Will International Business Machines Corporation Raise Its Dividend in 2016?
IBM’s revenue has been in decline over the past few years, driven by the company’s ongoing transformation, divestitures of underperforming businesses, and changing foreign exchange rates. For 14 quarters in a row, IBM has reported a decline in revenue, and … Continue reading at fool.com
The oil companies that could be in big dividend trouble
Could dividend trouble for energy companies be spreading? On Tuesday, energy giant Kinder Morgan announced a plan to slash its quarterly dividend to 12.5 cents from 51 cents. And if the commodities crush continues, one analyst says a slew of other … Continue reading at cnbc.com
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Nevsun Declares Fourth Quarterly Dividend of 2015
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Dividends are the new battlefront; Barclays sees slowest dividend growth in 5 years
There is a corporate war afoot, and dividends are on the front lines. Amid lackluster earnings and a liquidity pinch among debt-laden energy companies, corporate dividends are increasingly being sacrificed as embattled companies attempt to bolster their … Continue reading at marketwatch.com
Cash Dividend On The Way From L.S. Starrett (SCX)
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/14/15, L.S. Starrett Co. (SCX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $ 0.10, payable on 12/30/15. As a percentage of SCX’s recent stock price of $ 11.00, this dividend … Continue reading at thestreet.com
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Dividend Growth Stock Overview: Murphy Oil Corporation
Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) is a global oil & natural gas exploration and production company. The company was originally incorporated in 1950 as Murphy Corporation. It went through two reorganizations and emerged in 1983 as Murphy Oil Corporation, a … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com
Merrill Lynch Has 4 Blue Chip Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks for 2016
We have written at great length about the struggle dividend-paying stocks had in 2015. With an eye constantly focused on the Federal Reserve lifting interest rates, investors avoided dividend stocks for more momentum growth companies. Many Wall Street … Continue reading at 247wallst.com
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PNM Resources Board Increases Dividend Payment, Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
Non-GAAP Financial Measures The Company uses ongoing earnings to evaluate the operations of the Company and to establish goals for management and employees. While the Company believes this financial measure is appropriate and useful for investors, it is … Continue reading at prnewswire.com
Ex-Dividend Reminder: Potlatch, ARMOUR Residential REIT and New Mountain Finance
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/14/15, Potlatch Corp (Symbol: PCH), ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. (Symbol: ARR), and New Mountain Finance Corp (Symbol: NMFC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming … Continue reading at nasdaq.com
Neil Woodford sells Rolls-Royce amid dividend fears
Citywire AAA-rated fund manager Neil Woodford has sold Rolls-Royce (RR) after nearly a decade of holding the aircraft engine manufacturer. Woodford sold the stock from both his Woodford Equity Income fund and Woodford Patient Capital (WPCT ) investment … Continue reading at citywire.co.uk
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On Monday, markets were down, especially biotech, as economic news waslight and investors waited for more earnings reports and the results of Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting.
On Tuesday, the Case-Shiller home price index for February was up 5% year over year, compared to a 4.5%rise in January. Consumer confidence for April fell sharply unexpectedly from 101.4 to 95.2. Stocks continued trading mostly based on earnings news and markets were mixed, with the Dow Industrials up and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq staying about the same.
On Wednesday, the GDP for the first quarter was released and it was only up .2%, compared to the fourth quarter's gain of 2.2%. This was lower than expected, and the poor results were blamed on the effects of the strong dollar on exports, along with a harsh winter. The Fed also released its meeting statement, removing all previous calendar references to timing of rate hikes. This increased speculation among analysts as to when the Fed will raise rates, with many thinking the current softness in the economy will delay the Fed's plans.
On Thursday, jobless claims for the week ending April 25th, plunged 34,000 to 262,000, the lowest level since April 2000. Personal income for March was unchanged, compared to a .4% increase in the prior month, and consumer spending was up .4%, compared to a .1% increase in February. By the end of the day, markets were down
On Friday, the ISM manufacturing index for April was 51.5 unchanged from March. Despite the lackluster manufacturing news, markets were up strongly at the open.
Now let's take a look at some stocks.
Apple reported their second quarter financials for 2015 last Monday and showed Wall Street another blockbuster quarter. Revenue increased by 27% to billion, attributed to better than expected sale of iPhones, with over 61 million units sold. Apple also announced an increase in their stock buyback plan from billion to 0 billion and also increased dividend payments by 11%.
Twitter, Inc. shares slid this week after the social media company's
first quarter earnings report was accidentally leaked before Tuesday's
market close. Twitter reported revenue of 6 million, failing to meet
their own guidance, while analysts forecast 7 million.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. stock tumbled on Wednesday following their first quarter results showing a loss on earnings of .29 per share while analysts forecast a gain of .15 per share. Also in another filing, Lumber Liquidators stated that the Department of Justice is now seeking criminal charges relating to their imported laminate flooring from China. The company stated that they will be setting aside million for possible legal fees.
Alibaba Group Holding shares slid after CEO Jack Ma announced a hiring freeze due to the quick growth of the e-commerce company. Currently, Alibaba employs just north of 30,000 employees who are currently serving their 334 million user base.
May 1, 2015 Weekly Stock Market Wrap-up:
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR)
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LL)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA)
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