Q: Hi, Pat. Could I have your opinion on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $43.27, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 49.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More

Spinoff Spotlight: GE

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $12 (New York symbol GE, Shares outstanding: 8.7 billion; Market cap: $104.4 billion; Dividend yield: 4.0%; Takeover Target Rating: Low; www.ge.com) has replaced its CEO, John Flannery, with Larry Culp—the former CEO of Danaher Corp. (New York symbol DHR).
Mr. Culp spearheaded Danaher’s spinoff of its… Read More