Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Over 45 Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of September

  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. 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. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

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 during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the yield, and the market capitalization.


Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) 9/10/12 3.0% $34.7B Public Storage (PSA) 9/10/12 3.1% $24.5B Ameren Corp (AEE) 9/10/12 4.8% $8.1B MDU Resources Group Inc (MDU) 9/11/12 3.0% $4.2B Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) 9/11/12 3.3% $3.3B Altria Group, Inc. (MO) 9/12/12 5.2% $69.3B Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) 9/12/12 3.9% $16.3B Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) 9/12/12 4.8% $8.5B Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) 9/12/12 4.4% $8.4B NYSE Euronext (NYX) 9/12/12 4.8% $6.2B Rayonier Inc. (RYN) 9/12/12 3.6% $5.9B

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

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 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.

Buying Dividends (Dividend Capture) book 25% Off

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

India Stocks with Dividends

Did you know that India is the second largest country in the world by population? Did you know that India has the third highest Gross Domestic Product by purchasing power parity of all countries? Did you know that India's annual GDP growth rate is 6.1%? Did you know the country has the second largest workforce in the world? Did you know it has the world's fastest-growing telecommunications industry? Did you know that India has seven of the top 15 information technology outsourcing companies in the world?

With all these advantages, maybe India stocks deserve a closer look. According to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over a dozen India stocks that trade in the United States, with more than half a dozen paying dividends. The companies include a whole gamut of industries, plus exchange traded funds, such as WisdomTree India Earnings (EPI) and iPath MSCI India Index (INP), along with closed end funds including India Fund, Inc. (IFN) and Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund (IIF).

In regards to industrial companies, Infosys Technologies (INFY) is a $24.6 billion market cap outsourcing company, which is also involved in engineering, consulting, and tech services. The stock trades at 14.3 times earnings and yields 1.8%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 8.3% on a 4.8$ revenue increase. This debt free company has $3.7 billion in cash.

Tata Motors Ltd. (TTM), the world's eighteenth-largest motor vehicle manufacturing company, fourth-largest truck manufacturer and second-largest bus manufacturer, has a price to earnings ratio of 5.6, and pays a dividend rate of 1.6%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up a healthy 12.3%, with a 29.3% rise in sales.

To see a free list of all the India stocks that trade in the US, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, where it can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Photo courtesy of David Castor.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of September 2012

  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. 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. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

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 during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the yield, and the market capitalization.


Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) 9/5/12 3.5% $33.0B Baxter International Inc. (BAX) 9/5/12 3.1% $32.1B Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG) 9/5/12 4.4% $16.3B Nedbank Group Ltd. ADR (NDBKY) 9/5/12 3.8% $10.1B Genuine Parts Company (GPC) 9/5/12 3.1% $9.9B SLM Corp (SLM) 9/5/12 3.2% $7.4B Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) 9/5/12 5.2% $3.6B Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) 9/5/12 3.5% $2.0B American National Insurance Company (ANAT) 9/5/12 4.4% $1.9B

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

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 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.

Buying Dividends (Dividend Capture) book 25% Off

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Will I Ever Stop Writing About Chocolate Stocks?

It seems like every two or three months, a group of researchers or scientists comes up with another health benefit from eating chocolate. So far, I've written about how chocolate can help with the following:

reduce wrinkles

stop coughing

improve brain function

improve visual function

keep you slim

reduce the risk of heart failure in women

fights aging

alternative fuel for a car

good for your liver

Now research was recently released by Cochrane Collaborations showed that based on numerous studies, people who eat dark chocolate every day may have reduced blood pressure. Since chocolate can practically be considered a health food, there are several companies that can take advantage of the demand for this food product. There are over a dozen chocolate and candy stocks listed at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, and over half a dozen pay dividends.

A perfect example is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado, makes and markets caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company, founded in 1981, has over 300 franchise locations in 40 states, plus Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The stock trades at 20 times forward earnings, and the company pays a delicious yield of 3.7%. For the latest reported quarter, total revenues increased 11.8 percent, and earnings rose by 15.5%.

Did you ever eat Hershey Bars as a kid? Hershey (HSY) is the famous chocolate company, founded in 1894. It is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in North America and one of the largest chocolate and candy companies in the world. It is famous for its Hershey's Kisses which were invented in 1901 and the chocolate chips that were released in 1928. The stock has forward price to earnings ratio of 24.7, with a tasty yield of 2.1%.

