Kimberly-Clark’s Dividend Growth
Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) 2016 net sales fell 2.0% due to declines in every segment.
Coca-Cola (KO) recorded a fall of 6.0% in its 2016 net operating revenues due to a decline in its Third Party and Intersegment segments.
Genuine Parts (GPC) recorded a marginal growth in its 2016 net sales, driven by its Automotive and Office Products segments.
Consolidated Edison’s (ED) 2016 operating revenues fell 4.0% due to a decline in every segment; namely, electric, gas, steam, and non-utility.
Emersion Electric’s (EMR) 2016 net sales fell 11.0% due to a fall in every segment.
AbbVie (ABBV) recorded a 12.0% rise in net revenue for 2016, mainly driven by Humira and Imbruvica.
ExxonMobil’s (XOM) story is similar to Chevron’s. The company’s sales and other operating revenue for 2016 fell 16.0%.
Chevron’s (CVX) total sales and other operating revenues for 2016 fell 15.0% due to volatility in commodity prices.
Target’s (TGT) sales for 2016 fell 6.0% due to lower comparable store sales and weak store traffic.
AT&T (T) has managed to record growth in its 2016 revenues, mainly driven by its Entertainment Group and International segments.
The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index is made up of 51 S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) companies that have increased their dividends for 25 successive years.
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) EPS (earnings per share) for the first half of 2017 fell 0.70%, driven by higher selling, marketing, and administrative and R&D expenses.
Pharmaceutical ETFs are securities designed for investors who do not have the capacity to hold many stocks but are interested in diversification of their investments within the pharmaceutical sector. Besides…
After three weeks of negative flows, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) witnessed a net inflow of $5.6 million for the week ended June 23, 2017.
The SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) has generated a YTD return of 13.3% versus 4.3% from the SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV).
If we compare the performances of the defensive sectors, we can see that their YTD performance and one-year performances have been reasonably uniform with the exception of the energy and telecom sectors.
The S&P 500 (SPY) defensive sectors tend to offer an attractive yield to investors during low-interest environments or when the economy is slowing down.
The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), a top MLP ETF, witnessed a net outflow of $9.5 million for the week ending June 16, 2017.
The net fund flows in the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), an ETF that consists of top energy MLPs, were -$66.8 million for the week ended June 9, 2017.
Let’s take a look at a handful of different pharmaceutical ETFs and their returns year-to-date (or YTD).