It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for the marijuana industry in general and Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) in particular. This week, Aurora announced a new acquisition in Mexico that sent ACB stock significantly higher. More generally, a huge strategic investment got speculators excited about marijuana stocks again after the recent decline. Altria (NYSE:MO) elected to pay $1.8
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[Editor’s note: This story was originally published December 2017. It has since been updated and republished with current dividend yields.] Dividend growth stocks have obvious appeal. After all, dividend investing is based on buying and holding a stock for the payouts. So if a company can consistently increase its distributions to investors over time, all
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Personalized online apparel company Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) reported largely better than expected first-quarter numbers after the bell on Monday. For all intents and purposes, it was a double-beat-and-raise report that sent SFIX stock 10% higher in after-hours trade. Then, Stitch Fix stock sharply reversed course. On the call, management gave a dour Q2 guide. Specifically, EBITDA margins
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As the markets have gotten rocky, investors are once again taking out their defensive playbooks. Growth and momentum stocks are out, stable dividend payers are in. And you can’t get any more stable than utility stocks. It doesn’t matter what the overall economy is doing, people still need to heat and power their homes. As
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In this market, investors should opt for individual stocks instead of exchange-traded funds, which often lump together shares of companies with conflicting trajectories, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday after a turbulent trading session. Using the technology sector as an example, the “Mad Money” host outlined the crosscurrents making the group particularly “complicated.” Apple’s stock has
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When the market turns sour, investors usually turn to defensive stocks, companies that make essentials people will keep buying even in a recession. Like chocolate. While the S&P 500 is down by 6% in the last three months, starting in early September, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) shares are actually up 4.3%. This despite a September earnings report that
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