Stock Market Update: 5/16/15

Markets:
The indexes eked out a small gain this week, with the S&P hitting a new intraday all-time high, of 2123.89, and an all-time closing high of 2,122.73. Tepid economic data served to dampen investors’ enthusiasm, as US markets continued to stay range-bound, as they have over the past 3 months.
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Volatility fell 3.7% this week, ending at 12.38.

The US Dollar again fell vs. most major currencies, except the NZ dollar:
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Market Breadth: This week, 20 out of 30 DOW stocks rose, vs. 24 last week. 60% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 59% last week.

US Economic News: U.S. consumer sentiment fell more than expected in May and was at its lowest since October. Industrial Output also disappointed again. Unemployment Claims’ 4-week avg. continued to hover near April 2000 lows.
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Week Ahead Highlights: (Reuters) Investors will watch for any change in the economic outlook from housing data and remarks by various Federal Reserve speakers next week, while retailers will take over on the earnings front, (Walmart reports Tuesday), as the first-quarter reporting season trickles to its end. Housing starts are expected to have risen in April to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.02 million units from 926,000 in March.

The highlight comes at the end of the week with Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaking on the economic outlook on Friday. Any hint of a downgrade to the economy could signal a delay in monetary policy tightening; central bank watchers now expect the Fed to begin raising interest rates in September.

Next Week’s US Economic Reports:
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Sectors & Commodities:
Telecoms led this week, as Energy lagged.
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Cocoa led futures this week, while OJ lagged:
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Stock Market Update Bulletin – 5/9/15

Markets: 3 out of 4 Indexes were up this week, with the DOW leading, as markets bounced back on Friday, after a middle of the road April jobs report eased fears of a June Fed rate hike. Fed chief Yellen spooked markets earlier in the week, with a comment that she thought stocks and bonds were both overvalued.
Earnings beats trended downward over the past days-the peak for Earnings estimates beats came on 4/27, when 66.6% of companies that had reported between 4/8 and 4/27 had beaten EPS estimates. Following a huge batch of misses on 4/28, the beat rate fell to 64.8%, and by the end of this week, the beat rate dropped another 2.3 percentage points down to its current level of 60.3%. (Source: B.I.G.)
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Volatility rose as high as 16.86, and fell back down to 12.86 to end the week, up just over 1% again for the week.
The US Dollar fell vs. most major currencies, except the NZ dollar:
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Market Breadth: This week, 24 out of 30 DOW stocks rose, vs. 13 last week. 59% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 40% last week.

US Economic News: Non-Farm Payrolls rose considerably in April, to 223K, but March’s 126K figure was revised downward, to 85K. Job gains occurred in professional and
business services, health care, and construction. Mining employment
continued to decline.
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Stock Market Update Bulletin – 5/2/15

Markets: The markets had a down week, on mixed earnings results, such as a disappointing Q1 GDP growth rate of just .2, vs. the 1% forecasted, but bounced back big on Friday, as bargain hunters bought beaten down Tech and Healthcare stocks.
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Volatility had a bouncy ride, rising to 15.29 on Thursday’s down day, before falling to 12.70 to end the week, up just over 1% for the week.
The US Dollar fell vs. most major currencies in April, except for the Yen:
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Market Breadth: This week, 13 out of 30 DOW stocks rose, vs. 21 last week. 40% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 65% last week.
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Stock Market Update Bulletin – 4/25/15

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Markets:
The market gained solidly this week, with the NASDAQ and the S&P hitting all-time highs. The NASDAQ had its biggest weekly gain since October 2014, helped by better than expected earnings reports.

The US Dollar had a mixed week, and fell vs. major currencies, except for the Yen, Swiss Franc, and NZ $:
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Better Market Breadth: This week, 21 out of 30 DOW stocks rose, vs. 6 last week. 69% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 26% last week.

US Economic News:
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Stock Market Update Bulletin – 4/18/15

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Markets:
The market struggled this week, as worries about Greece, mixed earnings reports, and China’s crackdown on over the counter margin trading combined to send all 4 indexes down over -1% on Friday.
China also had weak exports – they fell 15%, vs. forecasts for a 12% gain.
The VIX rose over 10% on Friday, to finish at 13.89, up 10.41% for the week.

The US Dollar had a down week, and fell vs. major currencies:
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Weak Market Breadth: This week, 6 out of 30 DOW stocks rose, vs. 27 last week. Only 26% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 75% last week.

US Economic News:

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The 7 Best Dividend Stocks In 2015

by Robert Hauver
Are you wondering which dividend stocks outperformed in the first quarter of 2015? The past 6 months have been a roller coaster for many dividend stocks – thanks to the Crude Oil Crash, quite a few Energy-related stocks either trimmed or eliminated their dividends altogether.

