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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raymond James Downgrades Leggett & Platt to ‘Market Perform’

    Leggett & Platt (LEG) has a market capitalization of $7.2 billion. The stock fell by 1.3% to close at $51.87 per share on August 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • Financials

    Must-know: Dividends as a hedge against stock market bubbles

    Dividends pay returns even during market recovery. Major market indices like the S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones (DIA) and NASDAQ (QQQ) can be seen surging to record highs during a bubble.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Leggett & Platt Will Discuss Its Target and Opportunities on September 14

    LEG rose by 0.27% to close at $51.84 per share during the fifth week of August, with weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.27%, -1.8%, and 25.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Can BHP Maintain Its Dividends in 2016?

    BHP Billiton is facing pressure in all the commodity businesses it’s involved in. At spot prices, free cash flow doesn’t cover the company’s dividends.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors prefer dividends in a low interest rate environment

    The Fed’s policy of keeping the nominal interest rates at a zero lower bound leads some investors to seek higher and stabler income elsewhere. The low-interest rate regime may force risk-taking investors towards the higher-cost debt of high yield bonds.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Clorox Improving Product Distribution?

    For distribution in the United States, Clorox (CLX) sells or markets its products primarily through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, wholesale distributors, and medical supply distributors.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Materials

    How Could Rio Tinto’s Copper Production Pan Out Going Forward?

    Copper volumes are key for companies that produce copper. In this part of the series, we’ll look at Rio Tinto’s (RIO) copper production profile.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Vale’s New Dividend Policy Announcement

    Vale SA (VALE) has guided for an “aggressive and sustainable” dividend policy going forward. The company is planning to come up with a new dividend policy by the end of March 2018.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Factors that Could Drive Dominion Energy’s Dividend Growth

    Dominion Energy’s (D) present dividend yield of 4.4% is due to its dividend growth and price loss.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    These Are the Top 5-Year Dividend Growth S&P 500 Stocks

    The average dividend yield of the top five dividend growth stocks has fallen short of the broad indexes’ dividend growth.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Has Influenced the Outlook for Valero Energy?

    Valero Energy’s operating revenue fell 14% in 2016 before rising 23% in 9M17. Refining revenues drove the decline in 2016, offset by ethanol revenues.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Eli Lilly’s Basaglar, Jardiance, and Trajenta Could Witness Steady Growth in 2018

    In 1H17, Eli Lilly’s (LLY) Basaglar generated revenues of around $132.6 million, compared with $27.2 million in 1H16.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Financials

    What Led to BlackRock’s Downward Sloping Dividend Yield Curve?

    BlackRock posted a 7.0% revenue growth in the first half of 2017, driven by every segment except multi-asset and alternatives, which reported flat growth.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    How CenturyLink is Maintaining Its Dividend Yield

    The story behind CenturyLink’s 8% yield Another acquisition-driven telecom company is CenturyLink (CTL). The cohesive communications company provides a wide range of services to its residential and business customers. Like Frontier, it has been impacted by the slowing traditional phone business. The company’s operating metrics, excluding those of Prism TV, are trending downwards. This trend has […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Financials

    Dividend Yield of Aflac

    This year marks Aflac’s (AFL) 35th successive year of dividend growth. But its operating cash flow has shown a declining trend over the years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    AT&T’s Dividend Path

    AT&T (T) has managed to record growth in its 2016 revenues, mainly driven by its Entertainment Group and International segments.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Stock Fell on This in 2Q17

    For 2Q17, Domino’s reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.32 on revenues of $628.6 million, representing a 34.6% rise.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Chipotle’s Valuation Multiple Falls on New Food Safety Issues

    The recent food safety reports at Chipotle have prompted analysts to lower their EPS (earnings per share) estimates for the company for the next four quarters from $8.98 to $8.78.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    How Chipotle’s Valuation Multiple Compares with Its Peers

    On July 13, 2017, Chipotle’s forward PE multiple was 39.1x compared to 50.7x before the announcement of its 1Q17 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    McDonald’s: Investors Are Optimistic before Its 2Q17 Earnings

    McDonald’s will announce its 2Q17 earnings before the market opens on July 25. Its stock price has risen 15.5% since its 1Q17 earnings were announced.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    Consumer Discretionary: Which Are the Top Dividend Growers?

    Consumer Discretionary Select Index sales, earnings, and dividends have grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6%, 7.2%, and 10.7%, respectively between 2012 and 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Darden Stock Hits New 52-Week High on Strong 4Q17 Earnings

    In fiscal 4Q17, Darden posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.18 on revenues of $1.9 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    How Darden’s Valuation Multiple Compares with Peers

    On June 21, 2017, Darden was trading at a PE multiple of 20x, as compared to 17.8x before the announcement of its fiscal 3Q17 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Basic Energy Services’ Stock Price Forecast?

    On May 8, 2017, Basic Energy Services’ (BAS) implied volatility was ~57%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Philip Morris’s Valuation Multiple Fell: Weak 1Q17 Earnings

    Valuation multiples help investors make investment decisions. They’re driven by investors’ willingness to pay, perceived growth, risks, and uncertainties.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Where Philip Morris’s Valuation Multiple Stands Next to Peers

    As of April 11, 2017, Philip Morris was trading at a forward PE multiple of 22.6x, as compared to 20.8x before the announcement of its 4Q16 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Indebtedness: PTEN versus HP

    We’ll discuss Helmerich & Payne (HP) and Patterson-UTI Energy’s (PTEN) indebtedness. On September 30, Patterson-UTI Energy’s net debt was $576 million.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Provide an Upside to Vale SA’s Free Cash Flow?

