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  • Altria Delivers With A 9% Dividend Hike [View article]
    Yes, WE AGREE:

    "9% dividend hike is a welcome surprise
    On August 21, 2015, Altria announced that it was increasing its quarterly dividend by 8.7%, or 4.5 cents, to $0.565 per share, compared to its previous level of $0.52 per share. Annualized, this new dividend equates to $2.26 per share, good for a yield of slightly over 4.10%.

    With this dividend increase, Altria continues its impressive streak of dividend growth, now at 46 consecutive years. Indeed, over the past 5 years alone, Altria's dividend has grown by 61%, while the yield on cost for someone holding since then has risen to over 11.5%."

    ALTRIA (MO) is a vice company but a very healthy holding!

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 21, 2015. 05:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Dividend Increase On The Way, Here's What Investors Should Expect [View article]
    Altria (MO) is doing very well for shareholders.

    "I'm projecting Altria increases its quarterly dividend to $0.56 per share, which would amount to a 7.6% increase."

    Pretty, pretty good!
    Aug 20, 2015. 04:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier up 0.9% premarket; Stephens launches at Overweight [View news story]
    BUY FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS (FTR)
    Frontier up 0.9% premarket; Stephens launches at Overweight
    Aug 19 2015, 09:28 ET | About: Frontier Communications Co... (FTR) | By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) is up 0.9% premarket after Stephens initiated coverage of the stock, at Overweight.Shares have gained 5.5% over the past month.With funds releasing their 13F filings for Q2, Seth Klarman's Baupost Group took one of its largest new stakes in Frontier, acquiring 13.5M shares (about $66M worth) to take a place among the company's top institutional investors.Another group that added Frontier heavily in Q2 was Ken Griffin's Citadel Advisors (14.75M
    Aug 19, 2015. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Very Safe 5% Dividend Yield [View article]
    This should sound good to all income and growth oriented investors:

    " AT&T offers a great dividend yield for income investors as well as price appreciation upside for value investors."

    (Price appreciation target is $44.)

    Buy AT&T (T)
    Aug 18, 2015. 07:53 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Are We Going Sideways For Another Year? [View article]
    We fully agree with the writers conclusion:

    "GE securing EU approval for the Alstom deal would likely be a positive catalyst for General Electric's shares.
    Since the U.S. economy is in increasingly good shape AND General Electric's business transformation is well under way, the odds are in favor of rising share prices.
    Long GE."

    BUY & HOLD GE, the world's largest international conglomerate based in the USA, paying a good dividend and showing good numbers generally.
    Aug 17, 2015. 02:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mondelez: Another Pass Given Ackman's Involvement [View article]
    MDLZ looks outstanding as an investment to us.

    "Mondelez still up 28% YTD.
    There's a lot of intricacies going on here with Kraft, Mondelez, Ackman and the other players.

    The thesis for owning Mondelez:
    Mondelez is one of the most inefficient players in the food space. That's where cost cutting comes into play.
    The fear of a shift away unhealthy snacks may be overblown. Mondelez only generates 20% of its sales from the U.S., which is where the attitudes toward healthy snacking is shifting the quickest.

    Mondelez has a lot of exposure to faster growing and urbanizing emerging markets, as well as Europe. When and if these economies start to turn, Mondelez will benefit nicely. So, in the end, the growth opportunities for Mondelez are much greater than other major foods companies like Kellogg (NYSE:K) or General Mills (NYSE:GIS)."

    BUY MDLZ!

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 16, 2015. 07:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T - The DirecTV Bonanza Has Arrived [View article]
    Our opinion is AT&T (T) is a great investment vehicle for all income oriented portfolios.

    We certainly agree with the writer:
    "AT&T remains one of the best blue chip value plays in the market. The addition of DTV only further enhances this value. The company is trading for under 12x next year earnings and yields a hefty 5.56%. With the added free cash flow, the dividend payout ratio should improve going forward, which would allow for another modest dividend hike later this year."

    Buy AT&T (T) for excellent dividends and safety.

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 14, 2015. 09:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T - The DirecTV Bonanza Has Arrived [View article]
    Our opinion is AT&T (T) is a great investment vehicle for all income oriented portfolios.

