Genuine Parts Company Announces Major European Move and Investors Applaud!

Dividend favorite Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced a near $2B move to enter the European market with a deal to acquire Alliance Automotive Group; sending GPC shares up more than $5 or nearly 6% on the day.

While not cheap, I believe today’s deal makes the company even more attractive for the long-term investor looking for a well-run business operating in an attractive sector.

Check out my original post on GPC from October 2015:

Tuning Your Car’s Engine…And Your Portfolio.

 

 

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Toromont Industries Ltd. Announces 2016 Earnings and Increases Quarterly Dividend :):)

Toromont Industries Limited today announced it is increasing its quarterly dividend 6% to CAD$0.19 per share, and this represents the 28th consecutive year of dividend increases for the company.

See below link for news on 2016 financial performance and dividend announcement:

https://www.toromont.com/newsdetails.asp?ReleaseID=1010626

See below my rationale for investing in Toromont Industries Ltd.:

Heavy Duty Success: Toromont Industries Ltd.

 

 

A Stock even “MADMEN” Would Love.

As I said in the MY INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY page on this site, I do not consider myself a GROWTH investor nor do I consider myself to be a VALUE investor. I keep reading and researching about different business and industries in an attempt to find those which I believe would make good long-term investments whether or not they fit into GROWTH of VALUE buckets. I have always been fascinated by advertising/marketing, and if my love for finance and investing weren’t so strong, I would have probably tried my hand at marketing.

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Snap-On Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) Boosts Quarterly Dividend 16.4%!

SNA investors were handsomely rewarded with news of a 16.4% increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.71 per share. You can read the release below:

https://www1.snapon.com/display/233/Q42016DividendIncreaseFinal.pdf

You can check out my original post on why I believe SNA would make an excellent investment for the long-term investor:

Oh Snap! Snap-On Incorporated Looks Appealing.