Dividend Stocks Trending in the News

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Apple Inc. stock logo
AAPL
Apple
$175.10
-2.5%
0.55%166
+121%
100
+72%
66
+288%
NVIDIA Co. stock logo
NVDA
NVIDIA
$852.37
+3.6%
0.02%159
-40%
138
-36%
21
-60%
Microsoft Co. stock logo
MSFT
Microsoft
$414.92
-0.1%
0.72%97
+13%
87
+16%
10
-9%
Lowe's Companies, Inc. stock logo
LOW
Lowe's Companies
$242.10
-1.1%
1.82%73
+232%
47
+194%
26
+333%
The Wendy's Company stock logo
WEN
Wendy's
$18.29
+1.5%
5.47%71
+45%
38
+65%
33
+27%
Dell Technologies Inc. stock logo
DELL
Dell Technologies
$121.79
-2.2%
1.22%68
+209%
66
+247%
2
-33%
Meta Platforms, Inc. stock logo
META
Meta Platforms
$498.19
-0.8%
0.40%67
+8%
44
-12%
23
+92%
The Walt Disney Company stock logo
DIS
Walt Disney
$113.69
+1.6%
0.26%67
+26%
53
+51%
14
-22%
Brown & Brown, Inc. stock logo
BRO
Brown & Brown
$83.92
+0.2%
0.62%66
+16%
42
+31%
24
-4%
Fox Co. stock logo
FOX
FOX
$26.57
-1.6%
1.96%65
-12%
29
-6%
36
-16%
The TJX Companies, Inc. stock logo
TJX
TJX Companies
$97.94
-0.6%
1.36%59
+392%
54
+350%
5
Best Buy Co., Inc. stock logo
BBY
Best Buy
$77.54
-0.5%
4.75%56
+522%
51
+467%
5
Paramount Global stock logo
PARA
Paramount Global
$10.30
-5.9%
1.94%51
+219%
28
+300%
23
+156%
McDonald's Co. stock logo
MCD
McDonald's
$290.94
+0.1%
2.30%50
+25%
33
+43%
17
Evergy, Inc. stock logo
EVRG
Evergy
$49.99
+1.8%
5.14%49
-21%
32
-29%
17
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. stock logo
NYCB
New York Community Bancorp
$2.71
-23.7%
7.38%49
+600%
17
+240%
32
+1,500%
Eli Lilly and Company stock logo
LLY
Eli Lilly and Company
$792.28
+1.3%
0.66%47
+47%
42
+40%
5
+150%
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. stock logo
AAP
Advance Auto Parts
$69.66
+0.6%
1.44%46
+820%
40
+900%
6
+500%
eBay Inc. stock logo
EBAY
eBay
$48.91
+1.8%
2.04%46
+254%
43
+258%
3
+200%
Starbucks Co. stock logo
SBUX
Starbucks
$92.46
-0.8%
2.47%45
+88%
39
+200%
6
-45%
Macy's, Inc. stock logo
M
Macy's
$20.45
+13.5%
3.23%42
+282%
29
+383%
13
+160%
Ferguson plc stock logo
FERG
Ferguson
$215.53
+0.5%
1.47%42
+20%
24
+41%
18
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock logo
UNH
UnitedHealth Group
$481.85
-1.6%
1.56%42
+45%
24
+85%
18
+13%
Chevron Co. stock logo
CVX
Chevron
$148.88
-2.6%
4.38%42
+68%
27
+29%
15
+275%
Citigroup Inc. stock logo
C
Citigroup
$56.14
+1.0%
3.78%41
+3%
29
+7%
12
-8%
Snap-on Incorporated stock logo
SNA
Snap-on
$284.68
+2.7%
2.61%41
+64%
23
+5%
18
+500%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock logo
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$186.80
+0.8%
2.25%39
+3%
33
+22%
6
-45%
AT&T Inc. stock logo
T
AT&T
$16.80
-1.1%
6.61%39
-58%
28
-52%
11
-69%
The New York Times Company stock logo
NYT
New York Times
$42.61
-1.3%
1.03%39
+95%
19
+46%
20
+186%
Walmart Inc. stock logo
WMT
Walmart
$59.30
+0.9%
1.28%38
-44%
28
-53%
10
+25%
Bank of Montreal stock logo
BMO
Bank of Montreal
$91.38
+0.7%
4.74%37
+106%
18
+20%
19
+533%
Intel Co. stock logo
INTC
Intel
$45.61
+4.1%
1.10%37
-43%
30
-49%
7
+17%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise stock logo
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
$17.15
+10.2%
3.03%37
+429%
21
+250%
16
+1,500%
Royal Bank of Canada stock logo
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
