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Stocks To Watch: Earnings Season Hits Higher Gear

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Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. (828-0)

5 Consumer Staples Stocks Set to Beat Earnings This Season

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After a blissful holiday season, investors’ focus has shifted to the fourth quarter reporting cycle, which is probably the most significant among all quarters. The fourth-quarter outcome not only lends a deep insight into the companies’ annual performance but also gives signals for the next reporting year, helping investors take a stock of their portfolio. This earnings season is on the verge of being in full swing and the trend so far appears quite good. (7-0)

US stock indexes mixed in early trading; oil prices slide

The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. The price of oil fell on a report saying U.S. production is set to rise further above 50-year highs. Investors were monitoring developments in Washington ahead of a possible federal government shutdown this weekend. (29-0)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altria, Amex, Apple, Chipotle, IBM, Netflix, Nike, Sirius XM, Switch and More

2018-01-19 247wallst
Stocks were mixed on Friday, but the almost nine-year raging bull market has hit new highs this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went over 26,100 and had the fastest 1,000 point move on record in 2018, and the trend of buying stocks on any dips remains the winning move. Investors are now deciding how to position their portfolios for 2018 and beyond, and they are looking for new investment ideas. (414-1)

10 Dividend Stocks For Retirees

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
The American way of life is fuelled by overspending. Most Americans don’t have enough saved for retirement. The problem is most pronounced at the bottom of the income bracket. (35-0)

Stock-market investors ignore good news in this one sector, Goldman says - MarketWatch

2018-01-19 marketwatch
Estimates for consumer staple profits have risen 7%, nearly double the rate for the overall market (6-0)

Can Altria's (MO) Focus on Smokeless Products Fuel Growth?

2018-01-18 zacks
Altria Group, Inc. (MO - Free Report) appears well-placed on the back of its impressive brand portfolio and strong pricing power. Though the company has been experiencing the jolts of declining demand for tobacco products and stringent government regulations to curb the consumption, management has been aggressively working toward producing smokeless products. Impressively, the company’s shares have rallied 9. (13-0)

Altria Group's 2018 Dividend And Earnings Projection (Impacts From Tax Cuts And Jobs Act)

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
Upon passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the U.S. corporate tax rate (regarding C-Corps.) was reduced from 35% to 21% which began on 1/1/2018. (7-0)

Top Dividend Champion Yielders Are AT&T, Realty Income And National Retail For January

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
Broker target-estimated December Dividend Champion top ten net gains ranged 10.47%-28.17%, from T, LEG, O, VVC, FRT, UVV, BKH, NNN, NFG, topped by ORI as compiled 12/29/17 and counted 1/12/18. (40-0)

Stocks For 2018: Beaten Down, With Dividends, And Recession Resistant

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
After an 8-year bull run, I am looking to invest in stocks that will sustain revenues if the economic cycle turns south. (248-0)

The Top 3 Dividend Growth Stocks For A Weak Dollar

2018-01-13 seekingalpha
Performance is particularly weak against the Euro. Since the 2017 high, the U.S. dollar is down 14% against the Euro. (8-0)

How To Retire At 62 On A Meager Million

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Many older workers grapple with this question every day. Often, they turn to Seeking Alpha for answers. Today, retirees need a clear plan for their future. (47-0)

How To Retire In 2018

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
ETFs are an alternative for investors not wanting to invest in individual companies or who shouldn’t be investing in individual companies. (79-1)

Dividend Growth Machine For 2018

2018-01-06 seekingalpha
If the FDA approves IQOS as a reduced risk product, it would be an incredible verification of everything PM has been working on. (5-0)

Will Strategic Efforts Fuel Consumer Staples Growth in 2018?

2018-01-04 zacks
The Consumer Staples sector seems well-placed for 2018 with rising consumer confidence, healthy consumer spending, increased business investments and an improved labor market helping stocks in this space. Stocks in the sector lagged the broader market last year, but the sector’s stock market performance wasn’t too bad: +11.6% in 2017, roughly half of the +20.2% gain for the S&P 500 index. (51-0)

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