With earnings for the third quarter on deck, and the fourth quarter of 2016 almost underway, many of the top companies we follow on Wall Street are making some changes ...
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Did Microsoft Get Enough Credit for Its Massive Buyback and Dividend Hike?

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) may have just confirmed its longstanding position of being among the most shareholder friendly tech giants. Investors love dividends and they love share buybacks. So why ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Very Contrarian Stocks to Buy That All Pay Gigantic Dividends

The higher the market goes, the more it makes sense to look at stocks ideas that are considered out-of-favor or contrarian, and the reason is pretty simple. Stocks that are ...
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Why Jefferies Sees Massive Upside in Reynolds American Over Altria and Philip Morris

It is no secret that investors love dividends and that they love somewhat defensive segments. One of those is the tobacco industry. Despite all the negative long-term trends, investors have cleaned ...
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Top Jefferies Stock Picks to Buy Now Also Pay Good Dividends

Whether it’s growth or value, one of the best things for investors to do is look for solid growth potential combined with fair valuations. Sprinkle in dividends and you have ...
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Microsoft Announces Dividend Hike, More Share Buybacks

It is no secret that investors love dividends and stock buybacks, and companies raising dividends are prized above others. The bull market is seven and a half years old, and ...
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4 Jefferies Large Cap Franchise Picks That Also Pay Solid Dividends

With the third quarter all but over, and the market waiting this week to see if the Federal Reserve will increase rates (which most think they won’t), we are taking a ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Top Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now

Despite the almost constant chatter on whether the Federal Reserve raises rates this week, many top strategists on Wall Street are convinced the Fed holds off until at least December, and maybe ...
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Tech Is Red-Hot: 4 Stocks With Upside Potential and Big Dividends

With the release of the very highly anticipated iPhone 7, technology, and especially Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), is back in the spotlight, and with good reason. Despite a stock market that ...
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4 Stocks to Buy Now With Upside Potential That All Yield 5% or More

It has become difficult to find solid dividend-paying stocks, and with the Federal Reserve unlikely to raise rates next week, it is looking like it will be December before they ...
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Why This Goodyear Dividend Hike Could Get Even Larger

In a growing industry, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NASDAQ: GT) is looking to take advantage of the key drivers and push profits even higher. The company strengthened this message ...
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Top Telecoms Still Cheap Compared to S&P 500: 4 Dividend Stocks to Buy

Despite the outsized gains by the bond proxy sectors this year, which include telecoms, utilities and real estate investment trusts (REITs), one of those sectors still trades cheap to the ...
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Fed Won’t Raise Until December: Buy These 4 Dividend Blue Chips On Sale

The market has shifted back and forth the past three trading days on basically one issue: the Federal Reserve will raise rates at their meeting next week. While the argument ...
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Deutsche Bank Says Buy Dividend-Paying Large Caps With Low Price to Earnings

Friday and Monday were pretty much a wake-up call for investors who dozed during the summer as the Volatility Index hovered at all-time lows. One thing is for sure: just when you ...
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