Minyanville Daily Recap 05/08/2014

An interview with state-run television by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski caused a sizable market disruption in the afternoon. He stated that the recent buildup of large-scale Russian armed forces on the Ukrainian border suggests that it is either intimidating Ukrainian forces into halting their advance or is poised to invade. Whether that is invasion or dubbed as a peacekeeping mission or military action, it will be a clear escalation of the crisis as it would violate Ukraine’s sovereignty. Poland has been a the leading critic of Russia’s foreign policy with Ukraine.

The market – or should we say programmed traders reading said headlines – response was to bust through the S&P 500 (SPX) 1926 level of support, triggering a wave of stop losses. The benchmark index finished the day down 0.89% after churning in a range below resistance. Utilities stocks continued to underperform despite little change in interest rates today. Energy stocks were also very weak thanks to another rally in the US dollar, which momentarily pushed crude oil to $97/barrel. High yield bonds, which have been a notable source of weakness lately, managed to show some signs of strength today, but new debt issuance remained sparse.

US same-store sales posted strong gains in the last week of July, thanks to a sales-tax holiday in 12 states. As a result, Johnson/Redbook upgraded its preliminary sales forecast for August to 4.5%. The ISM non-manufacturing index rose to 58.7 in July (versus 56.5 expected) from 56.0 in the previous month. It was the fastest pace of expansion since 2005. The new orders component reading of 61.2 was the third highest ever. Factory orders rose 1.1% in June, better than the 0.6% that was expected.

After the close, 21st Century Fox (FOX) announced that it was withdrawing its bid for Time Warner (TWX), citing the company’s refusal to engage in a deal. Fox instead authorized a $6 billion buyback of its shares. Time Warner stock fell more than 12% in post-market trading as the premium for a bidding war was removed from the stock.

The only economic report scheduled for tomorrow is the June US trade balance. Its results will contribute to any revisions to second quarter GDP should it substantially miss the expected net deficit of $45 billion. The Fed’s Beige Book summary of anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its 12 districts will be released in the afternoon.

A main catalyst for risk assets overnight now becomes any further escalation from Russia, which appears to be telling the Ukrainian government that it will not tolerate humanitarian violations of ethnic-Russians. As far as economic reports go, New Zealand will report its employment situation for the second quarter. Its currency has been increasingly volatile and key for commodities. Also scheduled for tomorrow morning is German factory orders, UK industrial production, and Swiss consumer price index.

Sixty four major US companies are scheduled to report earnings tomorrow. Notable reports include Molson Coors (TAP), MBIA (MBI), Time Warner (TWX), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), NuSkin (NUS), Nationstar Mortgage (NSM), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), AOL (AOL), Dish Network (DISH).

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 18/07/2014

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Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $103.00/barrel, up $2.51 (+2.5%) compared to $100.49 on 07/11, and Brent Crude currently at $107.96/barrel, up $1.30 (+1.2%) from $106.66 on 07/11. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $3.96/MMBtu, has Natural Gas down $0.18 from $4.14 on 07/11, a week over week loss of -4.3%.

Energy ETF Movers

The Guggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 1.3%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of Canadian Oil Sands (COS.CA), up about 4.7% and shares of Enbridge (ENB), up about 4.1% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund ETF (FCG), off about 1.5% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Quicksilver Resources (KWK), lower by about 12.5%, and shares of Ultra Petroleum (UPL), lower by about 6.3% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES), outperforming this week with a 1.1% gain. And the PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio (PUI) was an underperformer, falling about 1.4% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.52% 
#2 BBEP M 2.01 8.94% 
#3 RIG Q 3.00 6.93% 
#4 NDRO M 0.91 6.58% 
#5 ECT Q 1.34 18.96% 
#6 VOC Q 1.56 9.26% 
#7 SDRL Q 4.00 10.48% 
#8 KMP Q 5.56 6.75% 
#9 PER Q 2.43 19.31% 
#10 SDR Q 2.24 26.88% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ELP A 0.41 2.57% 
#2 SGU Q 0.35 5.43% 
#3 AT M 0.40 10.50% 
#4 APL Q 2.48 7.09% 
#5 DTE Q 2.76 3.64% 
#6 CMS Q 1.08 3.60% 
#7 SJI Q 1.89 3.35% 
#8 GAS Q 1.96 3.63% 
#9 SWX Q 1.46 2.84% 
#10 EGAS M 0.54 5.18% 

