Dividend Stocks Trending in the News

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Apple Inc. stock logo
AAPL
Apple
$171.96
-2.3%
0.56%86
-1%
56
-10%
30
+20%
Microsoft Co. stock logo
MSFT
Microsoft
$312.14
-1.7%
0.87%74
+61%
63
+97%
11
-21%
Brown & Brown, Inc. stock logo
BRO
Brown & Brown
$71.07
-1.4%
0.65%72
+7%
40
+38%
32
-16%
McDonald's Co. stock logo
MCD
McDonald's
$267.76
-0.7%
2.27%61
+11%
42
+40%
19
-24%
Costco Wholesale Co. stock logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
$552.96
-1.0%
0.74%58
+87%
51
+82%
7
+133%
General Motors stock logo
GM
General Motors
$32.26
-2.4%
1.12%51
-23%
34
+6%
17
-50%
FedEx Co. stock logo
FDX
FedEx
$261.40
-1.9%
1.93%50
+79%
44
+83%
6
+50%
NVIDIA Co. stock logo
NVDA
NVIDIA
$419.11
-0.7%
0.04%49
+44%
42
+31%
7
+250%
NIKE, Inc. stock logo
NKE
NIKE
$90.18
-0.5%
1.51%44
+214%
21
+110%
23
+475%
Intel Co. stock logo
INTC
Intel
$33.83
-1.3%
1.48%43
+5%
35
+13%
8
-20%
The New York Times Company stock logo
NYT
New York Times
$40.44
-1.8%
1.09%42
+5%
16
-11%
26
+18%
Snap-on Incorporated stock logo
SNA
Snap-on
$252.96
-1.3%
2.56%41
+24%
26
+4%
15
+88%
Pool Co. stock logo
POOL
Pool
$338.28
-2.5%
1.30%41
-5%
26
-10%
15
+7%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock logo
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$144.93
-1.0%
2.76%41
+95%
27
+50%
14
+367%
General Mills, Inc. stock logo
GIS
General Mills
$65.24
+0.7%
3.62%41
+141%
27
+93%
14
+367%
Darden Restaurants, Inc. stock logo
DRI
Darden Restaurants
$141.35
+0.1%
3.71%40
+100%
22
+47%
18
+260%
KB Home stock logo
KBH
KB Home
$45.47
-1.9%
1.76%39
+225%
28
+133%
11
Chevron Co. stock logo
CVX
Chevron
$167.79
-0.5%
3.60%39
+11%
31
+94%
8
-58%
Citigroup Inc. stock logo
C
Citigroup
$40.22
-2.0%
5.27%39
-35%
20
-44%
19
-21%
Oracle Co. stock logo
ORCL
Oracle
$104.87
-3.2%
1.53%38
-3%
335
-17%
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. stock logo
GS
The Goldman Sachs Group
$323.67
-1.6%
3.40%34
+13%
22
-8%
12
+100%
Wells Fargo & Company stock logo
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
$40.65
-2.2%
3.44%33
+27%
29
+107%
4
-67%
W. P. Carey Inc. stock logo
WPC
W. P. Carey
$54.60
-3.6%
7.84%32
+220%
21
+110%
11
Brady Co. stock logo
BRC
Brady
$54.81
-2.5%
1.72%32
+300%
25
+525%
7
+75%
Pfizer Inc. stock logo
PFE
Pfizer
$32.37
-1.8%
5.07%32
+39%
23
+21%
9
+125%
Monro, Inc. stock logo
MNRO
Monro
$27.37
-2.8%
4.09%31
-40%
21
-13%
10
-64%
Cisco Systems, Inc. stock logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
$52.71
-1.4%
2.96%31
+121%
28
+115%
3
+200%
Exxon Mobil Co. stock logo
XOM
Exxon Mobil
$116.42
+0.2%
3.13%31
+72%
28
+75%
3
+50%
Park National Co. stock logo
PRK
Park National
$94.41
-1.9%
4.45%30
-6%
20
+43%
10
-44%
Broadcom Inc. stock logo
AVGO
Broadcom
$816.19
-2.1%
2.25%30
+114%
22
+83%
8
+300%
THOR Industries, Inc. stock logo
THO
THOR Industries
$92.86
-2.1%
1.94%30
+329%
24
+243%
6
The Kroger Co. stock logo
KR
Kroger
$45.15
-1.2%
2.57%30
+3%
25
+4%
5
Wingstop Inc. stock logo
WING
Wingstop
$176.79
+1.9%
0.50%29
+263%
28
+250%
1
Opera Limited stock logo
OPRA
Opera
$14.05
+2.6%
5.55%29
+61%
18
+100%
11
+22%
Fox Co. stock logo
FOX
FOX
$28.54
-0.8%
1.82%28
-32%
14
-46%
14
-7%
Ball Co. stock logo
