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HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) – Announced today that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend in the amount of $0.50 per share, payable on March 13, 2012 to holders of record of common stock on March 5, 2012.

The Board of Directors also approved the regular dividend of $0.10 per share. This dividend will be paid on April 3, 2012 to all holders of record of common stock on March 16, 2012.

After the News was Released

“Our Board has just declared the Company’s third regular and special dividend since the merger formation of HollyFrontier in July 2011. In total, these dividends represent approximately $375 million or $1.79 per share. We believe these dividends represent a valuable component to build shareholder value and increase shareholder returns and we will continue to evaluate additional distributions with our Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.” – CEO + President, Mike Jennings.
HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) – Finished the day off closing up 3.52% +1.17.

Currently I hold a Long Position in HFC, and have no plans to re position myself within the next 3 business days.

Shares of Mattel Inc. have not only climbed more than 5 percent during trading today.

Not only did Mattel Inc, announce Q4 earnings, and their 2011 Full Year Earnings, they biggest news was the announcement of a $0.31 Q1 2012 cash Dividend.

Mattel, Inc. – Manufactures, Designs, and Markets a broad variety of toy products on a Worldwide Basis through there sales to customers, and directly to consumers. Operating in two segments Domestic, and International. Portfolio includes Barbie fashion dolls, and accessories, Polly Pocket, Disney Classics, and Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tyco, and WWE Wrestling products.

Mattel’s Q4 Earnings announced an increase in net sales by 1 percent Worldwide from the previous calender a year ago. Sales jumped 5%.

Top Products

Barbie – 6 Percent Sales Gains

Hot Wheels – 11 Percent Sales boost.

Overall

As we are now finishing up the First Month of the 2012 calender year, there is no questions that overall Mattel Inc, had one heck of a 2011 year with Worldwide sales increasing 7%, and International jumping 12%.

What You May Want to KNOW!

Some people complain and say that when a company is repurchasing shares of there own company it may be bad, and some other to suggest that obviously the company feels there stocks are vary undervalued and would rather reinvest money into themselves rather than another company. It has been reported that back in 2011 Mattel Inc. repurchased 20.4 Million shares for upwards of $536 Million.

Currently I have Mattel Inc – (NASDAQ-MAT) a BUY/HOLD Rating. As the 52 week High has just been broke it is clear Mattel Inc, will touch new highs. I could see Mattel Inc, climbing to 33-35.00 a share over the coming weeks ahead. Not only are they an attractive buy with dividend increase. If you want to add a Value Investment with over a 3% Yield this might be a company to add to your Watch List. 

Currently I do not own any Shares of the above talked about investments and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

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Apples stock of which has a 52 week High of $422.86, and its 52 week low $277.77.

 

Currently Apple is Trading around $373.00. Not only do they have great products, and Everyone out there wants an Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad. Being a company with this much demand makes you more viol ital. Not only do I feel that Apple is Overbought, but I think it is close to $100.00-$125.00 overbought. Over the coming months ahead, it is obvious that there products will be the top sellers especially during the holidays. However, The facts are people like, change, and I personally do not think that the iPhone will be as hot of an item as it is right now until they change the looks to it. They not only need to make the screen bigger. For them to get into the Business  market and take full control of that cell phone sector the phone has to change. Personally I love all Apple products they continue to blow my mind with some of the things you can do with them. However there price is unmatched, there products are TO EXPENSIVE for the Average American, and I think this may hurt them long term. If they can lower price and compete with other products that are more than half the price, I think they will continue to miss out on a large market share. I expect Apple to continue a downtrend, and when it hits under $250.00 then maybe will I think about Investing in them. I would rather have my money in At&t, Verizon Wireless as not only do you get a Dividend, and Great Yields, but if Apple falls out someday in the Future, it does not matter because they would obviously have the new Hot Item, and Cell Phones are not going anywhere. Over the coming years ahead I believe these phone companies will increase in price, Dividend, and Yield which over the Long run will benefit me more than a investment in Apple. Currently I have Apple as a SELL, and have no intentions of investing in them until a change is underway.

 

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Listed Below are 5 Stocks to add to your watch list the coming week, months ahead.

1. HollyFrontier Corp   – (HFC) (-5%) of which 5 days ago was trading at $37.92. As they just announced they will go ex – dividend tomorrow, many may be dumping there stocks to re buy at a low.

2. Sodastream International Limited -(SODA) (+5%) of which had a 52 week high of $79.72 is currently at $40.00 which is almost 50% off of the high. I am Long SODA, as I feel it has great potential to crank in great Return on Assets, and Equity, Plus net profit, and revenue will continue to jump long term.

