Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of August

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.








Aflac Incorporated (AFL) 8/21/2017 0.43 2.09%
Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) 8/22/2017 0.3 0.73%
Carnival Corporation (CCL) 8/23/2017 0.4 2.13%
Hershey Company (HSY) 8/23/2017 0.656 2.33%
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) 8/24/2017 0.322 2.35%


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, August 10, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of August

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.




Consolidated Edison Inc (ED) 8/14/2017 0.69 3.28%
Target Corporation (TGT) 8/14/2017 0.62 4.24%
Amgen Inc. (AMGN) 8/15/2017 1.15 2.46%
W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA) 8/15/2017 0.21 1.10%
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) 8/16/2017 0.5 1.17%

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, August 04, 2017

Why Twitter is a Screaming Buy

Twitter (TWTR) took a huge dump a few days ago on July 27 when it reported earnings, and by the end of the day, the stock dropped by around 14% from the previous day’s close. A couple weeks ago, it had been trading over $20 a share, and now it is less than $16 a share, at the time I am writing this.
The company reported negative earnings, as usual, so why is it a screaming buy? Let’s start off with the company’s biggest asset, President Donald Trump. Yes, Trump provides an advantage to Twitter that no other company has. He tweets almost every single day, and on many days, he tweets multiple times a day. No other president, or for that matter, no other head of state, has ever tweeted so much in the history of mankind. (You know what I mean.) Trump doesn’t use Facebook, he doesn’t use LinkedIn, he doesn’t use Snapchat, he doesn’t use Instagram, he doesn’t use any of the other social media platforms, he doesn’t even send out mass emails. He uses Twitter.

Trump is Twitter’s Biggest Asset

So, the President of the United States is providing free advertising for the company. Imagine the free advertising that Blue Apron would get if Trump ordered from them every day (and told everyone about it).
One of these days, someone is going to figure out how to monetize this unique feature. It may or may not be Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO. It may or may not be Anthony Noto, Twitter’s COO. Or it may be someone new that the company brings in. But someone is going to do it.

Earnings?

But what about earnings? Yes, Twitter hasn’t been generating a profit. But look at Facebook (FB). The company lost $56 million back in 2008, and finally turned it around in 2009 with net income of $229 million. Everyone complains about Amazon (AMZN) not making any money. It lost $278 million in 2014 then showed a profit of $618 million the following year. LinkedIn generated losses in 2010 and 2011, then went profitable in 2012.
Here’s the thing about earnings. When you have income, you have to pay taxes. Once that money is paid out to the IRS, it is dead money; it is money that doesn’t benefit the company. However, applying excess cash flow to tax deductible expenditures, such as more employees, buildings, equipment, machinery, research and development, marketing, and advertising, will benefit the company. These expenses help the company grow and keep taxes low. As long as revenues keep increasing, it pays off in the end, as it did for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon. (Yeah, yeah, I know, Amazon has an outrageously high price-to-earnings ratio and forward P/E, but look at the growth rate of revenues and earnings. Income for the latest fiscal year spiked 292% over the previous year.)

6 Revenue Increasers

But what can Twitter specifically do to increase revenues and earnings? Here is a list of suggestions.
  1. Offer ads that appear by every tweet made by Trump. These ads could appear either above or below the tweet, or both.
  2. Offer ads that appear by every major celebrity tweet, especially those with over a million followers.
  3. When you check your lists, there should be an ad above or below the lists.
  4. In the left hand column, under Trends for You, an ad should be available to advertisers. It would not be intrusive to users who first log on, but would be a great location for advertisers when users scroll down.
  5. Aggressively go after major advertisers to pay for promoted tweets (Amazon book of the day, Wal-Mart deal of the day, Priceline travel deal of the day, etc.)
  6. Set up a Tweet Bank. There are tweets that I want to save that have interesting links, gifs, or pictures. However, when I look for them after a month or two, they are very hard to find, even if I check my Like list. It would be nice if there was a little Save icon next to the Direct Message icon, where I could save the tweet into my Tweet Bank. (This isn’t really a profit making suggestion, just a user enhancement making idea.)
By the way, this is not a stock recommendation (in spite of what the title of this article says). I never give investment advice. This is just a suggestion for your own research and entertainment.
One of these days, Twitter will turn around. The bird will fly. It’s just a matter of who, what, and when.
Disclosure: Author owns TWTR and AMZN.
Article originally published on WSTNN.com on August 4, 2017.

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of August

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.








