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U.S. Retailers Hoping Black Friday Sales, Smartphone Apps Fuel Strong Holiday Shopping Season

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o, silver, ubs by on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

Another Black Friday. Another holiday shopping season. But a whole new strategy for U.S. retailers. As the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday, today marks the “official” kickoff of the 2010 holiday shopping season. Usually referred to as “Black Friday,” today…

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Market Wrap-Up for Nov.17 (TGT, COH, QCOM, MA, more)

Filed in Debt, dividend, earnings, Gold Investing, lead, o, revenue, shares by on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Everywhere you turn, there is non-stop buzz for tomorrow’s General Motors IPO. You would think the future of our markets were riding on a successful first day for the auto manufacturer. It’s amazing how quickly the sentiment can change for a company that no one wanted to touch the last couple of years. It is typical of the media going bonkers over this type of story. After all, how often do you see the infatuation in the media regarding valuations being paid for start-ups these days that have not made a profit, and in many cases, not even produced any revenues? For GM workers, I hope any stock success can stabilize the company’s recent need to lay off scores of employees. As for us, we will look to see if any dividend information begins to come over the wires in due time. Once the GM story passes, the next big deal will focus on next week and retailers. Again, the media will be out in force, covering the malls as if the economic turnaround will be decided strictly on the lines at stores on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). We continue to look at the longer-term picture and push the idea of saving more and investing more. If the job market can pick back up, we will be even pushing the idea of working more (second jobs too!), as many people attempt to play catch-up with their retirement nest egg. In the past 12 months, total consumer debt has fallen 2.9% to $2.412 trillion from $2.484 trillion in September 2009. Debt is still a big concern for many, but at least the levels are dropping and headed in the right direction. Looking at today’

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Market Wrap-Up for Oct.26 (COH, NTRS, X, KMB, CMI, IBM, more)

Filed in dividend, gld, Gold Investing, Gold Investment, inflation by on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

Some amazing data came out yesterday, as the Treasury sold $10 billion of five-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities at a negative yield for the first time. (more…)

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Coach’s Profit Jumps 34% on Higher Sales; Shares Rise (COH)

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Coach’s Profit Jumps 34% on Higher Sales; Shares Rise (COH)

Luxury handbag maker Coach, Inc. ( COH ) on Tuesday posted higher-than-expected third quarter earnings, sending its shares markedly higher in premarket trading. (more…)

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Coach (COH): A ‘Buyback’ Favorite

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Coach (COH): A ‘Buyback’ Favorite

Filed under: Newsletters , Coach Inc (COH) , Stocks to Buy “Our recommendations center on a collection of five stocks that we believe, as a group, will outperform the market this month; our portfolio is beating the S&P 500 by more than 58% since its inception in 2000,” notes David Fried . The editor of The Buyback Letter explains, “High-end accessories retailer, Coach ( COH ), is a new addition to this portfolio. “The company is a leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men. Even in a struggling economy, apparently luxury sells, as long as you’re stocking the right premium products. Continue reading Coach (COH): A ‘Buyback’ Favorite Coach (COH): A ‘Buyback’ Favorite originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.15 (MA, COH, BLK, CMI, PNC, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.15 (MA, COH, BLK, CMI, PNC, more)

The froth levels for gold continue to slowly rise, but from my years of trading experience, I know these cycles very well. They tend to last much longer than you would think, and it doesn’t pay to take the other side of the trade (i.e. betting against gold) until you see a decent break happen — a 20% drop from the highs is a good spot to start putting it on the radar. I bring up gold because we don’t have any gold-related names on our Best Dividend Stocks list. When we first started our Dividend.com service, I wasn’t shy about recommending more volatile stocks that had a low dividend yield (they were marked “aggressive” of course – which meant they were meant for nimble investors that were better suited to handle the ups and downs of bigger moves). I soon found that our audience wasn’t too excited about the idea of seeing dividend plays that yielded less than a quarter of 1% on the recommended list. Since I aim to please (in most cases), I agreed that the volatility is not what our audience is interested in. That said, I do want to make some comments about these areas (commodity sector) as I see fit to do. I know there are some subscribers that like the vantage point from someone who has been in the trenches and recognizes trends that are happening and about to pop. Getting back to today’s action, MasterCard ( MA ) went straight up on news of the company’s $1 billion stock buyback. Talk about timing, just as the stock was hitting a 52-week low! You have to love how management is so focused on managing the stock price (in fact, many companies are, which infuriates me). I can’t stand it when companies focus on reacting to stock price and stray away from innovation, which is what truly keeps companies competitive. I guess I’m a bit sore that MasterCard didn’t use the money instead for a healthy dividend increase. I mean come on, they have a .30% dividend yield. That’s pathetic! Elsewhere, the markets traded closed higher with stocks like Coach ( COH ) and Blackrock ( BLK ) leading the way. Cummins Inc. (

