Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, Boeing Co. (BA) reported its second quarter earnings, posting higher revenues and operating EPS than last year's Q2.
6 minutes ago - The S&P 500 touched another all-time high yesterday, as favorable earnings helped lift the benchmark within sight of the coveted 2,000 level. Record highs have been something of a trend over the past year, as the bull market kicked into full gear in 2013. As stocks continue to rise and valuations do the same, it can be difficult for investors to find opportunities to make allocations. Despite many securities sitting at what some would consider "inflated" levels, there are still a number of opportunities for those looking to buy into the market.
6 hours, 14 minutes ago - Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates. Below we highlight four big-name stocks going ex-dividend on Thursday, July 24.
6 hours, 30 minutes ago - Before the opening bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
7 hours, 10 minutes ago - Pepsico (PEP) reported its second quarter earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, posting higher revenues and lower net income compared to last year's Q2.
7 hours, 23 minutes ago - Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, General Dynamics Corporation (GD) reported its second quarter earnings, posting lower revenues and higher earnings from operations than last year's Q2.
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|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.11%||54.05||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|ARLP||Alliance Resource Partners L.P.||Login/Signup for Ratings||5.10%||48.08||46.70||(on 7/7/14)|
|BNS||Bank of Nova Scotia||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.75%||68.30||67.51||(on 7/7/14)|
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- Capital Gains - The stock price goes up, so your shares are worth more than you originally bought them for, and
- Dividends - The company whose stock you bought rewards its shareholders with (usually) quarterly dividend payments.
We can draw comparisons to dividend stocks within the real estate market by looking at multi-family apartment units. These investment properties, as long as they yield positive cash flow, make good investments because while the buildings themselves appreciate in value (capital gains), the investor also receives monthly revenue from the tenants (dividends).
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