US-Listed Companies

The 11 Sectors Making up the S&P 500 Index

Most people know that the S&P 500 Index tracks the performance of the top 500 American companies by market capitalisation, and that 8 out of 10 of the top 10 companies are technology companies. However, many people are not aware that the companies within the index are from 11 different sectors, and that you have the option to invest in individual sectors (through the indexes that track them). In this post, you will learn what each of the 11 sectors are, along with some basic information about them…

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Is Futu Holdings Ltd a ‘Buy’?

Futu Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:FUTU) is in the business of offering market data, financial news, interactive social features, and investor education on its digital platforms Futubull as well as MooMoo (the latter should be very familiar to us Singaporean investors.) In this post, let us find out more about the US-listed company by looking at its financial performance and debt profile to find out whether the company is a ‘buy’…

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Everything You Need to Know about PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)

PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) is a company which you should be familiar with, for its namesake beverage (in Pepsi). This is on top of other beverage brands such as Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Mug Root Beer, Starbucks Frappuccino, and Lipton by the company. Apart from beverages, it also produce snacks, with some of the brands including Lay’s, Doritos, Ruffles, Cheetos, among others. In this post, you will learn about the US-listed company’s financial performance, debt profile, and dividend payout to shareholders over the last 8 years (between FY2015 and FY2022), as well as whether its current traded price is considered to be ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’ based on its current vs. its 8-year average valuations…

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Abbott Laboratories: What You Need to Know

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) is more than just its Panbio ART kit, or its Ensure and Pediasure milk powders as most of us are familiar with. The NYSE-listed company derives its revenue from 4 business segments, namely Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, Established Pharmaceutical Products, and Medical Devices. In this post, you will find more detail about each of the 4 business segments, along with its key financial performances, capital management, and dividend payout to its shareholders over the last 5 years (between FY2018 and FY2022). I will also be comparing the company’s current valuations (based on its current traded price) against its 5-year average to find out whether it is trading at a ‘discount’ or at a ‘premium’…

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The Essentials of Shutterstock Inc. You Need to Know Before You Invest

Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) operates a number of platforms that connects people who create content (such as images, videos, music, and 3D models) with those who want to use it. Users pay a fee to the creators for permission to use the content. Apart from its namesake website Shutterstock.com, it also owns Pond5, TurboSquid, Offset, PremiumBeat, BigStock, and Splash News. In this post, you will learn about the NYSE-listed company’s financial performance, capital management, and dividend payout to its shareholders over the past 5 years (between FY2018 and FY2022), as well as whether its current traded price is considered to be trading at a ‘discount’ or at a ‘premium’ compared to its 5-year average valuations…

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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) – Is it a Buy?

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, marketers, and sellers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. Some of the brands by the company include Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, and Dr Jart+, where their range of products can be found in 150 countries worldwide. In today’s post about the NYSE-listed company, you’ll learn about its financial performance, debt profile, and dividend payout over the last 8-years, as well as for the first 9 months of this year, along with whether the current traded price is considered ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’…

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The Essentials You Need to Know about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) should not be unfamiliar to most of you – where many are probably regular consumers of its namesake brand of beverage. On top of that, the NYSE-listed company is also one of Warren Buffett’s biggest holdings. That said, is the company a ‘straight buy’? Personally, I will not make any investment decisions without first getting a better understanding of the company in terms of its business operations, along with its historical financial performance, debt profile, and dividend payouts – all of which you’ll learn about in today’s post about the company…

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9 US-Listed Companies with Uninterrupted 5-Year Dividend Growth

One of the things retail investors look out for when they shortlist for companies to invest, apart from potential capital appreciation opportunities, is dividend payout – where many prefer to invest in those that pays out an increasing dividend, as well as one that pays out a dividend on a quarterly basis (myself included.) In this post, you’ll find 9 US-listed companies that have not only reported a stable financial performances over the last 5 years, but have also consistently grown its dividend payouts every single year (in the same time period…)

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The S&P 500 Index: What You Need to Know

I’m pretty sure many would have heard about the S&P 500 Index before – it is one of the 3 main stock market indexes in the United States (with the other 2 being Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ.) For those of you who want to learn more about the US Index, in this post, you’ll learn about what it is about, sectors that form the index, performance of the index over a 95-year period (from 1928 to 2022), along with the top constituents of the index…

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Johnson & Johnson – What You Need to Know

US-listed Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) should not be unfamiliar to you – many of us will probably remember the company for its namesake brand of baby powders. In case you’re wondering, the company produces more than just baby powders – you can read about a range of products produced by the company, along with businesses the company is involved in, on top of my review of its historical financial performance, debt profile, and dividend payouts over the last 7 financial years, as well as whether its current share price is considered to be ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’…

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