Dividend Stocks Trending in the News

This page gives investors a snapshot of which stocks have received recent media coverage over the selected period of time. News articles are tracked from multiple sources and tagged and analyzed for sentiment. The percentage change refers to the number of times this company has received media mentions in the time period selected compared to previous time periods of the same length. Learn why companies make news and when it matters to its stock.

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Apple Inc. stock logo
AAPL
Apple
$170.57
-2.6%
0.56%164
+116%
98
+66%
66
+288%
NVIDIA Co. stock logo
NVDA
NVIDIA
$849.36
-0.3%
0.02%156
-41%
136
-36%
20
-62%
Microsoft Co. stock logo
MSFT
Microsoft
$405.28
-2.3%
0.74%97
+14%
87
+16%
10
Lowe's Companies, Inc. stock logo
LOW
Lowe's Companies
$242.29
+0.1%
1.82%73
+217%
47
+176%
26
+333%
Meta Platforms, Inc. stock logo
META
Meta Platforms
$492.76
-1.1%
0.41%69
+15%
45
-6%
24
+100%
The Wendy's Company stock logo
WEN
Wendy's
$18.28
-0.1%
5.47%68
+31%
37
+54%
31
+11%
Fox Co. stock logo
FOX
FOX
$26.63
+1.2%
1.95%67
-9%
30
-3%
37
-14%
Dell Technologies Inc. stock logo
DELL
Dell Technologies
$118.77
-2.5%
1.25%67
+191%
65
+225%
2
-33%
The Walt Disney Company stock logo
DIS
Walt Disney
$113.86
+0.1%
0.26%66
+20%
54
+54%
12
-40%
Brown & Brown, Inc. stock logo
BRO
Brown & Brown
$83.94
0.0%
0.62%64
+8%
40
+18%
24
-4%
The TJX Companies, Inc. stock logo
TJX
TJX Companies
$98.12
+0.2%
1.36%59
+436%
54
+391%
5
Best Buy Co., Inc. stock logo
BBY
Best Buy
$76.16
-1.8%
4.83%56
+522%
51
+467%
5
Paramount Global stock logo
PARA
Paramount Global
$10.36
+0.6%
1.93%51
+219%
28
+300%
23
+156%
Starbucks Co. stock logo
SBUX
Starbucks
$91.61
-0.9%
2.49%51
+143%
42
+282%
9
-10%
Evergy, Inc. stock logo
EVRG
Evergy
$50.73
+1.5%
5.07%50
-15%
33
-23%
17
+6%
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. stock logo
NYCB
New York Community Bancorp
$2.95
+8.1%
6.78%50
+614%
18
+260%
32
+1,500%
Eli Lilly and Company stock logo
LLY
Eli Lilly and Company
$781.62
-1.3%
0.67%48
+50%
43
+43%
5
+150%
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. stock logo
AAP
Advance Auto Parts
$71.32
+2.4%
1.40%46
+820%
40
+900%
6
+500%
eBay Inc. stock logo
EBAY
eBay
$49.67
+1.6%
2.01%45
+221%
42
+223%
3
+200%
McDonald's Co. stock logo
MCD
McDonald's
$291.96
+0.4%
2.29%45
+2%
29
+12%
16
-11%
Ferguson plc stock logo
FERG
Ferguson
$206.08
-4.4%
1.53%43
+19%
26
+53%
17
-11%
Citigroup Inc. stock logo
C
Citigroup
$57.04
+1.6%
3.72%41
+3%
29
+7%
12
-8%
Chevron Co. stock logo
CVX
Chevron
$149.93
+0.7%
4.35%41
+64%
27
+35%
14
+180%
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock logo
UNH
UnitedHealth Group
$478.00
-0.8%
1.57%41
+37%
24
+85%
17
Snap-on Incorporated stock logo
SNA
Snap-on
$285.66
+0.4%
2.60%41
+64%
23
+5%
18
+500%
The New York Times Company stock logo
NYT
New York Times
$42.73
+0.3%
1.03%40
+100%
20
+54%
20
+186%
AT&T Inc. stock logo
T
AT&T
$17.29
+2.9%
6.42%39
-58%
28
-51%
11
-69%
Intel Co. stock logo
INTC
Intel
$43.89
-3.8%
1.14%38
-38%
31
-45%
7
+40%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise stock logo
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
$17.61
+2.7%
2.95%37
+517%
21
+320%
16
+1,500%
Pool Co. stock logo
POOL
Pool
$405.06
+0.7%
1.09%37
+6%
27
+8%
10
The Chemours Company stock logo
CC
Chemours
$19.98
-1.0%
5.01%37
+517%
21
+250%
16
JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock logo
