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Earlier this year, investment manager and advisory giant
) upped its quarterly dividend by 12% to $1.68 a share. The
firm's dividend has more than doubled since 2008. On an annual
basis, BlackRock pays $6.72 a share, giving it a yield of about
2.7%. This is slightly above the yield of the S&P 500, which
is around 2.5%.
Although the company's earnings fell 23% in 2008, they have
risen each year since. Last year, BlackRock's profit grew 15% to
$13.68 a share. Analysts see a 14% gain in earnings this year.
The three-year Earnings Stability Factor is 8 on a scale of zero
(highly stable) to 99 (highly volatile), indicating a rock-steady
stream of earnings.
BlackRock is in buying range from a rebound off its 10-week
moving average. The stock cleared a saucer with a handle in
Tupperware Brands (
) took some heat Monday after being downgraded to equal weight
from overweight at Morgan Stanley. The stock is nearing potential
support at its 10-week moving average. This would mark its first
test of the line since clearing a flat base in January.
The network marketing company, known for its plastic food
containers and skin care products sold through representatives,
spiked its quarterly dividend by 72% to 62 cents a share in late
January. Tupperware will dole out the cash April 5 to
shareholders of record on March 20.
Tupperware pays shareholders $2.48 a share on an annual basis
and has a yield of 3.1%.
Except for 2005, Tupperware has delivered double-digit profit
growth since 2004. It has a three-year Earnings Stability Factor