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A Muted 3% Dividend Raise In Store From Procter & Gamble

If you're looking for a dependable dividend growth company, it is difficult to avoid Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) in your search. The company is one of the more dependable dividend stocks out there with a full 60 years of unbroken dividend growth. PG data by YCharts Over the last five years this stock has gone from approximately $67.50 to the current level of $90.56 for a capital appreciation of 34%. It's positive returns, for sure, but not at all impressive, especially... Read more

Free Call Protection Going From 8.11% Dividend Yield To 8.34% Yield

Subscribers to The Mortgage REIT Forum had a live alert when I found this opportunity on 03/28/2017. Preferred shares in New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: NYMT) disconnect from any rational pattern from time to time. The difference in share prices and stripped yields creates a materially more attractive investment in one case than the other. While I'm not endorsing either of these investments at the current price, for investors choosing to hold the preferred equity, the difference is... Read more

Dividend Growth Investors: Quality Might Be Only Half The Battle

"Quality" is a highly subjective term in the equity realm, with potentially variable assertions from investor to investor. One prevalent definition of a "quality" dividend growth stock is one with long history of upward climbing payouts, with durable business attributes, and positive current quantitative factors. Thus, it is no mistake that large-cap stocks with multi-decade dividend histories seem to dominate such portfolios. Some commentators or investors might refer... Read more

Should Frontier Communications Suspend Its Dividends?

Please follow this link to read my previous articles about Frontier Communications. Rumors about a possible dividend suspension at the end of the first quarter have caused a panic among Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) shareholders. While I have said in the past that there is no immediate threat to the dividend, it might not be a bad idea to divert this cash towards cleaning the balance sheet. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) analyst Brett Feldman said this about the company in a research... Read more

Buy Big Tobacco On Or After The Ex-Dividend Date

Following up on my recent article which analyzed various total return scenarios concerning Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B) by comparing hypothetical $10,000 purchases on, before or after several ex-dividend dates, I have now taken that analytical approach and applied it to the tobacco sector. To also "celebrate" my 50th article on Seeking Alpha, I want to share with you why, as regards Big Tobacco, waiting for the ex-dividend date to occur or pass on average yields... Read more

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares April 2017 Monthly Distribution of $0.11 Per Share

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of April 2017 of $0.11 per common share, payable on the date noted below.... Read more

Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. Declares March 2017 Monthly Distribution of $0.09 Per Share

(NYSE: AFT) - Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of April 2017 of $0.09 per common share, payable on the date noted below.... Read more

A Dividend-Yielding Retailer Ahead Of Its Time

Retailers are having a hard time as customers shift to online shopping. In the just-ended earning season, most retailers announced plans to shut down thousands of stores. These closures will lead to more pain to the smaller retailers who depend partly on foot traffic in shopping malls. Most retailers ignored the shift to e-commerce and paid dearly for it. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) recently spent $3 billion in buying, a startup. In my research, only one firm stood out for its early embrace of... Read more

Assessing Dividend Coverage For The High-Yield BDC Sector: Part 2

This article is a follow-up to my previous "Dividend Coverage" and "Pricing Articles" discussing methods to assess dividend coverage, which is necessary for valuing business development companies ("BDCs"). Focusing on simple coverage of the dividend with the previous quarter net investment income ("NII") is not enough. Also, just because a BDC is trading below net asset value ("NAV") does not imply a cushion for investors and is basically... Read more

Dividend Stock Analysis Roundup - Hormel Foods Corp.

It's that time again -- a great time for a Dividend Diplomat stock analysis. As you know, we run the Dividend Diplomat stock screener in hopes of locating the undervalued dividend stock to analyze and to even potential purchase. Then, we place that company against two different competitors and see if there are enough "green lights" on those metrics specified, as well as seeing how the competition holds up, which allows a better decision to be made to make a stock purchase. The... Read more

The Top 10 Reasons To Consider A 9.9% Yield From This Short Maturity Baby Bond

The last 5 quarters have been a wild and turbulent ride for the dry bulk shipping sector. The Baltic Dry Index bottomed at just 290 on 2/10/2016, but has soared recently to close at 1,333 on 3/28/2017. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK) worked hard to survive the downturn. They raised $103 million of fresh equity capital in 2016 and 2017. They also lowered operating costs, pushed back some debt repayments and sold ships under construction to reduce capital expenditures. As a result of... Read more

