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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Aetna’s Dividend Yield Path

    Aetna (AET) recorded a 5.0% rise in revenue in 2016 and a 4.0% rise in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    A Look at Nordstrom’s Dividend Yield Trajectory

    Nordstrom’s (JWN) net sales rose 8% and 3% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Kraft Heinz Stock Rose 4% after Its Fiscal 1Q16 Results?

    On May 4, 2016, after markets closed, Kraft Heinz (KHC) reported its fiscal 1Q16 financial results ending April 3, 2016. The stock rose 4% the next day.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing the Utility Sector’s Dividend Yield

    The utilities and energy sectors recorded dividend yields of 3.8%, partly enhanced by the price losses in the sectors.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    A Look at the Earnings and Revenue Drivers for AES

    What drove the EPS growth for AES? AES Corporation’s (AES) cost of sales dropped 1.0% in 2016 before rising 4.0% in 9M17. As a result, its gross profit fell 15.0% in 2016 before expanding 11.0% in 9M17. AES Corporation’s general and administrative expenses decreased 1.0% in 2016 and rose 15.0% in 9M17. This led to […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    What Could Drive Southwest’s Dividends?

    Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) has five-year dividend growth of 87%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    Here’s What Influenced the Outlook for Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) operating revenue grew 3% and 4% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    These Factors Are Contributing to Gilead Sciences’ Weak Outlook

    Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) revenue fell 7% and 13% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. The fall was due to lower product sales. Both antiviral products and other products recorded declines in both the periods.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    What’s the Outlook for Tyson?

    Tyson Foods’ (TSN) sales dropped 11% in 2016 before gaining 4% in 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AbbVie’s Rova-T: Can Label Expansion Make It a Blockbuster Drug?

    Besides the third line plus SCLC (small cell lung cancer) indication, AbbVie (ABBV) is also focused on expanding Rova-T’s label in the second line SCLC segment by 2020.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Johnson & Johnson’s Surgical Devices Segment Perform in 3Q17?

    In 3Q17, Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) advanced surgical devices generated revenues of $923 million, which is ~4% higher YoY (year-over-year).

    By Daniel Collins
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    Industrials

    Why Is LLL’s Dividend Yield Slipping despite Dividend Growth?

    L3 Technologies (LLL) is a principal provider of communication and electronic systems for military, security, and commercial platforms.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Reason for Nordstrom’s Upward Sloping Dividend Yield Curve

    Nordstrom (JWN) recorded a 2.2% revenue growth in 2016 compared to a 7.0% growth in 2015. The growth was driven by the retail segment, which slowed down in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Walt Disney’s Dividend Yield Curve Is Sloping Upwards

    Walt Disney (DIS) posted 6% revenue growth in 2016 compared to almost 8% growth in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    Why Does UNH Have a Downward Sloping Dividend Yield Curve?

    United Health Group (UNH) recorded 18% revenue growth in 2016 versus 20% in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    A Look at Nike’s Dividend Yield Curve

    Nike’s (NKE) operating income rose 5.0% in 2017 compared to 8.0% in 2016 due to higher expenses and lower gross margins.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    Decoding Helmerich & Payne’s Dividend Yield

    What’s driving Helmerich & Payne’s high yield? Contract oil and gas well driller Helmerich & Payne (HP) recorded a sharp drop in its 2016 operating revenue due to declines in its US drilling, offshore, and international segments. Its revenue fell 19% in 2015, compared with 51% in 2016. Its operating income, as a result, ended […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    Dividend Yield of W.W. Grainger

    W.W. Grainger’s (GWW) PE ratio of 16.3x compares to a sector average of 29.3x. The dividend yield of 3.2% compares to a sector average of 1.6%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    Emersion Electric’s Dividend Woes

    Emersion Electric’s (EMR) 2016 net sales fell 11.0% due to a fall in every segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Real Estate

    Apple Hospitality REIT’s Dividend Trends

    Apple Hospitality (APLE) has paid 157.9% of its earnings as dividends in 2016 compared to 200.0% in 1Q17.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    IBM’s Dividend Growth Curve

    For IBM (IBM), 1Q17 marked the 22nd year of annual dividend growth despite being the 20th successive quarter with no revenue growth.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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