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Have US Equity Indexes Made Oil’s Fall Sharper?
The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) rose 2%. XLK was the outperformer among sector-based SPDR ETFs.
Will the Rebound in Oil Prices Be Short-Lived?
On December 26, US crude oil active futures settled at $46.22 per barrel—8.7% higher than the lowest closing level since June 21, 2017.
Qualcomm’s Position in the Application Processor Market
Qualcomm accounted for 42% of the smartphone AP market in 2017 against 39% in the first half of 2016.
AvalonBay: What’s Driving the Dividend and Valuations?
AvalonBay’s revenue grew 7% in the first quarter, driven by rental and other income.
Extra Space Storage: What’s Driving the Dividend and Valuations?
In the first quarter, Extra Space Storage’s (EXR) revenue grew 9%, driven by property rental, tenant reinsurance, and management fees.
Raising the Curtain on S&P 500 Stocks
In this series, we’ll look at five S&P 500 stocks with five years of EPS growth in the 20% range and dividend yields in the 3% range.
Analyzing the FAANG Stocks: FB, AAPL, and AMZN
The FAANG stocks need no introduction. Their cumulative market cap forms 27% of the NASDAQ. The Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Track (ONEQ) has 44% exposure to technology.
The Top S&P 500 Utility Dividend Growers
In this series, we’ll explore the utility sector’s performance, including dividend growth, revenue and earnings drivers, and outlook.
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.
What Are Dividend Growers?
In this series, we’ll discuss the top eight oil companies by annual dividend growth in 2017, as the chart below shows.
What Are USB’s Key Growth Drivers?
U.S. Bancorp’s (USB) revenue net of interest expense grew 5% and 4% in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
How Fifth Third Bancorp Has Performed Recently
Fifth Third Bancorp has an impressive free cash flow position.
What’s Driving PNC Financial Services?
The PNC Financial Services Group’s (PNC) revenue net of interest expense remained flat in 2016 and grew 8% in 2017.
A Look at Bank of America’s Key Growth Drivers
Bank of America’s dividend yield of 1.5% and PE of 20.6x compares to a sector average dividend yield of 2% and PE of 20.7x.
What’s Driving JetBlue Airways?
JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) operating revenue grew 3% and 5% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
What American Airlines Has to Offer
American Airlines Group’s (AAL) operating revenue fell 2% in 2016 before gaining 4% in 9M17.
How Is Southwest Airlines Doing?
Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) operating revenue grew 3% and 4% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. The holiday season was included in 2016.
How Sinclair Broadcast Intends to Move Forward
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s (SBGI) revenue grew 23% in 2016 and 3% in 9M17. In 2016, it acquired several television stations and the Tennis Channel.
How AT&T Is Preparing for the Price War
AT&T’s cost of revenue rose 15% in 2016 before decreasing 1% in 9M17. That led to a 9% growth in gross profit for 2016 before falling 4% in 9M17.
A Look at Comcast’s Strategy
Comcast’s (CMCSA) revenue grew 8% and 5% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. The broadcast of the Rio Olympics in 3Q16 drove the 2016 numbers.
How Walmart Looks Going Forward
Walmart’s (WMT) revenue grew 3% in the first nine months of fiscal 2018. Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club drove sales, offset by Walmart International.
Which Stocks Have Announced $1,000 Bonuses?
In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the companies that have announced $1,000 dollar bonuses, pay raises, increased dividends, and buybacks in the last two months.
What’s the Outlook for Extra Space Storage?
Extra Space Storage’s (EXR) revenue grew 27% and 13% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
Here’s What Influenced the Outlook for Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) operating revenue grew 3% and 4% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
What’s behind the Outlook for Nasdaq?
Nasdaq (NDAQ) revenue rose 9% and 8% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
What’s Contributing to Promising Outlook for Lam Research?
Lam Research’s (LRCX) revenue rose 12% and 36% in 2016 and 2017, respectively. It rose 52% in 1Q18.
What’s the Outlook for Alaska Air Group?
Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) operating revenue rose 6% and 35% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
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.
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.
