Many on Wall Street worry that stocks are bound to fall meaningfully in the short-term. But one factor counters that gloomy narrative: cash returns to shareholders.
Most market analysts see the S&P 500 tumbling through the end of the year. Some are calling for a correction, given that valuations are high, especially if bonds yields resume climbing. Many highlight a potential increase in corporate taxes or continued supply-chain problems as notable risks to earnings, the fuel behind gains in stock prices.
Yet the picture isn’t entirely bleak. While net income for companies has more than recovered from pandemic-era lows, cash returns haven’t kept pace.
Net income has been up more than 20% year over year in the past four quarters, while the amount of capital companies have paid out in dividends and share buybacks has declined a bit, falling below the year-earlier totals, according to Credit Suisse data. In the past year to date, S&P 500 companies have generated almost $1.6 trillion in net income, but have only returned roughly $900 billion to stockholders.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. It offers a family of microcontroller products that include 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers; and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers, which feature on-board flash memory technology. The company also provides a set of application development tools that enable system designers to program a PIC microcontroller and dsPIC DSC for specific applications. In addition, it offers analog and interface products, which consist of various families with approximately 600 power management, linear, mixed-signal, thermal management, safety and security, and interface products. Further, the company provides memory products comprising serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory. Its products are used in various applications in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial contr ol markets. Microchip Technology Incorporated markets its products primarily through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.
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After a recent rally, consider taking some chips off the table for such semiconductor companies as Microchip (Nasdaq: MCHP) and Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) if you own them.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $102.75.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)
Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.
- [By Max Byerly]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.
Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment engages in the time-definite delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States. The International Package segment offers air and ground delivery of small packages and letters to approximately 220 countries and territories, including shipments outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or distribution outside the United States; export services; and domestic services move shipments within a country?s borders. The Supply Chain & Freight segment provides forwarding and logistics services, such as supply chain design and management, freight distribution, customs brokerage, mail, and consulting services in approximately 195 countries and territorie s; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. In addition, the company offers various technology solutions for automated shipping, visibility, and billing; information technology systems and distribution facilities to various industries comprising healthcare, technology, and consumer/retail; and a portfolio of financial services that provides customers with short-term working capital, government guaranteed lending, global trade financing, credit cards, and export financing. It operates a fleet of approximately 99,800 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; an air fleet of 527 aircraft; and 33,800 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
Logistics giant United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) is in the middle of an ambitious plan to spend upwards of $20 billion on new facilities, vehicles, aircraft, and technology through 2020, while at the same time remaining committed to growing its dividend, funding pension obligations, and continuing to buy back shares.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Lee Samaha]
After a few years of underperforming FedEx (NYSE:FDX), UPS’ (NYSE:UPS) stock has outperformed its rival’s by 33 percentage points over the last year. Moreover, both stocks are up by the low double digits in 2019. What’s going on with UPS, and has the company turned the corner? Let’s try to answer these questions in the context of UPS’ latest fourth-quarter earnings report.
- [By John Rotonti]
Rotonti: The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Amazon is “trying to poach shippers from FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. by targeting a common complaint: fuel surcharges and extra fees that drive up the cost of home deliveries.” What is Parnassus’s investment thesis on United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) and does this development change your thesis on UPS?
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)
UniSource Energy Corporation engages in the electric generation and energy delivery businesses. The company?s TEP segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 403,000 retail electric customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public sector customers in southeastern Arizona. It also sells electricity to other utilities and power marketing entities. As of December 31, 2010, this segment owned or leased 2,245 MW of net generating capacity, as well as owned or participated in electric transmission and distribution system consisting of 512 circuit-miles of 500-kV lines; 1,087 circuit-miles of 345-kV lines; 379 circuit-miles of 138-kV lines; 478 circuit-miles of 46-kV lines; and 2,621 circuit-miles of lower voltage primary lines. TEP segment generates electricity from coal, gas, oil, and solar sources. The company?s UNS Gas segment distributes gas to approximately 146,500 retail customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Navajo c ounties in northern Arizona, as well as Santa Cruz County in southeastern Arizona. As of December 31, 2010, this segment?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 30 miles of steel transmission mains, 4,211 miles of steel and plastic distribution piping, and 136,439 customer service lines. The company?s UNS Electric segment transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 91,000 retail customers consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. As of December 31, 2010, UNS Electric?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 56 circuit-miles of 115-kV transmission lines, 271 circuit-miles of 69-kV transmission lines, and 3,599 circuit-miles of underground and overhead distribution lines. This segment also owns the 65 MW Valencia plant, as well as 39 substations having an installed capacity of 1,788,050 kilovolt amperes. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
- [By Max Byerly]
Uni Select (TSE:UNS)’s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.
Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)
Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products worldwide. The company?s Tyco Security Solutions segment designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security, productivity, and lifestyle enhancement systems for residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. This segment also designs, manufactures, and sells security products, including intrusion, security, access control, electronic article surveillance, and video management systems. Its Tyco Fire Protection segment designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and services fire detection and fire suppression systems, and building and life safety products for commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. The company?s Tyco Flow Control segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation, and heat tracing products for general proce ss, energy, and mining markets, as well as the water and wastewater markets. Tyco International Ltd. was founded in 1960 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
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In addition to South Korea’s small ETF, there are a few funds traded in Europe that track Mexican assets. Here are the ones to watch:
Xtrackers MSCI Mexico UCITS ETF (Germany)iShares MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF USD (Switzerland)HSBC MSCI Mexico Capped UCITS ETF (U.K.)Kim Kindex MSCI Mexico ETF (South Korea)Stocks
Some of the larger companies based in Mexico are dual listed in Europe. While trading in these securities is limited, there may be some movement in the European morning hours. Here are a few to watch: