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The High-Yield Dividend payers will continue to distribute dividends and can provide steady capital appreciation at the same time in the current low yield environment.
The Final Round discusses the biggest moves of the day and week, with the Dow and the Nasdaq each logging an eighth consecutive week of gains, while the S&P 500 ended higher for a third straight week.
Wall Street's Dow darlings. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
Prabowo, as Subianto is popularly known, blamed Widodo’s agriculture policies for rising imports of commodities such as sugar, wheat and corn and harming the interest of local farmers. In the second presidential debate on Sunday, Widodo, known as Jokowi, defended the shipments of food crops, saying they were necessary to ensure price stability.
Long-term income investors know that yield isn't everything when it comes to dividend stocks. Steadily rising payouts pay off down the road, too.Not only do rising dividends lift the yield on an investor's original cost basis, they're indicative of a firm's ability to withstand the economy's - and the market's - inevitable ups and downs."Dividend growers tend to be quality franchises built to weather diverse market environments," BlackRock portfolio manager Tony DeSpirito and now-retired BlackRock PM Robert Shearer wrote in a 2015 report. "If you think about it, these are generally high-quality businesses with ample free cash flow, and that's precisely what's needed to grow the dividend. So you have a very attractive combination of quality franchises, solid balance sheets and positive trends in cash flow and earnings."The Dividend Aristocrats are companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that have raised their payouts every year for at least 25 consecutive years. They are a host of household names that offer size, longevity and familiarity, providing comfort amid market uncertainty.Here are the current 57 Dividend Aristocrats - including several new faces that were just added in January 2019. These have been among the best dividend stocks for income growth over the past few decades, and they're a great place to start if you're looking to add new dividend holdings to your long-term portfolios. SEE ALSO: 20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019
The Dividend Aristocrats fared better than many other stocks during 2018. This group of dividend royalty delivered a 3.3% decline for the year including income, less than the 4.4% drop for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index.The Dividend Aristocrats, for the uninitiated, are a subset of the S&P; 500 that have increased their annual dividends without interruption for at least 25 consecutive years. And these 50-plus superstar dividend stocks are noteworthy for several reasons: * Their yields are generally higher than the index, averaging 2.5% throughout 2018 versus 1.9% for the S&P; 500. * They've also outperformed over the longer term. During the 10-year period ending Sept. 30, 2018, the Aristocrats returned approximately 13.6% annually, compared to 12% for the S&P; 500. * Risk also was lower. Volatility of returns (as measured by standard deviation) averaged 13.6% for Dividend Aristocrats versus 14.4% for S&P; 500 stocks.However, sometimes even great stocks get knocked back a little. These 18 Dividend Aristocrats have posted double-digit price declines over the past year, with most of them still recovering from the fourth-quarter broad-market drubbing. The upside for any investors considering putting new money to work in these dividend stocks: Many are close to multiyear lows, and several yield more than 3%. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
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Stock market investors like to find high-growth stocks, especially when they can discover them at a low price-earnings (P/E) ratio. Many of these equities command high multiples, however, if they have earnings at all. Likewise, most stocks are rightfully valued at low P/E ratios because they exhibit low levels of growth.Most of the better-known, high-growth stocks exist in up-and-coming industries. Growth-seeking traders often ignore older industries in favor of new niches, or business models, that can deliver. But finding "growthy" stocks with "boring" valuations can be difficult, if not downright impossible. Those stocks that do have low valuations often trade there for a reason.Occasionally, while searching for innovation in a lower-profile segment of the economy, you will stumble on double-digit growth coupled with palatable valuations … which is what we've compiled for you here.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside The following five stocks trade at a forward P/E ratio below 15, and analysts expect their average respective growth rates to exceed 20% annually over the next five years! Read on for more: Marathon Petroleum (MPC)Source: NatalieMaynor via Flickr (Modified)Forward price-earnings ratio: 9.93Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) operates as a downstream oil company specializing in refining. Most high-growth stocks in the oil and gas industry participate in the upstream market. However, upstream markets experience extreme boom and bust cycles.The need for refined product does not see these extreme fluctuations. Hence, investors can experience this high growth in a more stable part of the industry. Also, now that it has completed its takeover of Andeavor (formerly Tesoro), the company owns and operates 16 refineries across the United States.This acquisition also returns MPC stock to high growth. After seeing earnings shrink in past years, analysts project a 10.8% increase in profits for 2019. They also predict average growth of 35.2% per year over the next five years. The market has not yet seemed to notice MPC's return to growth. Despite the massive increase projected, the forward P/E stands at 9.2 -- well below the index average of 18X.Interestingly, MPC stock has also followed the path of many tech stocks. The fall selloff saw MPC fall by almost 39% between early October and Christmas Eve. Although it has recovered some of that loss, Marathon still trades 28% lower than the October high.Stockholders should also not forget the dividend, which will pay them $2.12 per share for the year. This has risen for eight consecutive years and yields 3.3%. For a combination of old company stability and new company growth, investors should look no