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  • Why Schlumberger's Stock Is A Long-Term Investment Opportunity
    Sun, Jun. 15 SLB 14 Comments

    Summary

    • As the world's leading oilfield services company, SLB will continue to benefit from the rising prices of oil and natural gas.
    • SLB has good valuation metrics and strong earnings growth prospects; its PEG ratio is very low at 0.86.
    • SLB’s forward annual dividend yield is at 1.48% and the payout ratio is only 25.0%.
    • The annual rate of dividend growth over the past ten years was high at 12.5%.
  • Best Large-Cap High-Yielding Stocks According To Greenblatt Principles
    Sun, Jun. 15 MO 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty Russell 1000 stocks, that pay a dividend with higher than 4% yield, according to principles of the well-known investor Joel Greenblatt.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the "All-Stars: Greenblatt" ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the second ranked stock of the system; Altria Group Inc.
  • Large-Cap, Lower Risk Dividend Portfolio That Can Outperform By A Big Margin
    Sat, Jun. 14 NOV 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Creating a large-cap lower risk dividend stocks portfolio that can outperform the market by a big margin.
    • 15-years back-testing of the portfolio’s method has given a high average compound annual return of 12.12%.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the first company in the portfolio; National Oilwell Varco.
  • Lockheed Martin: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A Good-Yielding Stock
    Fri, Jun. 13 LMT 7 Comments

    Summary

    • LMT is generating strong cash flow, and it returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by increasing dividend payments.
    • LMT’s annual rate of dividend growth over the past ten years was very high at 23.5%.
    • LMT’s stock is ranked second among all Russell 1000 stocks that pay a dividend with more than 3% yield according to the "Balanced4" powerful ranking system.
  • Coach: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A Good-Yielding Stock
    Wed, Jun. 11 COH 54 Comments

    Summary

    • After the retreat in its stock price, it is now an excellent opportunity for a long-term investment in COH at a cheap price.
    • COH stock is ranked first among all Russell 1000 stocks that pay a dividend with more than 3% yield according to the "All-Stars: Greenblatt" powerful ranking system.
    • COH has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is very low at 6.60.
    • COH returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by increasing dividend payments.
  • Chevron: Is This Good-Yielding Stock A Buy Right Now?
    Tue, Jun. 10 CVX 11 Comments

    Summary

    • CVX will continue to benefit from the rising prices of oil and natural gas.
    • CVX has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is extremely low at 6.10.
    • CVX’s forward annual dividend yield is high at 3.44%, and the payout ratio is only 38.6%.
    • CVX’s stock is ranked second among all Russell 1000 stocks that pay a dividend with more than 3% yield, according to "All-Stars: Buffett" powerful ranking system.
  • ConocoPhillips: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A Good-Yielding Stock
    Mon, Jun. 9 COP 39 Comments

    Summary

    • As the world’s largest independent E&P company, COP will continue to benefit from the rising prices of oil and natural gas.
    • COP has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is extremely low at 5.15.
    • COP’s forward annual dividend yield is high at 3.41%, and the payout ratio is only 36.8%.
    • The annual rate of dividend growth over the past ten years was high at 12.7%.
  • Why Murphy Oil Stock Is A Long-Term Investment Opportunity
    Mon, Jun. 9 MUR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • After the retreat in its stock price, it is now an excellent opportunity for a long-term investment in MUR at a cheap price.
    • MUR has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is extremely low at 4.35.
    • MUR will benefit from the rising prices of oil and natural gas.
    • MUR is generating much cash and it delivers large sums of cash back to shareholders.
  • Why Wells Fargo Is A Long-Term Buy
    Sun, Jun. 8 WFC 12 Comments

    Summary

    • WFC is an excellent combination of a good value and a strong growth dividend stock.
    • WFC will continue to benefit from the improvement in the economy.
    • WFC is generating much cash and it delivers large sums of cash back to shareholders.
    • WFC is ranked second among all S&P 500 stocks that pay a dividend with more than 1% yield, according to "All-Stars: Graham" powerful ranking system.
  • General Electric: Is It A Buy Right Now?
    Thu, Jun. 5 GE 23 Comments

