Dividends and Buybacks

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Should Alternative Asset Managers Be Buying Back Their Own Shares?

When investors hear about stock buybacks and share repurchases, the aim is generally considered to be one of the two top methods of returning cash to shareholders. The other method ...
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Anadarko Slashes Dividend 81%

Oil & gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Company (NYSE: APC) announced late Tuesday afternoon that it is cutting its dividend from $0.27 per quarter to $0.05. The dividend is payable on ...
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Merrill Lynch Says No Value in Energy: Only 2 Dividends Safe Now

You knew it was coming, and last week brought the very unpleasant truth. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced a wider-than-expected quarterly loss and revealed plans to slash its dividend to $0.25 ...
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4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now If Continued Market Volatility Making You Queasy

It’s one thing to have scary up-and-down markets, but it’s quite another when there are very few alternatives. Income investors, and most investors in general, can’t “go to cash” as ...
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4 Big Dividend Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy That Are Very Cheap Now

If you ever want to look for value in a sector in the stock market, then when you see Congress calling in some of the top companies to scold them ...
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4 Large Cap Technology Stocks to Buy That Pay Big Dividends

Despite the stomach churning market volatility, there is one big positive in the indexes retesting the lows from last August and September. While the bearish symphony keeps bringing up the ...
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Tribune Publishing Collapses 30% on Cash Infusion

Tribune Publishing Co. (NYSE: TPUB) announced Thursday morning that it had completed a private placement of 5.22 million shares with Merrick Media in a transaction valued at $44.4 million. On ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Very Oversold Blue Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Needless to say, the stock market can be a very cruel mistress. Companies can report great numbers, but if the guidance is light? Look out! So what are patient long-term ...
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4 Incredibly Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy as Market Volatility Continues

Every time it seems safe to go back in the water, oil gets hammered and the stock market dives again. One very good sign is that most of Wall Street ...
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3M Joins the 3% Dividend Club in the Dow, With Dividend Hike and Huge Buyback

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) has managed to recover handily from its lows of January. Still, its stock price is lower than it was at the end of 2015. Now 3M ...
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Wall Street Is as Bearish as 2009: 4 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now

If you remember the dark days of 2009, then it may surprise you to know that currently Wall Street strategists and those who prognosticate the future are as bearish as ...
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5 Huge January Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends. They also love stock buybacks. At the higher tax-bracket, some investors actually do better after their taxes and fees on buybacks (capital gains) than they do off dividends. ...
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5 Dow Stocks Getting Slammed in 2016 Have Not Even Reported Earnings Yet

2016 has not seen a good start to the year for investors. There are many positives, but the negatives are still winning and caution is in the air. Only six ...
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FedEx Buyback Another Incremental Positive Move

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has joined the wave of companies continuing to announce stock buybacks. The freight and package shipping giant's board of directors announced on Tuesday night that it ...
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Wells Fargo Buyback Another Positive Move

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is currently the king of banks by market cap, and it also is the bank trading at the largest premium to its book value. ...
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