Why Assurant Has a Positive Outlook despite a Weak 2017
Assurant’s (AIZ) revenue fell 27% and 18% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
What’s the Outlook for Tyson?
Tyson Foods’ (TSN) sales dropped 11% in 2016 before gaining 4% in 2017.
What Are Corning’s Key Growth Drivers?
Corning’s gross margin grew 3% and 9% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
What to Expect from Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) operating revenue fell 3% in 2016 before gaining 3% in 9M17 (or the first nine months of 2017).
What’s the Outlook for American International Group?
American International Group’s dividend per share rose 58% in 2016 and was flat in 2017.
How FedEx’s Performance Influenced Its Outlook
FedEx’s (FDX) revenue grew 6% and 20% in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services segments drove the 2016 growth, offset by the FedEx Express segment.
The Outlook for the Vulcan Materials Company
The Vulcan Materials Company’s (VMC) revenue grew 5% and 7% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. Aggregates, concrete, and calcium drove the growth in 2016, offset by asphalt mix.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Looks Promising despite a Tough 2017
Hilton Worldwide Holdings’ (HLT) revenue grew 3% in 2016. Management and franchise fees, timeshare, and other revenues from managed and franchised properties drove the growth in 2016, offset by owned and leased hotels.
Why The Kraft Heinz Company’s Outlook Still Seems Promising
The Kraft Heinz Company’s (KHC) net sales grew 44% in 2016 before falling 1% in 9M17. Every product category drove the growth in 2016, offset by a decline in the infant and nutrition segments.
How Coty’s Performance Affected Its Outlook
Coty (COTY) net revenue fell 1% in 2016 before climbing 76% in 2017. The Consumer Beauty segment drove the growth in both years.
Why Citigroup’s Outlook Seems Promising
Citigroup is projected to grow its revenue 2% and 4% in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The 2017 and 2018 diluted EPS are projected to grow 12% and 14%, respectively.
Express Scripts: How Its Performance Contributed to Its Valuation
Express Scripts’ (ESRX) revenue fell 1% in both 2016 and the first nine months of 2017.
Mylan: How Its Performance Contributed to Its Valuation
In this final series of our three-part series, we’ll be looking at the last seven stocks among the top 18 cheap stocks in the S&P 500 for 2018.
How Has SWN Performed?
Southwestern Energy Company’s (SWN) operating revenue fell 22% in 2016 before gaining 37% in the first nine months of 2017 (or 9M17).
A Look at GM’s Stock Performance
In this part of our focus on the top 18 cheap S&P 500 stocks, we’ll discuss another six stocks: General Motors (GM), Ford Motor (F), Owens-Illinois (OI), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT), Navient (NAVI), and Brighthouse Financial (BHF).
How Has MU Performed?
Micron Technology’s (MU) net sales declined 23% in 2016 before gaining 64% in 2017.
How Did CHK’s Performance Affect Its Valuation?
CHK’s stock price has fallen 48.6% on a YTD basis. The recovery in crude prices appears to have been offset by the performance of natural gas.
How Did Chesapeake Energy Perform?
In this three-part series, we’ll discuss the top 18 cheapest stocks in the S&P 500 for 2018 based on their forward PE ratios.
How Facebook Compares to Broad Indexes
Facebook (FB) revenues rose 54% and 47% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
Why Visa’s Dividend Yield Has Fallen in 2017
Visa’s (V) net operating revenue rose 9% in 2016 and 22% in 2017, driven by the US and international segments.
Why Did MSFT’s Dividend Yield Fall in 2017?
Microsoft’s (MSFT) revenue rose 12% in 1Q18.
Wells Fargo’s Dividend Yield Curve: The Downward Path in 2017
In this two-part series, we’re covering the top 21 mega-cap dividend-yielding S&P 500 companies. In this second part, we’ll look at the final ten, ranked in order of market capitalization.
How Does GOOGL Compare to Broad Indexes?
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) revenue rose 20% and 22% in 2016 and 9M17 (the first nine months of 2017), respectively.
Why Apple’s Dividend Yield Fell in 2017 (Hint: Stock Performance)
Apple’s (AAPL) net sales rose 6% in 2017 after an 8% decline in 2016.
