Dividends and Buybacks

Walmart Sees Online Sales Up 40%, Total Sales to Top $500 Billion

At its investors' day conference in Bentonville, Arkansas, today, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will say that it expects online sales to rise by 40% year over year, well above ...
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Lockheed Martin Delivers Double Win for Investors on Dividends and Buybacks

It's a good time to be in the defense and warfare business. Just ask Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and its competitors. The geopolitical woes of 2017 include the Middle ...
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4 UBS Top Pick Growth Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2017

With the fourth quarter starting next week, and the final three months of 2017 upon us, many of the top firms that we cover on Wall Street are making some ...
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How the Amex Dividend Hike Stacks Up Against Financials in the Dow

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has been an unexciting stock for quite some time. That being said, Amex has moved above and beyond the loss of its Costco deal and ...
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5 Blue Chip Stocks to Buy That Pay at Least 5% Dividends

Despite multiple Federal Reserve interest rate increases, and the prospect of yet another one in December, long-term rates have gone nowhere. While the stock market has boomed for growth investors, ...
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15 Stocks With Massive Dividend Yields of 10% or Higher

It is no secret that investors love collecting dividends from their investments. Almost half of all total returns through time can be attributed to dividends. Many investors also count on ...
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Microsoft Delivers With Dividend Hike and Important Change to Board of Directors

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has done rather well under the leadership changes that have been made by CEO Satya Nadella. The company confirmed on Tuesday that it was increasing its ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Blue Chips to Buy Now That Pay Huge Dividends

The more expensive the market gets, the lower the chances for big returns like we have seen over the past few years. Oh sure, we can probably stretch higher, maybe ...
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5 Buy-Rated Stocks That Yield a Massive 10% or More

Despite the fact that the bears on Wall Street say that the long bond market rally is over, rates on government bonds sure don't seem to agree. In fact, the ...
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Should Verizon’s Dividend Hike Be Viewed as a Disappointment?

Raising your dividend is supposed to be a good thing. After all, close to half of total returns over the long haul come from dividends. In the world of the ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Cheap Dividend Stocks for Q3

Every quarter, many of the top firms we cover on Wall Street come out with some top picks for the next three months, and often these ideas turn out to ...
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BHP Billiton to Sell Assets It Never Should Have Purchased

In 2011, mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) coughed up $20 billion to acquire onshore U.S. energy assets primarily in the Haynesville and Eagle Ford shale plays. Elliott Management ...
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Big Oil May Be Safest Bet for the Rest of 2017: 4 to Buy Now

While investors continue to stare at a stock market that has remained very pricey and overbought, the only stocks that seem to go higher are very expensive tech and momentum ...
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10 Companies with the Biggest 2016 Share Buybacks

As the U.S. economy clawed its way back from the depths of the financial crisis, the stock market recovered too, only more quickly. Partly that was because of public companies' ...
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Dividend Investors Face New Round of Lower Distribution Worries From Top MLPs

It is no secret that investors hate when a company lowers its dividend payments. After all, close to half of all long-term gains come from dividends and the ability to ...
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