What are dividend Stocks?

If you’ve ever wondered “what are dividend stocks?” We have the answer for you.
 

Dividends are typically cash payouts that serve as a way for companies to share the wealth they’ve accumulated through their operations. These payouts are drawn from earnings and paid to the shareholders… Read More

Earnings just jumped 87.5% at Genuine Parts Co.

Earnings just jumped 87.5% at Genuine Parts Co.

Improved sales of automotive parts led to a 9.1% revenue rise for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A cost control plan continues to help boost earnings, while the stock trades at 23.0 times the company’s 2021 earnings forecast.

GENUINE PARTS CO. (New York symbol GPC; www.genpt.com)… Read More

Ulta Beauty Inc. pivots to a new growth strategy

Ulta Beauty Inc. pivots to a new growth strategy

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that operates specialty retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products. 

Pat likes the company’s strong brand, solid balance sheet, and online sales initiatives. However, he notes that the cosmetics… Read More

Get a 4.8% yield from IBM

Get a 4.8% yield from IBM

This firm’s investors continue to benefit from its strong commitment to keep its dividend rising. They should also gain from its shift to cloud computing and the spin-off of a legacy business.

While the company has yet to announce the details, it’s likely this new… Read More

Get a 3.7% yield from Fortis

Get a 3.7% yield from Fortis

When we decided on 2021’s top income pick, we considered a wide range of factors including dividend safety and cash flow support from underlying operations.

Thanks to its high-quality, regulated power utilities, we chose this firm as 2021’s top income pick. We continue to believe the… Read More