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ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, Conoco, earnings, HAL, o, revenue, Tegra by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor

Filed under: Newsletters , ConAgra Foods (CAG) , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “ConocoPhillips ( COP ) is not only my favorite integrated oil company, it is also on the short-list of my favorite stocks, period,” says Nathan Slaughter . The editor of Street Authority Market Advisor explains, “The company is raking in cash; the integrated oil giant pocketed $2.0 billion in net profits last quarter on $53.2 billion in revenues. “For all of 2010, earnings soared nearly 160% to $11.4 billion. That percentage gets cut in half when you exclude one-time gains and charges. Still, it’s a good time to be a shareholder. Continue reading ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Marathon Oil’s Target Boosted at Goldman Sachs (MRO)

Integrated oil and natural gas producer Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) on Monday saw its price target upped by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The firm said it raised its target on MRO from $51 to $58, which implies a 27% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $46.48. Goldman also reiterated its “Buy” rating on the stock, saying that “Based on our updated E&P valuation analysis, we continue to see Marathon as an inexpensive means to gain exposure to our constructive outlook for Mid-Continent refining margins.” Marathon Oil shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of Marathon Oil ( MRO ) since Jan.26, 2011, when the stock was trading at $43.55. The company has a 2.15% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $ 46.48. Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 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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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed in Apple, ipad, NVIDIA, o, Spot Gold, Tegra by on February 13, 2011 0 Comments
Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Investors are always searching the landscape for new and upcoming companies. This year and last the tech sector has had the greatest stars. One small tech company on the move is Nvidia ( NVDA ). The company specializes in visual computing technologies. Why give this company a second look? Apple’s ( AAPL ) iPhone and iPad have changed the way we view the Internet. Now the iPhone and iTablet are using an increasingly large amount of graphic design. Nvidia is on the cutting edge of this new technology. Continue reading Nvidia: A Company on the Move Nvidia: A Company on the Move originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Filed under: Launches , Industry , Internet , Competitive Strategy , Apple Inc (AAPL) , QUALCOMM Inc (QCOM) , iPhone , Technology The chip competition for the iPhone and iTablet is incredibly fierce. A little company called Nvidia’s ( NVDA ) design won so far with its Tegra 2. Its shares are up almost 50% since December. Texas Instruments ( TXN ) is also a player in tablet chip market with its OMAP5 processor. Now, Qualcomm QCOM ) is joining the fray with its new APQ 8060 dual core Snapdragon processor . It allows for high definition and 3D video. Hewlett Packard is using it in its new “Touch Pad.” Continue reading Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See?

Filed in Debt, New Gold, o, Tegra by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments
Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See?

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM ) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of linear and mixed signal integrated circuits, currently referred to as analog circuits. The company also provides a range of high frequency design processes and capabilities that can be used in custom design. So at a time like this what might make such a company, which competes with Analog Devices ( ADI ) and Texas Instruments ( TXN ) worth a look-see? Well to begin with, it has no short-term debt. That’s right, zero debt. Now add to this a cash balance of $798.34 million . That’s almost $1 billion! Continue reading Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See? Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Top Dividend Stocks

Top Dividend Stocks

Like a fleck of pepper in a bag of sugar, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling is entirely unique. Born on New Year’s day 65 years ago, she is the oldest baby boomer of them all. That puts her at the head of the line of new retirees that stretches 78 million people deep… According to the Pew Research Center, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years. Between rising consumer prices, falling home values, and a tough economy, today’s newest oldsters are finding that, when it comes to a comfortable retirement, many of them are increasingly coming up short. In fact, according to a recent Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, one-third of people age 55 and older have less than $10,000 saved for their golden years, while a full two-thirds have less than $100,000 socked away. The “lifestyle gap” Given that Social Security benefits will replace only 16% of the income for married couples earning between $50,000 to $100,000, and only 9.5% of the income of married couples earning $100,000, this leaves an impending “lifestyle gap” that very few of these folks will be able to finesse. Instead of lives of leisure, many of them will need second careers as Wal-Mart greeters. That’s not a low blow, but the reality of the new math — $100,000 is a drop in the bucket for these folks. And let’s face it; even the prospect of those bare-bones Social Security checks is as flimsy as ever. By 2030 — when most of the baby boomers will have retired — just two people will be working to support each person receiving benefits. At that point, it’s likely this Ponzi scheme will have already blown up. As I reported last March , Social Security is already cash flow negative, paying out more in benefits than it receives in contributions. That’s five years ahead of schedule, according to the Congressional Budget Office. As for me, this is one train wreck I’m not counting on — and neither should you. Personally, I have no intention of spending my golden years learning the intricacies of the drive-thru window. So what is a prospective retiree to do ? you ask… The answer is pretty simple: They need to begin creating an income stream from their investments to close the gaps they will inevitably face when they retire. And the time to get started was yesterday. This means building a portion of your portfolio around a solid base of dividend stocks. Because with the FED waging a virtual war on savers, the dividend payers are your next best option — versus things like CDs, or at this stage, even bonds… That’s why long-term investors are so eager to gobble up high dividend yields these days. ~~SIGNUP_WD~~ What is a dividend, anyway? In short, a dividend is a cash payout you receive for simply being a shareholder, sort of like receiving a “bonus” based on the company’s earnings. Better yet, these checks are deposited directly into your account quarterly or monthly, depending upon the company you choose. These “bonuses” also continue to offer lower tax rates, since the favorable tax treatment of dividends has been extended for another two years. The rate remains at 15 percent (instead of your regular tax rate) unless you are in the 10…