The 7 top performers for Q1 2015 are a diverse group, ranging from publishing to business services, to apparel, to home furnishings, to Refining and Energy Services.
Interestingly, 2 of the top 3 performers in this group have a modest dividend yield of less than 2%, and a total of 4 out of 7 have low dividends:
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PERFORMANCE: Other than Courier Corp., which is being bought out, the main catalyst for the outperformance of these stocks has been good earnings. (More about ALDW’s possible buyout below).
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Dividends: We’ve been tracking the 2 highest yielding stocks within this group in the Energy section of our High Dividend Stocks By Sectors Tables- CSI Compressco, (CCLP), and Alon Partners LP, (ALDW).
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2 Undervalued Small Cap High Dividend Stocks With Big Earnings Growth

by Robert Hauver

Looking for undervalued high dividend stocks with dependable dividend payouts? We’ve found 2 very different small cap stocks that fit the bill; one is a conglomerate, and the other is a Tech stock. They both have strong earnings growth, and they look undervalued on a PEG basis.
Small Caps have outperformed other groups so far in 2015:
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Our High Dividend Stocks By Sectors Tables track both of these stocks. You can find CODI in the Financials section, and EVOL in the Tech section.
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3 Top Performing High Dividend Stocks In 2015

by Robert Hauver
Looking for high dividend stocks with market support in 2015? As always, we are too, and we were surprised where we found them – in the Energy sector. It was just weeks ago that this sector took a massive beating, with some energy dividend stocks losing up to 50% of their market value, as the price of crude oil collapsed.
However, it’s a new year and a new day for many Energy stocks – the ever-fickle market has decided that oil isn’t going to $10 a barrel, and that, maybe, some of these companies will survive after all, since they have viable business models.
Our High Dividend Stocks By Sector Tables, has been tracking these 3 high yielding stocks since early 2014. All 3 of them are LP’s, which had relatively recent IPO’s:
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(You can find brief profiles for all 3 stocks at the bottom of this article.)
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Homebuilder Dividend Stocks With Hidden High Yields

by Robert Hauver
With all of the recent market volatility and dividend cuts in Energy-related dividend stocks, income investors are looking to other sectors for income stability.
(We maintain High Dividend Stocks By Sectors Tables which feature many high yielding stocks for each sector.)

Although it’s not known for having any high dividend stocks, you may want to consider the Housing industry for some income plays and potential price appreciation.

We’ve found 3 homebuilder stocks which have been beating the S&P 500 over the past week, month and quarter. Two of these three stocks have also outperformed the market over the past year:
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Strong Growth Ahead in Housing: Economists are predicting a big rise in household formations in 2015, a key figure for Housing. IHS predicts that 2015 will see the addition of 1.08 million new households, with economic growth driving up the rate of new formation. Single family housing production is expected to rise 26% in 2015. DHI and PHM both get a large part of their revenue from sales in warmer states, where home sales growth is expected to continue to outpace national growth, at a pace of 24%. TOL caters more to the upscale market, and has good exposure to the high end areas of New York City, and Washington, DC.

Dividends: PHM cut its quarterly dividend from 2009 through 2012, and reinstated in August 2013 at $.05. It maintained it at $.05 until December 2014, when it raised it by 60%, to $.08. TOL doesn’t pay a dividend yet, but, as you’ll see further below, it does have attractive options yields.
Covered Calls Options: You can greatly improve upon these quarterly dividends by selling options. These 3 trades all have call premiums which pay much more than PHM’s or DHI’s next quarterly dividends. In fact, the DHI call option pays over 15 times DHI’s next 2 quarterly dividend payouts.

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Disclaimer: This article was written for informational purposes only. Author not responsible for any errors or omissions.
Disclosure: Author is short put options on DHI, PHM, and TOL.
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3 Healthcare High Dividend Stocks Beating The Market Pullback

by Robert Hauver
Looking for a safe place to hide during this latest market pullback? Healthcare was not only the leading sector in 2014- it has also led the market for most of 2015. Here’s a look at how the Healthcare sector has fared vs. the S&P 500, over the last 3 months, which just about coincides with the market highs of September 18, 2014. The Healthcare sector is up 3.81%, vs. a -1.44% loss for the S&P 500:
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Digging further, we found 2 high dividend stocks within the Healthcare sector, which have both outperformed this sector and the market – HCP Inc., (HCP), (a Dividend Aristocrat), and Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc., (SBRA).

Here’s a chart of these 2 dividend paying stocks over the same 3-month period, vs. the S&P 500. HCP is up nearly 10%, and SBRA is up nearly 7% during this period, vs. a -1.44% loss for the S&P 500:
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Dividends: Our High Dividend Stocks By Sector Tables, lists both of these stocks, in the Healthcare section. In addition, we also follow a third related high yield stock- Sabra’s preferred stock issue, SBRAP, which currently yields nearly 7%, and has also beaten the market during this same 3-month period, having risen 3.08%.
Although HCP has a low 5-year dividend growth rate of 2.94%, it has increased its dividend per share for 29 consecutive years.

SBRA has raised its quarterly dividend from $.32 in 2011, to the current $.39 payout. Sabra amply covers its SBRAP preferred dividends by a factor of 3.22, i.e. its net income is 3.22 times its preferred dividend payout.
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Preferred Long-Term Yield: The table below summarizes your net annualized yield for SBRAP, based upon 2 conditions:
1. You were to hold SBRAP until its 2018 liquidation date
2. Sabra redeems/buys back your SBRAP shares at the call date
Since SBRAP is trading at $1.08 above its $25.00 liquidation price, we subtracted this amount from the dividends that you’d collect between now and 3/21/18. You’d end up with a $4.71 net profit, which equals a 5.54% annualized yield:
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