Dividends and Buybacks

Green Plains Drives Ethanol Into Dividend Hall of Shame

It's one thing when a company sells more debt to fund operations. It's another thing entirely when a company sells more debt and also announces that it is suspending its ...
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8 Stocks That Will Win as the Fed Lowers Interest Rates

The debate is on over whether or not Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve's FOMC will lower interest rates sooner rather than later. Some pundits and investors had been calling ...
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5 Dividend Leaders To Buy From Merrill Lynch’s Large Cap Defensive Portfolio

With summer starting on Friday, we could be in for a hot three months in more ways than one. On-going trade battles, the potential for escalation of tensions in the ...
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High Hopes and Expectations for Merck’s First Investor Day in Years

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) may still be up in 2019, and it may be better off for now than rival Pfizer, but the reality is that Merck shares ...
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10 Old-School Tech Giants Offer Great Value and Dividends During the Trade War

Now that the "sell in May and go away" theme has given way to a stock market recovery in the first half of June, many investors are seeking safety net ...
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Only 3 Defensive Utility Stocks Are Considered Cheap With Big Upside

With the stock market's caution in May giving way to a recovery in June, the major equity indexes are now trading back within striking distance of their all-time highs. Some ...
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Is GameStop Saying It’s Game Over With This Buyback?

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares jumped early on Monday after the video game retailer announced its intention to launch a modified Dutch auction tender offer. Essentially GameStop wants to purchase ...
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Did GameStop Just Finally Admit Total Endgame Defeat?

It's been a tough period of years to be a video game retailer, even for the largest of them all. Even trying to offset slower video game disc sales by ...
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Are Utilities Losing Their Defensive Appeal Ahead of Summer?

It is no secret that the economy and the market have run across some newfound challenges. On top of slower global growth, as well as an escalating trade war with ...
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Widening Inverted Yield Curve: What a Fresh Look Implies Today

Investors are gearing up for what likely will be a prolonged trade war with China. They are also dealing with a slowing of global growth, slower U.S. economic growth and ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Income Portfolio Stocks to Buy With Big-Time Dividends

It has become pretty obvious that interest rates are going nowhere this year, and they may not go anywhere in 2020 either. The Federal Reserve is worried about slowing growth, ...
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13 Dirt Cheap Dividend Stocks Valued Under 10 Times Earnings

It's been hard filtering out the news from the noise in 2019. After the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite recently hit all-time highs and rallying about 20% on average since ...
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Southwest Airlines Entices Investors With Dividend Hike and More Share Buybacks

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) wants to bring back more shareholders. The company held a board meeting and wants to put investor concerns at ease over the ongoing Boeing 737 ...
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Vodafone Dividend Cut Not as Well Received as the Company Hoped

Sometimes the financial markets try to use the sales pitch that cutting a dividend is a smart and bold move by a company. That can be true in certain dire ...
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Amazon Destroyed This Company, Which Still Gives Investors a Huge Return

Online book sales were one of Amazon's earliest businesses when it was founded in 1994. Founder Jeff Bezos reasoned that people would rather be sent books to their homes than ...
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