Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wireless Charging: The Stocks in this Latest Hot Industry

Imagine that you have just landed from a flight and your cell phone is dead due to a used up battery charge. You walk through the airport and as you are strolling along, your phone is picking up radio frequencies that is charging your phone’s battery.
Or say you are walking down the street, the battery is dead in your cell phone, so you head into a coffee shop. A tiny chip in your phone picks up radio frequencies and converts them into energy to charge up your phone.
Think this is science fiction? Companies are already working on this technology now.
As an example, Energous Corp (WATT), a San Jose, California based company founded in 2012, has been working on just such a system. The company is developing WattUp, which allows for the wire-free distance charging of devices, including laptops, cellphones, and smart watches.
The stock took a dump yesterday, dropping 5% to 14.74 per share, probably due to the fact that it was just announced yesterday that the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing sold 1615 shares on June 14. However, if you look closer, you would find that, first, this was an automatic sale, and second, he still has over 100,000 shares of the stock. So the sale represented only a small part of his position.
According to a report in the Weekly Register, 27 institutions have increased positions in the stock, with 21 new positions. The stock has a market cap of $303 million.
Investors should be aware that the company is generating significant negative earnings, and should therefore be considered very speculative.
Other wireless electricity stocks can be found by looking at the publicly traded members of the Wireless Power Consortium, of which over 200 businesses have joined. They utilize Qi wireless charging as an open standard.
Of course, you will find many of the large corporations, such as Apple (AAPL), AVID (AVID), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Verizon Wireless (VZ), are members.
Leggett & Platt (LEG), which is a producer of engineered products, has a division for developing wireless power transmitters for integration.
ON Semiconductor (ON) is also working on wireless power technology. This semiconductor company is baed in Phoenix, Arizona.
Semtech Corporation (SMTC) a Camarillo, California which makes and sells analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, is also developing wireless power technology products.
Altogether, there are about 20 publicly traded stocks that are part of the Consortium. Maybe one of these companies can charge up your portfolio.
Disclosure: Author owns WATT. 
Please note: some of these stocks are very low cap and should be considered very speculative.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Get an Amazon Dash Wand for Free

The Dash Wand is the latest tech product from Amazon. If you haven't heard about it, here are the details. And there is a way to get it for free.


  • The Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa helps you find recipes, convert cups to ounces, buy and reorder essentials, find nearby restaurants and more.
  • Purchase Dash Wand for $20 and get $20 off your next purchase after you register the device. *
  • Try AmazonFresh free for 90 days (normally $14.99 per month) **
  • Say it or scan a barcode. It’s added to your shopping cart. Just say “paper towels.”
  • Water-resistant, durable design, and magnetic so you can stick it on your fridge.
Here are the details about how to get it free: Essentially free with a $20 Amazon credit when you register the device. Once you register Dash Wand, the $20 credit will appear in your shopping cart the next time you check out with an eligible item. This deal may not last long. If you are interested, you can see more details at the link below.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Old King Coal: Will Coal Stocks Go Up Because of the US Backing Out of the Paris Accord?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration of the U. S. Department of Energy, 30% of the electricity generated in the United States comes from coal.
This is a significant source of fuel for generators, primarily due to its low energy production costs compared to natural gas and petroleum.
Some investors believe that the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and the energy policies of the current administration should help coal stocks. If that happens, there are several American coal companies that could benefit.
Arch Coal (ARCH), which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1969. The stock trades at 15.6 times forward earnings and pays a small yield of 0.5%. It has a favorable price sales ratio of 0.8. Revenues for the latest quarter jumped 45% year-over-year. Earnings per share went from a negative $9.71 to a positive $2.03 over the same period.
Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) is a low priced and low market cap stock, which is based in Gillette, Wyoming. The price to earnings ratio is a reasonable 5.4 and the price to sales ratio is an auspicious 0.3. The company does not pay a dividend.
Westmoreland Coal (WLB) has an even smaller market capitalization of $100 million. The company is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is not currently generating positive earnings, nor does it pay a dividend.
Maybe coal can heat up your portfolio, but be careful, as many believe that the coal industry is a dying industry.


Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of June

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.