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.1 (BHP, FCX, COH, BKC, CLF, BEN, more)

Market Wrap-Up for Sept.1 (BHP, FCX, COH, BKC, CLF, BEN, more)

It was great to hear last night that U.S. troops will soon be leaving Iraq and rejoining their families back at home. President Obama’s message is about the country fixing what is broken here (the economy) and spending more resources to do just that. Let’s hope this comes with a push for new jobs that come from the corporate world as a result of new innovations. We need new industries to bring some manufacturing back to the states, as well. Following the initial euphoria of the troops coming home comes the reality of the lack of jobs once they’re back on U.S. soil. Our soldiers will be joining millions of other Americans that are currently jobless and are scrambling to provide for themselves and their families. Let’s hope Washington has a plan, and that the decision we made in Iraq wasn’t just aimed at feeling good in front of the November elections. Looking at today’s action, the buying was definitely in the high-beta names that have been the leaders of late, i.e. the commodity space. BHP Billiton ( BHP ) , Freeport McMoran ( FCX ) , and Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) all paced the gains. We also saw names like Coach ( COH ) and Franklin Resources ( BEN ) pushing higher as well. Burger King ( BKC ) was up this morning on rumors of a private equity takeover of the company.

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Coach’s Q4 Profit Surges, Beating View (COH)

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Coach’s Q4 Profit Surges, Beating View (COH)

Luxury handbag maker Coach, Inc. ( COH ) on Tuesday posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, fueled by higher sales of its trademark products in the U.S. and abroad. The New York-based company reported fiscal fourth quarter net income of $195.5 million, or 64 cents per share, compared with $145.8 million, or 45 cents per share, in the year-ago period. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 56 cents per share. The earnings beat was driven by a 22.2% jump in quarterly sales, which rose to $950.5 million. Excluding the positive effects of an extra week in this year’s period, sales would have risen 13%. The company also noted that its gross margins rose 2.9 percentage points in the period, to 73.3%, due to lower outsourcing costs. Coach shares rose 57 cents, or +1.5%, in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of COH from our recommended list back on May 17, when the stock was trading at $40.06. The company has a 1.56% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $38.43. The stock has technical support in the $35-$36 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $44-$45 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Coach, Inc. ( COH ) 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 July 30 (MET, EMN, EXPE, GNW, MA, TWX, COH, more)

Market Wrap-Up for July 30 (MET, EMN, EXPE, GNW, MA, TWX, COH, more)

We will see the deluge of earnings reports for most S&P companies begin to wind down over the next several weeks. For the most part, profits have appeared pretty healthy. Signs of job growth from major corporations has not kept up, though. For some companies, this is likely a time we’ll see debt being paid down. For long-term investors, it’s a mixed bag. We want to continue to see dividend payout increases of course, but innovation is something companies can’t afford to cut back on. Let’s hope Washington realizes this and avoids hammering corporations too heavily with taxes. Further incentives would also be a good thing to help spur growth. The economy is complex, but we all know that morale needs to be good for consumers to want to put money to work. (A combination of healthy spending and saving would be the right formula in our book.) Looking at today’s market, earnings results helped boost stocks like MetLife ( MET ) , Eastman Chemical ( EMN ) , and Expedia ( EXPE ) . Pushing lower following results were names like Genworth Financial ( GNW ) and Coinstar ( CSTR ). The week ended pretty much sideways as volume continues to lag. Looking ahead to next week, earnings season continues with major names such as Clorox ( CLX ) , Mastercard ( MA ) , Time Warner ( TWX ) , Coach ( COH ) , and AllState ( ALL ) all set to report. Be sure to log on to Dividend.com Premium for our latest dividend watchlist changes, and be sure to check out our new tool that has been extremely popular since we put it up last week. Our “Monthly Dividend Income Generator” is a big hit for investors that are looking to build up a new monthly income stream! You can find that on your main Dividend.com Premium page, as well. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as

