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Top Multilevel Marketing Stocks

The multilevel marketing company, Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), a Los Angeles based company which markets weight management, nutritional supplement, and personal care products, tanked 11% today, Monday, at the close of the market, and down another 2% in after-market trading. This was due to short selling hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announcing that he will reveal tomorrow how Herbalife is a "massive fraud."

This has caused other MLM stocks to sink, creating some potential bargains. Multilevel marketing stocks, or direct selling stocks, which are also known as and network marketing stocks, operate by recruiting salespeople to sell their products. The salespeople receive commissions from their own sales and a portion of the sales of people recruited in their downline.

Herbalife could recover if it survives Ackman's attack. The stock trades at 12 ties trailing earnings and seven times forward earnings.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) was down slightly. It is an Orlando, Florida based company which markets kitchen products, cosmetics and personal care products. The trailing P/E is 16, and forward P/E is 13. The stock sports a yield of 3.3%.

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) went down by 1.4% today. It is a New York based company which markets cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletry products, along with various other consumer products. It trades at 14 times forward earnings, and pays a yield of 1.6%.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) fell by almost 3%. It is a Provo, Utah based company which markets personal care products and nutritional supplements. The stock has a P/E of 10, and a yield of 1.8%.

USANA Health Sciences Inc. (USNA) dropped almost 7% today. It is a Salt Lake City based company which markets vitamins, minerals, skin products and personal care products. The stock has a P/E of 13, and a forward P/E of 10.

Mannatech Inc. (MTEX)  was down 3% today. It is a Texas based company which markets nutritional supplements, skin care products, and weight-management products. The company's P/E is 12.

If you like interesting stock lists like this, check out the different lists of stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Fred Fuld at Stockerblog.com
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Ex-Dividend Stocks for Week 5 of July


Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

Bank of MontrealBMO 7/304.3%
Casey's Genl. StoresCASY 7/301.1%
Epiq SystemsEPIQ 7/302.8%
Hasbro Inc.HAS 7/303.2%
Lifetime BrandsLCUT 7/301.0%
Affiliated ManagersMGR 7/306.7%
MOCON Inc.MOCO 7/302.8%
PetSmartPETM 7/301.3%
Pinnacle West Cap.PNW 7/304.0%

 The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free. 

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

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Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

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Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

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