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Why This Massive Buyback Matters for H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) reported first-quarter fiscal 2016 results after markets closed Tuesday. But the big news is that the company is no longer regulated as a savings and ...
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Can Breitburn Really Maintain Its Massive Distribution?

Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) has absolutely underperformed the market with shares down over 60% year to date. However despite this drop the company is continuing to target an ...
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Deutsche Bank Says Stick With Top Stocks Growing Dividends

Everybody is starting to get nervous, and that is probably a good sign. One Wall Street firm that we cover noted Wednesday that Google searches for “Stock Market Crash” are ...
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Why This Sirius XM Buyback Matters

The market posted a solid recovery in Wednesday’s trading session following the market carnage in Monday’s and Tuesday's trading sessions. After the markets recovered handily, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Move From Momentum to Yield and Growth Stocks

After a beating like we saw Monday, and a huge reversal on Tuesday, investors are probably wondering which way to go now. With the first intra-day 10% correction in more ...
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Digital Ally Authorizes New Buyback Plan

Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) announced that its board of directors approved a stock buy-back program authorizing the company to purchase up to $2.5 million of outstanding common shares. For ...
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Altria Raises Dividend by Nearly 9%

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), announced Friday morning that its board of directors voted to increase the regular quarterly dividend by 8.7% to $0.565 per ...
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Hot Retail Stock Added as UBS Makes Big Changes to Dividend Ruler List

As the dog days of August continue to tick slowly off the calendar, major Wall Street firms are fine tuning the portfolios they show to their clients in an effort ...
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Analyst Sees Value in Wal-Mart After Earnings

After having less-than-stellar earnings, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) saw its shares drop to a new 52-week low on Tuesday. Despite this drop, one key analyst chose to look at ...
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Merrill Lynch US 1 List Update: Momentum Stock Panera Bread Is Out

Uh oh, it seems as though some of the portfolio strategists are maybe starting to get a little nervous as the summer winds down and the danger months of September ...
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Philip Morris Scores Key Upgrade With Dividend Hike Expectations

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), known for being a top defensive stock, might be looking to entice more investors with an even stronger dividend, or at least one key ...
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4 Oil and Gas MLPs Still Raising Their Payouts to Holders

The monumental drop in the price of oil originally was believed to leave some master limited partnerships (MLPs) unscathed. This has been far from universally true, and many MLPs have ...
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Beyond Distribution Risks, MLPs Could Face Funding Risks If Low Oil Persists

The master limited partnership (MLP) sector within oil and gas has been battered. The group was originally hoped to be immune to oil and gas prices, but even the largest ...
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What Is Alibaba Trying to Hide With a $4 Billion Share Buyback?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported fiscal first-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Wednesday. The China-based Internet giant reported adjusted diluted earnings per American depositary share (ADS) of $0.59 ...
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5 Defensive High-Yield Dividends That Should Withstand the Next Stock Market Correction

Investors may have found a breather as the new week got off to a start, but the reality is that some investors started to get nervous after more than a ...
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