3. The Blackstone Group L.P.  – (BX) (+3%) of which is trading around $7.00 off its 52 week high of $19.63 is a sound investment long term. With a 0.10 dividend, and a yield of 3.16. The potential upside, factored in with the dividend payout is solid for many investors to want to eye.

4. MGM Resorts International. – (MGM) (+2%) of which is trading $4.50 off of 52 week highs of $16.94. Even in a down economy, gamblers continue to gamble. Not to mention with the online poker thing still on major crack down, the ones of who used to gamble at home, will be heading to the Casinos, to do there betting. Long Term growth, with a possibility of someday adding a Dividend.

5. Starbucks Corporation – (SBUX) (+.085)  an investment of which I feel could be a stock for the next 10 years. As Starbucks aims for the market overseas, now we can see how big this company can actually get. With the profits, and revenues of which Starbucks generates, the only future ahead for Starbucks is continued growth, and dividend payouts.

Disclosure – I am Long all the stocks named.

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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) currently trading at $91.00 with 52 week high at $116.55 Caterpillar is a still at a bargain. I am announcing a PoulTrend Alert today 8/31/2011. I expect Caterpillar in the coming months ahead to see new highs, and great growth quarter 3, and quarter 4. With analysis EPS being topped as well as revenue. Hmm…Maybe even a Dividend increase?? (No Questions it will happen)

General Electric. (GE) currently trading at $16.30 with 52 week high at $21.65. With Quarter 3 earnings to be released October 21st, and tomorrow being September 1st. I would not be surprised if they climb to $18.25 plus, before the quarter is out. Not to mention (GE) is managed like no other, and they are still #1. I am long (GE), and I am annoucing a PoulTrend Alert on (GE) at $16.30 8/31/2011.

 

Disclosure – Currently I do not have any positions in General Electric or Caterpillar nor plan to initiate a position in them within the next 72 Hours.

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National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) company of which manufactures, develops, distributes, and markets a portfolio of beverages through the USA.  Their beverage products include soft drinks,juices,waters, and energy drinks.  Some of the key things that I love about this stock is the their potential. With the fact that they literally have no DEBT, and with there EPS growing 3 years in a row it is obvious that they are being run like a business. There Revenue, has also continued to climb in 4 straight years. Now they are no Pepsi, or Coke Cola, but they are managed extremely well.  Not to mention there last Dividend paid out $2.30!! Now many believe that when a company is paying out that much that their is High risk in failing however I tend to disagree when it comes to (FIZZ). As Fool.com pointed out there intangible assets ratio is 8% compared to competitors like Pepsi (PEP) at 45% and Cola (KO) at 34%. Yes these companies are worth are worth 10 times as much as (FIZZ). However (FIZZ) blows (KO)(PEP) out the water in Return on average equity which was 56% last Qt to (KO) 33%,(PEP) 35%. However (FIZZ) cannot compete with their Net Profit Margins. At the end of the day, I feel that (FIZZ) about to eclipse its 52 week High of $16.57, there could be a break out to the high $18.00 or more. Currently I am Long (FIZZ)(KO) and (PEP) however for a young trader who may not have as much money on the table (FIZZ) may be a better buy!

Currently I rate (FIZZ) as a BUY,HOLD HOLD, and a PoulTrend alert has been called 8/30/2011 at $16.00.

Disclosure- Currently I do not hold positions in any of the stocks talked about in this blog post, and have no plans to initiate a position in them for the next 72 hours.

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) main focuses are in providing consumer packaged goods. P & G’s products are sold in more than 180 countries primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and high-frequency stores, the neighborhood stores,and developing markets. P&G currently has around 80 on the ground operations. Last reported approximately 16% of revenue comes from Wal-Mart Stores. With Procter & Gamble closing at $63.09, and at Pre-Market this morning floating around $62.66 this may be a solid morning to get some P&G and add them to your portfolio(LONG). With the emerging markets soon to be P&G next big thing there is no question that they still have area for growth and improvement. One of there biggest products of the global market is toothpaste. With an Estimated 70% of the Brazil Market, 80% of the Mexico,and huge Gains in the Asia Market as well, there is no wonder analysis believe possible growth with stay 9% the next 5 years plus. Not to mention with 16% of their revenue coming from Wal-Mart, this could easily grow to 20% plus if  Wal-Mart continues to stay the king of the retail world. Not to mention long term, they pay a solid Dividend at 0.52 a QT or $2.04 a year, and a Yield of 3.33%.

I Recommend P & G at $62.00 and under.

Ratings-Buy,HOLD HOLD HOLD

Disclosure – Currently I do not own any Procter & Gamble nor plan to initiate position within the next 72 hours.