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Apple stock remains a clear favourite for dividend investors who are interested in not only a significant dividend payout, but a history of consistent increases. Apple still holds cash reserves of about $145 billion and a free annual cash flow of approximately $54 billion, which means investors who value income, will have it first on their ‘wish list’.
The Tesla IPO was launched on June 29, 2010, listing on the exchange under the ticker TSLA. The company issued 13,300,000 shares to the public at $17 per share, raising $226 million. Tesla was the first American car manufacturer to go public since Ford Motor Company’s 1956 IPO. By 2014, Tesla’s market value was half that of Ford.
Amazon relies on its continuously growing stock value to keep its investors happier rather than paying dividends. And they could be right; as Amazon shares are one of the most attractive for investors.
Google is one of the world’s largest companies, and probably one of the best-known globally. As such, its stock’s volume is relatively high, making Google one of the ideal candidates for the CFD market. At AvaTrade, you can trade Google stock on a contract for difference basis on our intuitive and powerful.
The Coca-Cola Company has a history that is almost as rich as its cultural legacy. It all began in 1919 when a consortium of business people that was led by Ernest Woodruff (who was Robert W. Woodruff’s father) bought the company for $25 million.
Tesco is listed on the London Stock Exchange, under the ticker TSCO. Tesco is also part of the , with a market cap of 21.24 billion GBP, as of last October.
Facebook got one of the highest valuations in history for a newly public company. In the years following the IPO, the Facebook stock continued to perform strongly, and in mid-2018, the company’s market cap reached close to $500 billion. Facebook shares can be traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker FB.
In 2018, Microsoft has reached a market cap of $886 billion, making it the fourth largest publicly traded technology company in the world, trailing only Apple Inc, Alphabet and Amazon.
Boeing has been a regular dividend payer, despite swings in its stock price. Since the turn of the millennium, Boeing has paid out incremental quarterly dividends from $0.14 a share in 2000 to a peak of $1.72 a share in 2018.
Netflix is listed on the NASDAQ exchange in the Consumer Services category, where it trades under the ticker NFLX. Interestingly, Netflix is part of the “FANG” (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google), which are regarded as high-momentum, as well as the most traded stocks in the world.
Daimler AG is listed on both the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, where it trades under the ticker symbol DAI. Daimler stock is also part of the DAX 30 and Euro STOXX 50 indices.
HSBC is a popular stock with investors, with the bank boasting over 200,000 shareholders spread across more than 125 countries. The company has a dual primary share listing on the London Stock Exchange in the UK (trading under the HSBA ticker) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (trading under the HKG ticker: 0005).
PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) debuted on the NASDAQ exchange in July 2015 at $38 a share after being spun off from eBay. Shares remained in a range of $30 to $40 from then until the beginning of 2017, when they finally began to take off in response to significant growth in PayPal’s revenues and profits.
Nike has been a generous dividend payer. The company started paying quarterly dividends in 1984 and has increased its payouts consistently since 2004 to the current 0.22 per share in 2019. This is a clear demonstration of the success of its business, as well as the company’s commitment to increasing shareholder value.
As of the end of 2018, Disney is one of the world’s largest media conglomerates, owning a large number of theme parks and resorts, cable television networks, radio stations and even its own cruise liners. Despite all this, Disney remains true to its roots by continuing to produce thrilling new films and exciting television series.
Vodafone’s primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange, where it is one of the constituent securities of the FTSE 100 Index. The company trades under the ticker VOD. When the company was initially floated on the exchange on October 11, 1988, each of its ordinary shares was sold at 170p each.
Adobe started paying quarterly dividends in 1989 when it paid out $0.04 per share. The dividend amount rose to a high of $0.1 per share by 1993, before shrinking to a mere $0.0125 by 2005, when Adobe stopped paying cash dividends altogether.
Teva has been a generous dividend payer. It started paying out dividends in February 2005, dishing out $0.30 per share quarterly to shareholders. The quarterly dividends grew consistently until 2014 when Teva paid out $1.21 per share.
Siemens is a global powerhouse operating in the following key reportable segments: Power and Gas, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.
Groupon had a valuation of more than $16 billion, and they successfully raised $700 million for the company. This IPO was the second-biggest tech IPO in history, behind the $1.7 billion Google raised in 2004. Groupon is listed in the Mixed Retailing Industry, under the Retail/Wholesale sector. Groupon has had no stock splits, and they have never paid out dividends.
ExxonMobil ranks second in the 2018 Fortune 500 list, and they are the largest non-governmental oil company in the world, producing 3% of the world’s oil and energy. ExxonMobil Corporation is the world’s ninth largest company by revenue, with Walmart in the top spot. By market capitalisation, in January 2018, this company had a market cap of $370 billion, but with the declining oil prices, ExxonMobil’s market cap declined to $319 billion by November 2018.
As of December 2018, Bayer stock was trading at circa €60 per share, with a market capitalisation of circa €55 billion. Bayer has always been on the watch list of value investors and has been a consistent performer.
Barclays has always sought to maintain an active portfolio, and over the years, the bank has been engaged in acquisitions and divestitures. Its most notable buys include Nile Bank, Standard Life, Oakes Millers, First Assurance and the core business of the defunct Lehman Brothers.
