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Over 10 years of investing experience, I use dividend reinvestment to accumulate stocks. I view myself as a Long-Long investor, very rarely (if ever) making short term trades. My three model portfolios--Widows and Orphans, Climbers and Dogs, and Pretty Girls and Railroads, are basically each 1/3... More
  • Pretty Girls And Railroads Midday Report (3/15/13) 0 comments
    Mar 15, 2013 12:41 PM | about stocks: ABT, ABBV, ALSK, AB, BGS, SAN, BPT, COG, CNI, CP, CEL, COP, DEO, DUK, EBIX, ELN, FRO, GWR, HON, HRZN, IAU, JNJ, KMI, KHC, LAD, MDLZ, NSC, PTNR, PTR, PM, PSX, PCL, PCLN, PRTA, SRE, SO, STO, TEF, ULTA, UNP, VHI, WMT, WAB, WIN

     

     

    Symbol Company Name Price Price Chg. Price % Chg. Volume (000) Volume % Chg.
    FRO Frontline Ltd Adr $2.12 0.05 2% 444 24%
    ABBV AbbVie Inc $38.27 0.71 2% 5,509 37%
    ALSK Alaska Comm Systems Grp $1.68 0.03 2% 81 -44%
    AB Alliancebernstein Hld Lp $21.96 0.18 1% 243 41%
    LAD Lithia Motors Inc Cl A $46.29 0.28 1% 72 -40%
    NSC Norfolk Southern Corp $75.46 0.40 1% 1,082 9%
    STO Statoil Asa Adr $24.58 0.13 1% 803 79%

     

     

    COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp $67.14 -1.12 -2% 1,350 46%
    ABT Abbott Laboratories $34.42 -0.72 -2% 4,613 -3%
    PRTA Prothena Corp plc $6.43 -0.19 -3% 08 -84%
    EBIX Ebix Inc $15.66 -0.51 -3% 627 154%
    ULTA Ulta Salon Cosm & Frag $74.55 -13.82 -16% 8,534 1828%
                 
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    Investor's Business Daily is a registered trademark of Investor's Business Daily, Inc.        
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    Beijing looks to energy market easing

    By Leslie Hook in Beijing

    As China's rubber-stamp congress finishes up its annual meeting in Beijing this week, a recurrent theme can be heard from the tightly scripted meetings: China's energy pricing policies are set to change. For decades, China's rapid industrial growth has been fuelled by cheap, and sometimes subsidised, energy. Even today, much...

    09:25 GMT Mar 15 2013 PTR:NYQ
    Energy merger to spawn $11bn partnership

    By Ed Crooks in New York

    Two US energy companies and a private equity fund are to merge their natural gas pipeline and storage businesses into a new partnership with assets worth $11bn, which they plan to float on the stock market. The deal will create one of the country's largest master limited partnerships: a tax-advantaged...

    00:05 GMT Mar 15 2013 PSX:NYQ
    Spain set to give shareholders say on pay

    By Tobias Buck and Miles Johnson in Madrid

    Madrid is planning to give shareholders a binding vote on executive pay in the banking sector, as part of a campaign to improve corporate transparency and bolster the position of investors in Spain. The move comes against the backdrop of a Europe-wide backlash against executive pay that has alarmed business...

    18:15 GMT Mar 14 2013 SAN:NYQ
    Force India: Financial woes fail to dent Vijay Mallya's F1 racing ambitions

    By Roger Baird

    Not so long ago, Vijay Mallya spent $1.8m on the eyeglasses and pocketwatch once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, along with the plate and bowl from which the revered Indian leader is said to have eaten his final meal. They were bought, he said, "for the country". Fast forward four years,...

    17:12 GMT Mar 14 2013 DEO:NYQ
    CNPC in $4.2bn Mozambique deal

    By Leslie Hook in Beijing

    China National Petroleum Corp, the country's largest oil company by production, has planted its flag in Mozambique's huge offshore natural gasfields, announcing on Thursday a $4.2bn deal to acquire a 20 per cent stake in a key block operated by Italy's Eni. The deal marks CNPC's first step into east...

