Three financially sound companies — but where’s the crowd?
McDonald’s Corp., Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp. (US:MSFT) offer a steady dividend and have the cash to increase shareholder payouts, but investors lately have given these blue-chip stocks the cold shoulder.
This year through Dec. 12, Intel (US:INTC) shares were down 15%, ranking it as the No. 2 percentage decliner on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (US:DJIA) . McDonald’s (US:MCD) had dropped 11%, making it the No. 3 Dow decliner. Only the stock of troubled Hewlett-Packard (US:HPQ) has fared worse. READ MORE
Disclosure: I am long INTC and MSFT
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