Corporation

A corporation is an organization or group of people representing a single legal entity for the purpose of carrying out business transactions, either for profit or not.


As a strong believer in the wealth-creating effects of large-cap, dividend paying stocks, I’m also an advocate of dividend reinvestment, which is the purchasing of a company’s shares using the cash dividends paid. This can be done commission-free from your…

One of the best things you can do to learn about the stock market is to read the prospectus of a company that’s either about to list or recently went public. It’s a learning experience that, in many cases, can…

For years Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) struggled on the stock market as both competition and demand in the personal computer (PC) market took its toll on the chip maker. Now the company is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, and…

Finding really good businesses that grow their operations (and share prices) consistently over time is actually very difficult. Whether it’s the current state of the business cycle, interest rates, capital spending, or the weather, a business that can consistently grow…

In the pursuit of reliability and consistency in business performance, AAON, Inc. (AAON) came through once again by reporting another record quarter. I’m absolutely convinced that any equity market portfolio is well served by having at least some exposure to…

Earnings estimates for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have been going up. A large pharmaceutical company is always welcome in a long-term portfolio. Johnson & Johnson is a favorite because of its diverse healthcare offerings, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics.…

With the upcoming release of new video consoles from Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT), the video game sector appears to be set to experience a revival, as my stock analysis indicates. According to NPG Group, the U.S. sales…

In an environment that’s very difficult to generate real economic growth, this large corporation is predicting solid financial growth for the next several years. NIKE, Inc. (NKE) continues to be an excellent wealth creator. It’s a mature, global, and very…

If there’s one company that has been a stalwart wealth creator on the stock market it’s Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST). The company’s been on a roll since the mid-2000s, and up until recently, it reported excellent financial growth in its…

The second-quarter earnings season is considered over, but there are still a number of companies reporting. And the same trend continues—the numbers are anemic. Making the case for a rising stock market in the face of little sales growth and…

In this market, real economic growth is a tough thing to come by. So, when you get real outperformance, it’s worth taking note. Not too long ago in this space, we considered AAON, Inc. (AAON) out of Tulsa, OK. This…

This is a big week for capital markets, with the Federal Reserve meeting and July’s unemployment numbers to be released on Friday. One thing that’s been clear with the stock market is that it has been staying lofty, mostly due…

Two important banks just reported very solid numbers. That’s important because the financials are a very significant stock market sector that contributes tremendously to investor sentiment and the overall tone for trading action in the capital markets. Wells Fargo &…

Wall Street keeps a close eye on Oracle Corporation (ORCL). It’s a benchmark in part because the company has high institutional ownership. Larry Ellison, the company’s CEO, is its largest shareholder. For the previous quarter (fiscal third quarter of 2013)…

When the stock market is going up, there are always initial public offerings (IPOs). Timing, as they say, is everything. But with a meaningful trend (like the stock market breakout experienced this year), you can make good money speculating in…

One company I consistently like for long-term investors looking for dividend payments is PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE/PEP). This is the kind of company that can be put into retirement accounts and held for long periods of time with dividend reinvestment. The…

When it comes to the equity market, the institutional mindset is useful; it’s equally as important as changes in Federal Reserve policy. While examining views and portfolios of many large, buy-side institutions, I’ve been reading what could only be described…