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Weekend: The Fool Proof Retirement Plan

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition— our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. As I wrote earlier in the week, dividend reinvestment plans — or DRIPs — are a great way to secure your financial future. All you need is the time and patience to stick to the blueprint… The best part is these plans are offered by more than 1,100 companies and are available to investors of all stripes, making it possible to purchase shares of stock without using a broker. This allows investors to buy stock directly from the company in very small amounts— something that can be more difficult and costly when compared to buying shares through your broker. In fact most companies don’t charge a fee, and the minimum investment can be as low as $10. Advertisement 60 Minutes Reports on Growing Body Parts Call it what you want: biotechnology, tissue engineering, cell therapy, regenerative medicine. The famous newsmagazine has reported on one doctor about to make multiple medical problems disappear forever. Lucky for you, that same doctor sits on the board of a $3.00 company that will bring these solutions to market— making shareholders rich in the process. Check out the 60 Minutes clip to learn the name. The plans also reinvest all or partial dividends paid into more stock, thus the name “Dividend Reinvestment Plan.” And in this case — since the investment is based on dollar amounts — you can purchase fractional shares. In addition, investors can choose to add a monthly contribution to the plan, boosting the amount of wealth the DRIP can create. That means you can start out with as little…

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.31 (MEE, CNX, WLT, DRI, FCX, POT, INTC, more)

As the market got started on this new week, market participants were keeping a close eye on the doings going on in Egypt, but a big coal merger put a bid into numerous energy-focused plays. Before we dig into that, I just want to remind everyone that we added a new name to our best dividend stocks list this morning, so be sure to check out the upgrade if you didn’t see the e-mail alert we sent out earlier to Dividend.com Premium subscribers. Looking at the big deal of the day, Massey Energy ( MEE ), which had long been a subject of ongoing takeover rumors, finally did catch a bid over the weekend. The company will be getting taken over by Alpha Natural Resources( ANR ) at a valuation that is about 30% below its all-time high levels hit in June of 2008. That news helped push shares like Consol Energy ( CNX ) and Walter Energy ( WLT ) nicely higher. We also saw seeing buying spread to other commodity names, including Freeport McMoran ( FCX ) and Potash Corp ( POT ). Darden Restaurant ( DRI ) shares were up on news the company is lifting its outlook. There has been a worry in the market when it comes to food/restaurant plays, and how they will be having to deal with higher commodity costs. We’ll keep an eye on the sector to see if other companies are able to dodge the rising food cost bullet as well. Lastly, Intel Corporation ( INTC ) managed to close unchanged despite news the company is cutting its earlier margins guidance, following a chip design glitch that will hit the semiconductor giant’s bottom line this coming quarter. Lots of gloomy headlines about Social Security possibly dissolving sooner than experts have been predicting last week, so I wanted to look for nuggets to write about retirement this morning. I wanted to focus on some baby boomer tips from a recent U.S. News & World Report, and add my own two cents to each. Baby Boomer Tip #1 – “Sign up for Medicare on time.” This is a no-brainer and who wouldn’t want to be able to free up money that can be saved or used for other necessities? As people continue to live longer, some of the savings from not having to pay for your own expensive plan can even go into quality dividend stocks that provide a nice yield each year. Baby Boomer Tip #2 – “Schedule your free physical…

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Intel’s Impressive Earnings

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I have been on the Intel (INTC) bandwagon for quite some time now. I felt that the stock had the potential to make money for patient investors.  Intel’s management is doing a great job of guiding the company. Intel was one of the few technology company that emerged from the recession even stronger than before. Buy Like Buffett – Make Money Investing The Warren Buffett Way

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Intel Q4 Earnings Beat View; Q1 Revenue Outlook Strong (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) late Thursday said its fiscal fourth quarter profit surged 48% from last year, beating analyst expectations, and offered a strong first quarter profit forecast. The Santa Clara-based company reported fiscal fourth quarter net income of $3.39 billion, or 59 cents per share, compared with $2.28 billion, or 40 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose for the year-earlier period. Revenue rose 8.4% from last year to $11.46 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts had expected a smaller profit of 53 cents per share on lower revenue of $11.38 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast first quarter revenue of $11.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million. That forecast would easily beat analysts’ current estimates for $10.76 billion in revenue for the quarter. Intel shares rose 21 cents, or +1%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.38% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $21.29. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Needham & Co. Reiterates “Buy” Rating on Intel Following NVIDIA Deal (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Tuesday saw its “Buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Co., following the company’s licensing fee agreement with graphics chip maker NVIDIA ( NVDA ). The firm also backed its $26 price target on INTC, which implies a 26% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $20.69. A Needham analyst commented, “We believe the $1.5B licensing fee, payable to NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) in six annual installments, is financially a good price for Intel for such technology and has limited financial impact on INTC’s earnings. We are slightly altering our estimates to reflect the licensing payments, and reiterate our rating…The amortization impacts 2011 GM and EPS by 39bps and $0.02, respectively, bringing our 2011 EPS estimate to $1.88 from $1.90. Our 2012 EPS estimate is revised to $2.12 from $2.15 and our GM assumption falls 49bps to 65.6%.” Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.48% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $20.69. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Intel’s Target, Estimates Boosted at Deutsche Bank (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Monday saw its price target and earnings estimates raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm said it now expects shares of INTC to reach $26, which implies a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $21.34. Deutsche Bank also maintained its “Buy” rating on the stock and raised its earnings estimates for the company, citing higher expected MPU sales. Intel shares fell 14 cents, or -0.7%, in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.37% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $21.34. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Intel Upgraded to “Overweight” at Morgan Stanley (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Thursday caught an upgrade from analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm said it boosted its rating on INTC from “Equal-weight” to “Overweight” with a $26 price target. That target implies an expected 24% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $21.04. Morgan Stanley said the move was a valuation call, since the stock has already priced in risks to growth. Intel shares fell 16 cents or, -0.8%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp (INTC) have a 2.99% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $21.04. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Intel Downgraded at First Global on Competition and Inventory Concerns (INTC)

