Dividends and Buybacks

ZTO Express Announces $300 Million Buyback Plan

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) saw its shares make a handy gain to kick off the week after the company announced a new share repurchase program. ZTO plans to ...
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Baird Dividend Portfolio Offers Big Yields, Safety and Solid Upside Potential

Despite the constant chatter from the Federal Reserve and those on Wall Street anxious to see interest rates move higher, the reality is almost every uptick in yields brings in ...
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UBS Dividend Ruler Stocks Walloping S&P 500: 4 to Buy Now

It is no surprise to longtime investors that total return is a key for success now, as the markets print all-time highs, and yields are still close to all-time lows. ...
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How Analysts View Frontier Communications After Its Slashed Dividend

Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE: FTR) had already been a serial disappointment to investors. Having such a high double-digit yield based upon cash flow management rather than based upon a traditional ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Red-Hot Top Q2 Stock Picks Also Pay Dividends

The top firms we cover on Wall Street all have their lists of high conviction stocks that are sometimes long-term 12-18 month plays, and those portfolios are adjusted as time ...
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Value or Value Trap: Meet the 21 S&P 500 Stocks Valued Under 10 Times Earnings

The bull market is now well over eight years old, and investors are looking for new ideas for how they should be investing their money. Stocks, bonds and commodities are all ...
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Is AT&T the Best Defensive Stock Against a 2017 Market Correction?

Now that we basically are one-third of the way through 2017, one amazing trend is that this eight-year-old bull market continues to rage on. Despite a weaker-than-expected gross domestic product report ...
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8 Defensive Stocks to Avoid a Market Sell-Off for the Summer of 2017

The year 2017 has not been a normal one at all for investors. The bull market is eight years old, and the Trump bump from late 2016 hasn't been met by ...
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Jefferies Makes a Huge Surprise Addition to Franchise Picks Portfolio

With earnings for the first quarter winding down and the second quarter well underway, many of the top companies we follow on Wall Street are making some changes to the ...
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4 UBS Large Cap Top Pick Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy Now

One of the disturbing trends about the ongoing market rally is that a small number of huge stocks are responsible for much of the gains, and that is reminiscent of the ...
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IBM Dividend Looks Imminent, but Will It Be Enough for Investors?

Will investors ever get excited about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) ever again? This may seem hard to imagine, but IBM was looking as though it was set to ...
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4 Merrill Lynch Prestigious US 1 Stocks Offer Big Upside and Dividends

With the earnings flood in full effect right now, and April having the possibility of being the worst month for the markets since January of 2016, many investors are searching ...
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Dell’s Return with EMC and VMware: Growing PC Shipments, Paying Down Debt and Buying Back Stock

Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DVMT) is currently overlooked and ignored by the market since it has rolled up EMC under its umbrella. The company has released its earnings report for ...
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ConocoPhillips Delivers Huge Win for Shareholders

Things have improved handily from a year ago in the energy sector. Still, even with a pro-energy White House, things are far from perfect in the oil and gas sector. ...
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Missiles Deliver Big Dividend Hike for Raytheon Shareholders

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has been one of the post-election winners that benefited from the so-called trump Bump due to higher military spending ambitions. It turns out that the hype ...
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