Long-term investors should focus on high-quality companies with long histories of dividend increases.
A string of serious setbacks for possible treatments may be eroding researchers' -- and investors' -- confidence.
It may be easier for the smaller health care company to increase dividends going forward than the one-time 'Dividend King.'
Home Depot is downgraded to 'market perform,' and Potash is downgraded to 'hold.'
This year many cash-rich companies have been repurchasing their own shares ahead of the possible end of the Bush-era tax cuts.
The revenue in question seems too small to make a difference.
Sprint is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
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