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AT&T is a telecom company.My recommendation is for those investors who are willing to hold their stock purchases for one year or longer or sell for a short term gain if the price goes up enough before one year has passed. T has OK earnings and a big dividend and a moderate P/E ratio. It pays a consistent big dividend. T trades about 18,000,000 shares daily. It is near the top of its 52 week range. It is about $43. I do own this stock now.
These are some stocks and funds which you might want to research. There are many other stocks to choose from. Start wherever you decide to look and follow every link of information and news about any company before you invest. Do not believe any claims made by companies which send you pamphlets. Once you are on a list of investors anywhere you will receive mailings and e-mails about sure fire rocket companies which you must buy now. Ignore them.
Ford Motor Co.
Glaxo Smith Kline
Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold
Altria Group Inc.
An Exchange Traded Fund which tracks gold
Even though gold prices are declining, this is still too expensive at $117 per share. There will be no calm market in gold until an event occurs that is unforseen.
ConAgra is now about $39. The P/E is high and dividend numbers are OK. It is worth a look.
The toy maker Mattel might be right for you. It has good volume, a moderate P/E and a high dividend. It is a well known brand. Christmas is coming.
Vectren is an energy provider serving natural gas to customers in Indiana and Ohio. It has a dividend over 3% and a low BETA. It seems to be in a business that will not become obsolete and it is near the top of its 52 week price range. It trades about 300,000 shares daily.
PPL Corporation is an energy supplier. The company operates in many states and regions of the US. It has a very low P/E, and a high dividend and low BETA with good earnings. The daily volume is about 4 million shares. About $34.
General Electric is one of America's oldest companies. It has OK numbers right now. $30 per share with a high P/E. It pays about 3% dividend. It is near the upper end of its 52 week range. It trades about 60 million shares daily.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Soft drink merchandiser. Dr Pepper Snapple has a dividend near 2%. The P/E is moderate. It is near the middle of its 52 week price range. It trades about a million shares daily.
Exchange Traded Fund which tracks the S&P 500 stocks. Too expensive at the current $227 per share. It pays about 2% dividend also.
Century Link, Inc.
Century Link is a communications company providing voice, data, internet and video services. It has a moderate P/E and a very high, near 9% dividend. It is currently about $25.
Microsoft looks good as a stock to hold. Its long term prospects are positive. It is a known high tech player. The P/E is about 30 and the dividend is about 2%. The price per share is about $65.
If you do not want to own stock in a tobacco company, Altria (MO) is not for you. Moderate P/E, high dividend and good management make this a dependable staple. It is a consistent good earner and is in many of the retirement portfolios. About $68 per share.
About $42 per share for this well known name. A very nice dividend.
Pfizer is a major name in drug stocks. It is now about $34 per share. It has a dividend near 4%.