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$188.69
+1.1%
2.23%37
-8%
32
+14%
5
-58%
NetApp, Inc. stock logo
NTAP
NetApp
$102.55
-0.8%
1.95%37
+363%
36
+350%
1
Walmart Inc. stock logo
WMT
Walmart
$60.13
+1.4%
1.26%37
-41%
27
-50%
10
+11%
Macy's, Inc. stock logo
M
Macy's
$20.53
+0.4%
3.21%36
+112%
26
+189%
10
+25%
Royal Bank of Canada stock logo
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
$97.76
+0.6%
4.07%36
+157%
28
+180%
8
+100%
Costco Wholesale Co. stock logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
$761.94
+0.4%
0.54%36
+16%
32
+28%
4
-33%
BlackRock, Inc. stock logo
BLK
BlackRock
$834.04
-0.1%
2.40%34
+26%
29
+21%
5
+67%
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. stock logo
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
$69.49
+0.1%
2.99%34
+26%
30
+30%
4
NRG Energy, Inc. stock logo
NRG
NRG Energy
$59.22
+2.7%
2.75%34
+209%
29
+190%
5
+400%
Xcel Energy Inc. stock logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
$50.80
-0.5%
4.09%33
+106%
24
+60%
9
+800%
Amgen Inc. stock logo
AMGN
Amgen
$278.79
-0.2%
3.23%33
+154%
28
+115%
5
Hormel Foods Co. stock logo
HRL
Hormel Foods
$34.31
+1.6%
3.29%33
+371%
32
+357%
1
Ball Co. stock logo
BALL
Ball
$64.48
-0.1%
1.24%32
-16%
22
-19%
10
-9%
Electronic Arts Inc. stock logo
EA
Electronic Arts
$135.38
-2.5%
0.56%32
+300%
15
+114%
17
+1,600%
Bank of Montreal stock logo
BMO
Bank of Montreal
$91.63
+0.3%
4.73%32
+39%
15
-17%
17
+240%
The Coca-Cola Company stock logo
KO
Coca-Cola
$60.02
+0.4%
3.07%32
+19%
28
+12%
4
+100%
LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. stock logo
LMAT
LeMaitre Vascular
$68.00
+0.1%
0.82%32
+300%
28
+300%
4
+300%
Bath & Body Works, Inc. stock logo
BBWI
Bath & Body Works
$44.91
-1.6%
1.78%31
+343%
26
+333%
5
+400%
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. stock logo
FIX
Comfort Systems USA
$320.57
+0.1%
0.31%30
+50%
25
+25%
5
Nordson Co. stock logo
NDSN
Nordson
$263.74
-0.6%
1.03%30
+43%
21
+5%
9
+800%
Agilent Technologies, Inc. stock logo
A
Agilent Technologies
$145.34
+1.7%
0.65%30
+150%
24
+100%
6
The Kroger Co. stock logo
KR
Kroger
$49.76
+0.8%
2.33%30
-47%
14
-18%
16
-60%
American Tower Co. stock logo
AMT
American Tower
$208.74
+1.3%
3.26%30
+131%
17
+55%
13
+550%
Universal Health Services, Inc. stock logo
UHS
Universal Health Services
$174.20
-0.2%
0.46%30
+500%
30
+500%
0
Exxon Mobil Co. stock logo
XOM
Exxon Mobil
$105.41
+1.0%
3.60%3021
-13%
9
+50%
FS KKR Capital Corp. stock logo
FSK
FS KKR Capital
$19.13
-0.2%
13.38%29
+263%
12
+71%
17
+1,600%
Patterson Companies, Inc. stock logo
PDCO
Patterson Companies
$27.19
+0.3%
3.82%29
+107%
14
+17%
15
+650%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. stock logo
FANG
Diamondback Energy
$180.64
+1.0%
1.86%29
-3%
23
-18%
6
+200%
The J. M. Smucker Company stock logo
SJM
J. M. Smucker
$122.69
+0.6%
3.46%29
+123%
21
+62%
8
Pfizer Inc. stock logo
PFE
Pfizer
$25.93
+0.2%
6.48%29
+26%
24
+9%
5
+400%
TKO Group Holdings, Inc. stock logo
TKO
TKO Group
$79.94
-2.1%
0.30%29
+71%
17
+42%
12
+140%
ICF International, Inc. stock logo
ICFI
ICF International
$156.00
-0.6%
0.36%29
+2,800%
23
+2,200%
6
Paramount Global stock logo
PARAA
Paramount Global
20.25
+0.8%
0.99%29
+480%
15
+400%
14
+600%
AbbVie Inc. stock logo
ABBV
AbbVie
$178.75
+1.0%
3.47%28
+40%
20
+5%
8
+700%
Hess Co. stock logo
HES
Hess
$146.64
+0.7%
1.19%28
-10%
20
+11%
8
-38%
