Save 15% on H&R Block At Home Products Deluxe



Posted by Martin April 30, 2011

My watchlist

You may have noticed that on the right sidebar I have a list of stocks of my interest. These are the stocks I am planning to add into my portfolio. The list contains primarily dividend paying stocks, but time to time I add a speculative stock into the list. For example right now it is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2011

Monthly Dividend Stocks

There are plenty of benefits to owning stocks that pay their dividends monthly. According to the Excel list that was just updated by WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over 200 different companies that pay dividends monthly, many of which have high yields. Technically, these stocks are real estate investment trusts, oil income trusts, closed end bond funds, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 22, 2011

AGNC’s SPO (And High Yield) Provide Opportunity

After going ex-dividend Monday, shares of American Capital Agency Corp (AGNC) were falling further after hours on news the company will be offering 27,000,000 shares of stock. Underwriters will have the possibility to sell an additional 4,050,000 shares to cover any overallotments. Investors who have held AGNC for a few quarters should have seen this Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 17, 2011

Ten stocks to look at in the panic

Even high-quality blue-chip stocks have been thrown overboard in the panic of the past six days. Shares in some of the world’s strongest and most profitable names have been knocked down 5%, 10% or in a few cases even more in the global selloff. Nobody knows what’s going to happen next in Japan. And nobody Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee March 02, 2011

Keep income flowing no matter what

The primary goal isn’t to make as much money as possible or “beat the market.” Instead, it’s to create a portfolio of investments that will allow you to meet specific obligations — no matter what happens in the markets. This may seem like a distinction without a difference. But it requires a fundamentally different mindset Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee January 10, 2011

ATU Lifts Its Outlook

Actuant Corp. has strung together seven earnings surprises as both the top and bottom lines continue to improve. In addition, a recent acquisition led to a buying frenzy. Those factors have lead to nice upward estimate revisions, pushing shares to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Actuant is an industrial company that operates in more Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

What’s happening with ATU?

The entire morning today I was reading about Actuant Corporation which has improved earnings and sales, beat expectations but I was baffled why the stock slumped today by almost 6%. I couldn’t find why; what is behind such behavior. Well, here is why: Actuant Sees Second Quarter Earnings Below Estimates; but Raises 2011 Guidance Actuant Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 16, 2010

Actuant Reports Improved First Quarter Results; Increases Fiscal 2011 Guidance

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actuant Corporation ATU today announced results for its first quarter ended November 30, 2010. Highlights * 71% year-over-year increase in diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (“EPS”) to $0.36 (excluding prior year special items – see attached reconciliation of earnings.) * Core revenue growth (total sales less the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 15, 2010

Actuant Corporation (ATU) reports Q1 2011 earnings

Actuant Corporation will release its earnings tomorrow morning (12/16/2010). A conference call will be held at 10:00 AM CST. Watch/listen it here.

Posted by MartZee December 14, 2010

FBR Capital Reiterates an ‘Outperform/Top Pick’ on Actuant (ATU); F1Q11 Preview: Expect Upside Results and Upbeat Outlook

FBR Capital reiterates an ‘Outperform/Top Pick’ rating on Actuant raises PT to $29. FBR analyst says, “We have a positive bias on Actuant shares heading into F1Q11 earnings on Dec 16 based on our expectation for upside earnings and positive outlook commentary. We see upside to FBR/consensus EPS estimate of $0.35/$0.34 primarily from better trends Continue reading →