The Motley Fool

Best of the Fool: Top 3 articles of the day (04 October, 2013)

Here are yesterday’s most popular stories on

These 5 big-name stocks are down, should you be buying them?  October 04, 2013

Companies mentioned:   S&P/ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) (^AXJO), ANZ (ASX: ANZ), Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Leighton Holdings (ASX: LEI), Fairfax Media (ASX: FXJ), Telstra (ASX: TLS) and M2 Telecommunications (ASX: MTU)

4 companies that grew dividends by more than 20% this year  October 04, 2013

Companies mentioned:  SkyCity Entertainment (ASX: SKC), Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL), CSL (ASX: CSL) and Ramsey Health Care (ASX: RHC)

BHP sees ‘incredibly large opportunity’  October 04, 2013

Companies mentioned:  BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) and Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG)

Want even more stock ideas? Discover The Motley Fool’s favourite income idea for 2013-2014 in our brand-new, FREE research report, including a full investment analysis! Simply click here for your FREE copy of “The Motley Fool’s Top Dividend Stock for 2013-2014.”

More reading

Wesfarmers and Woolworths go head-to-head in celebrity chef battle

Metcash, Myer, Ausdrill, BC Iron: 4 stocks with huge dividends

Motley Fool contributor Erin Bouwmeester does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned here.

NEW. The Motley Fool AU Releases Five Cheap and Good Stocks to Buy for 2020 and beyond!….

Our experts here at The Motley Fool Australia have just released a fantastic report, detailing 5 dirt cheap shares that you can buy in 2020.

One stock is an Australian internet darling with a rock solid reputation and an exciting new business line that promises years (or even decades) of growth… while trading at an ultra-low price…

Another is a diversified conglomerate trading over 40% off its high, all while offering a fully franked dividend yield over 3%...

Plus 3 more cheap bets that could position you to profit over the next 12 months!

See for yourself now. Simply click here or the link below to scoop up your FREE copy and discover all 5 shares. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a brief time only.