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Motley Fool: A fat dividend to consider

You might think of AT&T as just a phone company, but it's much more, offering cellphone service, internet service, satellite and streaming television service – and content, via its ownership of Time Warner.

Motley Fool: A Big Blue investment

Computing veteran IBM generated $11.5 billion of free cash flow over the past four quarters. The company turned around and poured $5.8 billion of that bounty straight into shareholders' pockets through dividend payouts.

Motley Fool: Gushing about oil

ExxonMobil is suffering through a disrupted oil market, and it's going to be some time before supply and demand are brought back into some form of harmony. Yet over the longer run, ExxonMobil is well-positioned to thrive. 

Motley Fool: Playing defense

The demand for weapons hasn't changed – and the government is still a willing buyer. So consider General Dynamics for your portfolio.

Motley Fool: An essential business

With its track record of consistent annual revenue increases and its status as a provider of essentials during the COVID-19 shutdown and beyond, Walgreens looks like a prudent investment choice.

Motley Fool: Big Pharma dividends

Even with the competitor challenges to its top-selling drug Humira, AbbVie’s earnings will increase by an average of close to 5% annually over the next five years, Wall Street analysts expect.

Motley Fool: Disney for the long run

It’s easy to understand why investors would be wary of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) right now. The company shut down Disney World and Disneyland because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with millions staying home now, sales will be depressed this year. But Disney is a good bet to rebound eventually, as it’s consistently posted profits over the years, and they’ve increased as well. From a profit of $7.5 billion in fiscal 2014, Disney’s profit rose 47% to $11.1 billion in 2019. Over five years, that’s an average annual growth rate of 8% – impressive for a company with a market value recently near $190 billion. It also has produced positive free cash flow in each of the past 10 years, which will help it absorb a financial hit this year.

Motley Fool: The retail king stock recently hit an all-time high, but it often trades at a premium price – and then goes on to hit new highs.

Motley Fool: Playing defense in a pandemic

The pandemic that’s underway is hitting many companies hard, but some businesses are more resilient than others. Consider Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

Motley Fool: Investing in health

Investing in health care stocks for the long haul is a no-brainer, given the aging population and everyone’s need for at least occasional medical care. So consider multibillion-dollar Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company by sales.

Motley Fool: Take a bite of this stock

The stock market’s plunge has left many investors reeling, but for those with some cash and a long-term mindset, it’s a great opportunity to buy. Consider Apple.