Author Archives: Julie Carnevale

5 Technology Titans Offering Growing Dividend, Capital Appreciation Potential (Part I)


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To think that only 50 years ago there was no Intel (INTC) or Microsoft (MSFT) is mind-boggling. Certainly a lot has happened over the past five decades. But as it applies to investing in common stocks, something perhaps even more remarkable is now occurring. Our once, hyper growth technology stocks have morphed into stodgy old […]

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After suffering from shrinking earnings during the great recession, FedEx (FDX) appears on track to once again deliver the goods profitably. However, the market seems to have already recognized the current opportunity and pushed valuation to the outer limits of fair value. Therefore, FedEx may be an investment that requires patience. Aggressive investors could take […]



FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

This article screened the industrial sector searching for companies that offer above-average forecast earnings growth of 15% to 20% or better that could be purchased at an attractive valuation.  Although each of these companies pays a dividend, due to the cyclical nature of this industry we encourage the reader to carefully review the dividend history […]

Crane Co: An Undervalued Dividend Challenger


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Crane Co. (CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered products with over $2.5 billion in sales.  Fluid Handling is their largest segment with $1.1 billion in sales, followed by Aerospace & Electronics with $6.78 million, followed by Merchandising Systems with $374 million, followed by Engineered Materials with $220 million, and finally Controls with $120 […]

A Closer Look At Dividend Contender A.O. Smith Corp.


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. . . . A.O. Smith Corp: A Dividend Contender with 18 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases Since dividends are paid out of earnings, a clear perspective of a company’s historical earnings growth record is a vital component of a dividend investor’s prudent due diligence process. The following graph plots A.O. Smith Corp.’s earnings per […]

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