Sonic Corp. (SONC) 8/7/2017 0.14 2.26%
American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) 8/8/2017 0.59 3.30%
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) 8/8/2017 0.25 1.74%
Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) 8/8/2017 0.5 1.56%
Boeing Company (BA) 8/9/2017 1.42 2.10%

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, July 20, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of July

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) 7/24/2017 0.41 1.82%
Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) 7/24/2017 0.644 3.34%
Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) 7/26/2017 0.31 1.87%
Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) 7/28/2017 0.57 1.84%


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.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of July

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) 7/17/2017 0.84 2.42%
Oracle Corporation (ORCL) 7/17/2017 0.19 1.28%
WD-40 Company (WDFC) 7/19/2017 0.49 1.70%
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) 7/19/2017 0.39 3.29%
C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) 7/20/2017 0.26 0.33%

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, July 11, 2017

Cars that Run on Whskey

It may be hard to believe but cars can now run on whiskey, in addition to gasoline and diesel, according to a BBC article. Actually, it is whiskey residue from the whiskey making process called biobutanol. And the best feature is that the automobile engine doesn’t have to be modified.
But it is not just cars consuming liquor; humans seem to do a bit of consuming themselves. Last year, the sale of alcohol was $25.2 billion in the US, a 4.5% increase over the previous year, and the seventh yearly increase in a row.

Relax and Lose Weight

With money flowing into the coffers of liquor producers, some investors are taking a close look at companies in the alcohol industry. Studies have shown that liquor may help you lose weight, will help relax you (obviously), and might even cure blindness. Investors who believe that booze stocks can benefit from these alcohol health benefits, have several choices to choose from.

Jack Daniel’s

Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is a liquor distributor which is famous for its Jack Daniel’s and Southern Comfort brands. The stock has a price-to-earnings ratio of 28, a forward P/E of 26, and provides a fair yield of 1.48%.

 Johnnie Walker

Diageo (DEO) is a London based alcoholic beverage distributor that markets numerous brands of whiskey, including Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskey, Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, JeB Scotch whisky, Buchanan’s Scotch whiskey, Windsor Premier Scotch whiskey, and Bushmills Irish whiskey. It also sells vodka, rum, and wine. The stock trades at 24 times trailing earnings, and 20 times forward earnings. It sports a higher-than-industry-average yield of 2.5%.

How to Invest in Donald Trump

Did you know that you can invest in a stock that developed and distributes Trump Super Premium Vodka? The company is Drinks Americas (DKAM), a Connecticut based company that trades Over the Counter on the Pink Sheets, and last traded for one hundredth of a cent. The vodka received four out of five stars by Spirit Journal. Unfortunately for potential tasters, the beverage is no longer sold in the US.
For a free list of stocks in the liquor and wine industry, click on the following link:
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above stocks at the time the article was written. 

What Is Amazon Prime Day and Why Should I Care?

Amazon Prime Day is an annual one-day only global shopping event exclusively for Prime members of Amazon (AMZN), which offer major sales on various items. It is being held today, July 11th, 2017. Here are just a few of the best bargains:
By the way,, Amazon stock close at 999.44 yesterday. 


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of July

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.


Aetna Inc. (AET) 7/11/2017 0.5 0.82%
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) 7/12/2017 0.265 2.16%
Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) 7/12/2017 0.31 2.30%
Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) 7/12/2017 0.3 2.13%
Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) 7/14/2017 0.4 2.12%

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.


Trend Following: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets

Over the four day July 4 weekend, I read the book, Trend Following: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets by Michael W. Covel. This 688 page tome is the most complete book on the investment technique of Trend Following that I have ever read.
Don’t let the size of the book deter you from reading it. The first half of the book contains the meat of information, while the last half includes numerous interviews of successful traders, and an extensive appendix supported by lots of research.
The book shows how many of the so-called tried-and-true investment trading techniques, such as dollar cost averaging and fundamental analysis,  are basically unsuccessful, and how using trend following can generate positive trades, no matter what kind of market we are in, even crashes. Covel gives numerous examples of how the trend following traders have made money over many years.
One of my favorite chapters was Chapter 4 – Big Events, Crashes, and Panics, which discusses such incidents as Enron, the great recession, the dot com bubble, and Black Friday. The author shows how money was still being made during those times. Probably the most important chapter is Chapter 10 – Trading Systems.
It is interesting that I actually started trend following trading a few months ago with some success. The problem I had was not cutting my losses. However, Covel has pounded the lesson into me to cut my losses quickly. (He has also provided me with many other lessons throughout the book.)
One feature that makes this book interesting is that he provides interesting quotations from famous people on almost every page in the book.
If you are a stock or commodities trader, and your performance hasn’t been as successful as you like, I highly recommend that you read Trend Following.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July

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.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

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.


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.