$97.22
-0.1%
4.09%37
+185%
29
+222%
8
+100%
The Chemours Company stock logo
CC
Chemours
$20.19
-2.8%
4.95%37
+517%
21
+250%
16
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. stock logo
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
$69.45
+0.3%
2.99%37
+61%
32
+60%
5
+67%
Pool Co. stock logo
POOL
Pool
$402.14
-0.3%
1.09%37
+9%
28
+17%
9
-10%
BlackRock, Inc. stock logo
BLK
BlackRock
$834.47
+2.4%
2.40%36
+38%
31
+35%
5
+67%
NetApp, Inc. stock logo
NTAP
NetApp
$103.33
-1.9%
1.94%35
+400%
34
+386%
1
Costco Wholesale Co. stock logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
$759.18
+1.3%
0.54%34
+6%
30
+15%
4
-33%
NRG Energy, Inc. stock logo
NRG
NRG Energy
$57.69
+1.7%
2.83%34
+209%
29
+190%
5
+400%
Xcel Energy Inc. stock logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
$51.06
+3.0%
4.07%33
+106%
24
+60%
9
+800%
Amgen Inc. stock logo
AMGN
Amgen
$279.39
-0.3%
3.22%33
+154%
28
+115%
5
The J. M. Smucker Company stock logo
SJM
J. M. Smucker
$121.96
-0.5%
3.48%33
+267%
25
+178%
8
Hormel Foods Co. stock logo
HRL
Hormel Foods
$33.77
+1.2%
3.35%33
+371%
32
+357%
1
Ball Co. stock logo
BALL
Ball
$64.53
+0.4%
1.24%32
-18%
22
-21%
10
-9%
Electronic Arts Inc. stock logo
EA
Electronic Arts
$138.81
-1.4%
0.55%32
+300%
15
+114%
17
+1,600%
The Kroger Co. stock logo
KR
Kroger
$49.37
+0.4%
2.35%32
-42%
14
-18%
18
-53%
The Coca-Cola Company stock logo
KO
Coca-Cola
$59.82
+0.5%
3.08%32
+19%
28
+12%
4
+100%
American Tower Co. stock logo
AMT
American Tower
$206.15
+2.2%
3.30%32
+220%
18
+80%
14
LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. stock logo
LMAT
LeMaitre Vascular
$67.92
+0.5%
0.82%32
+300%
28
+300%
4
+300%
Bath & Body Works, Inc. stock logo
BBWI
Bath & Body Works
$45.65
-0.1%
1.75%31
+343%
26
+333%
5
+400%
Carter's, Inc. stock logo
CRI
Carter's
$80.59
+0.2%
3.72%31
+210%
25
+213%
6
+200%
Exxon Mobil Co. stock logo
XOM
Exxon Mobil
$104.36
-1.4%
3.64%31
+7%
21
-13%
10
+100%
FS KKR Capital Corp. stock logo
FSK
FS KKR Capital
$19.18
+0.5%
13.35%30
+400%
13
+160%
17
+1,600%
Patterson Companies, Inc. stock logo
PDCO
Patterson Companies
$27.11
-0.9%
3.84%29
+107%
14
+17%
15
+650%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. stock logo
FANG
Diamondback Energy
$178.89
-1.7%
1.88%29
-3%
23
-18%
6
+200%
Nordson Co. stock logo
NDSN
Nordson
$265.32
-0.3%
1.03%29
+38%
209
+800%
Hess Co. stock logo
HES
Hess
$145.61
-1.7%
1.20%29
-3%
20
+11%
9
-25%
TKO Group Holdings, Inc. stock logo
TKO
TKO Group
$81.69
-0.8%
0.29%29
+71%
17
+42%
12
+140%
Pfizer Inc. stock logo
PFE
Pfizer
$25.89
-2.6%
6.49%29
+16%
245
+400%
Universal Health Services, Inc. stock logo
UHS
Universal Health Services
$174.57
+2.0%
0.46%29
+480%
29
+480%
0
ICF International, Inc. stock logo
ICFI
ICF International
$157.01
+0.8%
0.36%29
+1,350%
23
+1,050%
6
Domino's Pizza, Inc. stock logo
DPZ
Domino's Pizza
$449.99
+0.6%
1.08%29
-6%
26
-4%
3
-25%
Paramount Global stock logo
PARAA
Paramount Global
20.09
-3.0%
1.00%29
+480%
15
+400%
14
+600%
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. stock logo
FIX
Comfort Systems USA
$320.25
+1.9%
0.31%29
+45%
24
+20%
5
Park National Co. stock logo
PRK
Park National
$129.40
+0.5%
3.28%29
+7%
19
+73%
10
-38%
AbbVie Inc. stock logo
ABBV
AbbVie
$177.05
-1.0%
3.50%28
