Dividend Channel
Market News Video Dividend Detective The Warren Buffetts Next Door Stock message boards
Free Dividend Report - Top Ranked Stocks

Featured MNV Articles:

Ex-Dividend Reminder: Golar LNG Partners, Eaton and Alcoa
Monday, May 2, 10:29 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

On 5/4/16, Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP), Eaton Corp plc (ETN), and Alcoa, Inc. (AA) ...

ETN Named A Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock
Tuesday, June 7, 7:53 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

Eaton Corp plc (ETN) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend ...

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - ETN
Monday, June 27, 11:19 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In trading on Monday, shares of Eaton Corp plc (ETN) crossed below their 200 day ...

Eaton is Oversold
Monday, June 27, 11:39 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, ...

Eaton (ETN) Shares Cross 4% Yield Mark
Monday, June 27, 3:08 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In trading on Monday, shares of Eaton Corp plc (ETN) were yielding above the 4% ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

Eaton Corp. Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.06% Yield (ETN)

By Dividend Channel Staff, Tuesday, January 31, 2:03 PM ET
Play Video: The Importance of Insider Buying

If the video does not load after a few moments, Upgrade to the Latest Flash Player.

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. So when stocks turn up that see insider buying, and are also top ranked, investors are wise to take notice. One such company is Eaton Corp. (NYSE:ETN), which saw buying by Director Christopher M. Connor.

Back on August 12, Connor invested $41,021.30 into 1,000 shares of ETN, for a cost per share of $41.02. In trading on Tuesday, shares were changing hands as low as $48.68 per share, which is 18.7% above Connor's purchase price. It should be noted that Connor has collected $0.34/share in dividends since the time of their purchase, so they are currently up 19.5% on their purchase from a total return basis. Eaton Corp. shares are currently trading -1.51% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of ETN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Eaton Corp. Chart

Looking at the chart above, ETN's low point in its 52 week range is $33.09 per share, with $56.49 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $48.91. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which insider buying was recorded over the last six months:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/12/2011 Christopher M. Connor Director 1,000 $41.02 $41,021.30

The DividendRank report noted that among the coverage universe, ETN shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. The report also cited the strong quarterly dividend history at Eaton Corp., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

The report stated, ''Dividend investors approaching investing from a value standpoint are generally most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation. That's what we aim to find using our proprietary DividendRank formula, which ranks the coverage universe based upon our various criteria for both profitability and valuation, to generate a list of the top most 'interesting' stocks, meant for investors as a source of ideas that merit further research.''

The annualized dividend paid by Eaton Corp. is $1.52/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/02/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ETN, which the report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

This Article's Word Cloud:   Christopher   Connor   Corp   Director   Dividend   DividendRank   Eaton   Insider   also   attractive   both   buying   chart   company   currently   dividend   escape   find   from   have   history   insider   investors   last   maybe   months   most   noted   only   past   profitability   purchase   quarterly   recent   report   share   shares   stock   stocks   strong   take   that   their   they   trading   universe   valuation   which   with   within

Eaton Corp. Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.06% Yield (ETN) | www.DividendChannel.com | Copyright © 2010 - 2017, All Rights Reserved

Nothing in Dividend Channel is intended to be investment advice, nor does it represent the opinion of, counsel from, or recommendations by BNK Invest Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All viewers agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. By visiting, using or viewing this site, you agree to the following Full Disclaimer & Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Video widget and dividend videos powered by Market News Video. Quote data delayed at least 20 minutes; data powered by Ticker Technologies, and Mergent. Contact Dividend Channel; Meet Our Editorial Staff.