Nicholas Ward

Nicholas Ward is a former Vineyard Manager and Realtor, turned self-directed investor. He has contributed freelance work to Seeking Alpha, Sure Dividend, and Investing Daily. He studied English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia and is currently the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Dividend Growth Club, a subscription service on Seeking Alpha’s Marketplace platform.

Recent Articles By The Author

Apple's Ecosystem Still Matters

Apple's Ecosystem Still Matters

With an active installed device base of over 1.4 billion, Apple's ecosystem enables it to monetize services like no other company in the world.

Johnson & Johnson Is Especially Attractive in Today's Low-Rate Environment

Johnson & Johnson Is Especially Attractive in Today's Low-Rate Environment

The health care giant has sold off and now trades at a key fundamental support level.

Comcast Is the Best Kind of Stock to Own in Today's Market

Comcast Is the Best Kind of Stock to Own in Today's Market

The telecom giant's cheap valuation and strong dividend growth make it an attractive play in this volatile, low rate environment.

These 4 Big Box Retailers Have Survived Amazon's Onslaught and Are Thriving

These 4 Big Box Retailers Have Survived Amazon's Onslaught and Are Thriving

Amazon has put tremendous pressure on traditional brick-and-mortar names and more recently, the trade war has become a headwind. But these names are posting robust growth and proving they can adapt.

'The Lion King' Pulls Another Generation of Fans Into Disney's Ecosystem

'The Lion King' Pulls Another Generation of Fans Into Disney's Ecosystem

Disney's best-in-class content library and its unique ability to monetize it throughout its ecosystem is why the company carries a much higher valuation than many of its media peers.

Disney Investors Can Take Heart -- It Didn't Overpay for Fox's Assets

Disney Investors Can Take Heart -- It Didn't Overpay for Fox's Assets

21st Century Fox's film studio's disappointing results pulled down Disney's Q2 results, leading some to fear that Disney overpaid for Fox's content IP. History says otherwise, though.

Amgen Changes the Narrative With Cancer Drug Breakthrough

Amgen Changes the Narrative With Cancer Drug Breakthrough

Amgen built on the momentum at a recent conference on its Q2 earnings call as management highlighted recent positive developments for its KRAS inhibitor drug.

Honeywell: Priced To Perfection

Honeywell: Priced To Perfection

Honeywell shares are up more than 30% year-to-date. They're currently trading well above their historical P/E averages. The company's operational performance has been great, but it appears that the stock's multiples may be getting ahead of themselves.

Cisco: An Old-Tech Name Providing Growth at a Reasonable Price

Cisco: An Old-Tech Name Providing Growth at a Reasonable Price

Cisco stock is up 31% year to date. This old-tech name has reinvented itself. The valuation is attractive and the stock offers investors a defensive position bolstered by strong cash flows and returns.

Comcast at All-Time Highs Is Attractively Valued

Comcast at All-Time Highs Is Attractively Valued

Comcast shares are at records, but the telecom-services provider's bottom-line numbers have kept the p/e multiple low. The forward multiples put the shares into bargain territory.