The gender pay gap is so pernicious that one research firm estimates that true equal pay will not be achieved until 2069. That same firm found that only 52% of U.S.-based companies have anti-sexual-harassment policies. Despite these disappointing statistics, there are companies that strongly value women – and today’s article identifies ten high-quality companies that “have embraced strong gender diversity practices and demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunity.” More importantly for investors, each of these companies is currently undervalued. For more, CLICK HERE.
Of the two ways companies can return cash to shareholders – dividends and share buybacks – which is better for investors? How about a combination of both! Many companies that buy back shares also pay dividends – and the author of today’s article points out that “by including buybacks in their definition of ‘yield’, yield-seeking investors can greatly widen their opportunity set.” For 10 undervalued companies that are standouts when it comes to total shareholder yield, CLICK HERE.
A railroad operator, a Canadian bank, a global healthcare company with a focus on diabetes care, a tobacco company, and a biotech focused on treatments for unmet medical needs make up the five companies highlighted in today’s article as being undervalued and having grown their earnings per share over a five-year period, with the author noting that “Companies that are growing their earnings are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors.” For these five stocks that are attracting the interest of investing gurus, CLICK HERE.
Companies that want to deploy extra cash in a way that benefits shareholders quickly can pay dividends or buy back shares – and, as the author of today’s article notes, “…it’s often not an either-or proposition anyway: many companies pay dividends and opportunistically buy back shares.” She proceeds to identify ten undervalued companies that are doing just that – sharing profits with shareholders through dividends, share buyback programs or, in most cases, both. For more, CLICK HERE.