Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 304

Congrats to the Top Picks 2017 There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the stock market of 2017. Following the 2016 elections, the markets shot up, with very little down days. The latest estimates of 2017 gains (including dividends) are: Dow Jones Industrial Average (30.199%), 500...
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Wall Street’s Best Investments Daily Alert: Buy (LUV)

This airline beat analysts’ estimate by $0.05 last quarter, and three analysts have increased their earnings forecasts in the past 30 days. As well, legendary investor Warren Buffett, disclosed that he is buying airline stock, including Southwest’s. Southwest Airlines (LUV) From Heartland Adviser Russ Kaplan Investments Alaska...
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Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL)

This airline beat analysts’ EPS estimates by a nickel last quarter. Recent events have pushed the shares to a discounted level. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.2%, paid quarterly. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL)From Heartland AdviserWe are aware of the problems Delta...
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Magna International (MGA)

This auto parts company beat analysts’ estimates by $0.03 last quarter, and Comark just initiated coverage of the company, with a ‘Buy’ rating. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.81%, paid quarterly. Magna International (MGA) From Heartland Adviser Nobody can say which automobile will...
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Caterpillar (CAT)

This machine manufacturer’s dividend is more than twice that of the average S&P 500 company. While the industry continues to be under pressure, the stock is up since the January recommendation, and pays a current dividend yield of 4.06%, paid quarterly. Caterpillar (CAT) From Adviser At...
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Apple (AAPL)

Two analysts have increased their 2016 EPS forecasts for this Top Pick in the past 30 days. Apple (AAPL) From Heartland Adviser At the end of 2015 I was asked by the Dick Davis to choose my favorite stock for 2016. The stock I chose Apple...
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Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

The shares of this home goods retailer were recently initiated at Topeka Capital Markets with a ‘Buy’ rating. The company beat earnings estimates by three cents last quarter, and in the past 30 days, 18 analysts have raised their 2016 earnings forecasts. The have...
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG)

This motorcycle maker has Wall Street in its corner, with 11 analysts predicting higher earnings this year, and 10 echoing that sentiment for 2017. The company beat EPS estimates by six cents last quarter and has a current annual dividend yield of 3.05%, quarterly. Harley-Davidson,...
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McDonald’s (MCD)

This global fast-food restaurant beat estimates by eight cents last quarter, and nine analysts have increased their earnings forecasts in the past 30 days. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.79%, paid quarterly. McDonald’s (MCD) From Heartland Adviser Let’s spring right into the weather...
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The Boeing Company (BA)

This airplane maker beat estimates by $0.32 last quarter. Analyst price targets range from $135.00-196.00, and the street expects growth north of 10% for this year. The shares have a current dividend yield of 3.45%, paid quarterly. The Boeing Company (BA) From Heartland Adviser The Company...
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Caterpillar (CAT)

This heavy equipment company is a buy for the dividend which currently yields 4.53%, and is paid quarterly. Caterpillar (CAT) From Heartland Adviser For those looking for income, what would you prefer, a ten year treasury paying 2.2% or an ultra-safe stock like Caterpillar (CAT) pays...
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Apple (AAPL)

This global tech company beat estimates by eight cents in its latest quarter. During the fourth quarter, both Pacific Crest and Maxim Group upgraded their ratings on the stock to ‘Overweight’ and ‘Buy’, respectively. Apple (AAPL) From Heartland Adviser When it comes to Apple (AAPL), is...
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Deere & Company (DE)

This global equipment manufacturer beat earnings by $0.33 last quarter, and 14 analysts have increased their forecasts in the past 30 days. The company has a current dividend yield of 3.03%, paid quarterly. Deere & Company (DE) From Heartland Adviser Deere & Company (DE) analysts have again...
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Reliance Steel (RS)

This steel maker beat analysts’ estimates by 14 cents last quarter and eight analysts have increased their 2016 earnings forecasts in the past 30 days. The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.95%, paid quarterly. Reliance Steel (RS) From Heartland Adviser Our newest recommendation, Reliance (RS),...
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Berkshire Hathaway—the Epitome of Value Investing

Applying Warren Buffett’s Value Measures In a recent Daily Alert for our Wall Street’s Best Investments, I featured a recommendation for Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK-B), courtesy of our contributor Russ Kaplan, editor of The Heartland Adviser. Russ had this to say about the company its...
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Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK-B)

At last count, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway lists 60 subsidiary companies on its website. These B shares are a ticket to participate in his value-driven investments, at a price far lower than the almost-$200,000 per share A shares. Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK-B) In the running the...
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Freeport McMoran (FCX)

Copper prices are on the move up, and so is the momentum in this mining company’s shares. The company beat its earnings estimates by $0.08 per share last quarter, and eight analysts have increased their estimates in the past 30 days. Freeport McMoran (FCX) The...
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Heartland Adviser

Russ Kaplan Investment, Inc. produces a monthly newsletter called the Heartland Advisor. Each month, Mr. Kaplan discusses the various trends he observes in the Stock Market. Additionally, he provides the monthly activity regarding the company’s Model Portfolio. In each issue, he highlights any additions...
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