Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, August 2, 2019

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC., $17.81, Toronto symbol SNC, is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems and water-treatment plants.

To conserve cash for debt repayments, SNC is cutting its quarterly dividend by 80.0%. Starting with… 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

Research costs are key to their success

These four technology companies continue to invest heavily in research. While that spending depresses their current earnings, it also helps them develop profitable new products to spur earnings for years to come.
INTEL CORP. $51 (Nasdaq symbol INTC; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More

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

Chipmaker offers growth and rising income

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $92 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 972.2 million; Market cap: $89.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.7; Dividend yield: 3.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog chips. Those products convert inputs like touch, sound and… Read More

Dividend increase: Texas Instruments

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $106 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 972.2 million; Market cap: $103.1 billion; Divd. yield: 2.9%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog chips. They convert inputs, such as touch, and sound, into… 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