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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Dec.6-10 (GE, BEC, COF, WLT, NSM, 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 Arbitron Inc. ( ARB ) $38.47 +26.09% 1.04% Beckman Coulter Inc. ( BEC ) $72.08 +23.26% 1.00% Barnes & Noble Inc. ( BKS ) $15.08 +13.55% 6.63% Strayer Education Inc. ( STRA ) $154.07 +12.65% 2.60% Metlife Inc. ( MET ) $43.97 +9.54% 1.68% Capital One Financial Corporation ( COF ) $42.21 +8.90% 0.47% Walter Industries Inc. ( WLT ) $117.24 +6.08% 0.43% General Electric Company ( GE ) $17.72 +5.60% 3.16% 3M Company ( MMM ) $84.32 -3.01% 2.49% Compania Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $49.98 -6.00% 1.20% National Semiconductor Corporation ( NSM ) $13.81 -6.50% 2.90% Men’s Wearhouse Inc. ( MW ) $24.88 -13.28% 1.45% 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 Aug.12 (EL, KSS, MA, GS, SPG, NEM, more)

Market Wrap-Up for Aug.12 (EL, KSS, MA, GS, SPG, NEM, more)

I have been following some interesting tidbits about a plan (Automatic IRA) that a New Mexico senator has sponsored that would require all firms with 10 or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll workers in an IRA. Workers who don’t wish to participate would need to take action to opt out or change the default contribution amount and investments. This is a great idea, but one that needs to have numerous choices for workers to consider investing in. If the deal options are limited, then the plan could end up being a total disaster. I am sure Wall Street will be in the middle of the action to make sure the bill is a win-win. That’s fine, let’s just not make it a resolution to appease the firms with the biggest lobbyists! As for today’s action, we saw the markets bounce off this morning’s early weakness, but we couldn’t turn the corner all the way, closing down for the third day in a row. The market couldn’t shake loose from the earnings disappointments out of Estee Lauder ( EL ) , Kohl’s ( KSS ) and tech heavyweight Cisco Systems ( CSCO ). Several names bucked the selling, including Potash Corp ( POT ) , MasterCard ( MA ) , and gold-mining plays like Newmont Mining ( NEM ) , Buenaventura ( BVN ) , and Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) . There was an upgrade out this morning that seemed a bit strange as Goldman Sachs ( GS ) decided to move Simon Property Group ( SPG ) on its “conviction buy” list. Not sure what the catalyst could be there, since the stock has had a big run and sports a rather small (for a REIT) 2.65% dividend yield. We have also been concerned about the aggressive “momentum-style” trading that we have witnessed in that sector. We are currently underweight in the REIT space, hoping to see historically higher dividend yields, or significant boosts in payouts. Be sure to check out our Best Dividend Stocks List for the dividend-payers we currently recommended putting new money into. 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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Peru Gold Production Rises in February

Filed in Barrick Gold, Gold, Gold Market, Gold Production, silver by on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Peru ‘s Ministry of Mines and Energy reported that gold and zinc production rose in the country in February. Gold production increased 5% to 522,373 ounces compared to February 2009, driven mainly by a jump of 69% at Barrick Gold’s (NYSE: ABX ) Minera Barrick Misquichilca, which represents 26% of national production, the ministry said. Zinc output also rose 5% to 119,076 metric tons last month. Sharp increases in zinc production were reported at Compania Minera Antamina— up 45%— and Compania Minera Atacocha SA, up 25%. On the downside, silver production in Peru — the world’s largest producer— fell by 11% to 9,596,228 ounces of silver last month; an 11% decrease compared to February 2009 when 10, 819,793 ounces of silver were produced. The ministry said the drop was mainly due to a 44% lower output at Compania de Minas Buenaventura (NSYE: BVN ), which was hit by strikes in February, and a 41% drop at Compania Minera Ares. Copper production in Peru, the world’s second largest producer, also fell 4% to 93,993 tons in February from the same month a year ago. Production was hit by lower output at Doe Run Peru, down 18% following strike action at its Cobriza mine, as well as 17% reductions at both Southern Copper Corp.(NYSE: SCCO ) and Minera Condestable. Molybdenum production rose 13% to 956 tons in February, according to the government. Iron production also rose by 37% to 445,155 tons. As the Peruvian mining industry continues to expand, there will be a growing need for more energy. My colleague, Sam Hopkins, recently returned from the country where he got a first hand look at Peru’s growing wind energy projects . To learn about Sam’s Peruvian adventure— and two wind energy companies he believes will return expect upwards of 60% in short order— check out his latest report . Luke Burgess Editor, Wealth Daily Peru Gold Production Rises in February originally appeared in Wealth Daily . Wealth Daily is a free daily newsletter featuring contrarian investment insights and commentary.

