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Ames National Corporation (ATLO)
Ames National Corporation (ATLO)
58 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Oct. 30th-Nov. 3rd)
Introduction As a dividend growth investor I am always looking for my next income producing investment. The first list below was created to help facilitate my own investing goals. It provides a set of upcoming dividend stock opportunities. It highlights the companies that showcase a divide…
Week Ahead Full Of Inflation Pitfalls And Fed Fear
The week ahead is absolutely jam-packed full of inflation measures. A few of those are coming from an area where I'm expecting to see inflation catch fire shortly, the labor market. So, while last week received a burst of energy from strong economic data, this week's inflation measures present…
Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 87 Increases Expected By April 30
In compiling the Dividend Champions list (found here ) I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so aga…
Secret OTC List
Finding investments in odd areas is something I enjoy doing. It's like a treasure hunt to see who can find the most obscure hidden asset out there. Recently, my search for a hidden company has been in OTC Land. It's a timely job going through OTC stocks. Typically, I will spend a few hours a…
3 Banks From The Walker's Manual Of Unlisted Stocks Part 2
I am officially more than halfway through The Walker's Manual of Unlisted Stocks. My fingers are sore, I may be getting carpal tunnel and I am tired. The good news is; there are a ton of banks still around that are listed in the book. In the first article we looked at American Bancorp (ABNC)…
3 Banks From The Walker's Manual Of Unlisted Stocks
The other day I was going through the timeless tome called Walker's Manual of Unlisted Stocks . The book is an overview of all of the pink sheet companies listed back in 1996 - with a brief introduction, the financials, address, per share data, etc. Since the book was written more than 20 yea…
Ranking The Dividend Challengers, Part 8
Overview In this series of articles, I will be ranking the Dividend Challengers of various industry sectors based on 15 different metrics. Dividend Challengers are stocks that have 5+ years of consecutive dividend growth. The stocks are part of the U.S. Dividend Champions list that is ma…
Are There Any Deals Among The Dividend Challengers?
INTRODUCTION I have been using a four method valuation analysis to derive fair value estimates for the members of the dividend contenders from David Fish's Dividend Champion, Challenger and Contender list (available here ). In this series I have covered the dividend champions ( here …
3 Key Metrics For Every CCC Bank, Part 3 - Challengers Edition
For those investors who happen to be shopping for banks, there are a number of metrics one is to look for in comparing prospective investment opportunities. In Part 1 of this three part series, I talked about how the three key metrics of net interest margin, efficiency ratio and return-on-…
Short Ideas: Trouble Looms For Farmers
Everyone has talked about the drastic downturn in oil, but agricultural commodities have flown under the radar. Increased leverage by farmers and a bearish outlook on commodities spell trouble for farmers. Bearish Commodity Outlook Corn prices have collapsed in the past three years as ev…
Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 82 Increases Expected By The End Of April
In compiling the Dividend Champions list (found here ) I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so aga…
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