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Earnings and Buyback Drive Halliburton to New Highs

Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday. The oil and gas services company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.91 on revenues of ...
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How the Market and Analysts Value Apple Ahead of Earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will dominate earnings season on Tuesday afternoon when it reports earnings. The stock has undergone its split, and no significant pullback has been seen. In fact, ...
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eBay Delivers Good Enough Earnings, With Many Shares Repurchased

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has now reported its second-quarter earnings, with the report coming in at $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) on an adjusted basis. Revenue was $4.37 billion. The online ...
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Even Sirius XM Adds to Stock Buybacks

There has been some talk of late that corporations are starting to slow down on their waves of stock buybacks. It might make sense when you consider that many of ...
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Highest Yielding MLPs That Can Outperform for the Rest of 2014

Despite a sell-off earlier in the year, the top energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) finished up the first half of the year in pretty good shape. In fact, on a ...
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Short Sellers Get Aggressive in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the June 30 settlement date is out, and there were selectively an increasing number of shares short in our go-to list of defensive high-yield stocks ...
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Analyst Has Two Solid Dividend Yields Averaging 10%

A research report came out on Monday, when many investors were still out enjoying an extended Fourth of July holiday, talking up two of the key mortgage real estate investment ...
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Four Solid Dividends Yielding 9.5% or More

Going on six years of the lowest interest rates may have done wonders for the stock market, but for income investors and savers it has been a nightmare. At the ...
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Short Interest Screams Higher in Defensive High-Yield Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of June has been released. The results show that short interest was higher in almost all our go-to list of defensive ...
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UBS Top High-Yielding Income Ideas for the Rest of 2014

For five years now, investors and savers have faced the lowest interest rates since the 1950s. Wall Street pundits breathlessly gush over the fact that small and large investors are ...
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Should Nokia Holders Be This Happy Over the Share Buyback Rate?

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has had several corporate governance announcements regarding its special dividend and buyback plan of late, and the shares were up by 2.6% at $8.25 for its ...
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Medtronic and Covidien Deal Is All About Taxes and Dividends

The $42.9 billion merger between medical device makers Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Covidien PLC (NYSE: COV) was officially confirmed early Monday morning by the two companies. Medtronic will pay ...
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Four Problematic Dividend Hikes: Target, Best Buy, FedEx, Caterpillar

Investors still love dividends and stock buybacks. On top of these corporate governance and return of capital strategies in general, investors really love when they are holding a stock where the ...
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How the New Time Inc. Is Evaluated and Valued

Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) is now out on its own, and the spin-off from Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is now a week into being on its own. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Target Aims to Become King of Dividends in Retail Sector

When companies raise their dividends, it is usually a message from the company's management that the underlying business fundamentals can carry the company's cash flows at the same or sufficient ...
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