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Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Pepsico, Inc. (PEP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products...

7 surprising things in Warren Buffett's office

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  • One of Buffett's earliest stock market resources was a series of manuals published by Moody's Corporation called "Moody's Manual."
  • A few years ago, he found a copy on Amazon and "While reliving my youth," he says, "I bought old Moody's manuals."
  • When asked if flipping through it is comparable to going through an old family photo album, Buffett responds, "Better!".

Find Out Which Stocks Hedge Funds Have Been Buying: New Issue Just Released

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  • Investment Thesis Summaries of 2 Stocks Hedge Funds Have Been Buying: Find out which stocks and quickly get up to speed on the bull and bear thesis.
  • New Consensus Buy / Sell Lists: Reveals which stocks are most popular.
  • Commentary on Each Fund's Moves: Including international market short positions when applicable.

Harvest the Fruit

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The mango is native to Southern and Southeast Asia, but also grows in Central and South America, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Mango trees will settle into a cropping pattern by the third year after planting and reach peak production in six to eight years. Seedling trees take a year longer to come into production. The tree is long-lived with some specimens known to be over 300 years old and still producing fruit...

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Caterpillar Inc. is the world's largest producer of earthmoving equipment, and a major manufacturer of mining equipment, electric power generators and engines used in petroleum markets...

Three REITs Approaching Value Territory

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There are several REITs which seem to be punished excessively as of lately. A few, which have caught my eye are listed in more detail in the article.

5 Dividend Stocks With A Low P/B Ratio

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A declining market is what value and dividend growth investors long for. There have been times in the past where I struggled to find stocks worthy of purchasing. In a down market, the challenge is to pick the best available stocks that will maximize my chances of future success. When looking for value priced stocks, the Price-To-Book (P/B) ratio is one that I like to focus on...

Five Dividend Paying Companies Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

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I review the list of dividend increases every week, as part of an effort to monitor my holdings and review promising companies in action. I usually focus on the companies with a minimum ten years of annual dividend increases. I then narrow the list down to companies which are raising distributions by more than a token amount. After that, I review the trends in earnings, dividends/distributions, and decide whether a company is worth it for further research or not. Reasons for not recommending myself to do further research on a company also involves high valuations. This exercise is helpful for my monitoring process, since it provides me with the discipline to go out and do the monitoring work.

Over the past week, there were five of companies that met the above mentioned requirements and raised dividends last week. The companies, along with my commentary are listed below:

Op-Ed: 'Trump trade' is just a fake out. Here's what's really fueling stocks

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  • International stocks, healthcare stocks, tech stocks - these were all supposed to be the losers of the Trump era, not the winners.
  • Overseas, there are more than 25 major foreign stock markets that are up 10% or more, beating the S&P 500.
  • The real fuel for the US stock market - earnings growth - is the only story worth telling.

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Sysco Corporation (SYY). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Sysco Corporation is a large distributor of food and related products, primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry...

Why Warren Buffett is betting on this software start-up

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  • Whether it's for a social mission or in the field of business, Keywell said Uptake's predictive analytics platform uses machine learning to give it a unique advantage.
  • After a company has started using the Uptake platform, the platform refines the insights it delivers over time as it compares its recommendations offered against what actions technicians in the field performed.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire is betting more on banks and airlines

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  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought shares of Bank of New York Mellon and Southwest Airlines in the first quarter, according to an SEC filing Monday.
  • CNBC previously reported that Berkshire bought more than 70 million shares of Apple in January.
  • The filing shows all equity holdings for the conglomerate through the end of the first quarter, which Buffett is required to file with the SEC 45 days later.

MLB legend Alex Rodriguez says this baseball lesson helped him succeed in business

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  • "I was always thinking about life after baseball even before my rookie year," said Rodriguez, who signed two of the biggest contracts in baseball with the Texas Rangers and then the New York Yankees.
  • "I played for almost 23 years. I [also] loved business for a long time."
  • Looking to baseball for inspiration, Rodriguez recalled how he sought out the best players in the financial world to learn about business.

Buy and hold is dead. Long live buy and hold.

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  • The books all had a common theme, it was that savvy investors used a technique called "Buy and hold." What this meant was investors should scour the investment universe for anointed blue chip stocks, buy them at any price, and hold them forever.
  • You buy market leading companies, hold them, and throughout time your shares naturally appreciate.
  • Investors would buy, hold, and re-invest their dividends for years.

9 Stocks Delivering Good News With Higher Dividends

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A stock dividend, also known as a "scrip dividend", is a dividend payment made with stock instead of cash. Sometimes when companies are tight on cash, they will declare and pay a stock dividend in lieu of a cash dividend. Most shareholders feel like they are getting something. But are they really? In short, a stock dividend is nothing more than a glorified stock split. At the end of the process, the shareholder has more shares that are worth less. Like a stock split, you can not create value by issuing paper and getting nothing in exchange.

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