Today I posted Step #8 in my Special Report: 8 Steps to Protect Your Portfolio from the Global Debt Bomb. I recommended selling Deere (DE), Caterpillar (CAT), and BHP Group (BHP) out of portfolios ahead of rising yields i the bond market. (In the case of Deere, I said I would keep my position in my long-term portfolio but sell the position in my 12-18 month portfolio.) Here’s what I posted in my Special Report
Today, in my Special Report: 8 steps to Protect Your Portfolio from the Globlal Debt Bomb, I advised raising some cash my selling two utility stocks, Duke Energy (DUK) and NiSource (NI) out of my Dividend Portfolio tomorrow.
I’ve hi-lighted the key characteristics of the coming global debt bomb explosion that investors MUST include in any plan to protect a portfolio from the explosion of this bomb.
Yesterday, October 18, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported third-quarter 2023 adjusted earnings of $1.14 per share. That beat the Wall Street consensus projection of $1.10 a share. This was an important transitional reset quarter for Abbott
Clearly, inflation isn’t bad for everyone. Not if you have pricing power, anyway. Today, PepsiCo (PEP) reported earnings and sales that a beat Wall Street estimates, and raised its guidance for the next quarter.
Exxon Mobil in talks to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources for $60 billion–I’m selling my position on Monday
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Exxon Mobil (XOM) is in advanced talks to buy Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) in a deal valued at $60 billion. Pioneer currently has a market cap of $55 billion. Through in th debt that Exxon would be buying and there’s not a lot of extra upside here, in my opinion. Today’s 10.45% jump in pioneer shares to care of a lot of any potential deal premium. (I’m assuming that the report is accurate. Today’s news story follows on earlier speculation that the two companies were talking.) Unless you think another bidder will emerge–difficult but not impossible at this deal size, I’d sell my shares here. I like Pioneer as an independent big dividend paye
Today’s Quick Pick is Iron Mountain (IRM). Iron Mountain has been around since the 1950s. It started off as a corporate document storage repository and has gradually moved into shredding, security and digitalization (they digitize and store important documents) and a full cloud storage and management offering. The company has 93 million square feet of storage around the world in 56 countries. It acquired about 29 companies in the last three years as the company looks to consolidate a still rather fragmented industry. It has had an average 5.6% revenue growth over the last three years. Morningstar calculates the shares trade at a 3% discount, with a PE of 31, and they pay a 4.2% dividend. I think Iron Mountain is riding a number of o-gern The long-term trends that include corporate and cyber security, as well as the need for document backup in a age of climate change. I’ll be adding this to my JubakPicks and Dividend portfolios on Monday, July 24..
Artificial intelligence really is a paradigm-breaking, transformative technology. Right now, investors are so enthusiastic about the sector, especially the obvious leader Nvidia (NVDA), that we’re looking at a potential bubble that will collapse with much gnashing of teeth and I-told-you-so “wisdom” casting doubt on the reality of the entire endeavor. I think a bubble is indeed possible. Nvidia did trade at a trailing twelve-month price-to-earnings ratio of 196 on May 31, after all. But I think you do want to own the sector now–because the breaking of the bubble, if it does break is, in my opinion, two quarters or more away. And you want to own the sector for the long run–say, 10 years or more–because it is such a game changer for so much of the economy. But what to own? I’ve put together a list of the 10 stocks that I think are the best way to participate in the AI gold rush.
Rumors swirl around Pioneer Natural Resources again–this time that ExxonMobil is talking about an acquisition
The Wall Street Journal reported today, Friday, April 7, that Exxon Mobil (XOM) has held preliminary, informal talks with Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) about a possible acquisition.
On Friday, shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) fell on a Bloomberg story reporting rumored talks between the Permian Basin oil shale producer and Appalachian natural gas producer Range Resources (RRC). On Monday shares of Pioneer rebounded as the company denied that it was in acquisition talks. The lesson? Investors really don’t want Pioneer to spend money on acquiring more assets.
Wednesday, February 22, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 while revenues came up short of Wall Street estimates. Revenue was still up 18% year-over-year to $5.1 billion. Fourth quarter net income nearly doubled to $1.48 billion or $5.98 share, from $763 million, or $2.97 a share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company declared a quarterly total dividend of $5.58/share, made up of a $1.10 base dividend and a $4.48 variable dividend. The total annualized dividend yield is approximately 11%.Which is why I’m adding the shares to my Dividend Portfolio today.
So it wasn’t much of a surprise to most investors–although some of us were hoping that Intel (INTC) would hold its dividend steady after a big bond offering in the last few weeks. But today Intel cuts its dividend by 66% to 12.5 cents a share from a prior 36.5 cents. The stock dropped only 2.26% on that big news.