Limoneira Declares Quarterly Dividend

On March 28, 2017, the Board of Directors of Limoneira Company (NASDAQ: LMNR), a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights in California, Arizona and Chile, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.055 per common share payable on April 18, 2017, to stockholders of record on April 9, 2017.... Read more

Joel Greenblatt Dividend Stocks In Focus: Western Union

Written by Bob Ciura on March 28th, 2017, for Sure Dividend Taking a look inside the portfolios of the world's most well-known investors can be a valuable way to find investment ideas. For example, Joel Greenblatt is the Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Gotham Asset Management, which manages approximately $15 billion in stock investments. Gotham Asset Management offers several mutual funds that take both long and short positions in stocks. On the long side,... Read more

Annaly Capital's BV, Dividend, And Valuation Compared To 17 mREIT Peers (Includes Q2 2017 Dividend Projection) - Part 2

Author's Note: PART 1 of this article analyzed Annaly Capital Management Inc.'s (NYSE: NLY) recent results and compared several of the company's metrics to fifteen mortgage real estate investment trust (mREIT) peers. PART 1 also showed how NLY's discount to book value ("BV") as of 12/31/2016 compared to the fifteen other mREIT peers. PART 1 helps lead to a better understanding of the topics and analysis that will be discussed in PART 2. The link to PART 1's... Read more

The Dividend Triangle - The Equation To Successful Dividend Growth Investing

Some investors spend years working on their investing model. They are somewhat convinced they will find the magic formula nobody did before. I sometimes have the feeling that investors are just looking everywhere but right in front of them. I’ve always managed my portfolio having the word “efficiency” in mind. When you think about it, dividend growth investing foundation is linked to only 3 pillars I call the “Dividend Triangle.” First, the company must make... Read more

Building A Nest Egg Dividend Portfolio In Europe: Adding Royal Dutch Shell And CTT-Correios

Introduction In this series of articles, I will build a dividend portfolio focusing on European income stocks. This first article will mainly discuss the ground rules of the portfolio, how I will deal with transaction costs and dividend withholding taxes, and I will add a first few names to the portfolio. There have been plenty of articles here on Seeking Alpha touching the portfolio-building aspect, but I was always stunned to see articles with a starting point of $750,000 or even a... Read more

About Ford And Its Dividend In 2017

Shareholders of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) just can't seem to get a break. Shares have dropped and haven't found much traction over the last year or so. On March 1 shares were at $12.70, and as I write this today on March 28th, shares are at $11.58. Shares haven't been this low since 2012. Courtesy of Google Finance. That's a pretty rough chart to look at. Yet, the income-minded investor will notice that dividends have doubled since 2013. These two factors have... Read more

Qualcomm, Attractively Valued Dividend Growth With Upside

Investment thesis Short-term concerns have put a lot of pressure on Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) stock in recent years. Worries about antitrust litigation, multiple lawsuits filed by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and increasing competition have made the stock unpopular. Furthermore, the NXP (NASDAQ: NXPI) deal still needs to get several regulatory approvals, and the tender offer has been extended twice now. However, the market is overreacting to these short-term woes. The dividend yield of... Read more

Bert's March Dividend Stock Watch List

The first quarter is racing to a close here! It has been over a month since my last stock purchase, T.Rowe Price Group, and I am starting to get the itch to buy again! The market has presented a few opportunities that caught my eye over the last few weeks. Here are the three stocks on my March watch list, and hopefully, you will be writing about another purchase article soon! I have three stocks on my March watch list, one company that I currently own and two companies that I do not.... Read more

STAG Industrial: Good Dividend And Good Price

Stag Industrial (NYSE: STAG) is a solid REIT with strong FFO growth. The dividend stream, with a current yield of 5.66% and history of dividend increase, makes the current market price a buy. What did I think last time? I originally wrote about STAG back on December 2nd. I liked that it was working in secondary markets as I saw that it benefited from the lower competition and was managing the risks of that market well. At the time I saw that the present value of the dividend stream was... Read more