First Trust STOXX European Select Dividend Income Fund
This series will discuss the top ten aerospace and defense products and services companies based on their dividend yields.
The story behind Macy’s attractive yield Macy’s (M) operates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores. The company’s sales fell between 2013 and 2016. Revenue fell 5% in 2016, compared with 4% in 2015. Online shopping and discount stores have wreaked havoc on brick-and-mortar stores, leading to store closures. Narrowing gross margins and rising impairments, store closing costs, and […]
Cardinal Health’s (CAH) PE ratio of 16.0x compares to a sector average of 20.4x. The dividend yield of 2.9% compares to a sector average of 2.0%.
Emersion Electric’s (EMR) 2016 net sales fell 11.0% due to a fall in every segment.
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.
On its own stage across the Atlantic from the US Fed, the ECB (European Central Bank) has had its own quantitative easing program.
Not only are European stocks cheaper than American ones, they also offer more attractive dividend yields.