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Market Wrap-Up for July 23 (GE, F, VZ, HON, COF, BEC, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for July 23 (GE, F, VZ, HON, COF, BEC, more)

Several analysts were popping champagne about the earnings results out of Ford ( F ) last night, but I, for one, will never get excited about that name until I see the company reinstate a dividend payout. Why I am being so hard on Ford? Because the business media does a great job of going gaga over events that usually mean nothing to long-term investors. If things are great, why isn’t there a push from experts to get a dividend payout program reinstated? This is the same problem I have with all the hoopla about the financials recently knocking earnings out of the park — these firms are supposedly making money hand over fist, yet we haven’t seen a single dividend boost in the sector, despite many of the stocks having extremely low yields. Back to the auto industry for a second, news is out this morning that the “long-anticipated” General Motors IPO is due in mid-August. Will there be a dividend? We haven’t heard anything about it yet, so I would ease the excitement levels. The company made news yesterday, acquiring AmeriCredit ( ACF ), giving the company a finance arm to increase leasing and make more loans to buyers with low credit scores. Let’s get this straight, they owned GMAC and had to sell it. Now they are getting back in the same unsuccessful business? Don’t mind me if I intend to sit this one out and see what exactly GM intends to be — whether it’s a streamlined auto manufacturer or some kind of bank. Looking elsewhere today, we saw Verizon ( VZ ) and Honeywell ( HON ) move up nicely on earnings results. Capital One Financial ( COF ) and T.Rowe Price ( TROW ) both fell following company results, as did Beckman Coulter ( BEC ) , down over 20% on the company’s lowered outlook. The big catalyst to the afternoon pop was news from General Electric ( GE ) , which announced a 20% increase in the company’s dividend payout. The market reacted well to the news. We wish volume was better, as we did 4.5 Billion shares traded on the NYSE, but we’ll take a Friday rally in the summer and see how things kick in next week. As we take a peek at next week’s schedule, earnings will be a dominant theme with companies like Colgate-Palmolive ( CL ) , Coach ( COH ) , Metlife ( MET ) and Merck ( MRK ) reporting their results. Be sure to catch up with Dividend.com Premium this weekend and check out the latest watchlist updates. 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 June 29 (FCX, BUCY, MA, V, COH, BTU, BKS, more)

Market Wrap-Up for June 29 (FCX, BUCY, MA, V, COH, BTU, BKS, more)

The end of quarter buying could not get going despite two early rallies the past few trading sessions that failed to hold. The financial media is pointing to China economic concerns for the weakness, but I’m leaning toward the failure of quarter-end buying being just as big a factor. Selling today was broad-based, especially hitting commodity and financial plays. Companies like Peabody Energy ( BTU ) , Freeport McMoran ( FCX ) , and Bucyrus International ( BUCY ) led commodity stocks lower. Mastercard ( MA ) and Visa ( V ) pushed the financials lower. Also, retail plays like Coach ( COH ) and Nordstrom ( JWN ) took a hit. Barnes & Noble ( BKS ) was beaten down after the company reported worse-than-expected earnings results. The dividend yield is high, but we are concerned the current payout amount may not hold. Volume picked up with the selling, with 6.13 Billion shares traded on the NYSE, and 2.75 Billion shares on the NASDAQ. We removed three dividend plays from our recommended list as we continue to position the list in the best way possible as we move forward. We keep reminding investors to address one’s portfolio to make any appropriate changes, especially if there are consistent underperformers making up part of one’s holdings. We will continue to keep subscribers posted of any more changes we decide to make. 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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Coach’s Estimates Upped at Goldman Sachs (COH)

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Coach’s Estimates Upped at Goldman Sachs (COH)

Luxury handbag maker Coach, Inc. ( COH ) saw its earnings estimates raised on Monday by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The firm boosted its estimates for COH through 2012, noting that one of its analysts sees additional growth potential in China and Europe. Goldman currently rates the stock as “Neutral” with a $43 price target. Coach shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of COH from our recommended list back on May 17, when the stock was trading at $40.06. The company has a 1.53% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $39.16. The stock has technical support in the $35-$36 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $44-$45 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Coach, Inc. ( COH ) 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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