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Dividend Stock Leaders and Laggards from the Week of Dec.7-Dec.11 (UNH, COF, CI, ABX, IAG, more)

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Dividend Stock Leaders and Laggards from the Week of Dec.7-Dec.11 (UNH, COF, CI, ABX, IAG, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change NutriSystem Inc ( NTRI ) $29.68 +14.11% Unitedhealth Group ( UNH ) $30.48 +11.00% CIGNA Corporation ( CI ) $35.56 +10.57% Terra Industries Inc. ( TRA ) $42.90 +9.86% Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) $62.88 +9.24% McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. ( MHP ) $34.82 +9.05% Capital One Financial Corporation ( COF ) $40.40 +6.54% Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX ) $39.58 -7.26% AXA ( AXA ) $22.92 -7.32% Banco Santander S.A. ( STD ) $16.35 -7.63% Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria S.A. ( BBV ) $17.77 -7.78% Iamgold Corporation ( IAG ) $16.48 -9.65% Seaboard Corporation ( SEB ) $1284.00 -9.89% Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $34.97 -12.22% 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 Dec.3 (STI, PNC, USB, ANF, TGT, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Dec.3 (STI, PNC, USB, ANF, TGT, more)

The markets were drifting for much of the day after what had been a fairly decent start. But in the last 30 minutes, sellers came in as some rumors about tomorrow morning’s unemployment number started spreading. We had a big call from financial analyst Meredith Whitney, who came out with a sell rating on Sun Trust Banks ( STI ) . This hurt other bank plays like U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) and PNC Financial ( PNC ) as well. Monthly retail sales results were somewhat soft today and with that came selling in stocks like Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF ) , Family Dollar Stores ( FDO ) , TJX Companies ( TJX ) and Target ( TGT ) . Gold-related shares pulled back as did other commodity-related names. Stocks that were down in the space included Iamgold ( IAG ) , Rio Tinto ( RTP ) , AngloGold ( AU ) and Companhia Buenaventura ( BVN ) . Gold ( GLD ) and Oil ( USO ) prices closed lower as well. Treasuries ( TLT ) were down slightly on the dat. We are continuing to monitor our “recommended” names closely as well as any new names that we possibly feel should be on our “recommended” list. 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 Nov.23 (PRU, DE, SLB, WM, CVX, SJM, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Nov.23 (PRU, DE, SLB, WM, CVX, SJM, more)

The market didn’t give buyers too much time to think about their decision this morning, as we went straight up in little time, and closed up nicely, but not quite at the intraday highs. Volume was on the light side as we will likely see more of the same as we go through this holiday-shortened trading week. Wall Street analyst upgrades were once again a driving force. Today’s key names being lifted were Avon Products ( AVP ) , Prudential ( PRU ) , Deere ( DE ) , and Schlumberger ( SLB ) . There was a downgrade this morning that weighed on shares of Jefferies & Co. ( JEF ). Gold stocks once again powered higher with stocks like Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) and Compania Buenaventura ( BVN ) following gold prices higher. Other dividend plays that also held up nicelytoday included J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) , Chevron ( CVX ) , and Waste Management ( WM ) . Oil ( USO ) prices did reverse late in the day to close slightly lower. Treasuries ( TLT ) remained somewhat resilient during the trading session, ending a touch lower despite the strength in equities today. We hope everyone had a great weekend and also hope you had a chance to catch up to some of our dividend articles as well. Not sure if anyone picked up this weekend’s Barrons, but the cover was about the strength of dividend stocks. You know we are big believers of that! 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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Dividend Stock Leaders and Laggards from the Week of Nov.16-20 (MRK, DE, BMY, BVN, CHK, AEO, more)

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Dividend Stock Leaders and Laggards from the Week of Nov.16-20 (MRK, DE, BMY, BVN, CHK, AEO, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change IberiaBank Corp ( IBKC ) $54.55 +22.86% Dillard’s Inc. ( DDS ) $15.66 +18.73% Assured Guaranty Ltd ( AGO ) $24.58 +13.48% Donaldson Company Inc. ( DCI ) $44.12 +13.36% American National Insurance Company ( ANAT ) $99.31 +11.52% Williams-Sonoma Inc. ( WSM ) $21.81 +10.88% Merck & Company Inc. ( MRK ) $36.46 +10.15% Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) $57.32 +8.15% Deere & Company ( DE ) $50.83 +6.83% Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $39.51 +5.98% Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) $24.46 +5.52% Men’s Wearhouse Inc. (the) ( MW ) $21.18 -6.74% Guess? Inc. ( GES ) $36.50 -6.77% Noble Corporation ( NE ) $40.02 -7.53% American Eagle Outfitters Inc. ( AEO ) $14.62 -7.82% Chesapeake Energy Corporation ( CHK ) $23.03 -7.99% Westpac Banking Corporation ( WBK ) $110.89 -8.11% KBR Inc. ( KBR ) $18.89 -8.39% Evercore Partners Inc ( EVR ) $31.37 -10.37% 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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