Another large chocolate producer is Nestle (NSRGY), which sports a forward P/E of 20.5. This Swiss chocolate manufacturer was founded in 1867. The company pays dividends annually and has increased dividends in ten out of the last eleven years. The current yield is 3.4%.

If you want to see a free list of all the publicly traded chocolate and candy stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. The list, which includes several companies that pay dividends, can be downloaded, updated, and sorted.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Friday, August 17, 2012

Water Utility Dividends Rising Like Geysers

The water utility dividends are on a tear. American States Water (AWR) boosted its dividend by 27%. Aqua America (WTR) is raising its dividend by 6.1%. And Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) bumped up its dividend by 2.1%, the 43rd consecutive annual dividend for the company. Let's take a closer look at these companies.

According to the free list of high yield water utility stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, American States Water trades at 18 times earnings and yields 3.2%. Earnings for the latest quarter were down 5.5%, but revenues were up 4.1%. The company, which was founded in 1929, distributes water in 75 communities in California.

Aqua America distributes water to customers in Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, Maine, and Georgia. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 23, and yields 2.6%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up over 10% on an 11% increase in revenues.

Connecticut Water Service trades at 24 times earnings and yields 3.1%. Earnings were up an amazing 20% on a 23% boost in revenues.

For a free list of high yield water utility stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't onw any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Utility Stock Dividends Being Raised

The dividends of electric utilities are moving up. For example, Cleco Corporation (CNL), a utility holding company operating in Louisiana, just made a dividend payment which reflected an increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.3125 per share to $0.3375 per share. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQUNF), based in Ontario, Canada, announced last week that it had raised its dividend by 11%.

MGE Energy, Inc. (MGEE) just announced that it increased the regular quarterly dividend to $0.3951 per share. This represents the 37th consecutive annual dividend increase. All three of these companies have dividend yields in excess of 3% according to the free list of high yield electric utility stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

There are many other high dividend utility stocks to choose from. For example, in one area of the United States where real estate seems to have bottomed out, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) owns Arizona Public Service Company, which provides electric services throughout the state. It trades at 15 times trailing earnings and forward earnings, and pays a CD beating yield of 3.9%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up an incredible 41% on a 9.8% boost in revenues.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED), which provides electricity to New York City and Westchester County, has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 17, and a forward PE of 16. The company pays a 3.8% yield to its shareholders. Latest quarterly earnings growth was 29.7% on a 7.4% drop in sales.

To access a free list of top yielding electric utility stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of August 2012

  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. 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. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

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 during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Northeast Utilities System (NU) 8/29/2012 3.4% $12.6B Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (PEI) 8/29/2012 4.3% $828.7M Sealed Air Corp (SEE) 8/29/2012 3.3% $3.0B TransAlta Corporation (TAC) 8/29/2012 6.6% $3.9B Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) 8/29/2012 3.1% $6.4B Bird Construction Inc (BIRDF) 8/29/2012 4.9% $629.8M Poseidon Concepts Corp (POOSF) 8/29/2012 7.9% $1.1B Kellogg Company (K) 8/30/2012 3.7% $17.0B

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

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 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.

Buying Dividends book 25% Off

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Warren Buffett News for the Week

The latest news about Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK-A) (BRK-B) Warren Buffett for the week.

Buffett's Other Bank Stock: How U.S. Bancorp Outperforms Wells Fargo

Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Letter Takes the Gold

Buffett, Soros 13f reports likely to show bruises

15 Weird Former Jobs Of The Rich And Famous

A 39% Dividend Yield From Coca-Cola?

If you want to invest like Warren Buffett, go to the

Model of Baby Fetus Can Be Created with a 3D Printer

A Japanese company has developed a 3D printer the can recreate a model of a mother's fetus in the womb. Check out the video below.

However, you may want to check out another large scale use of 3D printers in a previous article, Make a 2500 sq ft House in 20 Hours with a 3D Printer.

Microsoft's Bill Gates Gets Involved in Crap - Literally!

Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have a foundation called the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is involved in many popular and important causes. The foundation's latest project is toilets!!! They are sponsoring the Reinvent the Toilet Fair which will be held on August 14 and 15.

I guess they won't take this project sitting down. Better toilets will help wipe disease from the world. I hope they won't be the butt of anyone's jokes.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gold Stocks are Down, Gold and Yields are Up, Time to Buy the Stocks?

