How to tell if a stock paying a dividend will keep doing so

7 suggestions on how to tell if a stock paying a dividend will continue to do so
We believe investors will profit most, and do so with the least risk, by buying shares of well-established, dividend-paying stocks with strong business prospects. That then raises the question,… Read More

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Good companies to invest in share a number of key characteristics
High-quality blue chip companies are good companies to invest in. Blue chip companies are typically defined as firms whose stocks have a national reputation for quality, reliability and the ability to operate profitably in good… Read More

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

Stocks paying the highest dividends can be a big part of a successfully portfolio—but watch out for the risks
If you stick with top-quality stocks paying the highest dividends, the income you earn can supply a significant percentage of your total return—as much as a third… Read More

Q: Hi, all. May I have TSI’s opinion on Stryker Corp.?

A: Stryker Corporation, $206.97, symbol SYK on New York (Shares outstanding: 373.1 million; Market cap: $76.8 billion; www.stryker.com), is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The firm is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stryker’s investors benefit from its three business segments:

The Orthopaedics segment (37% of total revenue)… Read More