10 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings
The retailer reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $141.5 million, or $2.82 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $109.6 million, or $1.77 a share."Shoes and accessories alone make up 30% of DDS business, and we have no doubt that this helped to drive the company's 3% increase in same store sales (SSS) and further expansion of its operating margin (+40 bps)," Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a Feb. 23 report. "Looking ahead, now that the retail gross margin appears to have stabilized (flat to down 10 bps in each of the last three quarters), further expansion of the operating margin will likely need to result from continued top line improvement." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.3% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it was last year. Dillard's has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.29, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 2% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $77.59. The stock closed Monday at $63.89 and has risen 42.36% year to date.
Franklin Resources The asset management firm had $727.4 billion in assets under management in February, which topped both January's number of $704.3 billion and year-ago assets under management of $693.7 billion. "BEN reported Feb month-end AUM of $727.4B, an increase of 3.3% m/m and slightly below our estimate of $730.0B," Jefferies analysts wrote in a March 9 report. "Net flows appear positive but likely totaled [less than] $1B during the month. Equity flows were modestly weaker than last month, while fixed income exhibited a m/m improvement. Importantly, trends in the global fixed income category continue to improve." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.9% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's first-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it was last year. In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 1.77% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $141.67. The stock closed Monday at $125.16 and has risen 30.29% year to date.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV