Why You Might Want to Avoid This Dividend Aristocrat

Why You Might Want to Avoid This Dividend Aristocrat
Income investors often put Dividend Aristocrats — companies that have raised their dividends annually for at least 25 straight years — on a pedestal. Many of those companies certainly deserve respect, since they’ve paid uninterrupted dividends through multiple bear markets. However, investors shouldn’t blindly buy Dividend Aristocrats without examining their core businesses. For example, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) — which has... Read More

Wal-Mart Is Proving People Want to Buy Their Groceries Online

Wal-Mart Is Proving People Want to Buy Their Groceries Online
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) reported another quarter of strong year-over-year online sales growth. Net sales increased 60% in the second quarter, following a 63% increase in the first quarter. And while Wal-Mart has been on a tear buying up smaller e-commerce companies, management says the majority of its growth is coming from Walmart.com. One of the big factors pushing Walmart.com sales... Read More

3 Takeaways From TripAdvisor Inc.'s Second-Quarter Report

3 Takeaways From TripAdvisor Inc.'s Second-Quarter Report
TripAdvisor ‘s (NASDAQ: TRIP) latest earnings report was highlighted by an uptick in growth as the online travel booking specialist attracted more shoppers to its platform — particularly those interested in paying for attractions, restaurants, and vacation rentals. The core hotel booking business turned in mixed results, though, which convinced management to lower its revenue outlook for the full year.... Read More

4 Key Takeaways From Paycom Software's CEO

4 Key Takeaways From Paycom Software's CEO
Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) can seemingly do no wrong, having recently reported the latest in a string of impressive quarterly results . With its history of outperformance, you’d think the company’s edge would be fairly easy to define — but that isn’t quite the case. In fact, I’ve written before that I don’t think Paycom’s payroll and workforce management software... Read More

3 Things Extreme Networks, Inc.'s Management Wants You To Know

3 Things Extreme Networks, Inc.'s Management Wants You To Know
Networking software and equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported fourth-quarter results earlier this month, and it was a stellar performance. Sales rose 28% year over year, adjusted earnings more than doubled, and Extreme shares jumped as much as 14.7% higher on the news. Extreme investors have enjoyed a 23% return since that report. Share prices have also more than... Read More