Hillenbrand

  • Is This 10%-Yielding Partnership Flashing Warning Signals?

    By Bob Ciura - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: HI, SCI, STON

    Income investors take their quarterly dividends seriously, and for good reason. Investment income can help pay for many of life’s necessities, and with interest rates still near record lows, high-yielding Limited Partnerships are highly favored by retail investors.

    Unfortunately, a dropping share price usually brings a wave of panic over a partnership’s distribution. That’s exactly what happened when StoneMor Partners (NYSE: STON) fell 10% on August 12 more »

  • Death And Taxes: How to Profit From Life's Only Two Certainties

    By Bob Ciura - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: HRB, HI, STON 130622C00025000.DL

    It’s an age-old saying, but it remains true: the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While unfortunate, investors can actually profit from life’s two inevitabilities. Among the market’s profitable, dividend-paying stocks, there are a few that operate businesses pertaining to just that: death and taxes.

    If you’re an investor who likes to look for stocks in unfamiliar places, these companies might be just more »

  • 5 Stocks for Heavy-Yield Chasers

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: CFR, GE, HI, MAT, OMI

    Defensive plays paying respectable dividends have been leaders in the market’s rally so far this year. Chasing competitive yields in the current yield-starved environment, investors have been willing to pay extra for stocks that match their expectations for risk-adjusted total returns, including income.

    As a result, money has flown into stocks that offer security and low-volatility of returns as well as dividend yields above the U.S. Treasury yields more »

  • Are These Machinery Dividends Going to Break Down?

    By Chris Hodge - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HI, PHG

    The diversified machinery world is one where a lot of a company's clients are either large non-cyclical or less cyclical businesses or government entities, and I like how that adds stability to the industry as a whole. And as we all know, I'm a hardcore dividend junkie who hates few things worse than having those dividends pulled out from under me. So let's see if a few more »

  • Are These Machinery Dividends Going to Break Down?

    By Chris Hodge - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HI, PHG

    The diversified machinery world is one where a lot of a company's clients are either large non-cyclical or less cyclical businesses or government entities, and I like how that adds stability to the industry as a whole. And as we all know, I'm a hardcore dividend junkie who hates few things worse than having those dividends pulled out from under me. So let's see if a few more »

  • Are These Machinery Dividends Going to Break Down?

    By Chris Hodge - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HI, PHG

    The diversified machinery world is one where a lot of a company's clients are either large non-cyclical or less cyclical businesses or government entities, and I like how that adds stability to the industry as a whole. And as we all know, I'm a hardcore dividend junkie who hates few things worse than having those dividends pulled out from under me. So let's see if a few more »

  • Are These Machinery Dividends Going to Break Down?

    By Chris Hodge - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HI, PHG

    The diversified machinery world is one where a lot of a company's clients are either large non-cyclical or less cyclical businesses or government entities, and I like how that adds stability to the industry as a whole. And as we all know, I'm a hardcore dividend junkie who hates few things worse than having those dividends pulled out from under me. So let's see if a few more »

  • Four Stocks with Strong After-Hour Earnings to Move on Tuesday

    By Brian Nichols - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: GILD, HI, SWI, THO

    While the market was busy digesting the trouble within the quarterly reports of Baidu and Yum! Brands, there were other companies beating expectations. These under-the-radar stocks posted solid quarters and could very well trade higher throughout Tuesday’s session. As a result, I am looking at those companies.

    A Fast-Growing Under-the-Radar Stock Worth Watching

    The recreation vehicle manufacturer Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) fell 6% on Monday prior to announcing preliminary more »

  • Invest Downton Abbey Style

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: CMP, GSK, HI, LAD, PEP

    Season Three of the huge PBS hit Downton Abbey premiered on Sunday and its many fans are agog over how the Earl of Grantham managed to lose his American wife Cora's entire fortune on one Canadian railroad stock. Now they may have to sell the Great House and its beautiful gardens. How dreadful! as the Dowager (Maggie Smith) would put it. The begging and handwringing now begins in earnest more »

  • Hillenbrand: Does Manufacturing Equipment Need Consolidation?

    By Dana Blankenhorn - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: CGNX, HI

    Over time, most industries tend toward consolidation. One ambitious player does a “roll-up,” buying out smaller rivals, there are other moves in response, and within a short time there are just a few big players instead of lots of little ones.

    Process engineering, the equipment that runs factories, has resisted this. The machines that move material through a plant are highly specialized, and thus the Process Equipment Manufacturing Association consists more »

  • Report From the Road

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CAB, HI

    Whizzing up PA-78 northeasterly, directed to retrieve my kid from college where all students who could go home were advised to do so, was getting very spooky on Halloween.  A Batesville funeral casket truck seemed like it was escorting me for over 100 miles, one of those three trailer deals as long as three trucks.  Miles of truckstops that normally light the highway were dimmed, no gas. Tiny little gas more »

  • 3 Best Buys Now for your Roth IRA

    By Simon Erickson - October 22, 2012 | Tickers: BLK, HI, INTC | Editor's Choice

    There certainly is a lot of uncertainty in the market these days.

    According to the American Institute of Individual Investors, only 29% of investors are bullish on the market, compared with 45% that are bearish.  The S&P and Dow are flirting with all-time highs and pundits are questioning if the market is set for a correction.  Shoot, even the Jersey Shore's Pauly D is offering investment advice these more »

  • Trick or Treat Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - September 10, 2012 | Tickers: CSV, HI, SCI, STEI, STON 130622C00025000.DL

    October is historically a difficult month for stocks. Three of the worst market declines started in October with October 29, 1929 as “The Crash” that catalyzed the Great Depression. Then there was October 19, 1987 in which the Dow dropped 22.6% in one day. Finally, October 2008 ushered in the recession.

    Investors have reason to be skittish before Halloween. Keep some cash in the candy jar for buying opportunities more »

  • The Rest of the Moneyball 2012 Dream Team

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, HI, SBUX, UNP

    Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland Athletics, built up a team of undervalued players on the cheap into a force of nature and leveraged them into an historic 20 game winning streak changing pro baseball forever. With the help of Paul DePodesta (Peter Brand in the movie ‘Moneyball’), a recent Harvard economics graduate, Beane found players who could consistently get on base and win games. Beane and DePodesta didn't more »