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Catch up on Jim Cramer's thinking over the past week about investing in amusement parks and the twin dangers of a frothy market and depressed commodities.
Managers are adjusting their portfolios at rapid speed.
The trading panel discussed how the market behaved after awful Chinese data.
In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component Idacorp, Inc. was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.
On 3/12/14, Southern Company's 5.25% Series Preferred Stock will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3281, payable on 4/1/14. As a percentage of MP.
On 3/12/14, Southern Company's 6 1/8% Series Class A Preferred Stock, Non-Cumulative will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3828, payable on 4/1/14. As a percentage of GPE.
Looking back to 167 days ago, Westar Energy Inc priced a 8,000,000 share secondary stock offering at $31.15 per share. Buyers in that offering made a considerable investment into the company, expecting that their investment would go up over the course of time and based on early trading on Monday, the stock is now 8.2% above the offering price.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/12/14, NTELOS Holdings Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.42, payable on 4/11/14. As a percentage of NTLS's recent stock price of $14.03, this dividend works out to approximately 2.99%, so look for shares of NTELOS Holdings Corp to trade 2.99% lower — all else being equal — when NTLS shares open for trading on 3/12/14.
Southwest Gas Corporation has been named as the ''Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Utilities'', according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among the components of the Dow Jones Utility Average, SWX shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics.
Based upon the year-to-date performance of 11 sector ETFs, the top three sectors are health care, utilities and materials -- but beware of key reversals for health care.
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