QUALCOMM Incorporated stock logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
$164.52
-1.2%
1.95%28
+40%
23
+28%
5
+150%
Carter's, Inc. stock logo
CRI
Carter's
$81.57
+1.2%
3.68%28
+115%
22
+100%
6
+200%
Park National Co. stock logo
PRK
Park National
$130.50
+0.9%
3.25%2818
+50%
10
-38%
The St. Joe Company stock logo
JOE
St. Joe
$52.99
-0.5%
0.91%28
+56%
13
-7%
15
+275%
Opera Limited stock logo
OPRA
Opera
$13.41
-4.1%
5.82%27
+125%
21
+163%
6
+50%
Devon Energy Co. stock logo
DVN
Devon Energy
$44.99
+1.4%
1.78%27
+69%
25
+67%
2
+100%
Broadcom Inc. stock logo
AVGO
Broadcom
$1,375.00
-1.9%
1.53%27
-18%
26
-16%
1
-50%
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV stock logo
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
$60.47
+0.6%
1.01%27
+238%
17
+143%
10
+900%
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. stock logo
GS
The Goldman Sachs Group
$395.64
+0.9%
2.78%27
-18%
23
-12%
4
-43%
Papa John's International, Inc. stock logo
PZZA
Papa John's International
$70.42
-1.3%
2.61%27
+286%
22
+214%
5
CVS Health Co. stock logo
CVS
CVS Health
$74.92
+1.4%
3.55%27
+200%
17
+113%
10
+900%
General Motors stock logo
GM
General Motors
$40.66
-0.7%
1.18%27
-31%
18
-36%
9
-18%
Novo Nordisk A/S stock logo
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S
$125.68
-1.8%
0.49%27
+23%
21
-5%
6
Teck Resources Limited stock logo
TECK
Teck Resources
$39.54
+0.4%
0.94%26
+189%
13
+86%
13
+550%
Dine Brands Global, Inc. stock logo
DIN
Dine Brands Global
$48.56
+1.3%
4.20%26
+271%
22
+267%
4
+300%
Vistra Corp. stock logo
VST
Vistra
$59.46
+4.3%
1.43%26
+44%
188
Steven Madden, Ltd. stock logo
SHOO
Steven Madden
$42.90
+0.3%
1.96%26
+1,200%
17
+750%
9
Morgan Stanley stock logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
$90.88
+0.9%
3.74%26
+8%
21
+24%
5
-29%
Altria Group, Inc. stock logo
MO
Altria Group
$39.96
+0.6%
9.81%26
+136%
23
+156%
3
+50%
Rollins, Inc. stock logo
ROL
Rollins
$44.59
-1.1%
1.35%26
-19%
206
-50%
ONEOK, Inc. stock logo
OKE
ONEOK
$77.66
+1.4%
5.10%25
+67%
24
+85%
1
-50%
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. stock logo
XRAY
DENTSPLY SIRONA
$33.30
+0.1%
1.68%25
+317%
18
+200%
7
Donaldson Company, Inc. stock logo
DCI
Donaldson
$72.85
+0.2%
1.37%25
+150%
23
+283%
2
-50%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank stock logo
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
$59.66
+1.0%
4.74%25
+127%
19
+111%
6
+200%
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated stock logo
JLL
Jones Lang LaSalle
$191.73
+0.1%
0.45%25
+257%
24
+243%
1
Strategic Education, Inc. stock logo
STRA
Strategic Education
$106.06
+0.9%
2.26%24
+140%
19
+90%
5
The Home Depot, Inc. stock logo
HD
Home Depot
$379.36
-0.3%
2.20%24
-56%
21
-42%
3
-83%
Cummins Inc. stock logo
CMI
Cummins
$273.78
+0.9%
2.45%24
+167%
14
+75%
10
+900%
Koppers Holdings Inc. stock logo
KOP
Koppers
$53.46
+0.8%
0.45%24
+380%
18
+260%
6
H&R Block, Inc. stock logo
HRB
H&R Block
$49.80
-1.4%
2.57%24
-17%
8
-20%
16
-16%
Ford Motor stock logo
F
Ford Motor
$12.63
-0.9%
4.75%24
+9%
20
+43%
4
-50%
HP Inc. stock logo
HPQ
HP
$29.29
+0.8%
3.76%24
+140%
21
+110%
3
The Bank of Nova Scotia stock logo
BNS
Bank of Nova Scotia
$49.38
+0.5%
6.32%24
+60%
15
+15%
9
+350%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. stock logo
TMO
Thermo Fisher Scientific
$584.18
+0.4%
0.24%24
+200%
20
+150%
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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.