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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.10 (ALL, PEP, PRU, WFMI, WMT, T, more)

I was reading more of the major Harris Poll that was released a few days back and a startling revelation that just floored me was 41% of young people between ages 18 and 33 say their personal savings is mostly in bank savings accounts and CDs. This is not a smart move, period! The media did a great job of scaring many out of the markets 18-24 months ago, and the impact on the younger generation could be quite dangerous if they continue to just “break even” with low yield investments. This ultra-conservative nature is not just going to take a toll on younger investors, but older investors as well. look at the latest annuity sales, which jumped 24% in January 2011 from the previous year. What many investors don’t realize is that now is simply a terrible time to buy annuities, because their returns are severely limited in today’s low interest rate environment. Annuities are fixed income investments offered by life insurance companies. In short, you give the insurer your money, and they make monthly payments to you over a specified period of time. There’s nothing wrong with annuities per se, but the timing for buying annuities is extremely important. In general, as …

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.31-Feb.4 (TUP, EL, AET, ADM, CLF, CVS, more)

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Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Manitowoc Company Inc. ( MTW ) $18.66 +39.46% 0.43% Tupperware Corporation ( TUP ) $53.77 +17.84% 2.23% Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (The) ( EL ) $93.00 +16.13% 0.81% Aetna Inc. ( AET ) $37.42 +13.57% 1.60% Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ) $35.92 +13.24% 2.62% Blackstone Group ( BX ) $17.20 +10.40% 2.33% Limited Brands Inc. ( LTD ) $31.87 +10.20% 2.51% Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ( ADM ) $36.09 +10.16% 1.77% Chesapeake Energy Corporation ( CHK ) $30.06 +9.99% 1.00% Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) $90.27 +8.64% 0.62% Joy Global Inc. ( JOYG ) $92.53 +8.41% 0.76% CVS Corporation ( CVS ) $32.67 -6.12% 1.53% D.R. Horton Inc. ( DHI ) $11.73 -6.16% 1.28% PACCAR Inc. ( PCAR ) $50.60 -7.70% 0.95% Intersil Corporation ( ISIL ) $13.23 -10.37% 3.63% 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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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.2 (BRCM, TWX, MAT, HSY, CHRW, WHR, more)

The market is coming off a big first day of the month, which continues a recent pattern of big jumps at the start of each new month. We are still looking at quite a few candidates as possible additions to our Best Dividend Stocks List , and there were a couple of names that are a bit more aggressive (low yield, more stock price growth) which reported numbers last night. Lubrizol ( LZ ) and Jones Lang-LaSalle ( JLL ) saw investors embrace their results early on, but did close off intraday highs. Elsewhere, Time Warner ( TWX ) reported good earnings and raised its dividend, to boot. Dividend increases were a big theme today, with Mattel ( MAT ), Broadcom ( BRCM ), and Hershey ( HSY ) also joining the dividend increase parade. On the downside, we were seeing sellers pushing the eject button on C.H. Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW ) and Whirlpool ( WHR ) following those earning results. Lastly, a negative note on FedEx ( FDX ) from a Wall Street analyst pulled those shares lower. In some parts of the market (namely the Tech/Online space), we are seeing company valuations getting a bit out of hand. The resulting fallout from earnings results can be quite painful when companies with super-high valuations report — even if they meet analyst expectations. If you are…

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Time Warner Boosts Dividend as Q4 Results Beat Expectations (TWX)

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Media giant Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ) on Wednesday reported better-than-expected fourth quarter results, forecast strong 2011 earnings, and announced an 11% hike in its quarterly dividend. The New York-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $769 million, or 68 cents per share, compared with $631 million, or 53 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding special items, adjusted profit was 67 cents per share. Revenue rose 8% from last year to $7.8 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 62 cents per share, on lower revenue of $7.5 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast 2011 adjusted earnings to rise in the “low teens” on a percentage basis from 2010′s total of $2.41 per share. That estimate implies around $2.70 per share for 2011, which compares with analysts’ current estimates of $2.70 per share for the year. TWX also said its board of directors approved an 11% increase of its quarterly dividend payout, to 24 cents per share. Time Warner shares rose 89 cents, or +2.8%, in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Time Warner ( TWX ) will now have a 2.91% dividend yield, based on the higher dividend payout and last night’s closing stock price of $32.31. The stock has technical support in the $29.50-$30 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $34-$35 price levels. Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ) 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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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.27 (QCOM, BEN, SWK, PG, CL, T, more)

Glum news out on Social Security this morning as we hear the Social Security system will run at a deficit this year and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037. Congressional budget experts had expected social security to post surpluses for a few more years before permanently slipping into the red in 2016. I can’t stress enough to our readers that the time to take charge of your retirement, nest egg, or ambitions to build your own wealth — immediately! Depending on the government to provide a comfortable retirement can potentially set up many for some tough times, especially those who have saved little of what they have earned. I can’t stop saying enough that investing in dividend-paying stocks can be a huge source of extra income that you can get started building today. Many of our readers have already been putting the wheels in motion and are not waiting for rude awakening. I wanted to make a quick note regarding the website. We are in the process of upgrading our server for Dividend.com (need to accommodate the larger audience that continues to head our way – it’s a good thing!), so the site could be down sporadically at various times over the next day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing. We’ll be sure to work as hard as ever to make it up with our stock research and recommendations. I also just want to take a minute to thank the thousands of subscribers that continue to believe in our firm and the message we are delivering on a daily basis. We try to differentiate ourselves through our results and also through how we communicate. My personal style of writing is one that I hope can help anyone understand and embrace the markets. We have an amazing audience, from the novice investor to the many wealth/hedge fund managers that use our service. …

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Time Warner Cable Boosts Dividend 20% as Q4 Results Beat View (TWC)

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Cable TV and Internet provider Time Warner Cable Inc. ( TWC ) on Thursday posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, and boosted its quarterly dividend payout by 20%. The New York-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $392 million, or $1.09 per share, compared with $322 million, or 91 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose almost 6% from last year to $4.8 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a lower profit of $1.01 per share, on smaller sales of $4.76 billion. In a separate announcement, the company said its board of directors approved a 20% increase in its quarterly dividend payout. The new dividend of 48 cents per share is up from a previous 40 cents. Time Warner Cable shares rose 64 cents, or +0.9%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of Time Warner Cable ( TWC ) since Feb.3, 2010, when the stock was trading at $44.99. The company will now have a 2.82% dividend yield, based on the higher dividend payout and last night’s closing stock price of $68.08. Time Warner Cable Inc. ( TWC ) 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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Viacom (NYSE:VIA-B) Disney (NYSE:DIS) Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI): News Corp (Nasdaq:NWSA), CBS (NYSE:CBS) Most Potential in Entertainment Says Barcla

Barclays gave a review of entertainment stocks in the U.S., and those considered to have the best potential in 2011 are Viacom (NYSE:VIA-B) Disney (NYSE:DIS) Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI): News Corp (Nasdaq:NWSA) and CBS (NYSE:CBS).They said “We remain constructive on the Entertainment group, as (1) we believe in the strength of the U.S. advertising recovery; (2) we believe 2011E Street estimates

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