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I always try to be the market's best friend and I try to understand it. Just like a quote "Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway."

But I am your friend too. So I will help you to get closer to the market. That's what friends are for.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

High Dividend Yield Stock For Income Investors (May 27, 2009)

After searching with many strict criteria, I found one good company that paid high dividend yield to its investor. Beside that, the company also have a good fundamental so it will be a great company for income investors. The company is Altria Group Inc (Ticker: MO).

Here is the information about the company:

Company Name: Altria Group Inc. (Ticker:MO)

Previous Close Price: $16.92 (May 26, 2009)

Dividend Yield : 7.70%

Dividend Rate: $1.25

5 Year Average Dividend Yield : 16.20%

Dividend Paid Since: 1928

P/E ratio: 11.35

Revenue: $16.17 Billion

Net Income: $3.07 Billion

Profit Margin: 18.96%

Total Cash: $3.86 Billion

From informations above, we can assume that Altria is a company which give a better dividend yield (7.70 %) and they paid their investors since 1928. This was a long enough term record of dividend paid by the company. Beside that, the company is quite cheap where the P/E ratio are only 11.35 whereas the industry P/E ratio are 13.59. The profit margin was also cool, around 18.96%.
By reading the company information (Altria), now you can choose the company that care and loyal enough to their investors like you.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Stock Of The Week For Defensive Investor (May 22, 2009)

After screening for a good (although it's hard to find it in this tough time), finally we could find the better company which match to our defensive investor's stock criteria according to Benjamin Graham's tenet. Here is the company's description:

Company Name: Suburban Propane Partners LP (Stock Ticker: SPH)

Stock Price: US$40.72 (May 21, 2009)

Market Capitalization: US$1.34 billion

Price/Earnings: 7.90

Price/Book Ratio: 3.66

Total Cash: US$235.46 million

Profit Margin: 12.44%

Dividend: 3.23

Suburban Propane Partners LP is the company which distributes propane, fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and refined fuels, as well as marketing of natural gas and electricity. The company's P/E ratio are 7.90, and quite cheap if compared with its industry's P/E (18.04) and the cheapest among its direct competitors (Amerigas Partners LP, Ferrellgas Partners LP and Energy Transfer Partners LP). The P/BV ratio is also quite small if compared with other companies. And the last but not least, although the company has the least revenue among its competitor, but Suburban earns the highest net income (170.48 million).

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bullish Stock According To Technical Analysis On May 17, 2009

Here is the stock that meets some criterias to be a bullish stock. Below are the analyses about the company (without fundamental analyses):

Chart by OptionsXpress.com

General Motors Corp. 7.25 Notes (RGM) has closed at $1.28, with daily volume of 128.245.

The company has its bullish engulfing candlestick, which the white candlestick engulfed the red candlestick. The stochastic's blue line has reach its lower limit line, and ready to cross its red line. Beside that, the MACD's blue line has also ready to cross its red line.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stock Of The Week For Defensive Investor (May 12, 2009)

Here is the stock of the week that is good enough for defensive investors (This stock has met criteria to be a good stock for defensive investor according to Benjamin Graham's tenet):

Company's Name: AstraZeneca plc (Stock Ticker: AZN)

Stock Price: US$38.15 (May 11, 2009)

Market Capitalization: 56.85 billion

Price/Earnings: 8.44

Price/Book Ratio: 3.59

Total Cash: 4.49 billion

Profit Margin: 21.33%

This company's key ratios was better than average companies, where the Price/Book Value Ratio was small. And if you compare it with its direct competitor (GSK, MRK and NVS), the company's PE was the smallest. It means that the company's stock price was cheap enough..

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Wall Street Opened Higher Again (May 4, 2009)

Wall Street soared again at the opening after the news that pending home sales gained 3.2 percent in March. This news was better-than-expected and have increased the investors' mood.

The National Association of Realtors said that the homebuyers pushed the seasonally adjusted index of pending sales up by 3.2 percent to 84.6 in March. This may be a sign that the economy began to stabilize again.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Wall Street Slipped At The Opening But Finally Rose Again (May 1, 2009)

U.S. stock market slipped at the opening due to many negative economic datas and profit taking action made by investors. But at the time this article was written, the stock market has increased again becaused of consumer sentiment's increase.

MasterCard Inc said that their first quarter earnings fell 18 percent to $367 million ($2.80 per share), whereas previosly they earned $447 million ($3.37 per share) last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but MasterCard said that their revenue would be lower than expected this year.

Hartford Investment Group reported its first quarter loss of around $1.21 billion($3.77 per share). The result was worse-than-expectation ($3.05 per share).

Chevron said that its first quarter earnings fell to $1.84 billion (92 cents per share), whereas previously it earned $5.17 billion ($2.48 per share) last year.

But the stock market rebounded after The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers said its final index of confidence climbed to 65.1 in April from 57.3 in March.

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