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3 Big Companies Buckling to Activist Investors

It seems as though activist investors still have a major role in the ups and downs of the stock market. Some activist efforts help companies through time, while others look ...
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5 High-Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy for the Coming Volatility

“It’s different this time.” It is a phrase uttered every single time nobody can explain how markets can rally past the point of good reason, and at this juncture, they clearly ...
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High-Yield Oil Stocks May Be Best Way to Play the Sector Now

Even though the worst is probably long since over for the oil industries, and it appears that the OPEC cuts are being implemented, the price of oil has doubled in a ...
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UBS Makes First Big 2017 Addition to Dividend Rulers Stocks List

With earnings reporting mostly complete, investors are turning their eyes toward the rest of the first quarter, and how it likely is shaping up. Things are looking positive as fourth-quarter ...
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5 Safe Dividend Stocks to Own If the Big Market Correction Comes

Even though the stock market has rallied for almost eight years without any serious downturns, many of the Wall Street pundits say it can go higher, much higher. Why? Because Wall ...
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4 Top Merrill Lynch Growth Stocks to Buy Also Pay Huge Dividends

Despite the chatter that the Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates as many as three times this year, investors for the most part have responded with a yawn. ...
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Jefferies Adds Big Dividend-Paying Leader to Franchise Picks List

As we head deeper into February, many of the top firms we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. are tweaking their high-conviction stock lists for 2017, and many are trying ...
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Verizon and AT&T Take Different Paths During Earnings Season and in M&A Views

Earnings season always has a chance of bringing some rather unexpected surprises. That was certainly the case for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) in January after it missed on earnings ...
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Top Analysts Love These 5 Buy-Rated Dividend Aristocrats for 2017

The pricier the market gets, the more it makes sense to stay with industry leaders, especially those that have paid and raised their dividends consistently. One of the most famous ...
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7 MLP Giants That Keep Raising Distributions, Even Through Recent Hard Times

With oil having rallied massively from its 2016 lows, the investor interest in the energy sector has come back strong. The post-election rally also seen as pro-energy, and that is ...
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What Could Help Exxon and Chevron Repeat 2016 Gains in 2017

2016 was a total reversal of fortune for the big oil companies. While some of the second- and third-tier oil players saw massive gains, there were rather impressive gains seen ...
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5 Merrill Lynch Stocks to Buy That Are 2017 Dividend Aristocrats

With the holidays over, traders and portfolio managers are finally returning to action, while investors are focused on what to own for 2017. One thing is for sure: in less ...
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Meet the 2017 Dogs of the Dow: Massive Dividends and Expected Upside

The year 2016 went out with a bang for stock investors after large November and December post-election rallying. Closing at 19,762.60 on December 30, the Dow Jones Industrial Average may ...
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4 Top Jefferies End-of-Year Stock Buys That All Pay Big Dividends

With the market creeping toward the end of 2016, many of the firms we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. are in vacation mode, and new research, as is always ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Buy-Rated Stocks for 2017 That Yield at Least 7%

With the first interest rate hike in a year out of the way, investors can bet that more are on the horizon. With that in mind, even if the Federal ...
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