 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.52% 
#2 BBEP M 2.01 8.94% 
#3 KMP Q 5.56 6.75% 
#4 QRE M 1.95 10.53% 
#5 APL Q 2.48 7.09% 
#6 EVEP Q 3.09 8.14% 
#7 GLP Q 2.50 5.86% 
#8 NKA Q 1.40 8.98% 
#9 WPZ Q 3.62 6.69% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.70% 


*(updated 9 hours, 15 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 20/06/2014

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Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $107.10/barrel, up $0.33 (+0.3%) compared to $106.77 on 06/13, and Brent Crude currently at $114.57/barrel, up $1.16 (+1.0%) from $113.41 on 06/13. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $4.53/MMBtu, has Natural Gas down $0.22 from $4.75 on 06/13, a week over week loss of -4.6%.

Energy ETF Movers

The First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund ETF (QCLN) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 5.3%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of SolarCity (SCTY), up about 29.1% and shares of Hydrogenics (HYGS), up about 25.9% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the Coal ETF (KOL), off about 0.4% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC), lower by about 4.1% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN), outperforming this week with a 5.2% gain. And the SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF (IPW) was an underperformer, ending the week relatively unchanged.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

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Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.51% 
#2 NDRO M 0.99 7.69% 
#3 BBEP M 1.99 9.04% 
#4 RIG Q 3.00 6.71% 
#5 SDR Q 2.24 28.42% 
#6 ECT Q 1.34 18.41% 
#7 SDRL Q 4.00 10.12% 
#8 PER Q 2.43 19.00% 
#9 ESV Q 3.00 5.54% 
#10 LINE M 2.90 9.25% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ELP A 0.41 2.63% 
#2 SGU Q 0.35 5.70% 
#3 AT M 0.40 11.33% 
#4 APL Q 2.48 7.47% 
#5 GAS Q 1.96 3.60% 
#6 SWX Q 1.46 2.81% 
#7 AVA Q 1.27 3.92% 
#8 APU Q 3.52 7.75% 
#9 LG Q 1.76 3.66% 
#10 EGAS M 0.54 5.20% 

 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.51% 
#2 BBEP M 1.99 9.04% 
#3 APL Q 2.48 7.47% 
#4 GLP Q 2.50 6.23% 
#5 KMP Q 5.52 6.90% 
#6 NKA Q 1.40 8.93% 
#7 EVEP Q 3.09 8.05% 
#8 WPZ Q 3.62 6.82% 
#9 QRE M 1.95 10.64% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.75% 


*(updated 10 hours, 18 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 13/06/2014

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Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $106.63/barrel, up $3.84 (+3.7%) compared to $102.79 on 06/06, and Brent Crude currently at $113.37/barrel, up $4.61 (+4.2%) from $108.76 on 06/06. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $4.74/MMBtu, has Natural Gas up $0.03 from $4.71 on 06/06, a week over week gain of +0.6%.

Energy ETF Movers

The Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 3.8%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), up about 11.6% and shares of Renesola Limited (SOL), up about 11.1% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund ETF (FAN), down about 2.1% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Woodward (WWD), lower by about 3.2%, and shares of Capstone Turbine (CPST), lower by about 2.9% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the Guggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY), outperforming this week with a 3.7% gain. And the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (FXU) was an underperformer, falling about 1.4% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.72% 
#2 NDRO M 0.99 7.57% 
#3 BBEP M 1.99 9.07% 
#4 RIG Q 3.00 6.85% 
#5 SFL Q 1.64 9.04% 
#6 SDR Q 2.24 28.71% 
#7 SDRL Q 4.00 10.31% 
#8 ECT Q 1.34 18.80% 
#9 PER Q 2.43 19.41% 
#10 ESV Q 3.00 5.67% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ELP A 0.41 2.66% 
#2 SGU Q 0.35 5.72% 
#3 UIL Q 1.73 4.76% 
#4 APL Q 2.48 7.67% 
#5 AT M 0.40 12.38% 
#6 DTE Q 2.62 3.54% 
#7 GAS Q 1.96 3.73% 
#8 AVA Q 1.27 4.13% 
#9 LG Q 1.76 3.74% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.84% 

