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Dividend Channel is a dividend stock research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in dividend payers. The site includes a number of ground-breaking features that allow investors to dig deeper into interesting dividend stocks, including the site's DividendRank system. Each week Dividend Channel sends a newsletter, after screening through its coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and looking at a variety of data such as dividend history, current dividend yield, book value, and quarterly earnings, and comparing that fundamental data to the stock's trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and valuation. The top most interesting stocks as identified by the proprietary DividendRank formula are then presented neatly divided into 17 sectors/categories. Subscribers find these lists to be a great research tool for generating ideas that merit further research.

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Amerisafe Becomes Oversold

Amerisafe Becomes Oversold

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Amerisafe Inc presently has an above average rank, in the top 50% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: GES, NTAP, ANF

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: GES, NTAP, ANF

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in GUESS ?, Inc. , where a total volume of 7,571 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 757,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares).

CNSL Breaks Above 8% Yield Territory

CNSL Breaks Above 8% Yield Territory

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Wednesday, shares of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc were yielding above the 8% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.54952), with the stock changing hands as low as $19.34 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: SIG, INO, ALJ

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: SIG, INO, ALJ

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Signet Jewelers Ltd , where a total volume of 7,344 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 734,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68.6% of SIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares.

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: TCS, BRS, MTZ

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: TCS, BRS, MTZ

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Container Store Group, Inc , where a total of 4,972 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 497,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 359.8% of TCS's average daily trading volume over the past month of 138,180 shares.