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) 6/19/2017 0.15 10.14%
KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR) 6/19/2017 0.32 2.77%
Seagate Technology PLC (STX) 6/19/2017 0.63 6.00%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) 6/20/2017 0.73 4.46%
Portland General Electric Company (POR) 6/22/2017 0.34 2.71%

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.


Dirty Words in SEC Stock Filings

When I have free time on my hands and have nothing better to do, I look for dirty words on Securities and Exchange filings. Just kidding!
Surprisingly, several stocks have filed forms with the SEC that has the “S” word and the “F” word hidden away. And these aren’t just obscure companies. Some of these are famous names.
Sometimes the word is a typo, sometimes it is quoting from a conversation, and some times the company really means to say it.

The “S” Word

One example is Shopify (SHOP). On its Exhibit 1.1 for the Form 40-F [2016 Annual InformationForm], the “S” word is shown in the Culture & Employees section.


LendingClub (LC) has what appears to be a typo for an occupation on its Form 424B3.


The “F” Word

Time Warner Cable (TWX) had an interesting quote in its Form 425 filing.

These are just a few examples from the large companies. There are a few other filings with interesting words from companies that are not as well known.
Shit, I realized I got through writing this whole article without using one dirty four letter word.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of June

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.


Ameren Corporation (AEE) 6/12/2017 0.44 3.04%
Anadarko Petroleum (APC) 6/12/2017 0.05 0.40%
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) 6/12/2017 0.58 2.34%
HP Inc. (HPQ) 6/12/2017 0.133 2.73%
Public Storage (PSA) 6/12/2017 2.00 3.60%

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, June 02, 2017

The Bitcoin ETF that Doubled in 3 Days Last Week

Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency, has been on a tear recently, rising from $2,150 on Monday to $2,779 on Thursday, a jump of 29%.
But what has really been spiking is the Bitcoin exchange traded fund, Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC). It is an ETF that purportedly represents one tenth of a bitcoin for each share.
The stock skyrocketed last week from a close of $241 per share on Monday to a high of $565 a share during the day on Thursday, May 25. This was an increase of 134%. The stock closed at $477, still a huge increase of 98%.
Both Bitcoin and GBTC dropped on Friday, but GBTC still closed above $400 a share.
For a free list of bitcoin related stocks, go here.

Amazon Will Provide Everything Except Wash your Windows: Wait, They Do That Too! Really!

You need your windows washed? Go to Amazon. Is your toilet plugged up? Go to Amazon. Need your house painted? Go to Amazon. What? You haven’t heard of Amazon Home & Business Services? Yes, they do all that and more, including cleaning your house, setting up your home theater, or assembling your furniture.

So if you have been wondering why Amazon (AMZN) stock has been rising so much, grossly outperforming the S&P 500 over the last year by more than double, now you know why. They are taking over the lawn mowing business.

But seriously, many investors believe that Amazon is all about Amazon Web Services, commonly referred to as AWS, which is the company’s cloud computing division. And it’s true. AWS revenues have jumped 55% year over year, but still only provides 9% of overall revenues. However, AWS does provide 74% of operating income currently.

Amazon is much more. It is creeping (in a good way) into everyone’s lives. It’s not just the books, and the vitamins, and the clothes, and the watches. Amazon markets just about any product you can think of. (A few years ago, there was a way you could even order marijuana through Amazon, but that’s for another article.) Plus, the intangible growth is enormous, whether it’s music, eBooks, or movies.

Amazon has its CreateSpace division, which allows anyone to quickly publish their own book for free. But now the company is pushing self-produced movies and TV shows. These aren’t the company produced Amazon Originals like Bosch, these are the individual produced shows that anyone can create and have Amazon market for them, with a choice of how to receive revenues. An example of this is the show Private Sales, a TV show about an escort service in the beach cities area of Los Angeles.

In terms of the company’s financials, net cash flow has grown $4.180 billion in 2012 to $16.443 billion for 2016. This is a 41% increase per year on average. Not too shabby.

But what about the losses? The company has generated negative income in two of the last five years, and the net income it has generated hasn’t been that great, giving the stock a trailing price to earnings ratio of 187. Of course! The lower your net income, the lower you pay in taxes. Once money is paid out in taxes, that money is gone. The company has been smart enough to spend funds on employee wages, research and development, plants, equipment, and other tax-deductible expenditures that will help the company grow, keep net income low, and taxes low.