Ford is the second largest U.S. automaker, behind General Motors. It is also the fifth largest global automaker behind Toyota (Japan), Volkswagen (Germany), Hyundai-Kia (South Korea), and General Motors (U.S.) based on 2015 production numbers. Ford has been a publicly traded company since 1956, but the Ford family has maintained control over the company through their 40% voting rights conveyed by the special class B shares they own.
Sony’s stock (TYO: 6758) began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange back in 1958 and is also listed at the American NYSE, which is the preferred stock for trading at AvaTrade. Obviously, we won’t go back that far in the price history of Sony’s stock.
The IPO price for Levi’s stocks was $17 a share. It did well in the first month of trading, hitting a high of $24.19 and closing out the month at $22.19 a share. Things haven’t been so great since then, however.
Bank of America is the second largest U.S. bank, behind JPMorgan Chase. It serves over 10% of all the U.S. bank deposits and competes directly in the consumer banking space with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and others.
The Take-Two Interactive stock trades on the electronic Nasdaq exchange (NASDAQ: TTWO). It went public on April 15, 1997, at $3.6667 a share. Considering the stock opened 2020 at a share price of $123.00, you can see early investors have been well rewarded over the years.
Activision stocks debuted in 1993 at $1.25 a share, but the stock remained relatively unchanged for seven years before finally beginning to rise at the start of 2001. The stocks continued to rally over the next 18 months, finally reaching a high of $4.38 in June 2002. Shares pulled back, losing more than 50% over the next 10 months.
Micron became a publicly held company in 1984 but wasn’t listed on the New York Stock Exchange until 1990 under the ticker symbol MU. After a decade on the NYSE, the company transferred its stock exchange listing to the Nasdaq, retaining the MU ticker symbol. Over the initial years of Micron stocks, the price remained largely between $1 and $2 a share, with occasional dips below $1 and up to $3
Nvidia held its initial public offering (IPO) on the 29th of January 1999, listing on the NASDAQ exchange where it trades under the ticker symbol NVDA. It falls under the Technology sector, in the Semiconductors industry. As a major player in the technology space, NVDA has always been a closely watched stock for both long term and short-term investors and traders.
In April 2000, investors got the first stock trading opportunity in MetLife in 85 years. The stock was listed on the NYSE as MET and debuted at $14.25 a share. It was popular with investors, and even as the dot-com bubble was exploding and sending tech stocks crashing lower shares of MetLife rose more than 100% by the end of the year to a December 2000 high of $32.52 a share.
Alibaba is a multi-national conglomerate, best known for its ecommerce businesses. Formed in 1999 in Hangzhou, China, it has grown to be the largest retailer and ecommerce platform in the world. It is also the world’s largest artificial intelligence and internet companies, one of the biggest venture capital firms, and one of the biggest investment corporations in the world.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company that was founded in 1983, and it is a global leader in the provision of telecommunications and digital entertainment services. Going further back in time, AT&T has a rich history that is linked to the 19th-century invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. A series of anti-monopoly lawsuits led to divisions and divestitures, giving birth to the modern-day AT&T Inc., which no doubt still remains a giant conglomerate
Intel is the largest and most highly valued semiconductor chip maker in the world. As the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors the Intel chips are found in a large majority of personal computers and servers. Intel is one of the oldest technology companies, having been founded in 1968, and its stock has traded since late 1979, having gained roughly 2,000% since then (as of June 2020). Intel’s largest customers include Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Apple.
HSBC Holdings PLC is a British banking and financial services holding company that operates globally, serving more than 38 million customers worldwide in 66 countries and territories. As of 2018, the company is the world’s 7th largest bank and the largest within Europe. It holds assets totalling almost £2.52 trillion.
Visa provides a global network that enables the cross-border transfer of value and information. The network facilitates not only the clearing and settlement of financial transactions but also the authorisation of these transactions. Over the years, Visa has also added many additional platforms, products, and value-added services while all contribute to its estimated nearly $23 billion in revenues in 2019.
Under Armour launched in 1996, with founder Kevin Plank selling his new moisture-wicking t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. He travelled up-and-down the East coast of the U.S. and sold $17,000 that year. Since then Under Armour has expanded into every area of athletic apparel and footwear, generating billions of dollars in annual sales.
Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER), most commonly referred to as simply Uber, is a mobility services company, best known for its ride-hailing service. In addition, it also has a food delivery service and a micro-mobility service featuring scooters and bikes. Uber freight matches shippers and carriers, and Uber Health provides ride-sharing for patients, caregivers, and staff. They also began testing flight services and is working on making self-driving cars a reality.
The Royal Dutch Shell Company, commonly known as Shell, is one of the largest oil and petrochemical companies in the world, with interests in virtually the entire oil value chain, from exploration through to oil trading. Shell has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, but it is also cross-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Euronext Amsterdam.
The name Ferrari and the iconic black prancing horse on a yellow background have become synonymous with luxury and wealth, as well as the definitive symbol of Italian excellence in technology, innovation, performance and pleasure. Headquartered in Maranello, Italy, Ferrari is involved in the designing, manufacturing and sale of luxury and high-performance cars
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