further than MPC stock. Olin (OLN)P/E ratio: 12.39Olin (NYSE:OLN) produces and distributes ammunition, chlorine and sodium hydroxide across the United States and the world. This Clayton, Missouri-based company has existed since 1892. After years of falling profits, OLN stock has now become one of the more surprising high-growth stocks.Earnings increased by a whopping 132% in 2018. While earnings growth will likely come in around the low-double-digits for 2019, analysts forecast an average growth rate of 40.75% per year for the next five years. For this massive growth, investors pay less than 12.5 times future earnings.Olin stock is also recovering from a rough patch. Earnings for the fourth quarter fell from year-ago levels. OLN stock had also fallen throughout 2018, losing about half of its value. However, OLN stock has risen 44% since hitting that low in late December. Moreover, despite that recovery, it still trades about 33% below the all-time high from January 2018.Olin shares have also maintained an 80-cent per share annual dividend since 1999. At today's prices, that brings the yield to around 3.1%. The most recent 20-cent quarterly dividend was its 369th consecutive quarterly payment. * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal No, ammunition and chemicals aren't as sexy as self-driving cars or 5G … still, when you can buy profit growth above 40% for just over 12 times earnings, you experience a different form of excitement … Spirit (SAVE)Source: Shutterstock P/E ratio: 9.46Spirit (NYSE:SAVE) operates in an industry that has historically had a poor investor reputation. However, thanks to Southwest (NYSE:LUV), that perception changed. Many investors would classify Southwest as one of the cheap, high-growth stocks. However, the company that may take the Southwest model to new levels is Spirit Airlines.That certainly proved true with airfares. It has accomplished this mostly by cutting frills to the lowest point legally possible. Moreover, it is going to build on Southwest's one plane type model by adding a regional jet. This will allow Spirit to serve markets that cannot accommodate larger aircraft either physically or financially. This could also bring the so-called "Southwest Effect" to small markets, bringing lower fares to markets currently dominated by legacy carriers.Spirit also continues to move into new markets. It has recently added U.S. cities such as Austin and Raleigh-Durham. It also extended its push further into South America by adding Cali, Colombia late last year.SAVE stock maintains a P/E ratio of 9.4. This is actually not cheap by airline industry standards. Still, the average growth rate of about 23.8% per year for the next five years outperforms Southwest and other peers. In short, Spirit stock has mastered the art of attracting the most fare-sensitive flyers. This should help SAVE stock to fly higher as its ability to serve more low-fare customers continues to soar. Terex (TEX)Source: Shutterstock P/E ratio: 9.61Terex (NYSE:TEX) specializes in work platforms, cranes, and other solutions for industries such as construction, quarrying, recycling, refining, and utilities. Once a division of General Motors (NYSE:GM), it has operated as an independent company since 1988.As the country rebuilds its infrastructure, contractors will continue to utilize Terex equipment. Among its most significant projects is I-4 Ultimate--the expansion of Interstate 4 in Central Florida. Terex has also sold trucks to German construction firms as that country ramps up an infrastructure upgrade valued at €269.6 billion ($304.7 billion).TEX stock has traded in a range for some time and steadily dropped throughout 2018. Still, it has spiked much higher in the previous decade, and the conditions might propel the stock to surge higher again.TEX stock currently trades at around 9.3 times earnings. This comes in well below the average P/E of 21.3 that the saw stock over the last five years. For this year, they predict a 28.2% increase in earnings. That stands well below the expected average for the next five years, which analysts estimate at 37.4% per year. * The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy With the ongoing need for construction, and many developed countries contemplating infrastructure upgrades, TEX is one of the high-growth stocks positioned to benefit. Investors should consider TEX while they can still buy it at a low multiple. Weight Watchers (WTW)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrP/E ratio: 8.56Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) could see another upswing in the coming months and years. In 2016, WTW became one of the more surprising high-growth stocks as it rose by about tenfold over two years. Oprah Winfrey served as the company spokesperson during much of that time, and many credit Oprah with this increase.However, WTW stock began a brutal downturn despite bullish sentiment. Revenues continued to rise as customers took well to CEO Mindy Grossman's strategy of emphasizing wellness over weight loss. Still, the equity has lost about 70% of its value since June.I was bearish on the stock last spring when it traded at more than double today's value. I have now changed my view, at around $30 per share, the stock has fallen to just 8.6 times forward earnings. Such a multiple should imply little profit growth …… looking at the financials, projections show nothing "little" about Weight Watchers' earnings increases. When 2018 earnings come out, analysts project 75% profit growth. They forecast further double-digit growth in 2019 with a predicted increase of 24%. Revenues followed suit, rising by a predicted 17.2% in 2018. They should go up by an additional 10.4% in 2019.Either way, the stock may have moved ahead of itself in June, but this subsequent selloff has run too far. Thanks to the massive profit growth and the single-digit P/E, prospective buyers now have a great opportunity to fatten up on WTW stock.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post 5 Growthy Stocks Trading Below 15X Earnings appeared first on InvestorPlace.
If you want to help improve the security of smart home devices, you might want to start by shaming the retailers who sell the least secure gadgets.
The oil and gas industry includes companies involved in the exploration, extraction, refining, transporting and marketing of oil and gas products. The oil and gas sector started 2018 off strong, coinciding with a rise in crude oil prices from around $50 to $70 per barrel.
