"I am as optimistic as I've been in a long time," says Don Wordell, noting the pull back in energy prices is a big economic stimulus. His RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Fund (MUTF:SAMVX) has topped 97% of peers over the last decade, and the $3.9B fund has returned 2.2% YTD - slightly ahead of the category average.
His top five picks: SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) is off more than 10% over the last month, but demand for its products is strong and growing. Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Aetna (NYSE:AET) stand to profit as hiring picks up, and with it more people into the healthcare system. Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) has been especially beaten down along with the price of oil, but Wordell says this hasn't caused companies to scale back production plans. OshKosk (NYSE:OSK) has been weighed on by sluggish commercial construction, but Wordell says it's about to pick up.
CIGNA Corporation (CI) declares $0.04/share annual dividend, in line with previous.
Forward yield 0.05%
Payable April 9; for shareholders of record March 12; ex-div March 10.
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Feb. 28, 2013, 7:09 PM
Cigna Corporation (CI) declares $0.04/share annual dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.07%. For shareholders of record Mar. 12. Payable Apr. 10. Ex-div date Mar. 08. (PR) Feb. 28, 2013, 7:09 PM