LONDON -- Utility firms�National Grid� (LSE: NG ) (NYSE: NGG ) and�Centrica� (LSE: CNA ) (NASDAQOTH: CPYYY ) have long been favored for investors for their generous dividends, but rising markets have pushed these companies' share prices up by around 25% over the last year.
Which share would make the better buy for a dividend portfolio?
National Grid vs. Centrica
I'm going to start with a look at a few key statistics that can be used to provide a quick comparison of these two companies, based on their last published results:
National Grid's share price lagged behind the FTSE 100 last year, due to uncertainty over whether the firm's dividend might be cut when new regulatory pricing controls came into force in April.
Best India Companies To Invest In 2015: AAON Inc.(AAON)
AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers rooftop units, chillers, air-handling units, make-up air units, heat recovery units, condensing units, commercial self contained units, and coils. It serves the commercial and industrial new construction and replacement markets. AAON, Inc. sells its products through manufacturers representatives and internal sales force. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Jonas Elmerraji]
We're seeing the exact same setup in shares of small-cap HVAC firm Aaon (AAON). The biggest difference is that in AAON's case, the ascending triangle pattern is coming in at the top of this stock's recent price action, not at the bottom. That makes this a more textbook trade for September.
Another important difference is the fact that AAON hasn't triggered yet. Shares have been coiling below $26 resistance since the middle of the summer; a breakout above that $26 level is the indicator that it's time to buy. Whenever you're looking at any technical price pattern, it's critical to think in terms of buyers and sellers. Triangles and other price pattern names are a good quick way to explain what's going on in this stock, but they're not the reason it's tradable. Instead, it all comes down to supply and demand for shares.
That resistance line at $26 is a price where there's an excess of supply of shares; in other words, it's a place where sellers have been more eager to take recent gains and sell their shares than buyers have been to buy. That's what makes the move above it so significant -- a breakout indicates that buyers are finally strong enough to absorb all of the excess supply above that price level.
Wait for that to happen before you put your money on this trade.
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Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Tracking Stock (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund of Fidelity Commonwealth Trust (the trust). The Trust is an open-end management investment company. The Fund may invest in Fidelity Central Funds, which are open-end investment companies available only to other investment companies and accounts managed by Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR) and its affiliates. The Fund's Schedule of Investments lists each of the Fidelity Central Funds as an investment of the Fund, but does not include the underlying holdings of each Fidelity Central Fund.
The Fund invests in sectors, such as consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, information technology, materials, telecommunication services and utilities. Fidelity Management & Research Company serves as the adviser for the Fund. Geode Capital Management, LLC and FMR Co., Inc. serve as sub-advisers for the Fund.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By MONEYMORNING.COM]
If you're asking yourself that sort of question, let me introduce you to the Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Tracking Stock (Nasdaq: ONEQ).
This exchange-traded fund (ETF), as the name says, perfectly mirrors the tech-focused Nasdaq.
- [By MONEYMORNING.COM]
The investment that we're talking about is the Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Tracking Stock (Nasdaq: ONEQ) - an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that mirrors the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index.
Best Rising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG)Macquarie Group Limited acts as a non-operating holding company (NOHC). The Company�� segments include Macquarie Funds Group, Corporate and Asset Finance, Banking and Financial Services Group, Macquarie Securities Group, Macquarie Capital, Fixed Income, and Currencies and Commodities. The Company is a financial services provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. The Company's products and services include Asset and Wealth Management, which is engaged in distribution and manufacture of funds management products; financial markets involves trading in fixed income, equities, currency, commodities and derivative products; capital markets include corporate and structured finance. In February 2014, Endeavour Mining Corporation announced that Macquarie Group Ltd and its controlled bodies corporate ceased to be a shareholder in the capital of the Company. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Adam Haigh]
Esprit Holdings Ltd. (330), a Hong Kong-based clothier that counts Europe as its biggest market, climbed 2.4 percent. Macquarie (MQG) Group Ltd. surged 11 percent, its biggest gain in four years, as profit at the Australia�� largest investment bank topped estimates. Fletcher Building Ltd., a manufacturer of construction products, sank 6.5 percent in Wellington as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its outlook for building-material shares.
Best Rising Stocks To Watch Right Now: USA Mobility Inc.(USMO)
USA Mobility, Inc. provides wireless communications solutions to the healthcare, government, enterprise, and emergency response sectors in the United States. The company provides one-way and two-way messaging services. One-way messaging consists of numeric and alphanumeric messaging services. The numeric messaging services enable subscribers to receive messages that are composed entirely of numbers, such as a phone number. The alphanumeric messages may include numbers and letters which enable subscribers to receive text messages. Its two-way messaging services enable subscribers to send and receive messages to and from other wireless messaging devices, including pagers, personal digital assistants and personal computers. USA Mobility also offers voice mail, personalized greeting, message storage and retrieval, and equipment loss and/or maintenance protection to its one-way and two-way messaging subscribers. In addition, the company provides mobile voice and data services t hrough third party providers, which include BlackBerry devices and global positioning system location applications. Further, it offers machine to machine telemetry solutions for various applications that include asset tracking, utility meter reading, and other remote device monitoring applications. USA Mobility serves businesses, professionals, management personnel, medical personnel, field sales personnel and service forces, members of the construction industry and construction trades, real estate brokers and developers, sales and service organizations, specialty trade organizations, manufacturing organizations, and government agencies. The company is based in Springfield, Virginia.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Sally Jones]
USA Mobility Inc. (USMO): Reduced
Up 26% over 12 months, USA Mobility has a market cap of $307.81 million; its shares were traded at around $14.22 with a P/E ratio of 13.10. The dividend yield of USMO is 3.52%.