Energy Portfolio Gains on Oil's RiseHighest level in 2019On February 14, US crude oil March futures rose 0.9% and settled at $54.41 per barrel. At 5:05 AM EST on February 15, US crude oil futures rose by 13 cents—less than a dollar from the
Integrated Energy Stocks on the Rise in Q1 as Oil Prices Surge(Continued from Prior Part)Integrated energy stocks’ valuation Previously, we reviewed the changes in integrated energy stocks’ short interest. In this part, we’ll compare forward
posted weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings Friday, citing"unsettled" conditions in key markets, but noted that easing cost pressures would allow it to be "cautiously optimistic" on profits for the 2019 year. Deere said earnings for the three months ending in January, the company's fiscal first quarter, came in at $1.54 per share, up 17.55% from the same period last year but well shy of the Street consensus of $1.77 per share. Group sales, Deere said, rose 16% to $6.94 billion and topped analysts' forecasts of $6.85 billion.
Accelerating wage increases are putting pressure on profits, but Goldman Sachs finds that these companies are positioned to maintain their margins.
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Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued their downward spiral this week, hitting a 17-month low as the market moved further away from the peak winter-demand period and inventories remained high in the region. Spot prices for March delivery to Asia (LNG-AS) fell to $6.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) this week, down 20 cents from the previous week to their lowest since Sept. 8, 2017, trade sources said. Demand in China remained tepid as many factories there were still shut for Lunar New Year celebrations, trade sources said.
The oil price slump and the short cycle projects in the Permian have taught Chevron, among other oil majors, valuable lessons about the costs of upstream management
Companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron may be more focused on capital returns than growth. That is good news for income investors.
Saudi Arabia and U.S. oil majors, most based in Texas, have had a symbiotic economic relationship ever since oil was found in Dhahran in 1938.The oil superpowers and some oil stocks are riding high again, as Saudi Arabia launches a "shock and awe" campaign to raise oil prices.Goldman Sachs now expects prices for Brent North Sea oil, the world standard, to rise to $67.50 per barrel this spring, with OPEC production having already been cut by 800,000 barrels per day over the last few months.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The Texas Shale BoomOne result is that a shale oil boom that re-ignited in Texas last year is going to accelerate into 2019.The question is who will profit.The Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reports that the state's production in 2018 came to 1.54 billion barrels, up from 1.03 billion in 2017 and 20% ahead of the previous record set in 1973. This helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer, ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever The boom in production is extending into 2019, with the Energy Information Agency reporting 11.9 million U.S. barrels per day came up the week of Feb. 8, compared with 10.25 million barrels during the same week a year ago. Wrong Oil?Oil stocks like Chevron (NYSE:CVX), which had been on a never-ending campaign of belt-tightening since the last bust in 2014, are now poised to reap the rewards.The reason, as I noted in writing about Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) earnings on Feb. 1, is an infrastructure disconnect. There's not enough pipeline capacity for all this new shale production, and U.S. refineries have long been tuned to heavier grades of imported crude anyway.So while Permian independents like Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), which produced 310,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during the fourth quarter, expect to see prices rising from the $53.77 level they were at Feb. 14, they're not rising quickly as Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) races to add pipeline capacity. Note that while it's now legal for the U.S. to export crude oil, the spread between WTI and Brent prices is over $10 per barrel.The biggest producers of "sour" or "heavy" crude, Venezuela and Iran, are subject to U.S. sanctions, while gasoline "crack spreads" -- the margin between the cost of crude and what refined products bring -- continue to fall. Refiners are now short the "heavy" crude they're accustomed to, while U.S. fracking companies deliver a bumper crop of "light" crude to the market.Oil that is easiest to refine and closest to the market, as on the U.S. West Coast, is now priced near $62 per barrel, while oil that can't reach the market, like Canadian Crude, is still selling at under $40 per barrel.The winners in this market would thus seem to be oil stocks that can trade oil, ship oil and arbitrage the price. But that's not the way the stock market sees it. The Bottom Line on Oil StocksExxon Mobil stock hit its high for the decade in early 2014, and is currently 17% below that figure, even with a rally that began in December. During this decade, Exxon has become a dividend stock, increasing the dividend in five years from 63 cents per share to 82 cents, yielding 4.3% at the company's price of about $76 per share on Feb. 14.Meanwhile, Concho Resources, which pays no dividend, has stock worth 23% more than five years ago. Since the start of 2019 Concho is up 16% while Exxon is up only 11%.This should be Exxon's market, but it's producers like Concho that are currently getting the love from investors due to higher production.I may be wrong, but it looks like investors are making a mistake.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 5 Tips to Become a Better Stock Trader Compare Brokers The post This Are the Kind of Oil Stocks You Should Watch Right Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Signs of improvement in trade relations between the United States and China and the Fed???s dovish stance have helped industrial ETFs despite mixed earnings.
Shell Strengthened Last Year: Where’s It Headed?Shell’s growing upstream portfolioRoyal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) upstream portfolio comprises deepwater, integrated gas, conventional oil and gas, and shale assets. In these categories, Shell’s