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Intel Downgraded at First Global on Competition and Inventory Concerns (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Tuesday caught a downgrade from analysts at First Global, who cited concerns from competition and rising inventory levels. The firm cut its rating on INTC from “Outperform” to “Market Perform,” noting “INTC’s reported numbers for Q3 FY10 came in line with our estimates, though management provided an unexciting and slightly lower than expected guidance for Q4 CY10…There has been growing threat from tablets and smartphones and competition in the consumer business is expected to heat up further in the holiday season…We expect INTC’s start-up costs, as well as costs associated with taking some of its factories offline, to put pressure on the company’s margins…There is increasing concern over a possible inventory pile-up.” Continuing, an analyst said “Moreover, the concerns over softening macroeconomic conditions leading to a further slow down in demand and weakening of consumer spending have intensified.” Intel shares fell 18 cents, or -0.9%, in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of INTC from our recommended list back on June 8, 2010, when the stock was trading at $20.31. The company has a 3.28% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $19.19. The stock has technical support in the $17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $21-$22 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Intel’s Q3 Profit Soars 59%, but Forecast Somewhat Muted (INTC)

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Intel’s Q3 Profit Soars 59%, but Forecast Somewhat Muted (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) late Tuesday said its third quarter profit surged 59% from last year on higher revenue, but the company’s forecast was a bit underwhelming. The Santa Clara-based company reported third quarter net income of $2.96 billion, or 52 cents per share, compared $1.86 billion, or 33 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue jumped 18% from last year, to $11.1 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 50 cents per share, on slightly lower revenue of $11 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast fourth quarter revenue to range from $11.0 billion to $11.8 billion, which could fall short or exceed analyst expectations for $11.32 billion. Intel shares rose 27 cents, or +1.4%, in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of INTC from our recommended list back on June 8, 2010, when the stock was trading at $20.31. The company has a 3.19% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $19.77. The stock has technical support in the $17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $21-$22 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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 Oct.8 (FO, JCP, CAT, DE, GE, INTC, BUCY, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Oct.8 (FO, JCP, CAT, DE, GE, INTC, BUCY, more)

Don’t look now, but we are back over Dow 11K, despite the continuing deterioration in the jobs market. The lack of big volume gains as we continue to push gains higher does make me a bit worried, not to mention nearly 90% of stocks now trading over their 50-day moving average. Keep this in mind as one considers getting overly aggressive here. Shares of Fortune Brands ( FO ) and J.C. Penney ( JCP ) ran up on news two different private equity firms have established sizable stakes in both companies. We may continue to see this play out as some big-money players place bets on asset prices reflating, courtesy of the Fed’s printing press obsession. The market was able to push aside a weaker-than-expected jobs report out earlier today, with commodity stocks once again racing higher. I am watching the commodity/equipment space seeing lots of fast-money investor interest. The names to watch there include Deere & Co. ( DE ) , Caterpillar ( CAT ) , Bucyrus International ( BUCY ) , and Joy Global ( JOYG ) . Outside of Caterpillar, which does have a 2% dividend yield, none of the others offers much as far as an attractive dividend payout. If you are looking for growth, these are certainly plays to watch. We have been looking for a decent pullback to get on board, but it certainly does not look to be happening anytime soon. If you decide to venture into this space, be ready to be nimble, as these names are quite volatile and are attracting a very skittish momentum money crowd. Looking ahead to next week, we will start to see some bigger names reporting earnings results, including General Electric ( GE ) , Intel Corp ( INTC ) , and CSX Corp ( CSX ) , just to name a few. Be sure to catch up with our latest watchlist updates this weekend, as well as the latest “Learn to Be Rich” articles as I’d like everyone to gain the money knowledge they need to navigate through other parts of their financial life outside of investing. And of course, check our our currently “Recommended” names on our industry-leading Best Dividend Stocks list. Have a great weekend everybody, and thanks for reading! 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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Intel’s Estimates, Target Lowered at Needham & Co. (INTC)

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Intel’s Estimates, Target Lowered at  Needham & Co. (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Monday saw its earnings estimates and price target cut by analysts at Needham & Co. The firm reiterated its “Buy” rating on INTC, but cut its price target on the stock from $25 to $23. That new target represents an expected 18% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $19.42. A Needham analyst commented, “Consistent with our revised semiconductor industry outlook discussed in our industry report entitled ‘Anticipating A Two Quarter Slowdown,’ we are cutting our forward estimates on Intel to reflect weaker than expected demand in the computing and consumer end markets and inventory reduction actions by the supply chain into year-end. With a vast majority of its revenue derived from consumer PCs, we believe the company will experience reduced order rates and lower sales through 1Q11.” Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of INTC from our recommended list back on June 8, 2010, when the stock was trading at $20.31. The company has a 3.24% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $19.42. The stock has technical support in the $16-$17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $21-$22 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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Intel’s Estimates Cut at Morgan Stanley; Sees Lower PC Demand (INTC)

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Intel’s Estimates Cut at Morgan Stanley; Sees Lower PC Demand (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Tuesday saw its earnings estimates lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm said it cut its estimates for INTC through 2011, noting that recent channel checks indicate that notebook PC demand is slowing. Morgan Stanley currently rates the stock as “Equal-weight.” Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of INTC from our recommended list back on June 8, 2010, when the stock was trading at $20.31. The company has a 3.33% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $18.93. The stock has technical support in the $16-$17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $21-$22 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) 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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