Updating Our High-Growth Payers: Texas Instruments

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $172 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 913.7 million; Market cap: $157.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) makes analog computer chips, which convert touch, sound and pressure into the electronic signals… Read More

Dividend ETFs aim to provide solid income

Rising interest rates mean dividend-paying stocks must increasingly compete for investor interest in fixed-income investments. However, sustainable dividends still offer an attractive and growing income stream for investors.
Meanwhile, dividend-focused ETFs can—but not always—follow strategies that we feel set investors up for maximum long-term gains with… Read More

You should look beyond their high P/Es

Technology stocks such as Alphabet (see page 31) and the three we analyze below tend to trade at somewhat high multiples to their earnings. That can scare away many more-conservative investors.
However, all of these firms are market leaders in their niche fields, which helps shield… Read More

Rising chip demand fuels profits

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $178 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 924.0 million; Market cap: $164.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) makes analog computer chips, which convert touch, sound and pressure into the electronic signals… Read More