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  • Misunderstood Services Provider Riding on Increase In Steel Production

    By Mark Lin - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: HSC, NUE

    TMS International (NYSE: TMS) is a typical case of industry bias, where investors avoid certain stocks categorically because they are classified in an unattractive industry. Firstly, TMS International is not as dependent on steel prices as perceived by investors. Secondly, TMS International is free cash flow positive, if one adjusts for growth capital expenditures to reflect the nature of its business. Furthermore, TMS International is attractively valued relative to peers more »

  • Five High-Yielders Going Ex-Dividend in January

    By Karin Hernandez - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: ARCT, HSC, O, RY, WDR

    I’ve been analyzing and writing about dividend companies for over six months. Recently I developed a complete ratings system, through which I assign scores to a company based on seven separate criteria, which I have chosen to represent the metrics that I believe indicate superior dividend-paying potential, as well as possible gains in share-price.

    I have begun introducing my own Dividend Portfolio, based on this ratings system. So far more »

  • This Multinational Conglomerate Provides Safety and Growth

    By Ash Anderson - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: MMM, GE, HSC

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is a multinational conglomerate that produces more than 55,000 different products targeted at consumers and businesses and including car care products, medical products, materials and adhesives, to name a few.

    The Business

    3M operates in more than 65 countries and is a leader in many of those markets. The largest segment at 3M is the Industrial & Transportation department, which accounted for 33.5% of 2011 more »

  • A Billion Waiting to Be Served

    By Nick Slepko - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: BIDU, LFC, HSC, IDCBY.PK, PNGAY.PK

    Prior to joining Global X Funds, Alex Ashby lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.  He currently manages a group of six ETFs covering the consumer, energy, financial, industrial, material, and technology sectors of the Chinese economy.  The Global X China Financials ETF (NYSEMKT CHIX) provides investors with exposure to financial companies in China and is designed to be a transparent, cost-efficient way to get access to the growing demand for more »

  • Elvis has Officially Left the Building

    By Kyle Spencer - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, FB, HSC, PETM, ZNGA

    It was Dec. 15, 1956, and Elvis Presley was a star.

    Ten thousand kids jam packed the fairgrounds in Shreveport and screamed at the top of their lungs for the entire length of the Elvis' 45-minute show. The thunderous uproar was so loud, according to disc jockey Frank Page, that it was almost impossible to tell if Elvis was singing, or even if the band was still playing. After Elvis more »

  • Magnificent Money Maker

    By Ryan Guenette - August 9, 2012 | Tickers: MMM, DHR, GE, HSC, JNJ

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is a highly diversified capital goods company with a presence in the industrial and transportation, health care, consumer and office, security and protection services, safety, graphics and display, and electro and communications divisions. At the last count, 3M is worth approximately $63.19 billion, and is an elite member of the Dow 30. 3M possesses several globally recognized brands, such as: Post-it products and Scotch tapes more »

  • Dividends to Avoid

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 22, 2012 | Tickers: FTR, HSC, NRGY, RGC, CLX

    I recently wrote an article – Strong & Sustainable Dividends – in which I argue that investors should look beyond the yield of a stock and determine whether or not the current dividend is actually sustainable. Basically, yields are sustainable if the offered payments to investors do not place unnecessary financial burdens on the company. In order to asses dividend sustainability, investors should looks at metrics such as cash flow, dividend growth and more »