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Barron's Picks And Pans: Best Dividend Stocks, Symantec, GoldCorp And More

Barron's Picks And Pans: Best Dividend Stocks, Symantec, GoldCorp And More
  • This weekend's Barron's takes a look at 10 dividend stocks with hefty yields and the best prospects for growth.
  • The prospects for a leading fertilizer maker and a software security pioneer are also examined.
  • Other featured articles ponder the prospects for a top gold mining stock and a modular flooring company.

"The 10 Best Dividend Stocks" by Lawrence C. Strauss presents Barron's picks with hefty yields, nice prices and the best prospects for dividend growth, characteristics that could reward shareholders in multiple ways in coming years. See why Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and the rest made the grade.

In "Beaten-Down CF Shares Could Sprout Gains," Jack Hough points out that shares of leading fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) are down more than 55 percent in the past year, hurt by a global fertilizer glut. Contrarian investors could gain 20 percent, suggests the article, and CF offers an outsize yield of 5 percent for patient bargain hunters.

Avi Salzman's "Symantec Shares Could Rise 25% or More" makes a case that this software security pioneer is poised to capitalize on the need for better data protection. See why a major acquisition, new leadership and an advanced system to attack cyberthreats could propel earnings at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) over the next two years, lifting the shares 25 percent.

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The price of gold has been on a tear this year, taking gold mining stocks along for the ride, according to "Goldcorp Shares Ready to Rise 25%" by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal. But a big spending program has kept shares of Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG) low. That is over now, with a new president and chief executive ready to tackle the problems head on, and its shares are poised to rise.

In David Englander's "Interface Has 25% Upside," the focus is on Atlanta-based Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: TILE), the market leader in modular flooring. Hurt by weak European sales, due in part to disruptions related to the Brexit vote and to terrorist attacks, the company is finding strength elsewhere, which Barron's suggests could lead to a higher stock price.

Also In This Week's Barron's

  • The annual ranking of the top 100 independent advisors.
  • The Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole circus.
  • Whether a lack of retail investors could hurt the stock rally.
  • Whether Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) needs a smarter strategy for the cloud
  • Two new investing apps.
  • Why an options fund is a good Idea now.
  • Whether passive investing is worse than Marxism.
  • Why investors should think global.
  • How new technologies create new opportunities.
  • Why Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) will not break up.

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