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Total Companies: (63) Stock Center View

Symbol Price EPS
Est.
Reporting
Time
ITT 0.60 07:00 am ET
SHEN 0.32 07:00 am ET
WETF 0.08 07:00 am ET
PNM 0.66 07:30 am ET
SPR 0.74 07:30 am ET
XOM 1.71 08:00 am ET
BAGL 0.22 After Mkt
CMRE 0.41 After Mkt
GCAP -0.01 After Mkt
MOVE 0.01 After Mkt
PRAA 1.11 After Mkt
RATE 0.16 After Mkt
SEB N/A After Mkt
ABBV 0.77 Before Mkt
AON 1.12 Before Mkt
AVIV 0.48 Before Mkt
AXL 0.62 Before Mkt
CBOE 0.55 Before Mkt
CIR 0.90 Before Mkt
CLX 1.03 Before Mkt
COB 0.15 Before Mkt
COL 1.27 Before Mkt
COMM 0.57 Before Mkt
CVX 2.55 Before Mkt
D 0.96 Before Mkt
DRC 0.63 Before Mkt
DRQ 1.30 Before Mkt
DW 0.74 Before Mkt
FLML -0.12 Before Mkt
GHC N/A Before Mkt
GPX N/A Before Mkt
GWR 1.17 Before Mkt
HLT 0.17 Before Mkt
HPY 0.65 Before Mkt
IMI -0.09 Before Mkt
IRT 0.15 Before Mkt
JOUT -0.02 Before Mkt
LM 0.00 Before Mkt
MGI 0.34 Before Mkt
MMP 0.66 Before Mkt
MSG 0.32 Before Mkt
NEE 1.55 Before Mkt
NS 0.60 Before Mkt
NSH 0.40 Before Mkt
NTLS 0.06 Before Mkt
NWL 0.55 Before Mkt
OSK 0.82 Before Mkt
PEGI 0.04 Before Mkt
PNW 2.15 Before Mkt
POM 0.45 Before Mkt
SNAK 0.12 Before Mkt
SXI 1.18 Before Mkt
TDS -0.07 Before Mkt
TE 0.32 Before Mkt
TYPE 0.27 Before Mkt
VTG 0.02 Before Mkt
VYFC 0.02 Before Mkt
WMK N/A Before Mkt
WY 0.30 Before Mkt
XLS 0.29 Before Mkt
DSX -0.07 Unknown
PCO N/A Unknown
WG 0.23 Unknown

Highest Yield Preferred Stocks Highlights

Symbol Name Last Change Volume Premium/
Discount
Est.
Yield
NBG-PA National Bank of Greece S.A., $2.25 Non-cumulative Preference Shares, Series A 17.10 0.20 (1.18%) 5,484 -31.60% 13.16%
SPPRO SuperTel Hospitality Inc., 10.0% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock 21.00 0.00 (0.00%) 0 -16.00% 11.90%
SPPRP SuperTel Hospitality Inc., 8% Series A Convertible Preferred Stock 7.00 0.00 (0.01%) 750 0.77% 11.43%
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Revisiting The Old Tech Troika

Posted on 2012-02-14 by Daniel Ho

TroikaIn case anyone was wondering why the NASDAQ was doing great, one of the reasons was that the old tech troika, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) were doing great. Since we mentioned them in our articles last year in July, stock prices of the troika have appreciated quite a bit. Microsoft went from ~$25/share to ~$30/share, Intel went from ~$22/share to $26/share, and Cisco went from ~16/share to $20/share. In short, appreciation of each troika far outpaced appreciation of the NASDAQ composite, which went from ~2825 to its current level of 2900.

Each troika has its individual reason for appreciation. Microsoft keeps getting strong cash flow from its Windows franchise, Intel is targeting the mobile arena, and Cisco finally admitted its previously flawed strategy of getting into too many sectors. The fact that Microsoft and Intel each pays > 2% dividend makes it even better for investors in their stocks.

Going forward, the rolling out of Windows 8 should give Microsoft another boost, although its mobile strategy has yet to show any progress. Intel must now demonstrate that it can get design wins for mobile devices other than ultrabooks, and must make inroad in smartphones and tablets. Cisco seems to be back on the right track, and needs to get back to its root and learns to innovate from within the company again. Apple may still be dominating the headlines, but the troika should be doing just fine if they can keep executing.

This article originally appears on benzinga.com

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