Back in 2007, I wrote an article about how Amazon is a Screaming Buy at 38.10 per share. I didn’t buy the stock at the time but I should have taken my own advice, as the stock took off and never looked back.

Disclosure: Author now owns AMZN.

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of June

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.

Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY) 6/5/2017 0.45 1.91%
Guess?, Inc. (GES) 6/5/2017 0.225 7.22%
Halliburton Company (HAL) 6/5/2017 0.18 1.58%
Kohl's Corporation (KSS) 6/5/2017 0.55 5.20%
Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) 6/5/2017 0.125 0.66%




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.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Twitter Shareholders Meeting



Me and Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO


The Twitter Annual Meeting was held yesterday at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Market Street. Jack Dorsey, the CEO, spoke about the goals for the company.
Areas covered were:
Improving Timeline
Notifications
Safety, with regard ti transparency, better tools, and deep learning & machine learning
Dorsey talked about three major improvements:
  1. Twitter Lite – for Safari or Chrome on mobile devices
    30% faster load times
    Uses less than 1 meg of data
    Looks identical to the app
    Can turn on Data Saver – all images, videos, gifs blurred
    Reduce data usage by 70%
  2. Explore tab -brings everything together
    Trends, Moments, Live Events
  3. Mute – Safety control
    Notifications -muted words -pause and not see
Anthony Noto, Twitter’s CFO, then spoke. He talked about the Live Streaming Video and expansion into:
Sports
News
Entertainment
ESports
He said that in Q1, there was 800 hours of live video content, over 450 events, with more than 200 premium content partners.
All the shareholder resolutions passed except the one that proposed that Twitter become a user owned company. The proposal said:
“A community-owned Twitter could result in new and reliable revenue streams, since we, as users, could buy in as co-owners, with a stake in the platform’s success. Without the short-term pressure of the stock markets, we can realize Twitter’s potential value, which the current business model has struggled to do for many years. We could set more transparent accountable rules for handling abuse. We could re-open the platform’s data to spur innovation. Overall, we’d all be invested in Twitter’s success and sustainability. Such a conversion could also ensure a fairer return for the company’s existing investors than other options.”
The questions and answers were related to looking into a Twitter Prime type service where some users could pay for a premium service, and utilizing artificial intelligence through machine learning and deep learning for timelines and notifications.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of May

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.


Applied Materials (AMAT) 5/23/2017 0.1 0.89%
Nokia Corporation (NOK) 5/24/2017 0.127 4.61%
CSX Corporation (CSX) 5/26/2017 0.2 1.41%
QUALCOMM (QCOM) 5/26/2017 0.57 3.79%

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.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of May

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.


Amgen Inc. (AMGN) 5/15/2017 1.15 2.59%
Consolidated Edison Inc (ED) 5/15/2017 0.69 3.42%
Target Corporation (TGT) 5/15/2017 0.6 4.04%
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 5/16/2017 0.39 2.16%
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) 5/17/2017 0.665 1.91%

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.


Monday, May 08, 2017

Stock Motifs That Are Up Over 20%

If you have never checked out a stock motif, maybe it's time you did. A motif is similar to an exchange traded fund or ETF that is created by an individual investor. The motif may contain five stocks or fifty stocks or any number of stocks, and are usually concentrated around a particular industry  or investment idea.
These motifs can be bought and sold, just like any other ETF, with a commission of only $9.95. Several of these motifs have significantly outperformed the S&P 500.
For example, I created a motif called Horse Race Stocks. This is a motif that contains stocks involved in the hope racing arena. It is interesting to note that this motif is up over 50% since its inception, which was less than a year ago. I created the motif on July 21, 2016 and as of today, the motif has increased by 52.5%. Not a bad return for less than ten months.


My Cuba Stocks motif which holds stocks of companies that should benefit from the opening of relations with Cuba is up 24.2% since the end of July last year.


The Marijuana Cannabis Stocks motif is my most popular. The stocks in the portfolio are self-explanatory, and with legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, what motif has spiked by 25% in less than a year.


Even a couple other motifs that haven't performed as well, still have double digit returns, such as Drone Stocks, with a boost of 14%, and Virtual and Augmented Reality Stocks, up 17.9%.
All of the stocks in all of the above motifs sell for at least $5 a share. Also, if dividends are paid by any of the stocks, your account is credited with the payments.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of May

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.


Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) 5/8/2017 0.66 1.60%
PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) 5/8/2017 0.4 1.46%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) 5/10/2017 0.51 2.63%
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) 5/11/2017 0.33 1.28%
SAP SE (SAP) 5/11/2017 0.95 1.28%


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.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of May

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.


Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) 5/1/2017 1.669 3.56%
KB Home (KBH) 5/2/2017 0.025 0.49%
American Water Works (AWK) 5/3/2017 0.415 1.86%
D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) 5/3/2017 0.10 1.09%
Intel Corporation (INTC) 5/3/2017 0.273 2.83%

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.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of April

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.


Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) 4/24/2017 0.35 1.62%
Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) 4/26/2017 0.15 1.40%
Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) 4/26/2017 0.31 1.57%
Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) 4/27/2017 0.57 2.14%

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.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stocks that Bill Gates Has Been Buying Recently

Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT), is the wealthiest man in the world, although Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, has been gaining on him recently. You may or may not be aware, but Bill Gates has his own hedge fund, called Cascade Investments.
By looking at some of the recent trades of this billionaire, you may get some ideas for your own portfolio.
Gates recently bought the following stocks during the last quarter of 2016:
Williams Sonoma (WSM)
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI)
Corelogic (CLGX)
Zebra Technologies (ZBRA)
Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)
Ryder System (R)
Super Micro Computer (SMCI)
Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
You will notice that many of these stocks are not well-known companies. For example, Zebra Technologies makes and markets various types of tech  products including mobile computers, barcode scanners, and RFID readers. The stock trades at 13 times forward earnings and earnings per share for the latest reported quarter jumped from a loss of 54 cents per share to a profit of 34 cents per share, year-over-year.
Super Micro Computer is a provider of high performance server technology. The forward price to earnings ratio is a favorable 11.7. For the latest quarter, revenues rose but earnings dropped.
Hopefully, some of these stocks can help turn you into a billionaire.

Trivia: The iPhone Name was Originally Owned by Cisco, Not Apple

Here is a bit of financial trivia for you.  Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), released its iPhone on Monday, December 18, 2006, which was a phone that connects to a home wireless network for making phone calls through the Internet using the Skype service. Skype was originally owned by eBay Inc. (EBAY)at the time and is now owned by Microsoft (MSFT).
It had been anticipated that Apple Computer Corp. (AAPL) would be using the iPhone name back then, but it had been registered by Cisco in 2000. The iPhone trademark is now owned by Apple.
More info about the “first” iPhone release can be found here, an article from bizjournals back in 2006.



Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of April

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.






Clorox Company (CLX) 4/17/2017 0.8 2.36%
Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) 4/19/2017 0.4 2.12%
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) 4/19/2017 0.5 2.27%
Pentair plc. (PNR) 4/19/2017 0.345 2.14%
Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) 4/21/2017 0.654 3.46%

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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Use the Altman Z-Score to Check the Financial Quality of your Stocks

Edward Altman invented the Altman Z-Score in the 1960’s to determine the statistical probability of a company going bankrupt. The Creditguru.com has a nice interactive Z-score calculator that allows you to type in eight variables to determine the likelihood of failure. According to the site, a score under 1.80 means “Probability of Financial embarrassment is very high.”
I tried it for Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and came up with a score of -45.33 [That’s MINUS 45.33]. The text result says “Probability of Financial Embarrassment is very high in this case.”
In order for a company to rank safe based on the data entered, it needs a score above 3. A score of 2.70 to 2.99 means the company is on alert, and a score of 1.80 to 2.70 means that there is a good chance of the company going bankrupt within a couple years.


Sunday, April 02, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of April

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.


Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) 4/3/2017 0.16 1.48%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) 4/3/2017 0.45 1.67%
Gap, Inc. (GPS) 4/3/2017 0.23 3.87%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 4/4/2017 0.29 3.06%
J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 4/4/2017 0.50 2.12%
American Express Company (AXP) 4/5/2017 0.32 1.55%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 4/5/2017 0.15 6.78%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 4/5/2017 0.39 2.72%
General Dynamics Corporation (GD) 4/5/2017 0.84 1.61%
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) 4/6/2017 0.48 3.22%
Intuit Inc. (INTU) 4/6/2017 0.34 1.08%

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.