Saturday, June 16, 2012
As an investor who looks for stable companies with reliable dividend payouts I don't need to stay on top of the hour-by-hour events that influence more short-term focused traders. Even so it is good to know what the companies in your portfolio are doing in order to take advantage of potential buying opportunities as well as being aware of the signs of a looming dividend freeze or cut. Here are stories I found that related to the companies in my portfolio this week:
Abbott Laboratories (ABT): Planning To Grow Nutrition Business In India
Aflac (AFL): Nothing major found.
Air Products & Chemicals (APD): Air Products and Chemicals gets government grant to develop energy-saving manufacturing process
Conoco-Phillips (COP): ConocoPhillips restarts LNG exports from Alaska
Chevron (CVX): Chevron's shale plans in Romania face more delays
Hawkins (HWKN): Nothing major found.
Intel (INTC): Is Apple Ready To Ditch Intel?
Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Nothing major found.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Johnson & Johnson Announces Completion Of Synthes Acquisition
Kimberly Clark (KMB): Nothing major found.
Coca-Cola (KO): Coca-Cola Announces Will Return to Myanmar After 60 Years
Leggett & Platt (LEG): Nothing major found.
McDonalds (MCD): McDonald's Misses Sales Estimate In Asia
Medtronic (MDT): Medtronic Banking On Blood Pressure Treatment
Altria (MO): Altria, Reynolds Enacting First Price Increases This Year
Microsoft (MSFT): Microsoft may be set to make its own tablet
PepsiCo (PEP): Strauss and PepsiCo to launch hummus in Mexico
Procter & Gamble (PG): Procter & Gamble May Need To Break Up, Bernstein Says
Phillip Morris International (PM): Phillip Morris Unleashes $18B Buyback Initiative
Phillips 66 (PSX): Phillips 66 May Invest In Chemical Plant In US Golf
AT&T (T): AT&T splits phones into work and personal partitions, on any carrier
Waste Management (WM): Contract Talks Collapse Between Waste Management and Drivers
Wal-Mart (WMT): Lawmakers Say Wal-Mart Not Cooperating In Bribery Probe
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