    15:16 GMT Mar 14 2013 PTR:NYQ
    US stocks rebound on upbeat data

    By Arash Massoudi in New York

    US stocks edged higher, bolstered by two well-received economic reports that suggested to investors the country's economy was strengthening. The S&P 500, which traded lower for much of the morning session, rose 0.1 per cent to 1,554.16 by mid-session in New York. The gains came as investors weighed economic reports,...

    18:26 GMT Mar 13 2013 WMT:NYQ
    Vodafone and France Telecom in Spain deal

    By Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Correspondent

    Vodafone and France Telecom have teamed up to build a €1bn fibre network in Spain to challenge Telefónica in the high-speed broadband market. The two companies want to build fibre to reach 6m premises across 50 major cities by September 2017 under the deal, which will still need permission to...

    17:47 GMT Mar 13 2013 TEF:NYQ
    Danone beats US rivals on nutrition index

    By Andrew Jack in London

    European food and drink producers led by Danone score higher on a new ranking of nutritious and affordable products than their US rivals. The Access to Nutrition Index, funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Gates Foundation and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, assesses the world's 25 largest manufacturers based...

    19:10 GMT Mar 12 2013 KRFT:NSQ
    US equities step back from all-time highs

    By Arash Massoudi in New York

    US stocks retreated from multiyear highs on Tuesday with the leading US benchmark set to snap a seven-day winning streak as investors looked to take profits. The S&P 500, which had been approaching all-time record levels during its multi-day run, fell 0.3 per cent to 1,552.26 by 1pm in New...

    17:37 GMT Mar 12 2013 WMT:NYQ
    Brands ready for a scramble for Africa

    By Xan Rice in Lagos

    Deep inside the brewery, two long green snakes of bottles race along on opposite conveyor belts. Those to the left are being filled with Star, Nigeria's oldest locally made beer, and those to the right with Heineken lager. "We go for 24 hours to keep up," shouts Femi Ajileye, the...

    13:09 GMT Mar 12 2013 DEO:NYQ
    Alliance Trust expects rally to slow

    By Adam Jones

    Alliance Trust said it expected the rally in share prices to slow this year as it unveiled a 7 per cent annual dividend increase on Tuesday. Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of the venerable investment trust, said it was likely equity markets would "pause for breath" after their recent gains. "It...

    09:20 GMT Mar 12 2013 DEO:NYQ
    Diageo overhauls supply chain

    By Louise Lucas, Consumer Industries Correspondent

    Diageo, the world's biggest distiller, is devolving supply chain operations to country-level as emerging markets account for a bigger slice of sales. The move will reduce regional operations, making annual savings of £60m, and enable the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka to respond to the needs of...

    09:26 GMT Mar 11 2013 DEO:NYQ
    Ebullience prevails at 'Davos of energy'

    By Ed Crooks in Houston

    The mood at this year's IHS CeraWeek conference in Houston was summed up best in a keynote speech by Dan Akerson, chief executive of General Motors. Until the mid-1960s, he said, "abundant, domestically sourced energy made all things possible for the US." Since then, declining production and increased import dependence...

    09:13 GMT Mar 11 2013 STO:NYQ, DUK:NYQ

    Disclosure: I am long ABT, ABBV, ALSK, AB, BGS, SAN, BPT, COG, CNI, CP, CEL, COP, DEO, DUK, EBIX, ELN, FRO, GWR, HON, HRZN, IAU, JNJ, KMI, KRFT, LAD, MDLZ, NSC, PTNR, PTR, PM, PSX, PCL, PCLN, PRTA, SRE, SO, STO, TEF, ULTA, UNP, VHI, WMT, WAB, WIN.

    Stocks: ABT, ABBV, ALSK, AB, BGS, SAN, BPT, COG, CNI, CP, CEL, COP, DEO, DUK, EBIX, ELN, FRO, GWR, HON, HRZN, IAU, JNJ, KMI, KHC, LAD, MDLZ, NSC, PTNR, PTR, PM, PSX, PCL, PCLN, PRTA, SRE, SO, STO, TEF, ULTA, UNP, VHI, WMT, WAB, WIN
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