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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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) Passes Through 6% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Friday, shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co were yielding above the 6% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.80), with the stock changing hands as low as $13.01 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.

MBT Financial 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. MBT Financial Corp.

Movado Group Enters Oversold Territory

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. Movado Group, Inc.

Notable Friday Option Activity: SHLD, HRTX, AFSI

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 19,514 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 137.8% of SHLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares.

First Week of TOO November 17th Options Trading

Investors in Teekay Offshore Partners LP saw new options become available this week, for the November 17th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 175 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.