My Best Ideas 25 September 2016 This is a list of companies that have a very nice estimated one year return on invested capital based on the sum of the delta of the one year estimated price target plus the calculated one year dividend yield. (Full List)
Dividend Increases 26 - 30 September 2016 This is a list of those companies that have recently increased their dividends. The list includes the amount and percentage of the increase, the forward dividend yield, and the ExDividend, Record and Payment dates. (Full List)
Establishing Support 25 September 2016 As traders know, resistance often become support for moves higher once they're exceeded. This past week was just more confirmation of that idea as the markets moved higher from the bounce of the previous week. It's beginning to look like the market is stuck between 18,000 and 18,600 through the elections next month as the markets positions themselves for a move toward 20,000 later next year. I realize that may seem bullish in an environment that's expecting a recession next year, but the charts are setting up for another move higher. And that move may begin right after the elections.
Apple Inc. Remains My Top Pick 23 September 2016 Shares of Apple continue to be the best candidate for the type of investing I like to do. It's a fairly simple investing idea. Anyone not familiar with this strategy can refer to the articles "Buy, Write, Collect" and "A Basic Options Strategy" for additional information. These articles can also be found in the INDEX portion of this site or by noticing them in the right hand column of this home page.
Tractor Supply Company 22 September 2016 Two months ago Tractor Supply announced lower guidance for Q3 and full year and the stock fell. In the interim the company has only met, and not exceeded, this lowered guidance. More recently analysts have reacted with a series of downgrades pushing the stock even lower. Today the stock price sits at just 2/3 the value it had just 4 months ago. (Full Article)
Wells Fargo & Company 21 September 2016 Another day, another opportunity. Wells Fargo & Company stock is out of favor with investors for creating fake accounts. Today the Congressional Banking Committee isn't happy and that just makes investors more nervous. With the current price near support, this may be a great opportunity to pick up shares of WFC. (Summary)
The Walt Disney Co. 20 September 2016 Looking back two years it can be seen that Walt Disney stock has found price support near $90 per share and resistance near $120. With the current price hovering around support, this may be a great opportunity to pick up shares of DIS. (Summary)
Home Depot and Lowe's 19 September 2016 Two giants of the home improvement industry are Home Depot and Lowe's, and both of them have been stellar performers and excellent dividend growers for a significant number of years. Either one would be a great addition to any portfolio, especially when they're on sale. The last two months have seen both these companies fall... (Full Article)
P&G Dividend Chart
Proctor and Gamble 17 September 2016 P&G provides consumer packaged goods through five reportable segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric and Home Care, and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, beauty stores, e-commerce and pharmacies.
RCI Hospitality Update 14 September 2016 A subsidiary of RCI Hospitality Holdings (RICK) announced the upcoming opening of Hoops Cabaret and Sports Bar, a new casual dining concept in New York City. With the development of Hoops Cabaret, RCI expands deeper into the restaurant business. (hoops cabaret) (bombshells restaurant)
Cummins Dividend Chart
Cummins Inc. 14 September 2016 Cummins is a diesel engine manufacturer. The company has four operating segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. In the last ten years the company has raised the dividend from $0.36 to $4.10 per share.
Snap-On Tools 14 September 2016 Some of the most highly regarded tools manufactured today are made by Snap-On Inc. They are also some of the most expensive tools made, and they're often the most desired tools on the worksite. The company has also been increasing it's dividend these last few years as revenue and earnings continue to steadily increase. (Full Article)
Kroger 9 September 2016 Kroger is being pushed down as investors worry about deflation in the financial markets and price pressures in the agricultural markets. But the company has seen this before and grown despite these external pressures that have affected the competition. The market may just be in the process of providing me with another opportunity to buy an excellent company that's growing its revenue, earnings and dividend at a bargain price. (Full Article)
Viacom 8 September 2016 Viacom has raised it's dividend 700% in the last 13 years but its stock price has gone nowhere for a year. It now has a dividend yield in excess of 4% and is heading very quickly into oversold territory. I like to buy companies that have a long history of increasing their dividend, an expectation to do so in the future and are out of favor with investors. (Full Article)
Air Products and Chemicals 6 September 2016 APD manufactures and distributes two product lines. Industrial Gases are atmospheric gases, process gases, and equipment for air separation. Materials Technologies are performance materials and chemicals and electronics materials. Co. also designs and manufactures equipment for natural gas liquefaction and helium distribution.