 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.72% 
#2 BBEP M 1.99 9.07% 
#3 APL Q 2.48 7.67% 
#4 NKA Q 1.40 9.45% 
#5 KMP Q 5.52 6.99% 
#6 EVEP Q 3.09 8.13% 
#7 QRE M 1.95 10.92% 
#8 GLP Q 2.50 5.90% 
#9 WPZ Q 3.62 6.86% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.84% 


*(updated 10 hours, 25 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 07/06/2014

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Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved lower, with WTI Crude currently at $102.74/barrel, down $0.19 (-0.2%) compared to $102.93 on 05/30, and Brent Crude currently at $108.61/barrel, down $0.93 (-0.8%) from $109.54 on 05/30. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $4.72/MMBtu, has Natural Gas up $0.17 from $4.55 on 05/30, a week over week gain of +3.7%.

Energy ETF Movers

The First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund ETF (FAN) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 3.3%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of Woodward (WWD), up about 13.4% and shares of Federal Mogul Holdings (FDML), up about 9.3% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN), down about 2.2% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Trina Solar (TSL), lower by about 16.9%, and shares of Yingli Green Energy (YGE), lower by about 15.1% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (FIW), outperforming this week with a 2.9% gain. And the Solar Energy ETF (KWT) was an underperformer, falling about 1.1% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.82% 
#2 NKA Q 1.40 9.76% 
#3 RIG Q 3.00 7.09% 
#4 BBEP M 1.99 9.27% 
#5 CZZ A 0.16 1.20% 
#6 NDRO M 0.99 7.75% 
#7 ESV Q 3.00 5.80% 
#8 SDR Q 2.24 28.93% 
#9 ECT Q 1.34 19.12% 
#10 PER Q 2.43 19.89% 
#11 LINE M 2.90 9.74% 
#12 NE Q 1.50 4.80% 
#13 SFL Q 1.64 8.60% 
#14 CLMT Q 2.74 8.69% 
#15 KMP Q 5.52 7.07% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ELP A 0.41 2.78% 
#2 SGU Q 0.35 5.68% 
#3 AT M 0.40 12.23% 
#4 APL Q 2.48 7.50% 
#5 GAS Q 1.96 3.65% 
#6 AVA Q 1.27 4.00% 
#7 LG Q 1.76 3.73% 
#8 DTE Q 2.62 3.43% 
#9 SWX Q 1.46 2.77% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.36% 
#11 SCG Q 2.10 4.02% 
#12 EGAS M 0.54 5.20% 
#13 EDE Q 1.02 4.24% 
#14 DGAS Q 0.76 3.75% 
#15 SJI Q 1.89 3.23% 

 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARP M 2.32 11.82% 
#2 NKA Q 1.40 9.76% 
#3 BBEP M 1.99 9.27% 
#4 APL Q 2.48 7.50% 
#5 KMP Q 5.52 7.07% 
#6 EVEP Q 3.09 8.35% 
#7 GLP Q 2.50 6.13% 
#8 WPZ Q 3.62 6.84% 
#9 QRE M 1.95 11.00% 
#10 APU Q 3.52 7.36% 
#11 EPB Q 2.60 7.49% 
#12 MEMP Q 2.20 9.92% 
#13 TCP Q 3.24 6.45% 
#14 ARLP Q 4.89 5.54% 
#15 SPH Q 3.50 7.52% 


*(updated 12 hours, 30 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 16/05/2014

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Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $102.08/barrel, up $2.05 (+2.0%) compared to $100.03 on 05/09, and Brent Crude currently at $109.66/barrel, up $1.72 (+1.6%) from $107.94 on 05/09. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $4.43/MMBtu, has Natural Gas down $0.10 from $4.53 on 05/09, a week over week loss of -2.2%.