BALL
Ball
$48.15
-2.3%
1.66%28
-10%
208
-27%
Dollar General Co. stock logo
DG
Dollar General
$105.78
-1.9%
2.23%27
+108%
1116
+700%
BlackRock, Inc. stock logo
BLK
BlackRock
$646.54
-1.7%
3.09%27
+8%
24
+9%
3
United Parcel Service, Inc. stock logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
$151.91
-1.6%
4.27%26
+73%
23
+64%
3
+200%
Starbucks Co. stock logo
SBUX
Starbucks
$92.00
-0.8%
2.30%26
-28%
20
-20%
6
-45%
Walmart Inc. stock logo
WMT
Walmart
$162.54
-0.3%
1.40%25
+32%
19
+36%
6
+20%
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. stock logo
MDC
M.D.C.
$41.18
-0.8%
5.34%2512
-14%
13
+18%
CVS Health Co. stock logo
CVS
CVS Health
$71.34
-1.7%
3.39%25
-4%
16
-11%
9
+13%
Abbott Laboratories stock logo
ABT
Abbott Laboratories
$96.22
-1.3%
2.12%25
+19%
20
+43%
5
-29%
Mastercard Incorporated stock logo
MA
Mastercard
$395.24
-1.8%
0.58%25
+9%
21
-5%
4
+300%
The Kraft Heinz Company stock logo
KHC
Kraft Heinz
$34.50
+0.5%
4.64%24
+140%
18
+100%
6
+500%
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock logo
UNH
UnitedHealth Group
$505.62
-0.9%
1.49%24
+85%
14
+75%
10
+100%
AbbVie Inc. stock logo
ABBV
AbbVie
$153.91
-0.5%
3.85%24
+85%
21
+62%
3
APA Co. stock logo
APA
APA
$41.05
+0.1%
2.44%24
+50%
19
+73%
5
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. stock logo
IBKR
Interactive Brokers Group
$86.30
-1.9%
0.46%24
+85%
17
+89%
7
+75%
National Instruments Co. stock logo
NATI
National Instruments
$59.59
-0.1%
1.88%24
+85%
14
+56%
10
+150%
Invesco QQQ stock logo
QQQ
Invesco QQQ
$354.21
-1.5%
0.61%24
+85%
19
+111%
5
+25%
Orange S.A. stock logo
ORAN
Orange
$11.60
-0.3%
5.78%24
+26%
8
-11%
16
+60%
General Dynamics Co. stock logo
GD
General Dynamics
$218.18
-0.5%
2.42%23
+92%
23
+92%
0
JD.com, Inc. stock logo
JD
JD.com
$29.03
-2.5%
2.07%23
+109%
17
+70%
6
+500%
RTX Co. stock logo
RTX
RTX
$72.28
+0.3%
3.27%22
-4%
16
+45%
6
-50%
Xcel Energy Inc. stock logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
$57.72
-3.0%
3.60%22
+57%
21
+50%
1
Micron Technology, Inc. stock logo
MU
Micron Technology
$67.94
-0.9%
0.68%22
+100%
17
+70%
5
+400%
AT&T Inc. stock logo
T
AT&T
$15.02
-0.3%
7.39%22
-33%
22
-12%
0
-100%
The Charles Schwab Co. stock logo
SCHW
Charles Schwab
$54.20
-2.1%
1.85%21
-16%
14
-22%
7
Bank of America Co. stock logo
BAC
Bank of America
$27.16
-1.6%
3.53%21
+5%
18
+29%
3
-50%
Prologis, Inc. stock logo
PLD
Prologis
$111.48
-1.6%
3.12%21
+62%
15
+15%
6
Eli Lilly and Company stock logo
LLY
Eli Lilly and Company
$549.96
-0.4%
0.82%21
+40%
16
+23%
5
+150%
Occidental Petroleum Co. stock logo
OXY
Occidental Petroleum
$63.14
0.0%
1.14%21
+62%
17
+42%
4
+300%
Morgan Stanley stock logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
$82.17
-1.0%
4.14%21
-9%
14
-26%
7
+75%
American Equity Investment Life Holding stock logo
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
$53.70
-0.3%
0.04%21
+950%
14
+600%
7
QUALCOMM Incorporated stock logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
$109.72
-0.6%
2.92%21
-5%
174
-20%
International Business Machines Co. stock logo
IBM
International Business Machines
$143.24
-2.2%
4.64%21
+31%
20
+25%
1
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. stock logo
