Thursday, April 24, 2014

For Investors Only

Twelve companies announce increased dividends or distributions. Today's list did not include AAPL's announcement -- will increase its dividend 8% annually on a regular basis.

Others increasing their dividends/distributions include: MetLife (from 27.5 to 35 cents); Suntrust Banks (doubles their dividend from 10 cents to 20 cents); Travelers (from 50 to 55 cents).

It is amazing: up until two days ago, everyone was piling on AAPL, suggesting how badly it was doing. Today, nothing but stories on how incredible AAPL was doing. LOL.

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Be sure to scroll down. The big post for the day was posted earlier.

Still to report today, end of day:
  • AMZN: right on the nose; 23 cents, shares surge; sales up 23%; thin profits (again);
  • MSFT: 68 cents, beating expectations by 5 cents; "earnings fall less than expected";
  • Starbucks: right on the nose at 56 cents; but revenue up 9% from same period last year;
  • Weatherford: beats by 2 cents; 13 cents;
Early morning trading:
  • EOG: down slightly
  • CVX: flat
    COP: up slightly
    PSX: down slightly
    XOM: down slightly
  • BHI: down slightly
  • SLB: flat
  • HAL: down about a percent
  • HP: after reaching new highs yesterday, profit taking today, down 3%
  • KOG: up slightly
  • ENB: up slightly; near its 52-week high
  • EPD: up sligthly; also near its 52-week high
A disconnect between S&P and Dow; S&P up somewhat more than then Dow.

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