What’s in a Name? 3 Stocks You Can Proudly Call ‘Blue Chips’

The exact definition of a "blue-chip stock" isn't easy to agree on, but the general idea should be -- and these companies should qualify as a result. More 

6 Machinery Stocks to Buy Now

Six Machinery stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an "A" ("strong buy") or "B" overall ("buy"). More 

5 Dividend Stocks Worthy of Your RMD

If you're over the age of 70 1/2 and have an IRA, you have to take a required minimum distribution by year's end. If you don't need it, though, consider reinvesting it in these 5 dividend stocks. More 

Hurricane Sandy: Beware the Bubble in Storm Stocks

It's tempting to pile into stocks like Home Depot or Briggs & Stratton in the wake of a big weather event, but guess what -- everyone else has the exact same idea. More 

9 Machinery Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of 9 Machinery stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a "D" ("sell") or "F" overall ("strong sell"). More 

8 Companies Increasing Dividends

Among the week's payout improvers are Sunoco Logistics Partners, Monsanto, Leggett & Platt and Briggs & Stratton. More 

S&P’s Streak Still Alive — Thursday’s IP Market Recap

The S&P 500 managed to hold onto a fifth straight day of gains, while the Dow dropped off. However, news on the earnings front leaned mostly to the down side. More