Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021

The milestone shows that Wall Street is mostly unfazed by the escalating trade clash between the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies.

The Dow closed at 26,657. It has spiked about 3,300 points since hitting a recent low on April 2. Investors are betting that the strong US economy will help minimize the impact of tariffs.

The S&P 500 gained 0.8% on Thursday and the Nasdaq added 1%.

Momentum could continue on Friday. US stock futures were higher, and European markets opened with gains. The Shanghai Composite jumped 2.5% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng increased 1.7%.

2. Sky drama: The fate of European broadcaster Sky is likely to be decided on Saturday.

Sky (SKYS) has been the subject of an extended fight between Comcast (CCZ) and 21st Century Fox (FOX). Fox is now backed by Disney (DIS), which is in the process of buying most of Fox’s entertainment assets.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. The company offers a range of testing services used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease, as well as specialty testing services. Its routine tests include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, HIV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. The company?s specialty tests and related services comprise viral load measurements, genotyping and phenotyping, and host genetic factors for managing and treating HIV infections; cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular genetic tests for diagnostic genetics; oncology tests for diagnosing and monitoring certain cancers and treatments; clinical trials testing for pharmaceutical companies, which conducts clinical research trials on diag nostic assays; forensic identity testing used in criminal proceedings and parentage evaluation services, as well as testing services in reconstruction cases; allergy testing; and occupational testing for the detection of drug and alcohol abuse. Its customers include independent physicians and physician groups, hospitals, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and other independent clinical laboratories. The company operates a network of 51 primary laboratories and approximately 1,700 patient service centers. In addition, it delivers a co-branded electronic health records Lite solution for physician practices. The company works with university, hospital, and academic institutions, such as Duke University, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlingto n, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LH. Zacks Investment Research lowered Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Barclays reduced their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $205.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $160.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $155.00 price objective (down previously from $162.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report on Sunday, December 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $176.07.

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    Laboratory Corp. of America Company Profile

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings  (NYSE:LH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Investors Real Estate Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership and operation of income-producing real estate properties in the United States. It owns multi-family residential properties and commercial office, medical, industrial, and retail properties located primarily in the upper midwest states of Minnesota and North Dakota. As of April 30, 2008, the company operated a real estate portfolio of 72 multi-family residential; 65 office; 48 medical; 17 industrial; and 33 retail properties. Investors Real Estate Trust has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the trust is not subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Minot, North Dakota with additional offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska; and Kansas City, Kansas, and St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Investors Real Estate Trust Reit (IRET)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST REIT Common Stock (IRET)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Raytheon Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, and command, control, communications, and intelligence systems, as well as mission support services in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: Integrated Defense Systems, Intelligence and Information Systems, Missile Systems, Network Centric Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, and Technical Services. The Integrated Defense Systems segment provides integrated naval, air, and missile defense and civil security response solutions. The Intelligence and Information Systems segment offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, advanced cyber solutions, weather and environmental solutions, and information-based solutions for law enforcement and homeland security. The Missile Systems segment develops and produces weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, and directed energy effectors for the armed forces of the U.S. and other allied nations. The Network Centric Systems segment provides net-centric mission solutions, including integrated communications systems, command and control systems, combat systems, and operations and precision components for the U.S. federal, state, and local government customers, as well as civil customers. The Space and Airborne Systems segment designs and develops integrated systems and solutions for missions, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; precision engagement; unmanned aerial operations; and space. The Technical Services segment provides training, logistics, engineering, product support, and operational support services for the mission support, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counterproliferation, and counterterrorism markets. Raytheon Company was founded in 1922 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The THAAD system is designed to shoot down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles on their descent. The Lockheed-manufactured system with Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) radars attracted attention in the last year as the primary U.S. deterrent to North Korean rockets over the Pacific. It’s also a potential deterrent to Iran, which is why the system is of interest to both Saudi Arabia and Israel among other U.S. allies in the region.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) rose 13% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. It was a continuation of a trend for the military industrial company, which gained roughly 21% in the first two months of the year. That February gain, meanwhile, easily outpaced the performances of some of its largest peers. But the news driving it really started in January.

Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: PPL Corporation(PPL)

PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern U.S. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, International Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated, and Supply. The Kentucky Regulated segment engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity; and the distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The International Regulated segment owns and operates electricity distribution businesses in the United Kingdom that deliver electricity to 7.7 million customers. The Pennsylvania Regulated segment delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The Supply segment owns and operates power plants to generate electricity using coal, uranium, natural gas, oil, and water res ources; markets and trades electricity and other purchased power to wholesale and retail markets; and acquires and develops domestic generation projects. It controls or owns a portfolio of generation assets of approximately 11,000 megawatts in Montana and Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s distribution system included 649 substations with a capacity of 25 million kVA, 28,838 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 24,131 cable miles of underground conductors in the United Kingdom. It also operated 377 substations with a capacity of 31 million kVA, 33,122 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 7,368 cable miles of underground conductors in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PPL (NYSE:PPL) and IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. cut its holdings in Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 10.9% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 74,320 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 9,133 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $2,205,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PPL (NYSE:PPL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.23% and a net margin of 19.17%. PPL’s quarterly revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that PPL Corp will post 2.36 EPS for the current year.

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    PPL Profile

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Paychex Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. It offers payroll processing services, including calculation, preparation, and delivery of employee payroll checks; production of internal accounting records and management reports; preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns; and collection and remittance of clients? payroll obligations. The company also provides payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. Its human resource outsourcing services include payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative, as well as provides employee handbooks, management manuals, and r equired regulatory forms. In addition, the company offers retirement services administration; workers? compensation; business-owner policies; commercial auto; and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life. Further, it provides online human resource administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, and time and attendance solutions. As of May 31, 2010, the company served approximately 536,000 clients in the United States; and 1,700 clients in Germany. Paychex, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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    Another tech company on the list, Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq: ADP) is, like Intel, priced to perfection. And, similar to Intel, there is more and more competition in its core business of human resources and human capital management solutions — from more-traditional players like Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) to small-business focused TriNet (Nasdaq: TNET) to cloud-based Workday (Nasdaq: WDAY). Up nearly 26% year-to-date, consider taking some gains off the table. 

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    Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) handles the payroll for 650,000 clients, mostly small businesses with 10 to 50 employees — the economy’s growth engine.

    These payroll customers generally pay a flat service fee, as well as an additional fee for each worker enrolled. Thus, Paychex likes to see businesses hiring new employees. And after a soft February report, the labor market is roaring once again.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 27, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Own For 2021: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the motion picture exhibition business. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 436 theatres with 4,983 screens in 39 states of the United States, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and 11 other Latin American countries. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DBX, STMP
    Shares of Dropbox Inc. (NYSE: DBX) plunged more than 10% after the company’s forward guidance fell well short of Wall Street expectations Thursday. Even though the firm topped quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, the cloud storage giant announced it would take a large write down on the value of its recent HelloSign acquisition. That will impact company margins in the year ahead, in addition to the firm’s plans to relocate offices to San Francisco, where rents are much higher. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to remain in the headlines. The firm’s iPhone sales had been declining before the company decided to stop reporting unit sales beginning this year. But as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers in October 2017, Apple is no longer a device company. In fact, it hasn’t been a device company for years. Its shift into services has helped boost investor confidence, and it just made a major announcement that will target firms like Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. Apple is one of our top five stocks to buy right now. For the full list, go here now. Shares of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) plunged more than 50% in pre-market hours after the shipping products company announced it was ending its exclusive partnership with the USPS. The company also said it expected a massive downturn in profitability. The firm’s full-year guidance was set between $5.15 and $6.15. That is well below the $10.79 figure anticipated by analysts. During its earnings call last night, the firm’s CEO said that USPS would not accept the terms of its partnership proposal. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Aut

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 11.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 19,865 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,460 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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