Posts Tagged ‘Jim Trippon’

A Market Stampede Of Special Dividends (LVS, TSN, WYNN, AOL, CBSH, WMT, FIZZ)

December 4th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Occasionally some companies will declare a special dividend, which often ends up being a nice bonus for investors. After all, you may own a stock for its regular dividend Read more…

Dividends, Markets

Sinopec’s Nigerian Oil Deal

December 3rd, 2012

Jim Trippon: China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP), known as Sinopec, recently agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in a Nigerian oil field from Total, SA (NYSE:TOT) for $2.5 billion. The purchase is part of Sinopec’s ongoing plan to aggressively add to its overseas assets, Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, World News

Dividends In A Changing Economy (T, VZ, MCD)

November 15th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Nearly lost amid the pre election and post election haze of commentary in the financial media, were some other things of interest to investors. While the commentators on the business channels on tv can make even the smallest event seem apocalyptic, Read more…

Dividends, Markets

Of Stock Buybacks And Dividends (MMM, COST, KO)

November 2nd, 2012

Jim Trippon: On the face of it, stock buybacks look like good things. After all, the company is investing its cash in the company itself. If that isn’t a vote of confidence, what is? The company usually repurchases outstanding shares and retires them. Read more…

Dividends, Markets

China Energy Deal Detours (CEO, SNP, NXY, CHK)

November 1st, 2012

Jim Trippon: China’s overall government strategy of piling up additional energy and other resource assets while consolidating certain industries is ongoing. China watchers know that this has shifted into high gear in the last couple of years, with China’s major oil and gas companies Read more…

Asia, China, Energy

Some Dividend Increases During Earnings Season (MSFT, OHI, O, GLW, WHG, KMP)

October 25th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Nestled in among the earnings reports, sometimes along with them, are announcements of dividend increases. As we’ve written about consistently, this has been a year where dividend increases have consistently appeared, as many companies continue Read more…

Earnings, Markets

Expect More Good News For Dividends (DVY)

October 21st, 2012

Jim Trippon: Dividend investors have found this year and even the last several years to be good ones. Since the stock market averages began to come back after the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Read more…

Dividends, ETF

Looking At Gasoline Prices and Dividends From Big Oil Companies (XOM, COP, CVX, RDS.A, PSX, TOT, ECA)

October 11th, 2012

Gas prices at the pump have been making news, so for consumers you know that’s almost never good. It usually means we’re paying more to drive, as gas prices seem to seldom go down, and if they do, somehow that news, rare as it is, gets buried. Why? Because the price increases are usually Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil

More Dividend Income Opportunities (MCD, YUM, MSFT, FB, TXN, CAG, CRBL)

October 3rd, 2012

From time to time we highlight some of the stocks that are part of the dividend universe, whether they’re increasing or decreasing their dividends or whether there is other news of interest, such as significant developments with earnings or other facets of these stocks’ Read more…

Dividends, Technology

China’s Vehicle Sales Remain Robust (F, GM, TM, HM, NSANY)

September 27th, 2012

Jim Trippon: China, the world’s number one vehicle market in the world by sales, is still growing its vehicle sales amid an overall economic slowdown. That growth, however, like so much other economic activity, has tapered off. Total vehicle sales in China for August Read more…

Asia, China, World News

Dividend Increases Quietly Continue (MCD, YUM)

September 26th, 2012

Jim Trippon: The dividend hits keep coming, as 2012 continues to be a good year, quietly or otherwise, for dividends. Two fast food giants, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) and Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) announced dividend increases. McDonald’s recently announced Read more…

Dividends, Markets

Telecom Giant: Verizon’s Dividend Increase Keeps Pace (VZ, T, CTL, FTR, WIN)

September 13th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Telecom giant Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) recently raised its quarterly dividend from 50 cents per share to 51.5 cents, for an annual payout of $2.06. This is a 3 percent increase in the dividend, and is the sixth consecutive year for a dividend increase. Read more…

Dividends, Utilities

Two Stocks Offer Special Dividends To Investors (AOL, FSCI, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, TWX)

August 29th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Investors in stocks AOL (NYSE:AOL) and Fisher Communications (NASDAQ:FSCI) had to feel the glow of holding onto a lucky winner the other day, when both companies announced special dividend payments. As part of a plan to return $1.1 billion Read more…

Dividends, Technology

China Steelmaking May Lead To Iron Ore Rebound (VALE, MT, NUE, X)

August 27th, 2012

Jim Trippon: With Chinese iron ore prices recently sagging to around $100 per metric tonne due to what has been a sluggish demand for steel, iron ore producers and steelmakers globally are finding the results pressing on their bottom line. Steelmakers such Read more…

China, Commodities

Chinese Economy: Premier Wen Jiabao Hints At More Easing

August 23rd, 2012

Jim Trippon: Premier Wen Jiabao’s recent remarks last week on the state of the Chinese economy were no doubt closely followed by many China observers, his words parsed for any clues on upcoming policy. In a two-day visit to Zhejiang, a coastal export province, Read more…

Asia, Emerging Markets

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