Monday, March 20, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of March

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) 3/28/2017 0.3 0.53%
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW) 3/28/2017 0.13 0.54%
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) 3/28/2017 0.11 3.15%
Deere & Company (DE) 3/29/2017 0.6 2.17%
Dow Chemical Company (DOW) 3/29/2017 0.46 2.87%
Nucor Corporation (NUE) 3/29/2017 0.377 2.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend for the Second Week of March

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) 3/6/2017 0.05 0.30%
The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) 3/6/2017 0.24 1.44%
Cinemark Holdings Inc (CNK) 3/6/2017 0.29 2.57%
HP Inc. (HPQ) 3/6/2017 0.133 2.86%
Kohl's Corporation (KSS) 3/6/2017 0.55 4.76%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Top Short Squeeze Stocks in Biotechnology

The biotechnology industry has some of the most volatile stocks, which may be one reason that stock traders like to trade them.
A trading strategy that has become popular is buying short squeeze stocks, the stocks that are heavily shorted but could move up quickly on any good news due to short sellers scrambling to buy in their positions.
When you short a stock, it means that you expect to make money from a drop in the price of a stock. Technically what happens is that you borrow shares of a stock, sell those shares, then buy back those shares at a hopefully lower price so that those shares can be returned. Of course, this all happens electronically, you don’t actually see all the borrowing and returning of shares; it just shows up on your computer screen as a negative number of shares.
Short sellers can make a lot of money, but sometimes when the stock moves against them, the stock starts to move up, and the short sellers jump in at once to buy shares to cover their position. This is called a short squeeze. When a short squeeze takes place, it can cause the stock to rise fast and hard. Any type of positive news can trigger the short squeeze.
So other traders take advantage of this situation buy looking for stocks to buy that may have a potential short squeeze. Here is what they look for:
  • Short Percentage of Float ~ The float is the number of freely tradable shares and the short percentage is the number of shares held short divided by the float. Amounts over 10% to 20% are considered high, and potential short squeeze plays.
  • Short Ratio / Days to Cover / Short Interest Ratio -This is probably the most important metric when looking for short squeeze trades, no matter what you call it. This is the number of days it would take the short sellers to cover their position based on the average daily volume of shares traded. This is a significant ratio as it shows how “stuck” the short sellers are when they want to buy in their shares without driving up the price too much. Unfortunately for the shortsellers, the longer the number of days to cover, the bigger and longer the squeeze.
  • Short Percentage Increase ~ This is the percentage increase in in the number of short sellers from the previous month.
Here are some stocks that are heavily shorted that may warrant a closer look. Remember that some stocks are heavily shorted for a reason.
Insys Therapeutics (INSY) has 68% of the float shorted, and a short interest ratio, also known as days to cover, of 14.5. This means that based on the current average daily volume, it would take almost 15 days for short sellers to cover their positions.
Egalet Corp (EGLT) has 64% of the float shorted, with a days to cover ratio of 9.5.
Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) has a short interest ratio of 12.8 and 55% of the float shorted.
Lannett Company (LCI) has 45% of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 10.1.
TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) has 39% of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 31.9.
Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) has 42.5%of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 11.3. This company also has a very low float and very low number of shares outstanding.
With any luck, you may be able to make a short term profit on short squeeze stocks.
Disclosure: Author didn’t own any of the above at the time the article was written.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend for the First Week of March

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) 3/1/2017 0.2 6.90%
Bank of America Corporation (BAC) 3/1/2017 0.075 1.22%
Baxter International Inc. (BAX) 3/1/2017 0.13 1.03%
Barclays PLC (BCS) 3/1/2017 0.097 3.28%
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE) 3/1/2017 0.25 1.25%
Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) 3/1/2017 0.752 2.75%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.