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Consumer ETFs to Perk Up in 2018 on Wage Hikes?

2018-01-16 zacks
As soon as the tax reform got into effect, a flurry of wage hikes and bonus payments started showing up. The tax bill cuts “the corporate rate from 35% to 21%, gives pass-through businesses like the Trump Organization a 20% tax deduction, raises the standard deduction, expands the child tax credit, and temporarily lowers individual rates across the board (read: Tax Bill: What ETF Investors Need to Know). (120-0)

Aflac Falls 7% On Fraud Allegations: Why Now Is Not The Time To Buy

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
There are a number of troubling allegations made against Aflac which, if true, could significantly impair the company's earnings and valuation. (61-0)

Friday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

2018-01-12 247wallst
Friday was another strong day for the U.S. markets, all three of the major averages hit all-time highs yet again. Crude oil has seen a strong week and is holding above the $64 mark. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The best performing sectors were consumer discretionary, energy, and industrials, up 1.2%, 0.9%, and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 0. (40-1)

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Stock Dives on Fraud Allegations

2018-01-12 investorplace
The insurance giant has reportedly been exploiting its workers by pushing a high-pressure contract scheme on them, according to a Thursday report on The Intercept. Allegations have been made by current and former employees, along with three previously unreported lawsuits. (34-0)

Press Release Story

2018-01-12 aflac
To our policyholders in areas affected by wildfires in designated California counties: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba, as well as those in areas affected by recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, please know that the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Aflac are with you. We are working with government agencies that represent all declared disaster areas, including those under emergency order, to ensure we do everything possible to help you. (34-0)

10 First Stocks To Buy A 10-Year-Old: Start Investing Early

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Starting early in individual stocks not only allows more time for returns to compound, but for lessons on how stocks profit to compound in the student's education. (276-1)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Schlumberger, American Express, BlackRock, Aflac and Deutsche Bank

2018-01-12 zacks
Chicago, IL – January 12, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Schlumberger (SLB - Free Report) , American Express (AXP - Free Report) , BlackRock (BLK - Free Report) , Aflac (AFL - Free Report) and Deutsche Bank (DB - Free Report) . (206-0)

Top Analyst Reports for Schlumberger, American Express & BlackRock

2018-01-11 zacks
The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Schlumberger (SLB), American Express (AXP) and BlackRock (BLK). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today. (122-0)

Aflac (AFL) Hits New 52-Week High: Is More Upside Left?

2018-01-10 zacks
Shares of Aflac Inc. (AFL - Free Report) scaled a 52-week high of $91.3 on Jan 9, eventually closing a tad lower at $90. The gain is believed to be driven by the positive impact of the recently signed tax reform. (39-0)

Dividend Income Was Robust In 2017

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
All but two of our companies increased their dividends during the year.  Raises by Boeing and Visa had two of the largest increases. (321-0)

March To Freedom Fund Year-End Review

2018-01-09 seekingalpha
Some years stand out more to me than others. In 1991, I remember hearing Keith Jackson's "Hello, Heisman" call as the University of Michigan's Desmond Howard returned an Ohio State punt return for a touchdown. I was just 8 years old, but that image sticks in my mind. During the spring of 1992, I hit three home runs in a single little league game (there were no fences, so that helped). Those would be the only big flies that I would hit in my baseball career. (498-0)

Did You Have 50% Dividend Growth In 2017?  I Did.

2018-01-05 seekingalpha
I collected $5,825 in dividends in 2017, a 50% increase over the $3,901 in 2016.  That included $765 in December. How did you fare? (638-1)

2018 'Safer' Dividend Aristocrats Top Gainers Are Leggett, Becton, General Dynamics, And Stanley Per Brokers

2018-01-03 seekingalpha
34 of 50 S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats stocks were deemed "safer" for dividends because they showed positive one-year returns and free cash flow yields greater than their dividend yields 12/29/17. (230-0)

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