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
$121.59
-0.8%
5.10%21
+75%
13
+8%
8
Toyota Motor Co. stock logo
TM
Toyota Motor
$180.50
-2.3%
2.47%20
+122%
14
+75%
6
+500%
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. stock logo
ESQ
Esquire Financial
$44.83
-0.4%
1.12%20911
eBay Inc. stock logo
EBAY
eBay
$43.49
-0.8%
2.30%20
+18%
14
+8%
6
+50%
Progress Software Co. stock logo
PRGS
Progress Software
$55.37
-1.4%
1.26%20
+54%
19
+58%
1
The Home Depot, Inc. stock logo
HD
Home Depot
$302.54
-1.3%
2.76%20
+100%
19
+111%
1
FactSet Research Systems Inc. stock logo
FDS
FactSet Research Systems
$431.96
-1.1%
0.91%20
+186%
13
+86%
7
Steelcase Inc. stock logo
SCS
Steelcase
$10.73
-3.0%
3.73%20
+400%
19
+375%
1
Brunswick Co. stock logo
BC
Brunswick
$78.36
-1.5%
2.04%20
+100%
5
-29%
15
+400%
Scholastic Co. stock logo
SCHL
Scholastic
$37.38
+3.3%
2.14%20
+567%
11
+267%
9
PepsiCo, Inc. stock logo
PEP
PepsiCo
$172.52
-1.0%
2.93%19
-5%
16
-16%
3
+200%
Huntsman Co. stock logo
HUN
Huntsman
$23.76
-2.0%
4.00%19
+280%
12
+200%
7
+600%
Welltower Inc. stock logo
WELL
Welltower
$81.09
-2.5%
3.01%19
+138%
19
+138%
0
The St. Joe Company stock logo
JOE
St. Joe
$54.93
-2.2%
0.87%19
-14%
11
-21%
8
The Wendy's Company stock logo
WEN
Wendy's
$20.59
-0.1%
4.86%19
+19%
10
-9%
9
+80%
Amgen Inc. stock logo
AMGN
Amgen
$269.04
+0.8%
3.17%19
+36%
17
+21%
2
Dominion Energy, Inc. stock logo
D
Dominion Energy
$46.05
-3.9%
5.80%19
+36%
19
+46%
0
-100%
Lockheed Martin Co. stock logo
LMT
Lockheed Martin
$408.75
-1.0%
2.94%19
+36%
15
+25%
4
+100%
Novo Nordisk A/S stock logo
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S
$91.80
+0.7%
0.68%19
+19%
14
+17%
5
+25%
Aflac Incorporated stock logo
AFL
Aflac
$76.44
-0.5%
2.20%19
+217%
15
+150%
4
Electronic Arts Inc. stock logo
EA
Electronic Arts
$118.36
-1.1%
0.64%19
+73%
17
+89%
2
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. stock logo
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
$130.49
+0.0%
4.29%19
+280%
14
+180%
5
Verizon Communications Inc. stock logo
VZ
Verizon Communications
$32.98
-0.5%
7.91%19
-5%
17
-15%
2
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock logo
WTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
$213.24
-0.3%
1.58%18
+157%
9
+50%
9
+800%
The Coca-Cola Company stock logo
KO
Coca-Cola
$56.53
-0.8%
3.25%18
+6%
13
-19%
5
+400%
Marriott International, Inc. stock logo
MAR
Marriott International
$191.76
-0.6%
1.08%18
-25%
14
-33%
4
+33%
Tractor Supply stock logo
TSCO
Tractor Supply
$203.03
-1.6%
2.03%18
+157%
14
+100%
4
TC Energy Co. stock logo
TRP
TC Energy
$35.66
-2.2%
7.88%18
+157%
18
+200%
0
-100%
Dover Co. stock logo
DOV
Dover
$139.85
-1.9%
1.46%18
-25%
13
+18%
5
-62%
Lennar Co. stock logo
LEN
Lennar
$111.94
-1.0%
1.34%18
-47%
15
-42%
3
-63%
Lamar Advertising stock logo
LAMR
Lamar Advertising
$82.80
-2.5%
6.04%18
-25%
8
-47%
10
+11%
Accenture plc stock logo
ACN
Accenture
$310.63
-2.0%
1.44%18
+80%
11
+10%
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When you own stock in a company, you’re more sensitive to information related to that stock. That’s because, in general, good news causes stock prices to go up and bad news causes stock prices to go down.

