You may be hearing that rising interest rates will hurt the value of real estate investment trusts. While the news bites make it sound simple, the real story has a lot more detail, explains Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
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Even with interest rates edging up lately, it still isnt easy to pocket much income from traditional stocks and bonds. But you may be overlooking preferred stocks, hybrid investments that offer a bit of both worlds.
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For income seekers, preferreds offer great deals. Yields average 6.1%, well above the 2.3% payout of the Barclays....More>>>
Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) James P Gorman sold 100,000 shares of MS on 02/15/2018 at an average price of $55.34 a share. The total sale was $5.5 million.
Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank. The company has institutional securities, wealth-management, and asset-management segments. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $98.59 billion; its shares were traded at around....More>>>
The shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) are down about 11% over the past twelve months, and the current price represents an excellent entry point for prospective shareholders. The merger with Tyco International created a global leader in building and energy storage solutions. Although the market has seemingly not approved of the merger, the combination is a good one that will deliver....More>>>
Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) on $7.31 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $0.43 in EPS on $9.13 billion in revenue.
This company has paid dividends for more years than most investors can count, and the beverage....More>>>
After Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares surged about 17% following its earnings report (see below), headlines suggested that the announcement of a $1 billion share buyback and 15% dividend increase were behind the jump. As a shareholder, however, the buyback has nothing to do with my optim