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  • High Growth Dividend Stocks from Berkshire Hathaway’s Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, USB, WMT, WFC

    In these times of economic uncertainty, the extra buffer that dividend income provides is helpful. I have taken a closer look at what fund managers have in their portfolio in search of safe, growing dividends and found some of gems in the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway. My criteria are dividend growth, low payout ratio, positive outlook, profitability and relative price.  

    IBM: Is the growing, high dividend return safe?

    IBM (NYSE: IBMmore »)

  • Why did Blackrock Advisors Bet Big on These Financial Companies?

    By Aubrey Tabuga - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, BAC, MA

    In the latest quarter, Blackrock Advisors went shopping for financial stocks. Three of its four big buys are financial stocks of varying types. In general, the financial sector has a positive outlook in 2013 for the simple reason that a recovering economy, along with the boom of the energy sector, are in need of huge amount of capital. I try to briefly analyze each. Although the transactions contained in the more »

  • Why Blackrock Advisors doubled its stake in this company?

    By Aubrey Tabuga - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: AGN

    Blackrock Advisors almost doubled its stake in Allergan (NYSE: AGN) in the latest quarter. Is it worth it? The FDA’s recent announcement over establishing bioequivalence for its Restasis has fueled the recent sell-off of Allergan’s stock. The draft guidance says FDA may not require human clinical trials to be done by a generic manufacturer to produce a version of Allergan’s Restasis. I believe that despite this, Allergan more »

  • Insights From Lone Pine Capital’s Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, MJN, MDT

    It is always interesting to peer into the transactions of large asset managers such as Lone Pine Capital. The fund manager had a whopping $19.3 billion assets under management as of the latest quarter (based on whalewisdom compilation). I looked into its 13F filings to extract some investment ideas, and two of its big buys caught my attention. Lone Pine increased its position in Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJNmore »)

  • A Quick Look at Berkshire Hathaway’s Big Buys in 1Q13

    By Aubrey Tabuga - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CBI, LMCA, SIRI, VRSN, WFC

    Trade decisions of huge fund managers such as Berkshire Hathaway always make heads turn. I am turning mine today to the recent moves of this giant firm based on its first quarter 13F filing. The biggest buys include Liberty Capital (NASDAQ: LMCA), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI), and VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN). In spite of the significant lag between the filing date and the period concerned, such more »

  • These Healthcare Stocks Pay Fast-Growing Dividends

    By Aubrey Tabuga - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: MDT, UNH, WLP

    Given the huge potential of the healthcare industry, it is very tempting to peer through it for possible options if one seeks for the best places to earn dividend income. These stocks pay some of the fastest-growing dividends. I say, it is the best time to take advantage of the immense possibilities in this sector.

    Health insurance leader

    With 13.6% of the market share in health insurance, UnitedHealth Group more »

  • Investment Ideas From Appaloosa Management’s 13F Filing

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, MET, PRU, RIG

    The biggest items in Appaloosa Management’s shopping cart in the latest quarter are Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Transocean (NYSE: RIG), Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU), and MetLife (NYSE: MET). The portfolio of this one-time Hedge Fund Firm of the Year based on the latest 13F filing may not necessarily be reflective of its most recent position. By the time the filings reach the SEC, the hedge fund may have already shorted more »

  • A Quick Look at Avalon Advisor’s Big Buys Last Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, FITB, JNJ, TXN, DOW

    The 5 big buys of Avalon Advisors in the first quarter of 2013 are AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB). Avalon Advisors is one of Houston’s largest money management firms. Based on whalewisdom.com compilation, the firm had over $1.646 billion in assets under management as of the end of the more »

  • Insights From CI Investments’ Five Big Buys

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, BAX, CVX, C, OXY

    CI Investments has recently won seven 2013 Lipper Fund Awards for its strong risk-adjusted returns relative to its peers. I looked into its first quarter big buys from a fundamental lens to provide investment insights. These are AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), Baxter (NYSE: BAX), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Citigroup (NYSE: C).

    Interestingly, these stocks have all posted positive earnings surprises, have P/E ratios not higher than more »

  • 5 Big Buys by Yacktman Asset Management in 1Q13

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, KO, JNJ, MSFT, SYY

    The five big buys of Yacktman Asset Management as of March 31, 2013, were Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Sysco (NYSE: SYY), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ: CHRW). Headed by the investment guru, Donald Yacktman, the hedge fund has a total of $19.52 billion of assets under management based on data compiled by whalewisdom.com.