Energy ETF Movers

The Coal ETF (KOL) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 1.8%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC), up about 5.1% and shares of Natural Resource Partners (NRP), up about 1.8% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio ETF (PBW), off about 3.4% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Daqo New Energy (DQ), lower by about 33.2%, and shares of Hydrogenics (HYGS), lower by about 29.7% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the Guggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY), outperforming this week with a 0.8% gain. And the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) was an underperformer, falling about 2.5% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 NKA Q 1.40 10.03% 
#2 CZZ A 0.16 1.29% 
#3 ARP M 2.32 11.97% 
#4 ECT Q 1.34 18.06% 
#5 NE Q 1.50 5.03% 
#6 SDR Q 2.24 30.93% 
#7 EVEP Q 3.09 8.85% 
#8 CLMT Q 2.74 9.05% 
#9 CVI Q 3.00 6.45% 
#10 ESV Q 3.00 5.98% 
#11 KMP Q 5.52 7.32% 
#12 VOC Q 2.08 14.25% 
#13 SDRL Q 3.92 11.09% 
#14 SDT Q 1.71 24.72% 
#15 GLP Q 2.50 6.00% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ELP A 0.41 2.66% 
#2 SGU Q 0.35 5.39% 
#3 APL Q 2.48 7.69% 
#4 AT M 0.40 12.31% 
#5 LG Q 1.76 3.83% 
#6 AVA Q 1.27 3.99% 
#7 SCG Q 2.10 4.08% 
#8 APU Q 3.52 7.58% 
#9 DTE Q 2.62 3.46% 
#10 EDE Q 1.02 4.33% 
#11 SJI Q 1.89 3.39% 
#12 DGAS Q 0.76 3.90% 
#13 NWE Q 1.60 3.51% 
#14 SWX Q 1.46 2.80% 
#15 SPH Q 3.50 7.65% 

 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 NKA Q 1.40 10.03% 
#2 ARP M 2.32 11.97% 
#3 APL Q 2.48 7.69% 
#4 EVEP Q 3.09 8.85% 
#5 KMP Q 5.52 7.32% 
#6 GLP Q 2.50 6.00% 
#7 LGCY Q 2.38 8.66% 
#8 WPZ Q 3.62 6.94% 
#9 MEMP Q 2.20 9.98% 
#10 EPB Q 2.60 7.90% 
#11 APU Q 3.52 7.58% 
#12 SPH Q 3.50 7.65% 
#13 OKS Q 2.98 5.55% 
#14 ARLP Q 4.89 5.31% 
#15 TCP Q 3.24 6.24% 


*(updated 9 hours, 27 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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US Stocks Finish Higher Despite Early Weakness in Financials

Two of the world’s major banking centers, the UK and Japanese, were closed today for holidays, the latter due to the string of Japanese holidays that together create Golden Week. As such, activity was muted across all markets. The final private estimate of Chinese manufacturing activity in April declined to 48.1 from the initial estimate of 48.3, the fourth straight month below a neutral reading of 50.

Last Friday, JPMorgan (JPM) disclosed in its 10-Q that it expected revenue to fall by 20% in the second quarter from the quarter a year ago. The company noted a challenging environment and lower client activity levels. Financial stocks were under pressure today, particularly investment banks, which caused sharp overall weakness in stocks at the open. However, the major indices recovered by the late morning and the S&P 500 ended the day up 0.19%. The benchmark index was led by gains from utilities, health care, and energy stocks.

Housing stocks came under pressure with news from the Ira Sohn Investment Conference that DoubleLine Capital’s Jeff Gundlach recommendation to short the sector due to single-family home weakness.

The April index of services companies activity rebounded for a second straight month after seven prior months of declining activity. The new orders and business activity components showed explosive growth in the month, but employment showed a noted drop, which stands at odds with last Friday’s government payrolls report.

The only major economic report scheduled for tomorrow is the March trade balance. Economists expect the US deficit to narrow to $40.2 billion from $42.3 billion in February. Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein, a hawk who will step down at the end of this month, will give a speech in New York after the market close.

The most important event for risk assets overnight is the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate decision. Although CPI inflation continued to rise in the first quarter, the trimmed mean measure, which the central bank watches closely, was unchanged at 2.6%. This should give the RBA cover from having to turn more hawkish. It will likely continue to note the high level of the Australian dollar, however. UK, eurozone, and Canadian services PMI’s are all scheduled to be reported.

Fifty-one major US companies are scheduled to report earnings tomorrow. Notable reports include Office Depot (ODP), Emerson Electric (EMR), Goodrich Petroleum (GDP), DirecTV (DTV), Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), Discovery Communications (DISCA), Mosaic (MOS), Disney (DIS), Whole Foods (WFM), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), Marathon Oil (MRO), First Solar (FSLR), and Groupon (GRPN).