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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pfizer’s Earnings Quality and Dividend Performance

    Pfizer’s dividend yield is 3.09%. Its dividend yield last year was 3.53%, and its five-year average yield is 3.44%.

    By Mike Benson
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    Industrials

    What’s the Industrials Sector’s Dividend Yield?

    The industrials sector has an average dividend yield of 1.7%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    Factors that Could Drive the Dividend Growth of SCG

    SCANA Corporation’s (SCG) present dividend yield of 6.5% is driven by flat dividend growth and its price loss.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Anadarko Petroleum, the Lowest Dividend Grower

    Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) revenues fell 53.0% in 2015 and 10.0% in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    How Gilead Sciences Has Maintained Its Dividend Trajectory

    Gilead’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) revenue rose 31% in 2015 before falling 7% in 2016. Revenue from the United States, Europe, Japan, and other countries drove revenue growth in 2015. US and European revenue fell in 2016. Product sales, royalty, contract, and other revenue rose in 2015 before falling in […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    What Has Affected L Brands’ Dividend Growth?

    L Brands has a dividend yield of 5.5% and YTD price loss of 33.6%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Could Altria’s 3Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    On October 18, 2017, Altria stock was trading at $64.81, which represents a fall of 9.6% since the announcement of its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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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 Verizon’s Dividend Yield Has Picked Up

    Verizon Communications (VZ) recorded revenue growth of -4.3% in 2016 compared to 4% growth in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Real Estate

    How Iron Mountain Has Maintained Its Dividend Yield

    How Iron Mountain has maintained a 5% yield Iron Mountain (IRM) is an enterprise information management services company. The company’s revenue grew in 2016, supported by its North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business, and Other International Business segments. Its revenue fell 4% in 2015 before rising 17% in 2016. Its operating income fell 5% in 2015 and 4% in 2016 due to […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Dividend Yield of Archer-Daniels Midland

    Archer-Daniels Midland’s (ADM) PE ratio of 19.1x compares to a sector average of 23.8x. The dividend yield of 3.1% compares to a sector average of 2.4%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    A Look at Coca-Cola’s Dividend Yield

    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.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Why Altria’s Stock Fell despite Beating 2Q17 Revenue Estimates

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. The company has posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.03 on revenues, net of excise taxes, of $5.07 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    Charts in Focus: Dividend Growth of Telus and Nielsen Holdings

    Telus Corp. (TU) recorded five-year annualized growth of 11%. However, it recorded three-year annualized growth of ~2%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    How Altria’s Valuation Multiple Stacks Up against Peers

    To drive its sales, Altria introduced three new flavors of Mark Ten in April 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Why Didn’t Altria’s 1Q17 Earnings Impress Investors?

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 1Q17 earnings before the market opened on May 2, 2017. It posted an adjusted EPS of $0.73 on net revenues of $4.59 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Where Altria’s Valuation Multiple Stands Next to Peers

    As of April 25, 2017, Altria was trading at a PE multiple of 21.5x, as compared to 21.4x before the announcement of its 4Q16 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Tobacco Companies’ Stock Prices in 2017?

    Since the beginning of 2017, Altria, Philip Morris, and Reynolds American have returned 7.9%, 23.9%, and 12.3%, respectively, while FDL returned 3.9%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Were Investors Pleased with Merck’s Diabetes Portfolio in 2016?

    Januvia and Janumet are two of Merck’s (MRK) blockbuster drugs in the diabetes franchise.

    By Mike Benson
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Altria Is Trading Close to Its 52-Week High

    On March 9, 2017, Altria Group (MO) hit its 52-week high of $76.44 and closed at $76.19. That’s a 7.0% rise since its 4Q16 earnings on February 1, 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris Stock Rises on Better-than-Expected Sales in 4Q16

    Philip Morris International (PM), a leading US-based tobacco company, announced its 4Q16 results on February 2.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Altria Stock Rose on Strong 4Q16 Earnings

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 4Q16 earnings on February 1, 2017. The company posted net revenue of $4.7 billion and EPS (earnings per share) of $5.27.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Will Philip Morris’s 4Q16 Earnings Results Boost Its Stock Price?

    Philip Morris International (PM), a US-based tobacco company, is set to announce its 4Q16 earnings on February 2, 2017, before the market opens.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Why Are Investors Confident on Altria Before Its 4Q16 Earnings?

    Altria Group (MO) is set to announce its 4Q16 earnings on February 1, 2017, before the market opens. This series will focus on what you can expect from the company’s upcoming earnings release.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    How Much Upside Is Left in Altria’s Stock?

    On November 9, 2016, California voters agreed to raise taxes on cigarettes and vaping devices. This decision led to a fall in Altria Group’s (MO) share price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Altria’s Share Price Rose on Its Strong 3Q16 Earnings

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 3Q16 earnings on October 27, 2016. The company posted net revenue, excluding excise taxes, of $5.2 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris’s Share Price Rose on Its Positive Outlook

    Since the announcement of its 3Q16 results on October 18, 2016, Philip Morris International’s (PM) share price has risen 0.8% to $96.3.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Can Investors Expect Momentum from Altria’s 3Q16 Earnings?

    In 2016, Altria’s share price has risen 7.8% YTD. During the same period, peers Philip Morris and Reynolds American have risen 9.9% and 4.4%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    What Philip Morris Should Show Investors to Prove It Has Momentum

    Philip Morris International (PM), a leading US-based tobacco company, is set to announce its 3Q16 earnings on October 18, 2016, before the market opens.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein Discusses Another Type of Bull Market

    If you want to frustrate Richard Bernstein, just tell him that if the PE (price-to-earnings) ratios aren’t rising, then we can’t have a bull market.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    What Happened to Procter & Gamble’s Baby Care Segment in Fiscal 3Q16?

    Net revenue from P&G’s Baby, Feminine, and Family Care segment came in at $4.5 billion in fiscal 3Q16. This was 7.9% lower than in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Segment Organic Sales Growth in Fiscal 3Q16

    P&G’s Beauty, Hair, and Personal Care segment’s organic sales increased by 1% in fiscal 3Q16 due to the positive impact of pricing.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Will Negative Foreign Exchange Affect Procter & Gamble in 3Q16?

    Since December 2015, FX (foreign exchange) headwinds have increased $0.3 billion after tax. That includes devaluations in Argentina, Russia, and Mexico.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    P&G’s Beauty Segment Improved in Fiscal 2Q16

    P&G’s Beauty, Hair, and Personal Care segment’s organic sales rose 1% in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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