What Are the Dividend Yields of the Top 10 Mega-Cap Stocks?
Donald Trump’s promises of financial deregulation, infrastructure spending, and tax cuts played a major role in the stock market rally this year.
How Did Cimarex Energy’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?
Cimarex Energy’s (XEC) revenues fell 40.0% and 13.0% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
How Did Symantec’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?
Symantec Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.0% and a YTD return of 19.7%.
Analyzing Symantec, a Low Dividend Grower
Symantec’s costs and expenses fell 6.0% and 31.0% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
How Did DVN’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?
Devon Energy Corporation’s 56.0% dividend cut in 2016 was followed by a 43.0% cut in 2017.
Analyzing Devon Energy, a Low Dividend Grower
Devon Energy’s (DVN) revenues fell 36.0% and 7.0% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
How Did NRG Energy’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?
NRG Energy’s (NRG) operating revenues fell 2.0% in 9M17. Every segment of the company drove this decline.
Analyzing NRG Energy, a Low Dividend Grower
NRG Energy’s (NRG) operating revenues fell 8.0% and 16.0%, respectively, in 2015 and 2016.
How Did COP’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?
ConocoPhillips’s (COP) revenues and other income recorded 39.0% growth in 9M17.
How the Dividend Cut Affected MRO’s Dividend Yield
Marathon Oil’s (MRO) revenues recorded 27.0% growth in 9M17.
How the Dividend Cut Affected KMI’s Dividend Yield
Kinder Morgan’s (KMI) costs and expenses rose 2.0% in 2015 before falling 21.0% in 2016.
How the Dividend Cut Affected APC’s Dividend Yield
Anadarko Petroleum (APC) recorded 64.0% revenue growth in 9M17.
Analyzing Anadarko Petroleum, the Lowest Dividend Grower
Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) revenues fell 53.0% in 2015 and 10.0% in 2016.
The Top 10 S&P 500 Companies with the Lowest Dividend Growth
In this series, we’ll discuss the top ten S&P 500 (SPY) companies with the lowest dividend growth. The energy sector comprises 70% of the list.
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 […]
Why Lam Research’s Dividend Yield Has Changed over the Years
Lam Research’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Lam Research’s (LRCX) revenue rose 14% and 12% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Revenue from Taiwan, China, and Southeast Asia drove growth in both years. Revenue from Korea, the United States, and Europe rose in 2015 before falling in 2016, and Japan’s revenue fell in 2015 before rising […]
Analyzing Assurant’s Dividend Yield
Assurant’s dividend yield Assurant’s (AIZ) 48% dividend per share growth has been followed by 4% growth in 2017. Its stock price has risen 7.8% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 15% growth in 2016, which explains the recent flattening of its dividend yield curve. Whereas constant innovation has created new risks in every domain, high tax rates have been […]
A Look at Assurant, Another Top Dividend Grower
Assurant’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Assurant’s (AIZ) revenue fell 1% and 27% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Its US revenue rose in 2015 before falling in 2016, and its international revenue fell in both years, along with its net earned premiums, net investment income, and net realized gains on investments. Its fees and other […]
Analyzing Corning’s Dividend Yield
Corning’s dividend yield Corning’s (GLW) 50% dividend per share growth in 2016 has been followed by 15% growth in 2017, and its stock price has risen, explaining the recent downward slope in its dividend yield curve. Its stock price has risen 30.5% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 33% growth in 2016, thanks to this year’s tech rally. […]
A Look at Corning, Another Top Dividend Grower
Corning’s net sales and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Corning’s (GLW) net sales fell 6% in 2015 before rising 3% in 2016. Its North American net sales rose in 2015 before falling slightly in 2016, and its Asia-Pacific, European, and other net sales fell in 2015 and rose in 2016. In 2015, its Optical Communications segment’s net sales […]
How Delta Air Lines Has Maintained an Upward Dividend Yield Curve
