Verizon Announces Quarterly Dividend & Record/Payable Date

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is a worldwide leader in delivering communications and technology solutions that improve the lives of its customers.

Verizon’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.59 per outstanding share. The dividend was unchanged from the last quarter. The dividend will be payable May 1, 2018 to those shareholders of record on April 10, 2018 at the close of business.

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3/6/18: Verizon declares quarterly dividend

The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend of 59 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter…

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Vista Partners Quote of the Day (3-7-18) via Warren Buffett

“Don’t watch the market closely. If they’re trying to buy and sell stocks, and worry when they go down a little bit … and think they should maybe sell them when they go up, they’re not going to have very good results.” – Warren Buffett

Vista Partners recently published “Concerned?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-3-18 and it is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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New Fed Chair Jerome Powell Cools Overheating Talk & Confirms Gradual Approach

Jerome Hayden Powell is an American former investment banker, who is the current Chair of the Federal Reserve. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate. Based on public filings, Powell’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $112 million making him the richest member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Powell, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 1, 2018, stated the following:

“By continuing to gradually raise interest rates over time we are trying to … achieve inflation moving up to target, but also make sure that the economy doesn’t overheat.”

“There is no evidence that the economy is currently overheating.”

“I will be honest. I would have thought you would have seen more wage increases by this point.”

“We’ve got an economy with strong momentum. … I do think you will begin to see wages coming up.”

These statements seemed to catch the market off-guard today as the Dow 30 sold off 420.22 points into the close off -1.68% for the day as it closed at 24,608.98.

Recently, Vista Partners (“Vista”) published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?” Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks,Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology. Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

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Powell Plays Down Overheating Risk While Asserting Gradual Path

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back against the notion that the U.S. economy is close to overheating, as he fine-tuned the message on his outlook while reinforcing his commitment to a gradual …..

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Vista Partners Publishes The February 2018 FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?”.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

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Minneapolis-based General Mills’s ~$8B Purchase of Natural Pet Food Maker

 Minneapolis-based General Mills (NYSE: GIS) will further diversify its business as it is purchasing natural pet food maker Blue Buffalo  (Nasdaq: BUFF)  in a ~$8 billion dollar cash deal or at $40/share according to a breaking Reuters story today.  This will be General Mills first push in the fastest growing category in the pet food market.

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General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo in $8 billion deal

General Mills’ offer price of $40 per Blue Buffalo share represents a premium of 17.2 percent to Blue Buffalo’s Thursday closing price. Blue Buffalo’s shares were higher at $39.88 in premarket trading. The deal, which marks Minneapolis-based General Mills’ entry into the pet food business..

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Would You Like to Know “The Simple Path To Wealth?”

Here’s an interesting read called “The Simple Path To Wealth” by JL Collins that brings forth some straightforward advice for building and maintaining wealth throughout your life.

This book grew out of a series of letters to his daughter concerning various things—mostly about money and investing—she was not yet quite ready to hear.

Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we’ve created, understanding it is critical.

“But Dad,” his daughter once said, “I know money is important. I just don’t want to spend my life thinking about it.”  Most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run. Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for them, more expensive for us, and we are forced into their waiting arms.

Here’s an important truth: Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.

The simple approach JL Collins created for her is not only easy to understand and implement, it is more powerful than any other. See the link below to learn more and to consider purchasing.

 




HighTower Advisors’ David Pottruck to Retire From Intel Board of Directors

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while it designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology globally.

Intel Corporation announced the retirement of Board of Directors member David S. Pottruck. Pottruck informed Intel that he would not run for re-election at the company’s 2018 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting. David Pottruck has been a member of Intel Corporation’s Board of Directors since 1998. Pottruck will remain a director until his current term expires at the 2018 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting.

“We are grateful for Dave’s many years of service to the board and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.” – Andy Bryant, Intel Chairman

David S. Pottruck is the Chairman of HighTower Advisors, a wealth management firm that he helped launch in 2008. He serves on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation and, in addition, he is on the Board of Directors of several early-stage companies, including CorpU, a 21st-century corporate leadership development organization, where he is chairman.

Dave joined The Charles Schwab Corporation in 1984 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and led its innovative direct response advertising campaigns. Under his marketing leadership from 1984 to 1987, when the company went public, Schwab’s revenues tripled in size. He became Schwab’s President in 1992, co-CEO with Chuck Schwab in 1998, and CEO in 2002.

Dave previously co-authored the international bestseller Clicks and Mortar: Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World with Terry Pearce. Dave currently teaches an award-winning course on “Leading Breakthrough Change” at the Wharton School.

Now he has published “STACKING THE DECK: Leading Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds”, synthesizes his 20+ years of experience at Charles Schwab, to help take change from inception to implementation. “Never one to go it alone”, he is joined on this book by twelve of the boldest change leaders in business, including Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and JetBlue CEO Dave Barger. Click on the link below to learn more about this book at Amazon.

 

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Intel Announces David Pottruck to Retire from Board of Directors

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United Technologies CEO Will Speak At Barclays

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries.

Gregory Hayes, Chairman, and CEO of United Technologies Corporation will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference held at Miami Beach, Florida.  Hayes is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. The presentation can be viewed live online and will also be archived on the United Technologies website afterward.

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“Roses Are Red & The Markets Were Wild Too!” 

Vista Partners has published “Roses Are Red & The Markets Were Wild Too!” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-10-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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Goldman Likes Fundamentals, Refers to Market Sell-off As Technical

CNBC reported today that Goldman Sachs (GS) analysts noted that the recent sell-off in the equity markets are technical in nature and that the fundamentals are still in place. They went on to reiterate their year-end target for the S&P 500 at year end as 2,850. Their positive outlook is directly attributed to the U.S. GDP growth which they said is “robust”.

The Dow 30 currently is up over 500 points or 2+% today!

Vista Partners recently published  “Which Door Should We Choose?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-3-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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Goldman says sell-off is not fundamental, keeps year-end forecast for market

Goldman Sachs equity strategists reiterated their year end stock target and said the sell off is technical and driven by investor positioning, rather than fundamentals…

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