Value investors will like the Profit at MasterCard (MA) because the company is generating a lot of cash.Read more
In particular, “the Apple good, all other techs bad belief,” creates a base of loyal Apple customers. More importantly, those zombies give Apple a steady stream of cash it can tap for R&D or other purposes.
Therefore, one of Apple’s biggest value attributes is its reputation. To explain, the reputation brings in a lot of business at little or no cost. Hence, the reputation helped make Apple a value investment at $170.18 a share on 14 February 2019.Read more
Interestingly, we can call American Express (AXP) a value investment because its cards are used by those in their prime spending years.Read more
Shockingly, Oracle is also a good dividend stock. Oracle investors received a 19¢ payout on 31 July 2018. That payout was a 4¢ increase over 2017 when investors received 15¢ a quarter.
Importantly, Oracle has reported six straight years of dividend growth. Oracle investors enjoyed a dividend yield of 1.58%, an annualized payout of 76¢ and a payout rate of 24.9% on 17 August 2018.
Therefore, Oracle has two obvious advantages to Alphabet as a stock. It is cheaper, and it pays a dividend. Oracle by than Google for average people seeking a growth stock.Read more
Home Depot is obviously a great dividend stock and a good income stock for these reasons. Those looking for a safe dividend that grows by 10¢ to 20¢ a year should check out Home Depot.
The dividend fundamentals are pretty good at Home Depot as well. On August 3, 2018, Home Depot offered a 2.11% dividend yield, a $4.12 per share annualized payout, and a payout rate of 43.6%.
That makes Home Depot worth the $197.06 you would have paid for it on 7 August 2018. Those who need a stock that generates income and want a retailer will be well-served by Home Depot.
The next money-making frontier for NVIDIA is the cloud. The company’s new superfast HGX-2 chips are made to operate artificial intelligence (AI) in the cloud.
The potential market for the HGX-2 is vast because there were 390 web-scale data centers worldwide in December 2017, TechCrunch reported. That number increased by 90 to 390 in 2017 and it is expected to increase by around 100 again in 2018.
There are currently 24 hyperscale firms giant data-oriented companies like Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Palintir, Tencent Holdings, IBM, etc. each of which operated around 16 data centers a piece, TechCrunch calculated. The average large datacenter contained around 5,000 servers.
The volume of Venmo payments increased by 86% during 2017, rising from $6.8 billion in 1st Quarter to $10.4 billion in 4th Quarter, Statisa reported. If those figures are accurate, Venmo’s payment volume increased by $3.6 billion during 2017.
These figures indicate that PayPal might be the most successful payment solution in the world. It might also be creating a Fintech network that will one day rival those of Visa (NYSE: VA) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA).
It goes without saying that Ford will be in a great position to buy up the remains of Tesla when it finally collapses.
Until then Ford and its competitors are enjoying some great auto sales. Americans purchased 17.4 million vehicles in November 2017, down slightly from 18.1 million in vehicles in October and 18.6 million in September, The Detroit Free Press reported.
More importantly, Ford’s sales rose by 6.7% in November while those at competitors fell. Fiat Chrysler’s (NYSE: FCAU) sales fell by 4% and General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) slid by 2.9%.Read more
Jeep is planning to bring out a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic Wrangler in 2020, The Free Press reported. The Wrangler is the basic four-wheel-drive Jeep modeled on the iconic off-road vehicle that served America’s military in three wars.
The Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) alliance is vital to Chrysler’s future, because it provides access to autonomous vehicle technology, data, and expertise, without a lot of risks. Another alliance that Fiat Chrysler should seriously consider is one with Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) which has vast amounts of expertise in electric and autonomous vehicle technology.Read more
The decision to buy 21st Century Fox (NYSE: FOX) will have many observers wondering if the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is making money. The financial data indicates Disney is making money, but it also shows why the company’s CEO Bob Iger wants Fox.Read more