The 6 Most Popular Dow Stocks

Twitterfiled plans to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The San Francisco-based microblogging site led by CEO Dick Costolo, could raise up to $1 billion, a number that for now, is just a placeholder used to calculate fees. The company’s ticker symbol will be “TWTR,” which pays homage to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, “Just setting up my twttr”. Dorsey is one of Twitter’s largest shareholders, owning 23.4 million shares, or 4.9% of the company. Evan Williams, who co-founded the company along with Dorsey and Biz Stone, owns the most shares, with 12% or 56.9 million shares.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12059096/1/stocks-slip-as-budget-impasse-keeps-fed-employees-grounded.html

Lack of triggers kept the activity dull. News about privatisation of PIA and four other state-owned enterprises (SoEs) triggered massive buying interest in PIA shares during the early hours of the day. Nishat (Chunian) Power Limited and Nishat (Chunian) announced results on Friday. NCPL announced earnings per share (eps) at Rs7.45. Directors also declared cash dividend at Rs2 per share (20 per cent). NCL posted eps at Rs12.51 along with dividend at Rs2 and bonus shares at 10 per cent.
Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1047505/stocks-remain-range-bound-on-low-turnover

Its most recent $600 million contract to help build a huge liquefied-natural-gas project in Russia is only the latest sign of the demand that GE is benefiting from, and you can expect further deals like it in the future. Popularity isn’t everything As you can see, just because stocks have high volume doesn’t mean they’re good performers. Sometimes, you have to look beyond the most popular stocks to find the top returns. Another great way to separate out the best from the rest is to look for strong dividend stocks. Find out about some of the great prospects among Dow stocks in The Motley Fool’s brand-new special report, ” The 3 Dow Stocks Dividend Investors Need .” It’s absolutely free, so simply click here now and get your copy today. Fool contributor Dan Caplinger has no position in any stocks mentioned.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10/05/the-6-most-popular-dow-stocks.aspx

Stocks bounce back after steep slide

The biggest stocks with the most recent dividend growth are Accenture and Phillips 66. Only four companies have a P/E of less than 15. The market gets more and more expensive, a fact that is also reasonable to the low interest policy of Bernanke. Here are the latest dividend growth stocks: 13 Stocks With Fresh New Dividend Hikes… Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.22 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.92 percent.
Source: http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/13-stocks-with-fresh-new/875421

13 Stocks With Fresh New Dividend Hikes

A self-professed cowboy and former reality show contestant, Boyer put together a simple tool that lets people plug in the two turnip prices they get each day from their town’s shop to see where they are on one of the game’s random, yet predetermined pricing patterns. (Credit: CNET) Cracking those patterns did not come easily. As a former programmer and financial analyst in Colorado, Boyer once created software that would predict the price swings for mortgage-backed securities. To apply similar logic to the world of Animal Crossing involved “hundreds” of hours in a previous version of the game for the Wii (which used the same pricing algorithms).
Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57605990-235/playing-the-market-when-video-games-and-stocks-collide/

Tech stocks: It’s all about Twitter

The Dow Jones industrial average , the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq advanced between 0.5% and 0.9%. The gains came at the end of what was a mostly down week on Wall Street. The Dow fell 1.2% and the S&P 500 slipped 0.1%. Friday’s move higher helped the Nasdaq book a 0.7% gain for the week though. The government shutdown has created plenty of uncertainty and left an estimated 800,000 federal employees waiting to go back to work. The shutdown is also delaying the release of the government’s monthly jobs report, originally scheduled to come out Friday morning.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/04/investing/stocks-markets/index.html

Playing the market: When video games and stocks collide

A link has been sent to learn more your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tech stocks: It’s all about Twitter Brett Molina, USA TODAY 8:39 a.m. EDT October 4, 2013 Logos for the microblogging site Twitter are displayed on their website. (Photo: Mary Turner, Getty Images) SHARE 12 CONNECT 16 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Investors are likely still poring over the S-1 filed by social network Twitter, part of the process required to become a publicly traded company.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/04/tech-stocks-twitter-ipo/2921319/

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