Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Colgate to Buy Back Shares

The Board of Directors of household, personal care and oral health products company Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL - $63.52) authorized the repurchase of shares of the company’s common stock having an aggregate purchase price of up to $5 billion under a new share repurchase program, which replaced the company’s previous $5 billion repurchase program authorized in 2015. Maintaining its quarterly… Continue reading Colgate to Buy Back Shares

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Oracle Stumbles Despite Earnings Beat; Lowers Guidance

Shares of Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL- $42.93) are lower by about 3.3% despite a revenue and earnings beat for the company’s fourth quarter, as guidance came in below expectations.  Revenue was up 7% to $11.3 billion compared last year and earnings per share, on an adjusted basis, was up 11% to $0.99 and five cents ahead of analysts’… Continue reading Oracle Stumbles Despite Earnings Beat; Lowers Guidance

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Allocation Update – Conservative Porfolio

Considering first quarter earnings and guidance, sector rotation, trade issues and other factors that may affect holdings in the various accounts over the next twelve months, I am making a few allocation changes to each of the three portfolios.        Today we are looking at the conservative list. Consumer staple stocks have been… Continue reading Allocation Update – Conservative Porfolio

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Deere Hikes Payout

The Board of Directors of agriculture and construction machinery manufacturer Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE - $151.40) increased the company's quarterly dividend 15% to $.69 per share on the common stock. The dividend is payable August 1, 2018, to stockholders of record on June 29. The annualized dividend will total $2.76 per share and yield 1.8% at current levels.… Continue reading Deere Hikes Payout

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Wisdom Tree International Equity Fund – Update

The WisdomTree International Equity Fund (NYSE: DWM - $54.23) seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree International Equity Index. The ETF returned 13.61% at net asset value for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and a market return of 13.58%. Below, as of the end of… Continue reading Wisdom Tree International Equity Fund – Update

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

CVS Beats Earning’s Estimates; Ups Guidance

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS - $66.01) reported earnings and guidance that topped Street forecasts while revenue missed. The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager said first-quarter adjusted earnings were $1.48 per share, up from $1.17 a year earlier and above consensus for $1.40. CVS said revenue in the quarter came in at $45.7 billion, up from $44.5 billion during the same quarter a… Continue reading CVS Beats Earning’s Estimates; Ups Guidance

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Colgate-Palmolive Beats Estimates; Outlook Remains Challenging

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL - $66.72) reported worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion in first quarter 2018, an increase of 6.5% versus last year’s first quarter. Sales in Latin America however, were weaker than expected - especially in Mexico. Global unit volume increased 2.0%, pricing was even with the year ago period and foreign exchange was positive 4.5%. The… Continue reading Colgate-Palmolive Beats Estimates; Outlook Remains Challenging