Did you know that a couple years ago that there were only nine gold mining stocks with yields of 1% or more? Now there are twice that number with ten gold stocks with yields above 2%. Look at the price of gold versus gold stocks.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is a perfect example from the recently updated list of high yield gold mining stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Since the beginning of 2011, the stock has dropped about 40%. Because of the drop in the stock price and an increase in the dividend back in April from 25 cents per quarter to31.3 cents, the yield has gone for 1.4% to 3.6%. Yet during that same time frame, the price of gold has increased by approximately 15%. Stock down 40%, gold up 15%. Sounds like it might be worth taking a closer look.

Freeport trades at 11 times trailing earnings and 7.5 times forward earnings. It sports a golden yield of 3.6%, and pays its dividend quarterly. Earnings tanked by 48% for the latest quarter, with revenues dropping 23%.

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) is another gold stock that pays a decent dividend quarterly. The yield is 1.5%. The stock has a current price to earnings ratio of 20 and a forward PE of 11. The company was upgraded last month by HSBC Securities from Neutral to Overweight. Net earnings for the first quarter were $170.0 million or $0.23 per share on a basic and diluted basis which is an increase of 15% compared with net earnings of $148.2 million or basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.20 for the same quarter last year.

A couple of high yield gold stocks the pay semi-annually include Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC), sporting a yield of 2.1%, and Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), yielding 2.4%.

For a free list of over twenty high yield gold mining stocks, which you can download and sort, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Make a 2500 sq ft House in 20 Hours with a 3D Printer - Seriously!

Now I get it. Now I understand what the big deal is about 3D printing. When I first heard about it, I thought it was sort of a gimmicky technology for hobbyists to 'print' their own three dimensional toys. (I guess that's similar to the old days, when people thought the first Apple (AAPL) computer was just for nerds and geeks to play with.) But after watching this video, which is 12 minutes long by the way, but well worth watching, I now see the long term future potential of the 3D technology from a business standpoint.

The video features University of Southern California engineering professor, Behrokh Khoshnevis, who shows how houses can be built with a large scale 3D printer in only 20 hours. He calls it Contour Crafting. He also talks about the numerous benefits of using this technique beyond just the cost savings for the construction business. There are many social benefits also. The walls that are created are structurally more sound than conventional walls, there are less CO2 emissions generated, less waste,less inefficiency, reduction of construction accidents, and elimination of slums. He believes that the 3D construction industry can create more jobs, offsetting building jobs that would be eliminated. 3D houses can even be all different in a neighborhood, avoiding the tract housing look, by just making a choice in the software.

I guess if we see KB Home (KBH), Lennar Corp. (LEN), or PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) start to use one of these 3D homebuilding printers, then we will know that 3D is here to stay.

There are a couple of 3D printing stocks that are available to investors, according to the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), a Rock Hill, South Carolina based company, makes and sells 3D printers and related products. The company recently implemented its Cubify.com 3D @home experience, which allows sharing printable content and has intuitive apps to modify and print creations, along with a Kinect-to-print app powered by Geomagic and many tablet-to-print content creation and manipulation apps are being showcased.

3D Systems, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, has been around since 1986. The stock trades at 69 times current earnings and 30 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were down 37.8%, however, the company had a 51.7% boost in revenues. The company has $158 million in cash and about $140 million in total debt.

Another 3D printer business is Stratasys, Inc. (SSYS), which produces three-dimensional printers, rapid prototyping systems, and related consumable materials. This Minnesota based company was founded in 1989. Latest quarterly earnings tanked by 24.4%, but revenues were boosted by 31.6%. The company is debt free and has $51 million in cash. The stock trades at 76 times trailing earnings and 42 times forward earnings.

Of course you need software to run the 3D printers. Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) makes 3D software for many different industries, everything from entertainment to architecture to manufacturing. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 28 and a forward PE of 15, is debt free, and has $1.5 billion dollars in the bank.

For a free list of the companies involved in 3D printing, which can be downloaded, sorted, and updated, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns AAPL and DDD.

By Stockerblog.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of August 2012

  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. 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. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

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 during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


STMicroelectronics N.V. ADR (STM) 8/20/2012 8.3% $4.3B Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) 8/21/2012 3.4% $13.5B Carnival Corporation (CCL) 8/22/2012 3.0% $19.6B Carnival plc ADR (CUK) 8/22/2012 3.0% $6.1B Reaves Utility Income Fund (UTG) 8/22/2012 5.9% $591.4M Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) 8/22/2012 4.0% $19.6B


The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

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 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.

