Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been silently improving its business since it laid off employees and reduced some of its warehouse space in mid-2022. Without its international segment, Amazon would be doing quite well. Amazon is trading well below its two-decade price-to-sales valuation average, despite high-margin segments (like AWS and advertising services) becoming a more significant part of its business. Read More...
The Wall Street Journal
How Dividend Investors Can Pick the Right Companies
Investors have been gravitating toward dividend-paying stocks and the mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that buy them. Over the past three years, many of them have resumed dividend payments—but some haven’t, and according to the latest Global Dividend Index from Janus Henderson, overall dividend growth is expected to slow to 2.3% in 2023. Now, even as the economy continues to emerge from the worst of the pandemic disruptions, persistent inflation and higher interest rates are stressing companies’ balance sheets, which can discourage dividend payments.