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Motley Fool: With Ford’s recovery on track, stock buy would be wise move

Not so long ago, American carmakers were gasping for air. Times have changed, though, and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), for example, is in the midst of a terrific turnaround. …


Dollar General’s steady success commands investors’ attention

Luxury retailers see their business flag in slumping economies, but discounters thrive in them. Consider Dollar General (NYSE: DG), which is a bigger company than you probably suspect. With a …


Motley Fool: Potential Twitter investors should proceed with patience

Social media darling Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) debuted on the stock market via an initial public offering (IPO) on Nov. 7. Interest in it has been great, but is it a …


Despite competition, Qualcomm continues to expand its territory

You may not have heard of Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), but its technology is found inside just about every smartphone, from Androids to Apple devices. The company not only makes semiconductors, …


Motley Fool: IBM’s long-term planning may bode well for investors

IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently reported its third-quarter earnings, which featured cloud-computing revenue up 70 percent and its Smarter Planet infrastructure project seeing a 20 percent increase. That may seem great, …


Motley Fool: Wells Fargo’s growth merits closer look

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is one of America’s biggest banks and its largest mortgage lender. Recently sporting a dividend yield of about 2.9 percent and having hiked that payout aggressively …


Motley Fool: Reliable, growing dividends make companies worth watching

The power of dividends is underappreciated by many investors. Solid, consistent dividends often result in market-beating returns for patient investors. Below are five dividend payers likely to keep it up …


Motley Fool: By refocusing, GE puts shareholders first

Some stocks that rewarded your grandparents can reward you, too. Consider General Electric (NYSE: GE), founded in 1892 and now valued near $250 billion. GE has adapted to a changing …


Johnson & Johnson adds up to consistency, quality, success

If long-term sustainable wealth creation is your goal, look no further than Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) as a candidate for your portfolio. It performs strongly year in and year …


Motley Fool: Potash competitive edge makes nice fit for portfolio

Most of us haven’t given much thought to the fertilizer industry, but we should. Consider potash companies, for example, such as industry leader Potash Corp. (NYSE: POT). Its stock has …


Motley Fool: Recent returns show Microsoft could reward patient investors

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock just got more attractive. Whether it’s attractive enough to buy remains in question. The computing giant recently announced a 22 percent increase in its dividend and …


World stocks rise despite US govt shutdown

LONDON — World stock markets rose Tuesday despite the fact that the U.S. government was forced to partially shut down after Congress failed to approve a funding agreement.


Steel producer Nucor earns spot on your must-watch list

If you expect our recovering global economy to boost demand for steel as more construction and infrastructure projects get underway, then you should consider adding steel to your portfolio. Meet …


Motley Fool: Google’s consistent growth merits long-term consideration

Recently sporting a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio near 25, a market value close to $300 billion and a stock price north of $800, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) might seem like a stock …


With an eye toward remaining relevant, it’s game on at Hasbro

In late July, Rhode Island-based Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) reported lackluster second-quarter earnings, with revenue down 6 percent and earnings down 12 percent. Dismissing the stock would be premature, though, as …


Western Union stays in game with profitable, reliable stock

Move over, paper checks and bank wires. A new way to send money from place to place is catching on in a big way. Meet the online money transfer, which …


Intel’s investment in future belies current revenue slump

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) stock hasn’t exactly been on fire lately. Some think the stock should be sold due to the company’s flagging revenue growth, its dependence on a weak PC …


If you haven’t heard of Markel, it’s past time for a good look

You’re probably not familiar with this $5 billion company, but you should be. Markel Corp. (NYSE: MKL) is a specialty insurance company, underwriting risks that many well-known larger insurers don’t. …


Coach’s plunge doesn’t mean it’s time to sell

Shares of handbag and accessory specialist Coach (NYSE: COH) fell almost 10 percent recently, after the luxury-goods maker reported underwhelming earnings, with revenue for the fiscal year up 6 percent …


Motley Fool: Disney’s continued growth makes stock a hot – and pricey – option

Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock has surged more than 30 percent over the past year and has averaged annual growth of about 15 percent over the past 30 years. With its …


Motley Fool: Success, strategy give FedEx room to grow

Shares of FedEx (NYSE: FDX), the world’s biggest air-freight company, have racked up a double-digit gain over the past year, but they have room to grow. FedEx has been dealing …


Freeport-McMoRan’s price offers promising opportunity

When the stock price of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer falls by about a third over five years, it’s worth taking a closer look. The company is Freeport-McMoRan …


With growing target market, Weight Watchers holds promise

Bad habits are hard to change, making stock in Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) appealing. In an industry dominated by snake-oil remedies, quick fixes and faddish diets, Weight Watchers’ clinically proven, …


Energy giant Fluor looks to reward long-term investors

Fluor (NYSE: FLR) offers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services globally, serving the oil-and-gas, power, infrastructure and government markets, among others. Its recent growth has been sluggish, but …


Big Three automakers could be major drivers for your portfolio

In 2013’s first quarter, Detroit’s Big Three accomplished something that hadn’t been done in 20 years: All three gained market share. Ford (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) are …


Much-maligned Valero Energy brings compelling potential

Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) was recently one of the cheapest stocks in the S&P 500. Having both fans and doubters, it deserves some consideration for a berth in your portfolio. …


DuPont’s transformation makes stock worth watching

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is becoming more of a science company, and that could bode well for investors. The company has been pursuing growth opportunities that create higher value – for …


Motley Fool: Deere looks for seasonal growth spurtM

Stock in Deere (NYSE: DE) has averaged annual growth of 14 percent over 30 years, and it seems to have plenty of room for further growth. Up more than 20 …


Recent numbers aside, Textron appears poised for a rebound

Aerospace and defense company Textron (NYSE: TXT) sank some 13 percent in a single day last month, on a disappointing earnings report featuring a “soft” market for business jets. When …


Potential long-term growth makes Caterpillar smart buy

Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), recently trading near its 52-week low, offers an opportunity to buy in at a good price and await the global economic recovery that will boost its stock …