Published Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
The markets have been somewhat choppy and volatile during May-June, to say the least, even though the broad indexes stand exactly at a level where they were at the end of April.
Back in May, the markets were blindsided due to the sudden escalation in trade disputes with China and the realization that a trade deal with China was far from a done deal. Even though the trade-issue is far from resolved and for sure, there are other concerns like slowing GDP growth and geopolitical issues, but markets have recovered strongly on the hopes of multiple rate-cuts by the Feds. It appears that the markets have come to believe in a Goldilocks situation, where either the things will keep going well or if they do not, the Feds would save the day for us.
S&P 500 ETF ( SPY) six-month chart, courtesy Yahoo Finance
Irrespective of the market's day-to-day gyrations, we remain on the constant lookout for companies that offer sustainable and growing dividends and maybe trading cheap on a relative basis to the broader market as well as to their respective 52-week highs. We believe in keeping a buy-list handy and dry-powder ready so that we are able to use the opportunity when the time is right. In addition, we think, every month, this analysis is able to highlight some companies that otherwise would not be on our radar.
This article is part of our monthly series where we scan the entire universe of roughly 7,500 stocks that are listed and traded on the US exchanges, including... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES||113.27||12.9||8.80||3.12||2.46|
|BANK OF AMERICA||29.67||10.6||2.80||0.72||2.45|
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF||301.29||0.0||0.00||5.42||1.82|
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