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  • Yes, AT&T Shares Are Worth Buying On The $10 Billion Pension Charge Pullback [View article]
    ATT is not a Cinderella stock. Do a 10 year work up and review of ATT while compounding yields via dividend reinvestment. Then go buy on the dip, sit back and watch that initial 5+ percent yield grow and double over the next ten years while you accrue future capital gains via the added shares.
    Jan 18, 2013. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Uncertainty And Red Flags Could Mean A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    Hard to imagine a dividend cut on ATT but the case is compelling right now with all the subsidy expense related to smart phone activation. Still, those activations are very good news in every way but the very short term. At around $300 per unit, ATT will recover the expense in say 4 months or less depending on the data plan purchased but each one of those subsidized units was sold with a 2 year contract and a proviso for a $375 early termination fee so longer term, this is good news.
    Jan 18, 2013. 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks To Buy, What's Next For The Market [View article]
    Additionally, if Southern Company holds true to their pattern of the last few years, they will announce a dividend increase this month thus likely increasing the out of the gate yield to about 4.7% with an ex-div date of February 1. Not gauranteed of course, just likely.
    Jan 10, 2013. 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Electric Power: Transmission Expansion Offsets Uncertainty Of Deregulation [View article]
    Currently own both AEP and SO. If SO holds true to pattern established over the past few years, they will announce a dividend with an increase of 2 to 5% that will have an ex date right about February 1st. In this case, SO yield will be approx. 4.7%.
    Jan 10, 2013. 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: Should You Buy On The Recent Pullback? [View article]
    FTR has been a bonified cash cow for me. With it's fat dividend and fairly predictable trading range, I always add a litte more on the pullbacks. There's no real indication of potential Capital Growth via surging stock price and it's proven historically that it could go down as easily as up but for income investors, it's a nice opportunity. Even with the last dividend cut to $0.10/ share from $0.19/share about a year ago, it's still yielding 10% today. I'll wager 4 to 5% of my portfolio value here.
    Dec 31, 2012. 12:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Keep GE As A Conservative Choice [View article]
    Oh wait! It just happened! A 12% increase! Well alrighty then.
    Dec 14, 2012. 11:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keep GE As A Conservative Choice [View article]
    Always enjoy a new perspective. Fun to read a submission that has no obvious agenda influencing it. I'm a growth and income investor so GE, as boring as it has been in the past, works just fine in my portfolio. The "problem" I see is actually a plus for me. As price increases, yield heads the other direction and eventually management is going to have to address that or share value may likely decline as investor interest falls off. Patience here may prove to be beneficial in terms of long range value via yield as dividend increases.
    Dec 14, 2012. 11:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is CenturyLink About To Pull The Plug On Dividends? [View article]
    Obviously, The House is of a mixed opinion on this issue. Each investor has to make his own decision regarding prudent factors in deciding where to put his money to work. That said, I think on occasion opinions offered here on SA (and other places as well) may have other intentions beyond informing the readers that include but are not limited to influencing the stocks price in either a positive or negative way. We all know there's money to be made whichever direction share price goes and the trick is in anticipating the move before it happens. I suggest you don't let someone else decide your future. To little information can be counter-productive if you act on that alone.
    Dec 5, 2012. 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Intel Shares Could Be Headed For $18, Or Less [View article]
    The old market addage of "don't try to catch the falling knife" comes to mind here but Intel is an older, now established company with a fat balance sheet. It's not a growth play, it's an income play. That said, the current yield is over 4.5% even with this morning's advance of 1.9% taken into the calculation. Is it going to dry up and vanish? Not likely. We're discussing a company with a current market cap in excess of $99B. I've been adding to positions in own accounts and those of family members. If one is looking for fast capital gains, they might likely want to look elsewhere than Intel but I suspect you're going to win both ways in the long term.
    Dec 4, 2012. 02:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Short Sell This Dividend Dog Now [View article]
    T is a core holding in my growth and income portfolio and will remain so. The dividend has steadily increased year over year (12.5% in the past 5 years alone) and though there has been a recent pullback in share price, I tend to believe this is due to the lack of progress on avoidance of the "fiscal cliff." That does not concern me since my dividends are reinvested and lower share price = more shares = bigger payouts down the road. With due respect to your analysis, this dog has been quite dependable. I wonder where you see the share price going over the next year or two since you advocate a short position?
    Nov 30, 2012. 11:12 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Is Undervalued No Matter What The Naysayers Scream [View article]
    On the bright side RS, GE pays it's quarterly this week and this means more shares from the DRIP for us long term growth and income investors.
    Oct 22, 2012. 12:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM and AT&T (T) are partnering to offer a solution that includes the former's cloud storage and IT services, and the latter's telecom network. Bloomberg calls the deal the "closest relationship" IBM, whose offerings sometimes compete with the value-added services provided by telcos, has ever formed with a phone carrier. Cloud storage spending is taking off, and IBM is hoping to generate $7B in cloud-related revenue in 2015. [View news story]
    Joining of a couple of titans. I think I like that.
    Oct 9, 2012. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fundamental And Technical Failure: The Case Of Intel [View article]
    On the subject of Intel, I think it's worth mentioning that the board has only increased dividends over the past 5 years. That dividend has gone from $0.11/share to the current $0.225/share during that time period. Share price during the same period was as low as $12.05 back in early 2009. Should this trend continue, INTC may present a real and growing opportunity for growth and income investors.
    Oct 9, 2012. 02:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Low Risk Investing Idea For Your Portfolio [View article]
    A primary core holding in my growth and income portfolio. Have done well with my holdings in Centurylink as well. When you're long-term, these stocks are champs. If share prices go up, you're bottom line looks better. If share prices go down, your dividends reinvest at lower valuations and the total number of shares increases faster. Currently in "growth phase". Income phase target 10-14 years.
    Oct 9, 2012. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T & Verizon: Stifel's Downgrade Creates A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    I read a lot here about share price and recent appreciation. I agree that ATT has had a somewhat surprising lift this way over the past year and I'm happy to say I was in for that ride. However, share price was not the reason I got in here. Growth and eventual income was my goal and still is my goal. A pullback in price actually benefits investors like me in that it allows our dividends to be reinvested at lower prices thereby allowing us to accrue more shares over time which ultimately leads to more income down the road. ATT is a mega-cap and fundamentally substantial company with a very long history of paying good dividends and innovating as the market demanded. It is and will continue to be a core holding in my portfolio.
    Sep 16, 2012. 10:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment