Get a 5.1% yield from Russel Metals

Get a 5.1% yield from Russel Metals

Small market cap firms are generally riskier than bigger companies. You can cut that risk by focusing on market leaders with long histories of paying dividends such as this one.

Generally, a higher-than-usual dividend yield is a sign that the payout may exceed the company’s earning… Read More

Revenues rose 10.4% at J.P. Morgan Chase

Revenues rose 10.4% at J.P. Morgan Chase

Rising interest rates and inflation are forcing this bank to set aside more funds to cover potential bad loans. However, tougher lending standards introduced since the 2008 financial crisis will keep any losses low compared to its overall loan portfolios.

Overall, this firm has a solid… Read More

Get a 3.5% yield from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Get a 3.5% yield from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Provisions for potential loan losses delivered a 27.0% earnings reduction in the previous quarter, but higher interest rates and a volatile stock market should improve revenue going forward.

Meanwhile the stock trades at just 10.2 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO. (New… Read More

Earnings just jumped 22% at Stantec Inc.

Earnings just jumped 22% at Stantec Inc.

Improved sales from recent acquisitions led to a 19.5% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

This engineering firm mainly focuses on designing and consulting services. That cuts its risk exposure to expensive cost overruns including those associated with unprofitable legacy projects.

Meanwhile, the… Read More

Global powerhouse Adidas is a top German company

The iShares Germany ETF (see page 55) includes several companies that are among the global leaders in their respective industries. While these companies are generally as profitable as their U.S. counterparts, they typically trade on average at a substantial discount to earnings compared to their… Read More