Efficient chipmaker continues to raise dividend

Efficient chipmaker continues to raise dividend

This chipmaker continues to benefit from increased efficiencies and productive research spending.

The company is a leader in analog chips. Investments in equipment upgrades have helped boost earnings, which jumped 22% in the most recent quarter. A strong balance sheet supports its research as well… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

These top techs still have room to rise

The outlook for these three technology giants remains bright. Each of them is a market leader, and their strong balance sheets will let them keep developing new products and services. Moreover, they continue to buy back shares and increase their dividends.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. $147 (New… Read More

Two tech leaders with reliable dividends

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $111 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 981.7 million; Market cap: $109.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog computer chips. They convert inputs, such as touch, sound and… Read More

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $14.89 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W1P9. 1-800-461-38 63; Web site: www.tdcanadatrust.com. No load — deal directly with the company) invests mostly in U.S. firms engaged in the research, development, production or… Read More

Chipmakers still have room to rise

In the past few years, these two computer-chip makers have diversified their product lines, mainly through acquisitions. That move has reduced their dependence on traditional chips, which continue to see stagnant demand.
As a result of two big purchases, Intel is now less reliant on consumers… Read More

Dividend increase: Texas Instruments

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $110 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 983.2 million; Market cap: $108.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog chips. They convert inputs, such as touch,… Read More