Archive for December, 2010

Market Wrap-Up for Dec.31 (APC, BHP, FCX, POT, MOS, MON, SCHN, more)

As we get set to wrap up 2010, we currently have 90 dividend stocks on our recommended list. Of those, only 8 of the names are currently lower from where we initially recommended the names. None of those that are lower are down more than 4%. We hope to continue to outperform as we get into 2011. At the end of the day, it comes down to results for investors and for ourselves at Dividend.com. We know the more we deliver, the better it will be for our business and our brand. It has been a relatively quiet week as is usually the case at the end of the year. We have little in the way of big stories or earnings. Anadarko Petroleum ( APC ) continued to move higher following yesterday’s rumor of a deal with BHP Billiton ( BHP ). Commodity plays ended the year in style, with Freeport McMoran ( FCX ), and Potash Corp ( POT ) seeing gains. It was a relatively good year for the markets with the Dow closing up 11%, S&P up 13%, and the Nasdaq finishing 17% higher. Looking ahead to next week, there will be some earnings we will be able to talk about. Names that are set to report include Mosaic ( MOS ), Monsanto ( MON ), Schnitzer Steel ( SCHN ), and others. Be sure to catch up with our weekend watchlists on Dividend.com Premium. There are tons of names that could be candidates for inclusion on our recommended list and the weekend posts will have all that covered. Have a great new year everybody and be safe if you’re traveling. See you in 2011! Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Junior Gold Stocks to Shine in 2011

Junior Gold Stocks to Shine in 2011

Last Friday, I urged Wealth Daily subscribers like yourself to buy gold and silver ahead of major buying that needed to take place this week to satisfy contractual COMEX obligations before the end of the trading day today… Gold and silver prices have remained volatile in both directions since October. But indications from the COMEX show suggest we may see a spike in these precious metals prices next week… Contracts for gold and silver December futures that demand physical metal must be met by then. But there appears to be a significant shortfall in the actual physical metal required to meet these demands — especially in silver. If these contractual obligations are not met by the 12/31/10 deadline, then we could see a default scenario, which would drive the metals prices even higher and cause great instability for other markets as well. This is exactly what happened. Advertisement This Play Just Keeps Making Money – 155%… 323%… 900%… ???% A few months ago, I released a special video on a tiny Mongolian oil company. I predicted this little-known company would go absolutely ballistic once drilling results came in. And boy was I right. Early investors had a shot at 900% gains. And the way I see it, we’ll see a repeat very soon. So check out this video on the matter and make sure you’re one of the early birds this time around.  Significant buying of physical gold and silver to meet COMEX futures drove bullion prices much higher this week. Take a look: While the physical bullion market is rising, junior mining shares are starting to get some attention once again. Junior mining stocks are even more speculative— but their risk/reward tradeoff amplifies potential gains even further. And when junior gold stocks are in favor, they can quickly return legendary gains. There’s just one little problem… There are over 1,000 junior mining companies listed on the TSX Venture exchange alone. And it’s very difficult to sort through all the promotions and scams to find solid junior gold stocks. Going through all those companies was a very time-consuming and nerve-racking ordeal… So, if you don’t …

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Does Your Portfolio Include Gold Bullion Coins? | Stock Market …

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A growing number of people begin on an investing adventure in the UK and order to get things off on the right foot, most will opt to strengthen their portfolio.

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Dr Pepper Snapple’s Target, Estimates Cut at Goldman Sachs (DPS)

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Beverage producer Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. ( DPS ) on Friday saw its price target and earnings estimates lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The firm said it maintained its “Neutral” rating on DPS, but cut its price target from $41 to $39. That new target implies a smaller 9% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $35.67. Goldman also lowered its earnings estimates for the company through 2012, citing higher expected input costs. Dr Pepper Snapple shares fell 17 cents, or -0.5%, in early trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS ) have a 2.80% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $35.67. The stock has technical support in the $32 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $38-$40 price levels. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. ( DPS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Starwood Hotels Added to Stifel Nicolaus’ “Select List” (HOT)

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Lodging giant Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc ( HOT ) on Friday saw its shares added to Stifel Nicolaus’ prestigious “Select List.” The firm maintained its “Buy” rating on HOT and its $70 price target. That target represents a potential 15% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $60.80. Starwood Hotels shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Starwood Hotels ( HOT ) have a .49% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $60.80. The stock has technical support in the $54-$56 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $65 price level. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc ( HOT ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Abercrombie Upgraded to “Buy” at Wall Street Strategies (ANF)

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Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ( ANF ) on Friday saw its rating and price target boosted by analysts at Wall Street Strategies. The firm upgraded ANF from “Hold” to “Buy” and raised its price target from $56 to $65. That new target implies a 12% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $58.11. Abercrombie shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF ) have a 1.20% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $58.11. The stock has technical support in the $55 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $60-$61 price levels. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ( ANF ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Johnson Controls’ Target Raised at Kaufman Bros. (JCI)

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Automotive interiors maker Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) on Friday saw its price target boosted by analysts at Kaufman Bros. The firm said it now expects JCI shares to reach $41, which implies a 7% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $38.24. Kaufman Bros. maintained its “Buy” rating on JCI, noting the North American car market should continue to rebound. Johnson Controls shares rose 49 cents, or +1.3%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Johnson Controls ( JCI ) have a 1.67% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $38.24. The stock has technical support in the $34-$35 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $40-$43 price levels. Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Discover Financial’s Target Boosted at FBR Capital (DFS)

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Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) on Friday saw its price target raised by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. The firm said it now expects DFS shares to reach $22, which implies a 21% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $18.17. FBR Capital noted the company is focused on boosting its receivables, and could soon raise its quarterly dividend payout. Discover Financial shares rose 8 cents, or +0.4%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Discover Financial ( DFS ) have a .44% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $18.17. The stock has technical support in the $16-$17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $19-$20 price levels. Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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CVS Caremark to Buy Medicare Drug Plan from Universal American (CVS, UAM)

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Drug store chain operator CVS Caremark Corporation ( CVS ) said Friday that it has agreed to buy the Medicare Part D business from Universal American ( UAM ) for around $1.25 billion. In pursuant to the deal, current UAM shareholders will receive $12.80 to $13 per share, after transaction-related expenses. The move is aimed at giving CVS bigger exposure to the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan area. It is estimated the purchase will more than double the size of the company’s current Part D program. CVS shares fell 24 cents, or -0.7%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of CVS Caremark have a 1.00% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $35. The stock has technical support in the $32 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $37 price level. CVS Caremark Corporation ( CVS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Gold 2011: “Old Normal” Returns | Insider Forex Secrets Guide

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Clean Coal (Say WATT?) – Our Energy Future

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Clean Coal (Say WATT?) – Our Energy Future

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The December 2010 issue of the Atlantic shows an amazing turn-around by some of the Global Warming warmists! Yes, they are still tuned in to the CAGW crowd predicting imminent climate change disaster, but … … Continue reading →

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Best economics blogs

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The Wall Street Journal has a new list of the best economics blogs, but may have inadvertently omitted the names of some of the best economics bloggers.

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