There has been quite a bit of turmoil in Prospect Capital (PSEC) in recent months. Shares are down 20% from the May highs and 10% over the past month as fears of a dividend reduction grow. Seeking Alpha contributor BDC Buzz recently wrote a detailed article on this topic. The dividend yield is now nearly 14% and the stock is trading at a 24% discount to its $9.43 per share NAV as of March 31, 2017. This suggests the market is baking in a cut. Prospect Capital’s main appeal is its dividend.
Altria (MO) suffered a severe setback late last month after the surprise announcement by the FDA about a proposed reduction of nicotine levels in cigarettes. Altria fell as much as 20% intraday before slightly recovering to just a 10% drop. However, this decline still represents a rare buying opportunity in one of the better dividend growth stocks in the market. While increased regulation is never a good thing for a stock like Altria, it seems as if the market is way overreacting.
Using pretty much any metric, Office Depot’s (ODP) Q2 2017 report was not a good one. Revenue fell 9%, comparable store sales fell 6%, EPS was flat, etc. This led to a sharp reversal for the stock, plummeting 23% and giving up all of its YTD gains and them some. However, I am more intrigued by a capital allocation choice made after the quarter ended.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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