    We certainly agree with the writer:
    "AT&T remains one of the best blue chip value plays in the market. The addition of DTV only further enhances this value. The company is trading for under 12x next year earnings and yields a hefty 5.56%. With the added free cash flow, the dividend payout ratio should improve going forward, which would allow for another modest dividend hike later this year."

    Buy AT&T (T) for excellent dividends and safety.

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 14, 2015. 09:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T - The DirecTV Bonanza Has Arrived [View article]
    Our opinion is AT&T (T) is a great investment vehicle for all income oriented portfolios.

    We certainly agree with the writer:
    "AT&T remains one of the best blue chip value plays in the market. The addition of DTV only further enhances this value. The company is trading for under 12x next year earnings and yields a hefty 5.56%. With the added free cash flow, the dividend payout ratio should improve going forward, which would allow for another modest dividend hike later this year."

    Buy AT&T (T) for excellent dividends and safety.

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 14, 2015. 09:25 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Capital deposits sold to Goldman Sachs Bank [View news story]


    GOOD NEWS FOR GE SHAREHOLDERS

    GE Capital deposits sold to Goldman Sachs Bank
    Aug 13 2015, 16:26 ET | By: Stephen Alpher, SA News Editor

    General Electric (NYSE:GE) disposes of more of its bank-like assets, agreeing to sell GE Capital's U.S. online deposit platform along with all deposits ($16B) of GE Capital Bank to Goldman Sachs Bank U.S.A. (NYSE:GS).Coupled with the upcoming spinoff of Synchrony Financial, this deal will nearly mark a complete exit from U.S. banking operations, says GE Capital CEO Keith Sherin, and eliminates the exposure to U.S. deposit insurance.
    Aug 13, 2015. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook And Shareholders Face An Oculus Rift [View article]
    Virtual Reality is definitely the thing of which dreams, and huge fortunes, are made!

    Most of the biggest players, with the largest and deepest pockets, are betting on an ingenious operation known as "Vrse.Works".

    Oculus will probably do OK but watch out for "Vrse.Works"... IT IS A WINNER!
    Aug 4, 2015. 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Big Beat Improves Metrics Heading Into DirecTV Synergies [View article]
    It was a computer stutter, Stone Fox, but,
    NONETHELESS,
    We agree!

    Buy AT&T (T)
    Jul 29, 2015. 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: DirectTV Acquisition Adds Strategic Value, $38 Fair Value [View article]
    GOOD ANALYSIS AND ADVICE:

    "T should sell for $39 to $41 right now.
    Add in the dividend and T is a screaming buy right now."

    We agree!
    Buy Now AT&T (T)

    Ed Rudy
    Jul 29, 2015. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Big Beat Improves Metrics Heading Into DirecTV Synergies [View article]
    BUY NOW AT&T (T)!

    How could it be wrong?

    "With AT&T now generating solid free cash flows and the coming bump up from the DirecTV synergies, the 5.5% dividend appears more solid than any time in the recent past.

    While a lot of debate will take place on whether AT&T is getting into the satellite-TV market when the market is moving away from traditional television viewing, the valuation of the stock is too compelling at a pro-forma PE approaching 11. Investors can safely sit back and enjoy the large dividend with reduced risks over further capital losses.
    Concerns over the direction of the market go away, but the stock is too cheap at these levels."

    OBVIOUSLY, BUY NOW AT&T (T)

    Ed Rudy
    Jul 28, 2015. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Big Beat Improves Metrics Heading Into DirecTV Synergies [View article]
    BUY NOW AT&T (T)!

    How could it be wrong?

    "With AT&T now generating solid free cash flows and the coming bump up from the DirecTV synergies, the 5.5% dividend appears more solid than any time in the recent past.

    While a lot of debate will take place on whether AT&T is getting into the satellite-TV market when the market is moving away from traditional television viewing, the valuation of the stock is too compelling at a pro-forma PE approaching 11. Investors can safely sit back and enjoy the large dividend with reduced risks over further capital losses.
    Concerns over the direction of the market go away, but the stock is too cheap at these levels."

    OBVIOUSLY, BUY NOW AT&T (T)

    Ed Rudy
    Jul 28, 2015. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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