Monthly Archives: May 2012

Measuring Dividend Safety


One investing goal is finding undervalued companies where the dividend is not only safe but has the ability to grow going forward, providing a steady income stream.  The idea for this article came after reading David Van Knapp’s article titled, … Continue reading

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Frontier Communications: Is Another Dividend Cut In Its Future?


When Frontier (FTR) announced fourth-quarter results it also reduced the yearly dividend from $0.75 to $0.40. We noted in a previous article that the dividend cut, while painful to many, was necessary. The cut added flexibility to: Meet pension obligations … Continue reading

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Level 3 Communications: Breaking Away From The Past


Anyone familiar with Level 3’s (LVLT) history may recognize the term “Breaking Away”. It was the theme for the 2000 annual report. The term was defined in a letter to the stockholders by James Crowe – CEO and Walter Scott … Continue reading

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Intel: Opportunity Or Overvalued?


Intel (INTC) announced first-quarter revenue of $12.9 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 on April 17. Operating income, net income and earnings per share for the quarter were $3.8 billion, $2.7 billion and $0.53 per share. On May … Continue reading

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