Buying Dividends book 25% Off

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Celebrity Stock Indexes

The Celebrity Stock Index™ (also referred to as Celebrity Stock Indexes or Celebrity Stock Indices) was invented by Stockerblog.com about five years ago, with Paris Hilton as the first celebrity. Since then, numerous indexes have been develped for many celebrities, everyone from Angelina Jolie to Gisele Bunchen to Eva Longoria.

So what is a Celebrity Stock Index™? It is a compilation of the prices of selected stocks of companies that the celebrity is connected with in some way. For example, the celebrity may be a spokesperson for various companies included in the index. Or the company that produces a lot of the movies of an actor may be included in the index. The record label of a singer may be part of the stock index also.

So what celebrities have a Celebrity Stock Index™? Here they are:

Heidi Klum Stock Index

Eva Longoria Stock Index

Gisele Bunchen Stock Index

Angelina Jolie Stock Index

Jessica Alba Stock Index

Nicole Kidman Stock Index

Freida Pinto Stock Index

Beyoncé Stock Index

Lindsay Lohan Stock Index

Kate Middleton Stock Index

Charlie Sheen Stock Index

Taylor Swift Stock Index

Sofía Vergara Stock Index

Tiger Woods Stock Index

Britney Spears Stock Index

James Bond Stock Index

Paris Hilton Stock Index

Beatles Stock Index

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham Stock Index

No celebrity endorsement expressed or implied.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Bear Invades Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Check out the following video surveillance video from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) candy store in Estes Park, Colorado. It shows you that even bears like chocolate and candy.

We have written dozens of articles about the health benefits of chocolate, such as benefiting your liver, your brain and your eyes. But what about eating chocolate for the pure pleasure of it? According to Simon Fraser University, Americans consume 3 billion pounds of chocolate a year.

So how is the Rocky Mountain stock doing?

And who is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory? It was founded in 1981, and makes and markets about 300 different chocolate candies, clusters, caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. In addition to owning candy shops, it also franchises and operates self serve frozen yogurt retailers. in over 40 states.

It trades at 19 times current earnings and and 13.5 times forward earnings. The company sports a very decent 3.7% yield. As a matter of fact, the company increased its dividend by 10% back in May. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 15.5%, on an 11.8% rise in revenues.

If you like chocolate companies, you might want to check out the free list of candy and chocolate stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, which can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.


Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.


By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has $40 Billion in Cash

Warren Buffett reported earnings for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B) last week, reporting that the company's earnings were $3.1 billion in the second quarter, which is a drop from earnings for the same quarter last year of $3.4 billion. Earnings per share for the quarter were $1,882 down from $2,072. The company's cash position is $40.7 billion, down from $47 billion.

In spite of the downturn, over the long term, Warren Buffett has provided Berkshire Hathaway investors with an average annual return of roughly 20% per year, far outperforming the S and P 500 and most money managers. If you want to follow in Buffett's footsteps, you can check out what Berkshire Hathaway owns, and pick what you think are the best stocks in the group. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has a free list of Warren Buffett stocks, over 25 of which pay dividends. As a matter of fact, a dozen have yields of 3.0% or greater.

One example is Procter & Gamble Co (PG) trades at 18.1 times earnings, and 15.8 times forward earnings. The stock pays a very favorable yield of 3.4%. The company recently reported a 44.7% increase in earnings for the latest quarter, year over year, on a slight 3.1% drop in revenues. Dividends payable quarterly were increased back in April from $0.525 per share to $0.562 per share.

Another High yield Buffett stock is General Dynamics (GD), which provides a decent yield of 3.2%. The stock trades at 9.4 times current earnings, with a forward price to earnings ratio of 8.6. Earnings were down about 3% on flat earnings for the latest quarter.

A couple of other high yield ideas include Intel (INTC) sporting a yield of 3.4% and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) at 4.5%. To see the other Warren Buffett stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, where you can download, sort, and update the list.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Turn your iPod into an iPhone and with No Internet Bill

FreedomPop is selling an Apple (AAPL) sleeve that will turn the iPod into an iPhone. It sells for $99. And the nice feature is that there are no bills, called a free-"4G"-for-all plan. Check it out:

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Latest Warren Buffett News for the Week Ending August 4

The latest news about Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B). 






If you like Warren Buffett, check out:

High Yields from Natural Gas Stocks

Yes, it is the middle of the ht summer. Time to be thinking about natural gas consumption in the winter and natural gas stocks. According to a recent article in Bloomberg, natural gas has matched coal as the leading power generating fuel for the first time ever since the US Government started tracking this information.

