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Yale professor Robert Schiller borrowed the term "irrational exuberance" from a quote from Alan Greenspan to title two books predicting famous market bubbles. Schiller's first Irrational Exuberance book predicted the dot com crash. His second predicted the housing bubble. The following quote from Robert Schiller is very appropriate for any market: "People still place too much confidence in the markets and have too strong a belief that paying attention to the gyrations in their investments will someday make them rich, and so they do not make conservative preparations for possible bad outcomes." This article is dedicated to conservative preparation and positive outcomes though it does concentrate on investment gyrations. Last week's article, "Lessons from Dogs of the Indices:... more
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:50:56 -0400 on SeekingAlpha
Stock symbol(s): ABT,AFL,AGNC,ALSK,ARR,CINF,COP,CQP,CTL,CVX,DD,DO,E,ED,FTE,...
On August 22, the company's board announced a 16 percent increase in its quarterly dividend payment from $0.0635 to $0.07375, payable on September 13, 2011, to shareholders of record on September 2, 2011.
On the day of the dividend announcement, the company's share price jumped to $38.20 from $37.81. In 4 out of 5 trading days since then, the company's stock registered upticks.
Analysts' one year consensus target price estimates range from a low of $41 to a high of $56, compared with a consensus of $48.5.
First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) On August 24, the company's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per share. The dividend consists of a $0.12 per share regular dividend... more
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:22:04 GMT on iStockAnalyst
Stock symbol(s): FFBC,GORO,MO,MTSC,SIG,WLK
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:20:42 -0400 on SeekingAlpha
Stock symbol(s): BCS,C,CBE,CMO,CPK,CTL,FTR,GE,HBC,HTS,ITW,MFA,MTW,NLY,NYX,...
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:54:48 -0400 on SeekingAlpha
Stock symbol(s): AMJ,MLPN
NYSE: WFC) or Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), for example). Then you have a group who lags everyone else.
And while it may be the science and computer nerds or the arty types who are stuffed into lockers on a daily basis, that group oftentimes ends up surprising everyone a few years later.
This last group, the one that lags behind everyone else, is kind of like the utility sector.
Generally treated as a boring group of stocks, utility stocks have suddenly become an interesting and attractive investment. This is because in the past... more
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:03:40 GMT on iStockAnalyst
Stock symbol(s): CEG,DUK,EXC,INTC,PGN,WFC
COMPANY SYM RECENTCLOSINGPRICE DIV YIELD YTD % CHANGE IN STOCK PRICE
AT&T T 29.04 5.92% -1.16%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS VZ 35.76 5.48% -0.06%
MERCK MRK 31.92 4.76% -11.43%
PFIZER PFE 18.21 4.39% 4.00%
INTEL INTC 19.77 4.25% -5.99%
Topping this list are two... more
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:57:47 -0400 on SeekingAlpha
Stock symbol(s): INTC,MRK,PFE,T,VZ
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:48:10 GMT on iStockAnalyst
Stock symbol(s): CB,EML,EMR,HGIC,MCY,STFC,XOM
NYSE: WLK) . The maker of petrochemicals, polymers, and building products cooked up a 16% boost to its quarterly dividend. Investors will now be receiving $0.0737 a share every three months. It's not the only way that Westlake Chemical is returning money to its shareholders. The Houston-based company is also initiating a $100 million share buyback plan.... more
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:55:57 GMT on The Motley Fool
Stock symbol(s): GKSR,MO,MTSC,WLK,FFBC,SSI
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:12:50 GMT on The Motley Fool
Stock symbol(s): GPC,F,PBY
Published Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:50:00 -0400 on SeekingAlpha
Stock symbol(s): ALSK,ANH,BMY,BPL,CPNO,D,DRI,DUK,ED,EPD,EQY,ETP,HCN,IP,KMB,...