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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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Ashford Hospitality Prime is Oversold

Ashford Hospitality Prime is 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. Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

Finish Line is Oversold

Finish Line is 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. Finish Line, Inc.

Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SHLD, COGT, HQY

Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SHLD, COGT, HQY

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Sears Holdings Corp , where a total volume of 10,326 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 72% of SHLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares.

Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: CALX, CRC, EGHT

Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: CALX, CRC, EGHT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Calix Inc , where a total volume of 1,266 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 126,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 88.3% of CALX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 143,420 shares.

Medifast (MED) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Medifast (MED) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Friday, shares of Medifast Inc were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.28), with the stock changing hands as low as $42.65 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.