    Summary

    • Although GE’s stock is not a bargain right now, it should be included in a diversified large cap dividend stocks portfolio.
    • GE is generating much cash and it delivers large sums of cash back to shareholders.
    • GE will continue to benefit from the improvement in the economy.
  • Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks According To A Winning Ranking System
    Wed, Jun. 4 HPQ 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty S&P 500 dividend stocks according to a winning ranking system.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the "Momentum Value" ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the fourth ranked stock of the system; Hewlett-Packard.
  • Why JPMorgan Chase Is A Long-Term Buy
    Tue, Jun. 3 JPM 14 Comments

    Summary

    • JPM is an excellent combination of good value and solid growth dividend stock.
    • JPM will continue to benefit from the improvement in the economy.
    • JPM is ranked first among all S&P 500 stocks that pay a dividend with more than 1% yield, according to "All-Stars: Graham" powerful ranking system.
  • Verizon: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock
    Sun, Jun. 1 VZ 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon is an excellent combination of good value and solid growth high-yielding dividend stock.
    • Verizon will continue to benefit from the remarkable leadership of its wireless segment.
    • Verizon has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is very low at 6.30.
  • Which Is Better: High-Yielding Portfolio Or Dividend Growth Portfolio?
    Fri, May. 30 PSEC, UNH, VIG 50 Comments

    Summary

    • Comparing, by back-testing, which is better; high-yielding portfolio or dividend growth portfolio.
    • 15-years back-testing has shown that the top dividend grower’s portfolio has given higher return than the top dividend yielders’ portfolio.
    • The top dividend grower’s portfolio has shown much lower maximum drawdown; therefore, it is less risky.
  • Best S&P 500 Stocks That Pay Dividends According To The O'Shaughnessy Ranking System
    Thu, May. 29 XRX 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty S&P 500 stocks that pay dividends according to The O'Shaughnessy ranking system.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the “O'Shaughnessy Value Composite Two” ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the third ranked stock of the system; Xerox Corporation.
  • Why DuPont Stock Is Still A Long-Term Investment Opportunity
    Tue, May. 27 DD 12 Comments

    Summary

    • DuPont is a good combination of good value and solid growth dividend stock.
    • DuPont will benefit from the anticipated growth in global industrial market demand.
    • DuPont returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by dividend payments.
  • High-Yielding Stock Portfolio That Can Outperform By A Big Margin
    Tue, May. 27 NRZ 29 Comments

    Summary

    • Creating a high-yielding stock portfolio that can outperform the market by a big margin.
    • 15-years back-testing of the portfolio’s method has given an extremely high average compound annual return of 21.77%.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the company with the highest yield in the portfolio; New Residential Investment.
  • Why Exxon Mobil Stock Is A Long-Term Investment Opportunity
    Mon, May. 26 XOM 10 Comments

    Summary

    • XOM is a good combination of excellent value and solid growth dividend stock.
    • Exxon’s plan to focus on higher-margin production by increasing the percentage of production from liquids will increase its profitability.
    • Exxon is taking a calculated risk since the deal with Rosneft promises strong growth prospects for the company.
    • Exxon is generating strong free cash flows and returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by dividend payments.
  • Why CF Industries Is A Long-Term Buy
    Sat, May. 24 CF 9 Comments

    Summary

    • CF is a good combination of excellent value and solid growth dividend stock.
    • CF's Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratio is extremely low at 5.48.
    • CF is ranked first among all S&P 500 basic materials stocks, according to the "All-Stars: Greenblatt" powerful ranking system.
    • The sale of its phosphate business will allow CF to expand its nitrogen production and take market share away from nitrogen imports.
  • Seagate: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A Good-Yielding Stock
    Fri, May. 23 STX 7 Comments

    Summary

    • After the retreat in its stock price, it is now an excellent opportunity for a long-term investment in STX at a cheap price.
    • STX's stock is a very good combination of value and growth dividend stock.
    • STX's Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratio is extremely low at 6.57.
    • The new acquisition of Xyratex will expand STX's storage solutions portfolio even more.
  • Seadrill: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock
    Wed, May. 21 SDRL 49 Comments

    Summary

    • After the retreat in its stock price, it is now an excellent opportunity for a long-term investment in SDRL at a cheap price.
    • SDRL is a rare combination of excellent value and strong growth high-yielding dividend stock.
    • SDRL’s PEG ratio of 0.46 is the lowest among all high-yielding Russell 1000 companies.
    • SDRL’s forward annual dividend yield is extremely high at 11.03%.
  • Best S&P 500 Stocks According To A Winning Ranking System
    Tue, May. 20 DAL 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty S&P 500 stocks according to a winning ranking system.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the "Momentum Value" ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the first ranked stock of the system; Delta Air Lines.
  • Why Applied Materials Stock Is Still A Long-Term Investment Opportunity
    Tue, May. 20 AMAT Comment!

    Summary

    • Although AMAT's stock price has gained 76.7% since the beginning of 2013, it still has room to move up.
    • AMAT will benefit from the rebound in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending in 2014.
    • AMAT's book-to-bill was 1.12 in the April quarter, which indicates growing demand for Applied's products.
  • Large Cap Low-Risk Dividend Portfolio That Can Outperform The Market
    Mon, May. 19 RF 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Creating a large cap low risk-dividend stock portfolio that can outperform the market.
    • 15-years back-testing of the portfolio’s strategy has given an average compound annual return of 11.35% while the return of the S&P 500 during the same period was only 2.80%.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the first-ranked stock of the portfolio Regions Financial Corporation.
  • Why Oracle Stock Is A Long-Term Buy
    Mon, May. 19 ORCL 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Oracle was very late to the cloud, and it has been catching up via a combination of acquisitions and organic development.
    • Oracle has compelling valuation metrics and strong earnings growth prospects.
    • Oracle is generating strong free cash flows and returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by dividend payments.
    • Oracle stock is ranked second among all S&P 500 tech stocks, according to "Balanced4" powerful ranking system.
  • Best S&P 500 Stocks That Pay Dividends According To Zweig Principles
    Thu, May. 15 CHK 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty S&P 500 stocks that pay dividends according to principles of the well-known investor Martin Zweig.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the "All-Stars: Zweig" ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the first ranked stock of the system; Chesapeake Energy.
  • Best S&P 500 Tech Stocks That Pay Dividends According To O'Neil Principles
    Wed, May. 14 MCHP 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty S&P 500 tech stocks that pay dividends according to principles of the well-known investor William O'Neil.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the "All-Stars: O’neil" ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the second ranked stock of the system; Microchip Technology.
  • Why Qualcomm's Stock Is A Long-Term Investment Opportunity Right Now
    Tue, May. 13 QCOM 21 Comments

    Summary

    • QCOM is an excellent combination of good value and strong growth dividend stock.
    • QCOM is generating strong free cash flows and returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by increasing dividend payments.
    • QCOM raised its earnings per share guidance for the fiscal year 2014.
  • Why Micron's Stock Is Still A Buy Right Now
    Tue, May. 13 MU 23 Comments

    Summary

    • Although Micron’s stock price has risen 148% in the last 52 weeks, it still has plenty of room to move up.
    • Micron will benefit from favorable market conditions for the DRAM and NAND memories for the long term.
    • Micron has an extremely low PEG ratio of 0.86.
  • Large Cap Dividend Portfolio That Can Outperform By A Big Margin
    Mon, May. 12 AFL 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Creating a dividend stock portfolio that can outperform the market by a big margin, according to the method of the well-known investor Joel Greenblatt.
    • 15-years back-testing of the portfolio’s method has given an average annual return of 18.09%.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the first-ranked stock of the system, Aflac Inc.
  • Why Microsoft's Stock Is Still A Long-Term Investment Opportunity Right Now
    Sun, May. 11 MSFT 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Microsoft will benefit from its move into the cloud and cloud infrastructure projects.
    • Microsoft is generating strong free cash flows and returns value to its shareholders by stock buyback and by increasing dividend payments.
    • Microsoft stock is ranked fourth among all S&P 500 tech stocks, according to "All-Stars: Greenblatt" supremely powerful ranking system.
  • Best Russell 1000 Tech Stocks That Pay Dividends According To Buffett Principles
    Wed, May. 7 CSCO 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Ranking the top twenty Russell 1000 tech stocks that pay dividends according to principles of the well-known investor Warren Buffett.
    • Explanation and back-testing of the “All-Stars: Buffett” ranking system.
    • Description and a buy recommendation for the second ranked stock of the system; Cisco Systems.