Delta Air Lines’ dividend yield Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) 51% dividend-per-share growth in 2016 has been followed by 50% growth in 2017, which explains the upward slope of its dividend yield curve. Its stock price has risen 2.5% in 2017, after falling 3% in 2016. Delta Air Lines versus broad indexes Delta Air Lines has a […]
How AIG’s Dividend Yield Compares
AIG’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 American International Group’s (AIG) revenue fell 9% and 10% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Its US and Japanese revenue rose in 2015 before falling in 2016, and revenue from Europe and other regions fell in both years, along with revenue from premiums, policy fees, and other income. Its […]
What’s Led to Vulcan Materials’ Upward Dividend Yield Curve
Vulcan’s dividend yield Vulcan Materials’ (VMC) 100% dividend-per-share growth in 2016 has been followed by 25% growth in 2017. Its dividend yield curve has sloped upward due to growth in its dividend per share and a sharp drop in its stock price growth. Its stock price has risen 1% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 32% in 2016. The company, like the overall […]
What’s Contributed to Citigroup’s Upward Dividend Yield Curve
Citigroup’s revenue and earnings Citigroup’s (C) revenue rose 3% in the first nine months of 2017. The Global Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group segments rose 3% and 10%, respectively, and every geographical region’s revenue rose. This rise was offset by a 45% fall in the Corporate/Other segment. The company’s net interest revenue fell 1%, and […]
How Lowe’s Dividend Yield Is Trending
Lowe’s Companies (LOW) noted 5.3% and 5% net sales growth in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
A Look at Home Depot’s Dividend Yield
Home Depot’s (HD) net sales rose 6% and 6.4% for 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Where Is Walmart’s Dividend Yield Heading?
Walmart’s (WMT) net sales rose 2% in 2015 before falling 1% in 2016.
What Has Affected Best Buy’s Dividend Yield?
Best Buy’s (BBY) revenues fell 1% and 2% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Why Gap’s Dividend Yield Graph Is Sliding Downwards
Gap (GPS) recorded a 4% decline in net sales for 2015 compared to 2% in 2016.
A Look at Nordstrom’s Dividend Yield Trajectory
Nordstrom’s (JWN) net sales rose 8% and 3% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
How Does TGT’s Dividend Curve Look?
Target has a dividend yield of 4% and a YTD price loss of 14.5%.
Kohl’s Dividend Yield Has Outperformed Broader Indexes
Kohl’s (KSS) net sales rose 1% in 2015 before slumping 3% in 2016.
What Has Affected L Brands’ Dividend Growth?
L Brands has a dividend yield of 5.5% and YTD price loss of 33.6%.
How KAMN’s Dividend Yield Looks
Kaman (KAMN) is a differentiated company that conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.
How Does General Dynamics’ Dividend Yield Look?
General Dynamics (GD) is an international aerospace and defense company.
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.
What Affected CAE’s Dividend Yield?
CAE (CAE) is an international frontrunner in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets.
How Have Price Gains Impacted RTN’s Dividend Yield?
Raytheon Company (RTN) is a technology and innovation frontrunner that focuses on worldwide defense and other government markets.
How Lockheed Martin’s Dividend Yield Looks
Lockheed Martin (LMT) is a worldwide security and aerospace company.
Why UTX’s Dividend Yield Is on a Downward Trajectory
United Technologies (UTX) posted 2% net sales growth in 2016 after a 3% decline in 2015, as costs remained relatively uniform.
What’s behind TAT Technologies’ Exceptional Dividend Yield?
TAT Technologies (TATT) caters to the commercial and military aviation industries.
How Do Aerospace and Defense Sector Dividends Look?
This series will discuss the top ten aerospace and defense products and services companies based on their dividend yields.
What Changed W.W. Grainger’s Dividend Yield Graph?
W.W. Grainger (GWW) recorded a 2.0% net sales growth in 2016 after flat growth in 2015.
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.
What Led to CenturyLink’s Steep Dividend Yield Curve?
CenturyLink (CTL) posted a fall in revenue of 2.4% in 2016 after a 1.0% fall in 2015. Legacy services and the data integration segments drove the fall.
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.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Upward Sloping Dividend Yield Curve
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recorded a 4.0% fall in net revenue growth in 2016 compared to 6.0% in 2015.