Dude, you need to spend some time researching dividends, helped my wife out, she is making over 19% a year in dividends and getting dividend payouts monthly. I'll hang onto my Nokia shares, it will be for the price appreciation to come, not for the dividends.
I did take some money off the table with Nokia to establish a position in Microsoft, up about $40K in profits on Microsoft.
I don't plan to sell any Nokia, but I am not planning to buy anymore Nokia.
A better play for dividends would be trading these preferred that you could still get into prior to their ex-dividend dates for this month, assuming 2 shares of each for 1 share of Verizon, NOTE: each of these pay their dividends monthly. Any of these preferred that pay $1.06 over the quarter or above would double what you would get from Verizon over a quarter, plus they are monthly paying preferred:
LTS-A 10.42% $22.37 0.19/share = .38/month = 1.14/quarter
GRH-C 9.96% $25.09 0.21/share = .42/month = 1.26/quarter
OAKS-A 9.79% $25.22 0.21/share = .42/month = 1.26/quarter
GST-B 9.43% $28.54 0.22/share = .44/month = $1.32/quarter
GST-A 8.53% $25.29 0.18 /share = .36/month = $1.08/quarter
OXLCP 8.25% $25.82 0.18/share = .36/month = $1.08/quarter
ARR-A 8.12% $25.36 0.17/share = .34/month = $1.02/quarter
EPM-A 8.11% $26.21 0.18/share = . 36/month = $1.08/quarter
ARR-B 8.10% $24.33 0.16/share = .32/month = $0.96/quarter
BBEPP 8.03% $25.66 0.17/share = .34/month = $1.02/quarter
ARR.PRB seems to be trading off the liquidation price so there is some share appreciation to be had, just curious if anyone was holding these.
ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. | 8.250% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (ARR.PRA) - 0.172/share monthly - liquidation price $25 - current $25.36
ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. | 7.875% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (ARR.PRB) - 0.164/share monthly -liquidation price $25 - current $24.33
The line could have taken off if the product had been marketed correctly from a branding perspective, but it wasn't. It is very expensive to get a product off the ground from a global perspective and have it recognized around the world as a must have item, regardless whether it is the best product or not. Apple seems to have some sort of upper hand in marketing because some of the technology that has already been released in other manufacturers products, at least to me, it doesn't matter whether it is wireless charging, a better camera, or NFC, somehow if Apple doesn't release it, it gets put on the back burner in a lot of folks minds. Media has a lot to do with how something is received, pay the writers the downplay the competition and up your product, that is what Apple has going for it. Its kind of amazing to watch. If Nokia and Microsoft had been in the health care business and came out with the cure for Alzheimers, Parkinson's, Cancer, etc. somehow it just wouldn't mean anything unless Apple announced it just came out with the same cures. Like it or not, that is what is in play.
Nokia indicated they are going to reduce the outstanding float by approximately 10% and that the buyback is going to start to occur after July 24th meeting. Nokia is intending to move Nokia stock to be considered investment grade. Under the new CEO, the investments into networking, the dividend AND special dividend that we are getting tomorrow, and the share buyback that commences after the 24th meeting, those are all going in the right direction to help Nokia become recognized as becoming investment grade. Nokia has signed some contracts and they have contracts in the pipeline they are working on. A couple of quarter at a minimum for reporting is what is needed to confirm. Nokia is a growth story here, if you are looking for a speculative pump stock, it appears the pimps are still working overtime on Apple.
I am using this as a rule of thumb, the dividend received should cover the taxes that Finland will take for the dividend and the special dividend, with what is left over is getting pretty much the full amount of the special dividend. Out of the 51 cents, should wind up with about 35 cents per share, look for the dividend to be paid on July 9th.
Stand in front of the mirror and pat yourself on your back, you will then be able to see the only person that is impressed with you.
You are correct, the definitive source is from the company itself, not a 3rd party. Microsoft has not released their numbers yet so there is no definitive way to say whether it lost market share or not. I rank the street in the same category as the Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, and you.
Give you an example if 100m units sold last year, and company A sold 3.5m, then market share is 3.5%, If company A sold 7m, but 230m units sold, you would say company A was losing market share yet it had 100% growth in number of units sold. You can't say a company is losing market share yet at the same time it exceeded last years growth by 100%. Using % relative to market share without revealing the total number of units in market share is misleading. I can't believe you are so dense as to buy into "the glass is only half full but this year we are using a much bigger glass but we will let you think we are still using last years glass" portrayal. There was nothing in that article that elaborated on the size of the glass thus year.
Spitting out percentages relative to an increased growth in numbers of units without defining what the number of units are is bogus. IBD ought to know better than to mislead and misdirect with providing a more complete picture of factual information, and anyone so willing to take at face value something published with information missing just advertises the fact that you are okay with coming with anything without having all the information.
When it comes to making a profit, one should not be emotionally involved in speculative trading. Either a position makes you money or it don't. There are folks that like to brag like they are the worlds best traders, not sure why they feel the need to type here "Lookee at ME, I made money, you lose money". It would seem those just aren't the types one would care to associate with or know in person. There is nothing wrong in expressing a belief if there is some sort of factual basis to have one.
Verizon should sue the NSA for any contractual losses