PepsiCo was trouncing Coca-Cola in the stock market -- with gains roughly triple those of its rival -- even before capturing the NBA sponsorship from Coke.
BofA's business improvements may help it win Fed approval to increase its dividend and buy back shares, helping its risk vs. reward profile to turn favorable.
The bank is trimming its reliance on parts of its business that are more sensitive to interest rates fluctuations.
Investors should brace for possible disappointment when the company reports earnings on Tuesday but J&J's strengths outweigh its weaknesses.
Estimates are being revised lower and investors should adjust their expectations, too.
Intel is squeezing as much profit as it can from each revenue it generates.
CSX knows how to create value. Why isn't its stock higher?
With JPMorgan Chase's CEO expecting the bank's regulatory and legal costs to be diminished in the future, the company's strengths make the stock a compelling buy for investors.
The stock is cheap and the company has a solid dividend. Wells Fargo reports earnings Tuesday.
Both companies pay dividends that outperform the market, providing the safety craved by income investors and the growth aggressive investors are seeking.