    Vale SA (VALE) generated free cash flow of $1.6 billion in 3Q16. In August 2016, it sold an additional 25.0% of its gold stream as a by-product of Salobo’s copper concentrate.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL’s Dividend: One of the Most Admirable Yields in the Sector

    PPL’s dividend yield is among the highest in the sector. Top utilities such as Duke Energy and Southern Company are also currently trading at respective yields of ~4.5%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Dividend Growers a Better Option Than Dividend Payers?

    With a gradual increase in interest rates, dividend-growing companies have room to grow and can offer a higher yield with higher income. On the other hand, dividend-paying companies have no room for growth.

    By Terry Simpson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why October Eagle Ford Natural Gas Production Fell 18% in a Year

    The EIA estimates that natural gas production at the Eagle Ford Shale was ~5.9 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day in October 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Demographics Driving Conservative Investment? Bernstein Says No

    After stating that the market isn’t in a low return environment, Richard Bernstein moved on to discuss the reasons cited by many for conservative asset allocation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bernstein’s Take on ‘Unprecedented’ Event in Equities Bull Run

    In Richard Bernstein Advisors’ October newsletter, Richard Bernstein noted that although the bull run in US stocks is in its seventh year, investors remain afraid of equities.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Buyback Achievers Strategy Significantly Outperforms Benchmark

    Historically, we have seen Buyback does perform very well across all interest rate environments. Looking at the data back to the mid-80s, it does well.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Do You Define ‘Smart Beta’?

    What is your definition of smart beta? I think there is some variation in this definition depending on who you ask.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The AlphaDEX® Methodology: The Quintessential Smart Beta Product

    So let’s move on to the AlphaDEX suite of products. Walk us through the construction of these products.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Do Dividend Growers Look Appealing?

    Historically, dividend growers have often performed better than the S&P 500 (IVV) and provided higher income during Market volatility.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Should Investors Turn in the Wake of Brexit Results?

    As concerns about weak economic growth are further aggravated in the aftermath of Brexit, European (EZU) stocks are likely to see downward trends for the rest of the year.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Announces Its Plans to Expand in Brazil

    Coca-Cola fell by 0.13% to close at $45.63 per share on July 15. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.55%, 1.4%, and 7.9%, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Yield-O-Philes Face a Difficult Challenge

    Yields remain at unattractive levels. This has caused yield-thirsty investors to flock to high-dividend-yielding stocks, driving their valuations higher.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Yield for Yields! Where Can You Find Yields Today?

    Not only are European stocks cheaper than American ones, they also offer more attractive dividend yields.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    EIX Reported Lower 1Q16 Revenue due to Delayed Rate Case Decision

    Edison International (EIX), the smallest of the three Californian utilities by market capitalization, reported its 1Q16 results on May 2, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Investors Should Focus on High Quality Growth Companies

    A portfolio with a focus on quality companies is likely to have lower volatility and could offer stable returns compared to a broader index.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at BHP Billiton’s Capital Allocation Priorities

    BHP Billiton (BHP) (BBL) has reframed its capital allocation priorities, including sustaining capex, maintaining balance sheet strength, and cutting dividends.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does NMM’s Stock Compare with Its Adjusted Net Asset Value?

    Navios Maritime Partners’ adjusted NAV (net asset value) shows that it is currently trading at a 46% discount to its NAV.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Could Navios Partners’ Dividend Cut Be a Long-Term Opportunity?

    Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) will save $72 million annually from the suspension of dividends (DVY).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NMM Is the Only One Paying Dividends: Should Investors Care?

    Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) cut dividends by 52% in its 3Q15 results given the weak outlook for the dry bulk industry. But even after a cut, it’s boasting of a yield of 30%+.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BHP’s Free Cash Flow Could Fall Short of Covering Its Dividends

    BHP has a capital expenditure (or capex) guidance of $8.3 billion for fiscal 2016 and $7 billion for fiscal 2017.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BHP May Have to Choose between Capex and Dividends

    BHP will most likely have to choose between cutting dividends and cutting capital expenditure, given that it does not borrow to pay dividends.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Anglo American Works to Restore Its Balance Sheet to Health

    Anglo American’s balance sheet is in bad shape. The company is realigning its focus on cash flow generation, high-quality assets, and reduction of costs.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    NextEra Energy’s 3Q15 Guidance and Dividend Expectations

    NextEra Energy (NEE) expects to generate earnings per share (or EPS) of $5.40–$5.70 for all of fiscal 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Analysis of DVY’s Components

    The top ten holdings of the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) account for 22.26% of DVY’s net assets.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Analysis of DVY’s Holdings

    The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) currently holds 100 stocks in its portfolio.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Comparative Analysis of DVY

    The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is majorly invested in the utilities, financials, and consumer staples sectors.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Structural Analysis of DVY

    The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is a smart beta fund that seeks to generate regular income for its investors.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Earnings Report

    What Should Investors Know About Raytheon?

    Raytheon is a leading technology company. It provides products and services in the defense, civil, and security markets globally.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Lockheed Martin: How does the company make money?

    Lockheed Martin has many successful and time-proven programs under its belt. Lockheed Martin’s major customer is the US government and its allied agencies.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Earnings Report

    Analyzing General Dynamics’ business segments

    General Dynamics has four major business segments. In this article, we’ll analyze General Dynamics’ business segments.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Healthcare

    Must-know: 3 key risks in stock market investing

    Know the market and know your own appetite for risk before investing. You can’t eliminate market risk, also called systematic risk, through diversification. You can, however, hedge against market risk.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Consumer

    Why Darden core brands may not bring in more $100,000 customers

    With the exception of Red Lobster, the company noted that it has been successful at increasing relevance to these more financially secure and younger consumers.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    Consumer

    Darden updates Olive Garden’s menu to target low and high checks

    Olive Garden is also rethinking its core menu, which is an important step to take because customers have been fleeing the restaurant in favor of alternatives.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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