United Parcel Service Dividend Stock Analysis

UPSUnited Parcel Service Inc (UPS) is a globally recognized name that has become the go-to company for package and mail delivery. The company is the largest package delivery company in the world with operations in over 220 countries and a massive fleet of trucks, vans, bikes, planes at its disposal. The company sees almost every high profile investment firms/hedge funds as investors ranging from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Carl Icahn, Dan Loeb’s Third Point, Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment, etc. The company is a dividend grower with a record of 6 years of consecutive raises, with its last raise at 9% and currently appears to be undervalued.

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Is a PepsiCo Spin Off Coming?


PepsiCo (PEP) is a global powerhouse in the snack and beverage business. The company boasts a plethora of brand names are recognizable anywhere in the world. A company with a market cap of $145B, PepsiCo boasts a brand value of upto $20B. Although the brand value does not match its main competitor Coca Cola (KO), it remains well ahead of other beverage companies such as Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS). PepsiCo remains a great challenger to all its competitors and is very well received in growing emerging economies.

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According to PepsiCo’s 2013 Annual Report, the company is almost evenly split between the food and beverage segments and the also geographically well diversified, with half of its net revenues coming from North America and the rest from International locations.

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Stock Analysis


Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries. A household name company, JNJ runs a globally diversified business with mature business segments. A dividend payer and grower for 52 years, the company has made a lot of investors very rich and happy over the decades. As the global population ages, the demand for healthcare rises significantly and companies such as JNJ stand to benefit handsomely. This article evaluates the financials and presents a complete dividend stock analysis of Johnson & Johnson.

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What’s the Fair Price for Chevron

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Chevron Corp (CVX) is an energy giant that barely needs an introduction. A global energy powerhouse, Chevron was founded as Standard Oil of California in 1879 and became Chevron Corporation in 1984. Chevron is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and since 2008; but was also part of the index from 1930 to 1999. The current downturn in the oil and energy prices have put a downward pressure on the stock prices, but Chevron has stood through such storms, wars, and recessions in the past. A dividend champion that has a record of raising dividends for 27 years, a 4.2% entry yield is lucrative – this article looks at the fair price of Chevron Corp.

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BCE Inc – A Cash Flow Machine That Belongs In Your Portfolio


BCE Inc (BCE) is Canada’s largest communications company providing communication solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers under the Bell Canada and Bell Aliant brands. BCE Inc is a well-diversified communications and media giant in the Canadian economy, part of the S&P/TSX 60 index. The company has a long history of rewarding shareholders and is committed to a dividend growth model and has confirmed that they intend to payout 65%-75% of free cash flow. However, the current EPS payout ratio remains high at over 90%. BCE cut its dividends in 2008 and started growing them aggressively since. While the current 5-yr dividend growth rate stands at 26.1%, the growth in dividends is expected to slow down to more manageable levels. The company has been focusing on strategically growing the wireless and media business segments and recently took Bell Aliant private in a $3.95B deal, which gives them a solid foothold in the Atlantic provinces.

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