Let's take a closer look at stocks involved in the distribution of natural gas to both homes and businesses. According to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, over 15 of them have yields paying more than 3%. As an example, Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) is a high yielding gas company, which yields 4.8%. The stock trades at 19.3 times current earnings, and 20.4 times forward earnings.

TransCanada Corp. (TRP), based in Calgery, Alberta, Canada, owns and operates natural gas pipelines and regulated gas storage facilities throughout Northern California. The company, which trades at 23 times earnings, pays a generous yield of 3.9%. You should be aware of the foreign withholding tax which can affect your yield. Speak with your tax preparer before putting this stock in a retirement plan.

Other high yield gas companies include Sempra Energy (SRE) at 3.5%, WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) paying 4.0%, and Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) at a 3.7% yield. You can access a free list of over 25 natural gas companies, along with their price to earnings data, at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.


By Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of August 2012

  Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. 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. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

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 during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.



Cliffs Natural Resources Inc
CLF
8/13/2012
5.4%
$6.6B
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
ARR
8/13/2012
16.1%
$1.7B
International Paper Company
IP
8/13/2012
3.3%
$14.1B
Eli Lilly & Co.
LLY
8/13/2012
4.4%
$51.3B
Shaw Communications Inc.
SJR
8/13/2012
5.0%
$8.1B
Fifth Street Finance Corp.
FSC
8/13/2012
11.4%
$829.2M
Duke Energy Corp
DUK
8/15/2012
4.6%
$46.6B
H&R Real Estate Inv Trust
HRUFF
8/15/2012
4.8%
$4.6B
Sonoco Products Company
SON
8/15/2012
4.1%
$3.0B
Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
TRK
8/15/2012
3.5%
$703.1M
Walgreen Company
WAG
8/15/2012
3.2%
$29.7B



The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

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 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.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Why Starbucks is a Death Stock

Death stocks are companies involved in the business of cemeteries, cremation, coffins, funeral parlors, and headstones. So what is the connection that Starbucks (SBUX) has with this industry? The company is putting one of its gourmet coffee shops in a funeral home! The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina plans to open a Starbucks in its facilities during the month of August. This gives a whole new meaning to the term 'Waking the dead.'
But seriously, this is an industry that won't go away, the 'inevitable death and taxes' situation. There are many plays in this sector, and according to the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are ten companies in the death business. For example, Matthews International (MATW) is in the business of memorialization products for cemeteries. The company produces manufactures cast bronze and granite memorials, cast and etched architectural products, mausoleums, and wood and metal caskets. The stock trades at 13.3 times present earnings and 11.5 times future earnings. It sports a yield of 1.2%.
Service Corporation International (SCI) is the largest funeral service company by market cap. The company also owns cemeteries and crematoria, and even sell s caskets. The company pays a decent yield of 1.9%, and trades at 16.3 times forward earnings.
Hillenbrand (HI) is the largest publicly traded casket manufacturer, which also makes cremation caskets, containers, vaults, and urns. The forward price to earnings ratio is 9.4, and the yield is a generous 4.4%.
To access a free list of all the death stocks, which can be downloaded, sorted, and added to, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.
By Stockerblog.com




All the Physics British Honda Commercial

According to info I got from the Internet:

If you thought that the people who set up a room full of dominoes to have them knocked over later was amazing, you haven't seen any-thing yet. This is the new Honda commercial in the UK . Very important that you understand: There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in these images. Everything that you see happened in real time exactly as you see it.

The recording required 606 takes and in the first 605 takes there always was something, usually of minor importance, that didn't work. It was necessary for the recording team to install the set-up time after time and it took several weeks working day and night to achieve this effect. The recording cost 6 million dollars and it took 3 months to finish.

The duration of the video is only 2 minutes, but every time that Honda (HMC) shows the commercial on British television, they make enough money to support any of us for the rest of our lives. However, this commercial has turned out to be the most displayed in the history of the Internet. Honda execs think that it will pay for itself simply because of the free showings. There are only six Honda Accords built by hand in the whole world, and to the horror of Honda engineers, the recording team dis-assembled two of them for the recording.

Everything you see in the sequence (besides the walls, floor, ramp and the untouched Honda Accord) is part of those two automobiles. The voice is that of Garrison Keiller. The commercial was so well received by Honda execs when they saw it, that their first comment was how amazing the computer graphics were. They almost fell out of their chairs when told that the recording was real without any graphics manipulation. By the way, about the windshield wipers in the new Honda Accords, they are sensitive to water and designed to start working as soon as they get wet.

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