Dividends and Buybacks

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6 Impressive Bank Dividend and Buyback Hikes After Fed-CCAR Results

It was just last week that investors learned that all of the major banks were shown to have passed their Federal Reserve stress tests. Now the capital return plans (CCAR) ...
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How SIFI (and TBTF) Designation Removal Will Help GE Ahead

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) keeps moving closer and closer to being an industrial conglomerate rather than a conglomerate that is part industrial and part bank. While the company has ...
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Worried About Brexit? Four Companies to Buy With Almost 100% U.S. Business

A rally on Tuesday and strength on Wednesday feels like a welcome relief after two very depressing trading sessions. Still, one thing seems to be assured. The British exit, hence Brexit, from ...
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Jefferies Loves Top Buy Rated Stocks Yielding 8% and More

Most investors know that logically buying the U.S. 30 year Treasury bond at a 2.26% yield makes little sense. Ditto for a 10-year yield under 1.50%. This almost feels particularly ...
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8 Post-Brexit Stock Winners For All Types of Investors

When times get tough, equity investors often flock to defensive stocks. This is traditionally food and water, utilities, consumer products, tobacco, beer and booze, and other things that people have ...
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Did Stock Buybacks Already Go From A Record Level to a Halt in 2016?

It was just in the week of June 25, before the surprise of the Brexit news, that the market was told about record stock buybacks in the first quarter of ...
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Banks Likely To Raise Dividends After Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve has finally released the results of the 2016 stress tests. If there is one thing you need to take away from this, it is that all of ...
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20 Companies Buying Back the Most Stock in 2016

It is no secret that investors love dividends and stock buybacks. In recent years, there has been a larger shift into companies buying back shares of common stock, even while they ...
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Are Buybacks Overly Driving Stocks?

Investors love dividends and buybacks. Now it seems that there is a larger focus on share buybacks than there is on dividends. In fact, Standard & Poor's reported that the ...
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Cemtrex Rises on New Repurchase Authorization

Shares of Cemtrex Inc. (NASDAQ: CETX) saw a handy gain in Wednesday’s session immediately following the announcement of a new share repurchase plan. The company announced that its board of directors approved ...
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Credit Suisse Sees Big Upside in Defensive MLPs for Yield and Growth

The world of master limited partnerships (MLPs) was once believed to be at least partially immune to the woes of oil and gas prices. That worked for a while. Issues ...
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Is AT&T Still the Best Value in Telecom?

The week of June 17 saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average fall almost 200 points from the prior week. With fears of the Brexit, and with the Federal Open Market ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Stocks to Buy With Dividend Yields of 7% to 9%

Despite almost everybody on the planet knowing that eventually the Federal Reserve will start raising rates on a consistent basis, yields on the current Treasury bonds are the lowest they ...
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4 UBS Most Preferred Financial Stocks Also Pay Big Dividends

While some analysts feel that the Federal Reserve should continue to hold rates at historic lows, others feel that there is enough strength in the economy and the unemployment picture ...
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Applied Materials Delivers Yet Another Large Stock Buyback Plan

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) announced after the close of trading on Thursday that the chip equipment company's board of directors has approved a new $2 billion share buyback program. ...
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