Pitney Bowes, Inc.

  • Is Debt a Concern at These Three Companies?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: PBI, GT, USG

    Can be a terrible problem fro some companies and can drag down even the best businesses. So, is debt manageable or major concern at these three companies which would otherwise appear to be good opportunities for investment if it were not for their large piles of debt?

    Victim of the housing bubble

    First up is USG (NYSE: USG). USG has attracted some investors as Warren Buffett owns a portion of more »

  • Do These Hated Companies Offer Opportunities for Profit?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CLF, PBI, X

    I tryto invest with a contrarian view, so I like to go against the market. To that end one of my favorite ways to find opportunities for investment is by looking through the most shorted stocks in the S&P 500, to see if I can spot anything others can't.

    So, with that in mind, here are the three most shorted companies in the S&P 500 right now more »

  • 1 Buy And 2 Sell in the Business Equipment Industry

    By Awais Iqbal - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AVY, PBI, PAY

    Increasing globalization and the gradual recovery in the U.S. economy have put consumer goods businesses on the takeoff strip. The cyclical nature of the consumer goods sector will ensure robust growth for these companies as the economic fundamentals improve. The business equipment industry forms a small part of the consumer goods sector. Three companies from this industry have caught my attention. They are Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), Pitney more »

  • 20% Just Isn’t Enough to Save This Company

    By Chad Henage - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: HPQ, PBI, SI, XRX

    The story of a company that's trying to turn around usually takes on a familiar tone. Tell me if this sounds familiar, “(we are taking) actions to enhance our balance sheet and capital allocation flexibility and exiting some non-strategic businesses.” Let me translate, we don’t have enough cash flow, we need to cut our debt to get out of trouble, and selling some of our businesses is the more »

  • Why You Should Avoid These Buggy Whip Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: FTR, PBI, RRD | Editor's Choice

    Buggy-whip technology is an old investing adage that refers to companies whose products or services have become technologically obsolete. This is an unfortunate inevitability of economic growth: technological advancement in certain industries, while a huge boost to society as a whole, means a few individual businesses will be left behind.

    In that vein, here are three stocks that have been left behind by the unstoppable force of technological advancement.

    Don more »

  • An Insider Just Bought This High Dividend Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, PBI, RRD, XRX

    Mark Wright, an executive vice president at Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a business mail services company, directly acquired 15,000 shares of his company's stock on June 6 at an average price of $14.43 per share. We follow insider purchases because we think that insiders should purchase stock primarily when they are more confident than usual in the company’s prospects; at other times, it is rational for more »

  • Improving Your Portfolio by Knowing What to Avoid

    By Phillip Woolgar - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CNE, FTR, PBI

    Identifying which stocks to avoid will help you weed out the duds and hone in on stellar performers. To complete that task, I investigate the same information that I do when deciding to purchase a growth stock. However, the directions that I look for in each of my criteria is different. Let's investigate some indicators that will help you determine the type of stocks to avoid. While these aren more »

  • Dividends Aren't a Sure Sign of Success

    By Reuben Brewer - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: T, HCP, PBI

    Dividend growth has been fast over the last three years according to WisdomTree. It has built an index and associated ETF to capture that growth. However, WisdomTree's own numbers show that an index of companies with long histories of dividend increases outperforms. Only dividend increases aren't a sure sign of a winner.

    Slicing and dicing

    WisdomTree's director of research Jeremy Schwartz recently released a report highlighting dividend more »

  • 5 Dividend Stocks With Recent Insider Buying

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: DPS, HBAN, MYE, PBI, BA

    Generally, insiders buy stock in their own company when they feel confident about the company’s market prospects and outlook. Sometimes insiders buy stock in their own companies so as to show commitment to working to enhance shareholder value over time. Historically, stocks bought by insiders have tended to outperform broad benchmarks over time.

    The following represents a selection of five dividend-paying stocks with yields above 2.0% that have more »

  • After a Dividend Cut, What's an Investor to do With Pitney Bowes?

    By Bob Ciura - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: PBI, RRD

    Postage meter company Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) recently held the top spot among dividend-yielding members of the S&P 500 Index. As a result of a sharp, multi-year declining stock price, the company’s dividend yield soared into the double digits as recently as weeks ago. Unfortunately, when a dividend yield looks too good to be true, it usually is.

