Conservative · Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Verizon Delivers Strong 3rd Quarter Results

Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ - $56.79) posted third-quarter results highlighted by continued growth at Verizon Wireless, strong cash flow and network innovations that led to the world’s first 5G commercial product offering. For the period, the company reported net income of $4.92 billion, up from $3.62 billion a year earlier and adjusted earnings of $1.22 per share… Continue reading Verizon Delivers Strong 3rd Quarter Results

Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations; Raises Outlook

Third-quarter sales at Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - $136.20) rose 3.6% from a year ago to $20.35 billion. Analysts had expected $20.05 billion. World-wide sales in the Pharmaceutical division rose 6.7% to $10.3 billion aided by sales of cancer drugs Zytiga and Imbruvica as well as Tremfya for plaque psoriasis, among other medications. The troubled Consumer Segment turned… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations; Raises Outlook

Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Stock to Consider – Verizon Communications

As posted on October 5th, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ: NYSE - $53.77) is a worthwhile choice for those conservative investors with a craving for current income.  A household name for those who use their mobile services, New York-based Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information, cloud computing and entertainment products and… Continue reading Stock to Consider – Verizon Communications

Aggressive · Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

International Paper Ups Stock Repurchases; Increases Dividend

International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP - $44.64) said its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $2.0 billion of the company's common stock. The new authorization is in addition to $430 million remaining as of the end of the third quarter from a previous repurchase program. During the third quarter the company repurchased… Continue reading International Paper Ups Stock Repurchases; Increases Dividend

Income · Portfolio Changes · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Stock to Consider – Verizon Communications

Today I am bringing back telecom services provider Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ- $54.96) to the income portfolio, replacing the recently removed position of the iShares Global Communications Services exchanged traded fund. Verizon was part of the list from February 2014 to November 2016 and is also a current candidate for the conservative portfolio. With its… Continue reading Stock to Consider – Verizon Communications

Income · Portfolio Changes

Portfolio Change: iShares Global Communication Services

Today I am removing my position in the iShares Global Communication Services exchange traded fund (NYSE: IXP - $57.76). The Dow Jones’ S&P and the MSCI Indices changed their views of companies that comprise the communication’s sector within the new Global Industry Classification Standard definitions. Hence, large holdings in companies such as AT&T, Verizon Communications,… Continue reading Portfolio Change: iShares Global Communication Services

Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Total SA Increases Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of French energy major Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT - $63.21) declared a first interim dividend for the 2018 fiscal year of €0.64 per share (equal to about US$0.75), an increase of 3.2% compared to the three interim dividends and the final dividend paid for the 2017 fiscal year. Total's Board also… Continue reading Total SA Increases Quarterly Dividend