Downside Protection For Applied Materials

Early Gains For Portfolio Armor Pick Applied Materials Earlier this month, Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was one of Portfolio Armor’s top-ranked names, appearing in this hedged portfolio we shared on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) on August 10th, alongside the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEARCA:GLDX), Insperity (NYSE:NSP), Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR), and Shenandoah Telecom (NASDAQ:SHEN): So the tweet above from...
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Can IBM Keep Its Dividend Growing?

Free cash flow levels are still healthy at IBM so dividend growth should continue in the near term. Strategic Imperatives continue to impress. Debt levels must be watched especially with multiple acquisitions on the horizon. Flickr International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is currently trading at $160 a share with an earnings multiple of just over 13....
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The Big Promise Of Small, Game-Changing Stocks

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A couple of weeks ago, shares of a little-known small-cap company — Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX ) — jumped 40% in one day. Over the prior weekend, the company agreed to be bought by Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) for $60 per share in cash — a massive premium to the previous day’s closing price. A 100-share...
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