    Upon releasing its first quarter results, Pitney Bowes announced it more »

  • Risky Small Cap Dividends

    By Reuben Brewer - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: PBI, RRD, VGR

    WisdomTree's Jeremy Schwartz recently penned a report highlighting his company's small and mid-cap dividend ETFs. While WisdomTree's dividend weighting concept increases yield, it also increases risk. Here are a few examples of companies dividend investors should avoid that top WisdomTree's ETFs.

    An Index for Everyone

    Index funds have become very popular since Vanguard created a mutual fund that tracks the S&P 500 Index. Although the more »

  • 3 Value-Oriented Consumer Stocks Yielding Over 3%

    By Ryan Glosier - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: F, LO, PBI

    In order to turn up some value ideas in the consumer goods sector, I ran a simple scan which turned up three names. The metrics used were companies with market caps of over $2 billion, a dividend yield over 3%, and a trailing P/E ratio of less than 15. The three consumer stocks that met this criteria were Ford (NYSE: F), Lorillard (NYSE: LO) and Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBImore »)

  • 3 Stocks You Should Short Sell

    By Phillip Woolgar - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAN, FTR, PBI

    Shorting a stock can be the best investment decision to provide some stability to your portfolio. Right now, I am comfortable with the six stocks I own -- with two large caps and four small caps. But, it's time to take my holdings to the next level and do something that will help recession-proof my buys. I keep one short position, amounting to approximately 20% of my portfolio.

    In looking more »

  • Are These Market Laggards Poised for a Comeback?

    By John Macris - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, HPQ, PBI

    Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer & Co. recently appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money financial television show to discuss three controversial stocks that have lagged the bull market since it began in March 2009. Interestingly enough, Worth is a descendant of Carter Braxton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

    I respect Mr. Worth not only for his bold market calls, but for his visible appreciation and love for more »

  • These Stocks Don't Pass The Dividend Growth Test

    By Bob Ciura - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CINF, NUE, PBI

    It’s safe to say investors have gone head over heels for dividends. The financial media is filled with interviews from financial advisers and professionals who preach the merits of receiving income from equity investments. Particularly for those individuals in or approaching retirement, dividends provide solid income that traditional fixed income products do not.

    However, despite the mass popularity of dividend stocks, it’s important to keep focus on properly more »

  • These Stocks Don't Pass The Dividend Growth Test

    By Bob Ciura - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CINF, NUE, PBI

    It’s safe to say investors have gone head over heels for dividends. The financial media is filled with interviews from financial advisers and professionals who preach the merits of receiving income from equity investments. Particularly for those individuals in or approaching retirement, dividends provide solid income that traditional fixed income products do not.

    However, despite the mass popularity of dividend stocks, it’s important to keep focus on properly more »

  • Are these Market Laggards Poised for a Comeback?

    By John Macris - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, HPQ, PBI

    Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer & Co. recently appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money financial television show to discuss three controversial stocks that have lagged the bull market since it began in March 2009. Interestingly enough, Worth is a descendant of Carter Braxton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

    I respect Mr. Worth not only for his bold market calls, but for his visible appreciation and love for more »

  • 3 Value-Oriented Consumer Stocks Yielding Over 3%

    By Ryan Glosier - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: F, LO, PBI

    In order to turn up some value ideas in the consumer goods sector, I ran a simple scan which turned up three names. The metrics used were companies with market caps of over $2 billion, a dividend yield over 3%, and a trailing P/E ratio of less than 15. The three consumer stocks that met this criteria were Ford (NYSE: F), Lorillard (NYSE: LO) and Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBImore »)

  • 3 Value-Oriented Consumer Stocks Yielding Over 3%

    By Ryan Glosier - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: F, LO, PBI

    In order to turn up some value ideas in the consumer goods sector, I ran a simple scan which turned up three names. The metrics used were companies with market caps of over $2 billion, a dividend yield over 3%, and a trailing P/E ratio of less than 15. The three consumer stocks that met this criteria were Ford (NYSE: F), Lorillard (NYSE: LO) and Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBImore »)

  • Are These Turnaround Candidates Worth A Look?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, NC, PBI

    For a variety of reasons, stock markets tend to overreact on certain issues and overlook some very basic phenomenon. Corporate turnarounds are such cases where markets often tend to discount the work in progress.

    However, identifying these early indicators can lead to smart gains for investors. Here are some examples:

    NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) is a holding company for a number of businesses in mining, small appliances and specialty retail more »

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