    I have briefly analyzed all of these from more »

  • Greenlight Capital's Dividend Stock Picks

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: AET, ESV, MSFT, STX

    Greenlight Capital is a fund-management firm led by David Einhorn, one of the most successful managers of the past decade. Despite Greenlight's rather low return of 6.1% in the first quarter compared to the S&P 500’s 10%, the firm’s performance has been on par with that of many rivals, including William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital. The manager’s picks in terms of dividend stocks more »

  • Dividend Stock Ideas From Todd Veredus' Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, ESV, PM, UNP

    If you are on the lookout for solid dividend growth and great fundamentals, consider these dividend stocks I picked from the portfolio of Todd Veredus Asset Management, a fund with over $3 billion in assets under management.

    These stocks’ annualized dividend payments have been growing at double-digit rates. Their performances in terms of revenue growth and profitability are all impressive. Most have a payout ratio below 40% based on cash more »

  • Dividend Stocks Ideas from Todd Veredus Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, ESV, PM, UNP

    If you are on the lookout for solid dividend growth performances and great fundamental conditions, consider these dividend stocks I picked from the portfolio of Todd Veredus Asset Management Llc, a fund manager with over $3 billion assets under management. These stocks’ annualized dividend payments have been growing at double-digit rates. Their performances in terms of revenue growth and profitability are all impressive. All have below 40% payout ratio based more »

  • Top Dividend Stocks from Lone Pine Capital’s Portfolio

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, MON, RL, QCOM

    Value investors can get some great ideas from a hedge fund as successful as Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital. From its inception in 1997 with only a mere $8 million, Lone Pine Capital has turned into a giant fund that now has $15.9 billion in assets under management. What is outstanding about this fund is its consistent lead by over 20% against the S&P 500 index since more »

  • Top Dividend Stocks Chosen by Blackrock Advisors

    By Aubrey Tabuga - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, JNJ, MSFT, ORCL, PG

    Blackrock Advisors Llc is a giant fund manager with $95 billion worth of assets under management. This article shows five of the top dividend stocks held by this Plainboro, New Jersey-based asset management firm. Dividend income-seekers can take a look at these stocks to see if these are worth including in their portfolio or not. Most of these have been experiencing positive earnings surprises, positive quarterly revenue growth, double-digit profit more »

  • Grab These Dividend-Paying Top Technology Stocks Now!

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, EFX, IBM, MSI, ORCL

    If you are looking for technology stocks to quench your thirst for stable and possibly increasing streams of dividend income, you've arrived at the right article. Tech stocks are innately aggressive and volatile, hence, the dividends they pay act as an important buffer. I have compiled some technology stocks that are currently hot that have remarkably grown their dividend payments in recent years. These are International Business Machines (NYSE: IBMmore »)

  • 5 Big Buys by Blackrock Investment Management

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, JPM, PM, VZ

    The multi-billion investment manager Blackrock Investment Management had $50.6 billion assets under management as of the end of 2012. It has made 242 new purchases and 951 additional buys; it has sold only 64. The biggest buys were for additional shares of ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and Philip Morris (NYSE: PM).

    I have analyzed these companies by looking at their more »

  • Will You Grab These Retail Stocks?

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: HD, M, TSCO

    I am going to discuss three retail stocks you might want to consider while they’re still hot. All have consistently beaten earnings expectations in the past several consecutive quarters and have encouraging cash flows as well as  consistent or better than before margins. All of these companies are expected to grow earnings double-digits in the next five years.

    Macy’s  (NYSE: M)

    Macy’s remained undervalued with its P more »

  • Three Big Buys by Kyle Bass in the Fourth Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, NSM, TPX

    Kyle Bass is known for successfully playing the right cards in the sub-prime market crisis in 2007, which gave his fund an enormous return of 216% in that year. Since then, he has become a notable figure closely observed by many investors. His expertise is on examining debt levels; his hedge fund has in fact turned into a “debt analysis think-tank.”  His theses on Japan and several Euro-zone economies were more »

  • Consider these latest big buys by Soros Fund Management

    By Aubrey Tabuga - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: C, CTXS, JPM, NES.DL, PXD

    In the fourth quarter, Soros Fund Management purchased 70 new stocks, increased its stake in 45, and sold 69 out.  Among the fund manager’s biggest buys are Citigroup (NYSE: C), Pioneer Natural Resources  (NYSE: PXD), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Citrix Systems(NASDAQ: CTXS). Here, I've looked into each of these big buys from a fundamental perspective. A quick glance into the investment decisions more »

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