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Marvin Ellison, the relatively new chief executive of Lowe’s Cos. Inc., earned more than half of his compensation for 2018 in stock awards, according to a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tenneco (TEN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Starbucks (SBUX) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG ) needs to find its calling. He was not impressed by the last quarter and he wants to wait. Funko Inc ...
Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does United Technologies (UTX) have what it takes? Let's find out.
Will Starbucks Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in Q2?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ recommendations Among the 29 analysts that follow Starbucks (SBUX), 41.4% recommended a “buy,” 55.2% recommended a “hold,” and 3.4% recommended
FT premium subscribers can click here to receive Due Diligence every day by email. In 2013 Apple raised $17bn in what was then the biggest-ever corporate bond offering — despite already sitting on a $145bn pile of cash — so it could return money to shareholders without incurring tax by repatriating overseas profits. Encouraged by Donald Trump’s tax cuts, America’s biggest private equity firms are becoming converts to that point of view.
Industrial stocks surprised to the upside as investors considered the implications of the Mueller report. Watch the dollar for signs of bearishness.
United Technologies (UTX) closed at $137 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.89% move from the prior day.
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
Will Starbucks Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in Q2?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ expectationsAnalysts expect Starbucks (SBUX) to post an adjusted EPS of $0.56 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019—a rise of 5.7% from $0.53 in the
Will Starbucks Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in Q2?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ expectationsAnalysts expect Starbucks (SBUX) to post revenues of $6.32 billion in the second quarter—a rise of 4.7% from $6.03 billion in the second
Will Starbucks Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in Q2?Stock performance Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings on April 25 after the market closes. As of April 17, the company was trading at $75.12—a rise of 16.0%
Nestlé launched a new range of 24 Starbucks-branded products in February, like Nespresso pods.
because of an accounting change that lifts gross margin. Starbucks reports second-quarter 2019 earnings April 25, and Cowen's revised estimates could also lead to an earnings beat. Cowen analyst Andrew Charles raised his price target on Starbucks to $69 a share from $63, with the new price target still below the stock's current level of $75.93 a share.
In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CEIX) by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. I will be using the Discounted C...
For most people today, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is a brand and a significant piece of Americana. Many even consider it their prime choice among beverage-makers. However, what it isn't -- unfortunately -- is a viable investment. I'm sad to say this, but KO stock is incredibly frustrating.Source: Coca-Cola * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees Historically, Coca-Cola stock just exists to pay out its fairly generous 3.4% dividend yield. Certainly, though, this is not the platform to get rich on. Over the past five years, KO shares have gained less than 15%. With a performance like that, this legacy firm isn't going to endear itself to the younger crowd.Even more maddening, KO stock performed admirably late last year. This was in the face of a broader market meltdown that gutted several relevant names. Finally, it appeared that management was making substantive progress toward its re-branding efforts.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, the numbers told a different tale. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 slumped badly against the year-ago level. KO stock is currently on the recovery path after Q4's devastating numbers. The question, of course, is whether you should trust this rally?If any investment suffers from this-time-it's-different syndrome, it's KO stock. However, risk-tolerant buyers may want to check out these three underappreciated tailwinds: KO Stock Can Rule a Still-Popular Soda MarketYou've heard it a million times: soda is a dying beverage category. Moreover, as younger people eschew sugary drinks for healthier alternatives, that leaves little room for KO stock and rivals like PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP). Seemingly, the Q4 figures add weight to this bearish argument.If that wasn't bad enough, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi cater to an older demographic. According to a 2016 Adweek report, Coke was the favored beverage among those aged 35 to 44 years. And for Pepsi? Try the retirement community -- those aged 65 years and up.But on the flipside, several soda brands are making a comeback, including Slice soda and Jolt Cola. As I mentioned earlier this year, this product revival is too young to make an accurate assessment of its success. However, if demand didn't exist, investors wouldn't risk their money on such a speculative venture.Moreover, more recent data indicates that American consumers still love carbonated drinks. KO's management team is looking to advantage this trend with their premium Smartwater brand. This might turn out to be a great move for Coca-Cola stock. With Smartwater, the company can apply the desired carbonation with the equally-desired "healthy" tag. Millennials Are the Healthy Generation? Think Again!As we just discussed, a major impediment to Coca-Cola stock is the millennial generation. Several sources refer to this demographic as the healthier generation: they smoke less, they exercise more and they make better nutritional choices.But what if I told you that this was all BS? Well, it is. And don't take my word for it; instead, listen to the Pentagon.According to the Department of Defense, more than 70% of Americans aged 17 to 24 are ineligible for military service. Why? The two most-cited reasons are health and inadequate physical fitness. As a result of this dearth of qualified recruits, some military branches are lowering standards for enlistment!So what's causing this disconnect between perception and reality? I genuinely believe that millennials think they're making healthier choices; hence, their flawed answers to survey questions. But expanding waist sizes and pools of unqualified military recruits tell the real tale: millennials are actually the least healthy generation.That's a big plus for Coca-Cola stock because it's not the product that's the impediment, but the marketing. Change the marketing -- which the company is already doing -- and KO will eventually score the coveted millennial demo. Coca-Cola Isn't Just About SodaWhile KO stock has frustrated investors to no end, I hope that my contrarian arguments provide some food for thought. The soda market, as ugly as it might look now, isn't quite so terrible when you drill into the details.But despite the brand name, Coca-Cola stock isn't just about soda. The company offers the full spectrum of beverages, ranging from premium water to natural juices to the sugary concoctions.I've mentioned this before, but one segment to watch closely is Coca-Cola's acquisition of Costa Coffee. While analysts have criticized KO for paying a hefty premium for Costa, the buyout provides a viable channel into China. Taking a chunk of Chinese market share will do wonders for overall growth.On the surface, that's not easy considering giant rivals like Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) are already operating in the region. However, don't dismiss Coca-Cola so easily. Through its Japan-based Georgia Coffee brand, KO has substantial experience delivering successful results in the Asian market. * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever Let me emphasize that KO stock will likely require patience. However, the fundamental tools are in place for a surprising -- and sustainable -- recovery.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post 3 Tailwinds to Consider for KO Stock Before Calling It Quits appeared first on InvestorPlace.
United Technologies' (UTX) first-quarter earnings are likely to benefit from strong prospects in the aerospace industry and commercial building business. However, rising costs pose a concern.