Air Products Dividend Chart
Johnson and Johnson 6 September 2016 J&J is engaged in all aspects of the health care field. Co. is organized into three segments: Consumer (baby- oral-skin care, OTC meds, women's health and wound care), Pharmaceutical (immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases) and Medical Devices (orthopaedic, surgery, cardiovascular, diabetes care and vision care fields.
Johnson and Johnson Dividend Chart
Caterpillar 6 September 2016 Caterpillar produces construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company's operational segments include: Construction Industries, Resource Industries, Energy and Transportation, and Financial Products.
Caterpillar Dividend Chart
AMC Entertainment 5 September 2016 Holidays were made for going to the movies and AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences throughout the United States. They do this by maintaining a significant presence in the top 50 DMAs, including the number one or two market share in each of the top 15 DMAs, which includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas. The company operates 22 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the US, including four of the top five. (Full Article)
Target Corp Dividend Chart
Target Corp 4 September 2016 Target sells a range of general merchandise and food. The company's digital channels include general merchandise with additional sizes and colors. The company also sells merchandise through partnerships and provides in-store amenities such as Target Cafe, Target Photo, Target Optical, Portrait Studio, Starbucks, and other food service offerings (See the "Target" article from May 2016).
Bunge Dividend Chart
Bunge 3 September 2016 Bunge is an agribusiness and food company operating in the farm-to-consumer food chain. The company conducts its operations in five segments: agribusiness, edible oil products and milling products, sugar and bioenergy, and fertilizer (See the "Bunge" article from January 2016).
Aaron's Inc. 2 September 2016 Rent to own companies make ownership possible for that portion of the population that doesn't have the cash or credit to just go out and buy things. So they turn to rental companies. Aaron's allows those consumers to lease household items with the potential of ownership at the end of the lease. For many this may be their only option. (Full Article)
Pegasystems 30 August 2016 Pegasystems Inc. is an software company based in Cambridge, MA, specializing in software for customer relationship management (CRM) and business process management (BPM). The company has grown through acquisitions and since 2010 Pegasystems has acquired a number of companies including Antenna Software, Firefly and Chordiant. (Full Article)
RCI Hospitality 26 August 2016 An investment in RCI Hospitality may not be suitable for every investor, but they know their audience and the company makes money. But there's more to this story. As Rick's Cabaret, the company pushed the concept of adult entertainment about as far as they could, so a couple of years ago they decided to expand the company into upscale casual dining. (Full Article)
Swing Trading Whole Foods Market 25 August 2016 Some companies have mediocre fundamentals and an easily identifiable repetitive stock chart. When a trader finds a chart like that, those stocks are recognizable as excellent candidates for a swing trade. Such has been the case with Whole Foods Markets. Just one look and it's obvious that swing trading could result in a 10% return each time. (Full Article)
SBA Communications 24 August 2016 SBA is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. By "Building Better Wireless", SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses - site leasing and site development services. In their site leasing business, they lease antenna space on multi-tenant towers to wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. Their site development business... (Full Article)
American Tower Corporation 23 August 2016 Founded in 1995, American Tower is one of the largest global REITs and leading independent owner, operator and developer of multi-tenant communications real estate. Their primary business is leasing space on communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. (Full Article)
Crown Castle International 21 August 2016 Founded in 1994, Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running. With approximately 40,000 towers and 14,000 small cell nodes supported by approximately 7,000 miles of fiber, Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 US markets. (Full Article)
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My Investing Strategy I like to keep things simple when I invest because I'm a pretty simple guy. And I don't think there's a simpler or an easier way to invest than "Buy, Write, Collect". Here's the three steps in their entirety. 1. Buy the Stock, 2. Write the Option, and 3. Collect the Dividend. (Full Article)
A Basic Options Strategy If you’ve ever considered an options strategy as part of your overall investment strategy, here’s a relatively simple trade that I often execute to supplement my dividend income. (Full Article)
Reviewing Those Dividend Increases I've listed companies increasing their dividend in the Dividend Increases part of this site because I've found this to be a fertile area for finding candidates for consideration. Companies that pay an annual dividend of at least 2% and increase that dividend at a rate greater than inflation for a number of years are the kind of companies that every DGI is attracted to. And if that company has a one year estimated capital gain of 10% or more, I start to buy shares in that company.
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