In this article we’ll review many of the common reasons that companies are in the news and when it matters to stock prices. We’ll also look at why, at times, stock price movement can move in the opposite way that was expected by the news item.

In general, investors should pay the closest attention to any news that is likely to impact a company’s revenue and earnings potential. An earnings report is one of the best examples of a news item that affects stock price performance.

An earnings report gives investors a look at the company’s performance in the past quarter. It also gives company management an opportunity to offer their forecast for the next quarter or several quarters. Publicly traded companies are covered by buy side and sell side analysts who offer ratings (Buy, Hold, Sell, etc.) and a price target for where they believe the company’s stock price will be in the next 12 months. Since analysts have significant access to company management, their forecasts carry a lot of weight with investors.

When companies report revenue and/or earnings that are higher than expected investors see it as a bullish signal and the stock price tends to move higher. Conversely when companies report lower than expected revenue and/or earnings it is seen as a bearish signal and the stock price tends to move lower.

However, this is an imperfect correlation. At times, a company will deliver results that beat expectations but the results will not be as compelling of a beat as investors hoped for. In this case, a stock may drop despite an otherwise good report. In the same way, there are times when a company delivers results that are “less bad” than investors may have feared causing the stock price to rise.

One reason for this price movement around earnings is that the market is always forward thinking. Simply put, the price that a stock sells for today reflects what institutional investors believe is the stock’s fair value due to their outlook for market conditions. So when a company delivers results that are contrary to the expectations of institutional investors, it can have a significant impact on share price.

This brings up another key point about the significance of news items. That is, the market hates uncertainty. On a macroeconomic level, investors saw this at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Because there were so many unknowns, institutional investors began to quickly lower their price targets for many companies. And as many investors remember, the uneven pace of the reopening in 2021 led to a volatile year in stocks as institutional investors were trying to deal with uncertainty.

Other examples of news items that may affect a company’s top and bottom lines are things such as new product launches, dividend or stock buybacks (i.e. share repurchases). In each case, these events point to a likely increase in revenue and /or earnings.

Conversely, negative events may include product recalls, dividend cuts and lawsuits filed against a company. Although some of these events may turn out to not have a significant effect on a stock’s long-term performance, they each create a level of uncertainty.

And every month, investors receive a slew of government reports that fall into the category of economic indicators. These include information about employment, inflation, and consumer confidence. Some of these event are leading indicators meaning they’re projecting what experts believe will happen. Others are lagging indicators which reveal conditions that are already present in the economy.

There are certain events that are bullish for some sectors but bearish for others. Take for example a hurricane or tornado. In the short term, utility stocks and insurance stocks may be affected because they will bear the brunt of the restoration process. However, it may be a bullish event for sectors such as lumber and home improvement because demand for these products is likely to increase.

A common mistake investors make is attempting to time the market based on expected news. For example, they may buy a company’s stock in advance of the earnings report because they expect favorable news. On the contrary, they may sell stock if they anticipate a negative earnings report.

However, this is an approach that’s more akin to gambling than investing. It’s possible to be right, but you’re equally likely to be wrong. This is because, as noted above, institutional investors have already priced the stock based on what they anticipate will happen, not the news itself. This is the reason behind the statement, “Buy the rumor, sell the news.”

A better approach is to wait for the news item to settle before making your assessment. Frequently a stock may move higher after earnings, but then drop just as quickly once investors have time to digest the results.

 If you’re a long-term investor, you can likely ignore the short-term impact from a news event. Good companies don’t suddenly become bad. And individual investors, particularly those who have a long position, should not be as concerned with quarterly performance as institutional investors.

So in some cases, investors who are holding a stock for the long term can use a sell-off as an opportunity to purchase additional shares at a discount. And conversely, they may use a rally as an opportunity to take some profits while still maintaining their position in a stock.

Find out why slow and steady wins the race with DividendStocks.com.