+33%
20
+5%
8
+300%
Devon Energy Co. stock logo
DVN
Devon Energy
$44.37
0.0%
1.80%28
+87%
26
+86%
2
+100%
Opera Limited stock logo
OPRA
Opera
$13.99
-0.8%
5.58%27
+125%
21
+163%
6
+50%
Agilent Technologies, Inc. stock logo
A
Agilent Technologies
$142.86
+2.7%
0.66%27
+125%
21
+75%
6
Broadcom Inc. stock logo
AVGO
Broadcom
$1,402.26
+0.2%
1.50%27
-21%
26
-19%
1
-50%
QUALCOMM Incorporated stock logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
$166.56
+2.1%
1.92%27
+35%
22
+22%
5
+150%
Vistra Corp. stock logo
VST
Vistra
$56.99
+4.6%
1.49%27
+59%
19
+12%
8
Papa John's International, Inc. stock logo
PZZA
Papa John's International
$71.35
+2.0%
2.58%27
+286%
22
+214%
5
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. stock logo
GS
The Goldman Sachs Group
$392.25
+1.1%
2.80%27
-21%
23
-12%
4
-50%
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV stock logo
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
$60.11
-0.1%
1.01%27
+238%
17
+143%
10
+900%
Morgan Stanley stock logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
$90.04
+4.1%
3.78%27
+17%
21
+24%
6
General Motors stock logo
GM
General Motors
$40.93
-0.1%
1.17%27
-31%
18
-36%
9
-18%
CVS Health Co. stock logo
CVS
CVS Health
$73.89
+0.1%
3.60%27
+200%
17
+113%
10
+900%
The St. Joe Company stock logo
JOE
St. Joe
$53.24
-1.4%
0.90%27
+50%
12
-14%
15
+275%
Teck Resources Limited stock logo
TECK
Teck Resources
$39.40
+0.5%
0.94%26
+189%
13
+86%
13
+550%
Novo Nordisk A/S stock logo
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S
$127.93
+3.0%
0.48%26
+18%
20
-9%
6
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. stock logo
XRAY
DENTSPLY SIRONA
$33.28
+0.0%
1.68%26
+420%
19
+280%
7
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated stock logo
JLL
Jones Lang LaSalle
$191.53
-0.7%
0.45%26
+333%
25
+317%
1
Rollins, Inc. stock logo
ROL
Rollins
$45.07
+2.4%
1.33%26
-19%
206
-50%
Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock logo
BABA
Alibaba Group
$72.00
-3.5%
1.36%25
-19%
15
-42%
10
+100%
H&R Block, Inc. stock logo
HRB
H&R Block
$50.48
+5.5%
2.54%25
-11%
916
-16%
ONEOK, Inc. stock logo
OKE
ONEOK
$76.56
+1.9%
5.17%25
+67%
24
+85%
1
-50%
Altria Group, Inc. stock logo
MO
Altria Group
$39.73
-2.8%
9.87%25
+127%
22
+144%
3
+50%
Donaldson Company, Inc. stock logo
DCI
Donaldson
$72.70
+0.2%
1.38%25
+150%
23
+283%
2
-50%
Dine Brands Global, Inc. stock logo
DIN
Dine Brands Global
$47.96
-2.2%
4.25%25
+213%
21
+200%
4
+300%
Steven Madden, Ltd. stock logo
SHOO
Steven Madden
$42.78
+0.2%
1.96%25
+1,150%
16
+700%
9
TechnipFMC plc stock logo
FTI
TechnipFMC
$21.67
-4.0%
0.92%25
+32%
25
+47%
0
-100%
Strategic Education, Inc. stock logo
STRA
Strategic Education
$105.16
-3.2%
2.28%24
+140%
19
+90%
5
Ford Motor stock logo
F
Ford Motor
$12.74
+2.3%
4.71%24
+14%
20
+54%
4
-50%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank stock logo
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
$59.08
-1.5%
4.79%24
+118%
18
+100%
6
+200%
Duke Energy Co. stock logo
DUK
Duke Energy
$92.42
+1.7%
4.44%24
+33%
20
+43%
4
Sempra stock logo
SRE
Sempra
$70.73
+1.2%
3.36%24
+167%
22
+144%
2
The Home Depot, Inc. stock logo
HD
Home Depot
$380.37
-1.1%
2.20%24
-58%
21
-43%
3
-85%

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.