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.25 (KMB, VZ, HOG, AXP, JNJ, MMM, more)

Filed in dividend, earnings, G 20, Gold Investment, lead, Lear, o, Tegra by on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

We are getting more data on housing today, and essentially nothing new has come to light. The latest numbers are finding single-family home prices fell for a fifth straight month in November. At some point, business television will lose the emphasis on the importance housing will play in the current economic recovery. Unfortunately for us, Dow 12K is starting to get on the radar for the pundits, as if it really matters. There is a bit of a new vibe when it comes to the American dream of owning a home. Increasingly, Americans are disregarding the home as an integral part of their nest egg, opting instead to rent. There’s still money to be made in buying and selling real estate, but for the average Joe, the roadblocks to owning real estate have gotten much bigger with much stricter lending standards. Many banks are actually reverting back to requiring 20-30% down payments to consider a buyer “serious.” I stick to the idea that if you are looking to reap money out of buying a property, focus on multi-family units where you can take residence and have the tenant help pay for a piece of your mortgage note. Just be ready to be a landlord — it’s not for everybody. Some of my relatives and friends have been very successful with this strategy, eventually moving on to buying larger multi-family properties. It makes sense to start small at first, though. There’s no sense in buying something too big unless you’ve tasted life as a landlord and can stomach it on a larger scale. This morning, we added two more dividend names to our “Best Dividend Stocks” List . Be sure to check out …

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EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (EFIR.OB) Makes a Bold Move into Solar Thermal with the Acquisition of Arctic Solar Engineering

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, o, target, Tegra by on January 14, 2011 0 Comments

EGPI Firecreek, www.egpifirecreek.com – the oil and gas developer with proficiencies in the DOT construction and intelligent traffic system markets that is also aggressively targeting alternative energy, reported entry into a binding letter of intent yesterday whereby the Company will acquire privately held solar thermal supplier/integrator, Arctic Solar Engineering, LLC (ASE). Superior product-space acumen and the

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Marathon Oil Shares Surge on Planned Spin-Off of Downstream Business (MRO)

Filed in dividend, Gold Investing, o, shares, Tegra by on January 13, 2011 0 Comments

Integrated oil company Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) on Thursday announced a planned spin-off of its downstream business, sending its shares soaring in premarket trading. The company will spin off its refining operations into a separate entity called Marathon Petroleum Corporation, which will trade on the NYSE with symbol MPC. The new company will be headquartered in Findlay, Ohio and is expected to be the fifth-largest oil refiner in the United States. The spin-off is expected to be completed tax-free, and will be effective June 30, 2011. Marathon Oil shares jumped $4.33, or +11%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of Marathon Oil ( MRO ) have a 2.47% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $40.53. The stock has technical support in the $36 price area. If the shares can hold today’s rise, we see initial overhead resistance around the $45-$46 price levels. Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) 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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NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) 2011 Growth to be Driven by Strong Handset Sales

Filed in Gold Bullion prices, Google, Google Android, NVIDIA, o, Tegra, Wedbush by on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) should get the majority of their growth from handsets in 2011, which is a good thing, as they could get up to 25 percent share of Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) Android handsets, according to Wedbush.They said that “given the high-end nature of Tegra, we assume 20% 25% share of overall Android handsets and see a $260mn opportunity in 2011.” Wedbush also said NVIDIA should enjoy higher

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