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Dividend Stock Analysis - The Clorox Company

I am a huge fan of consumer staple stocks and would love to add one that checks all of the boxes of our stock screener with my next stock purchase. Overall, our investment strategy is to find undervalued dividend growth stocks that have a proven history of increasing their dividend annually and are likely to do so going forward. Today's dividend stock analysis will take a look at a company with nearly 40 consecutive annual dividend increases, a portfolio of brands that can be found in... Read more

Popular, Inc. Declares Dividends on Preferred Stock, Announces Distribution on Trust Preferred Securities

Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) announced today that it has declared the following monthly cash dividends on its outstanding shares of Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock:... Read more

Fixed Income: Do Global Bond Yields Matter Anymore?

By Kevin Flanagan Do global bond yields matter anymore? Following the results of Election Day and the subsequent response in the U.S. bond market, this was certainly a valid question. Indeed, with U.S. Treasury (UST) yields ascending rather visibly, a key investment force (relative yield advantage vs. the rest of the G7 universe) that had helped keep UST yields in check, if not push them even lower, seemed to fall off the fixed income radar. With the first quarter of 2017 now in the... Read more

Dividend Income Update: March 2017

The start of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. March was exciting as ever as my year-over-year numbers continue to highlight the trifecta magic of dividend investing which includes adding fresh capital, dividend raises and basic compounding via reinvestment to create an ever-increasing passive income stream. Even if I stopped adding fresh capital today and every... Read more

AT&T: Dividend Review

AT&T (NYSE: T) has provided income investors with consistent dividend growth for over 30 years. The telecom giant, yielding 4.7%, has provided investors with a rather stable 52-week trading range and is currently 6% higher than a year ago. While three plus decades of dividend sustainability is certainly a credible metric for future outlook, it is wise for investors to examine the company's operating performance for risks to the dividend. AT&T's payout ratio is one key... Read more

Medley Capital: This 11.5% Yield BDC Is Worth Considering

If you are looking for a high yield business development company ("BDC") trading at an attractive price then Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC) is worth considering. Even though this company may need to cut its dividend modestly over the next six months (because its net investment income and dividend coverage ratio are both trending lower), we expect the share price is resilient, especially considering it already trades at a discounted price versus its book value. Given its... Read more

Rockwell Automation Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

The Board of Directors of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today declared a quarterly dividend of 76 cents per share on its common stock, payable on June 12, 2017, to shareowners of record at the close of business on May 15, 2017.... Read more

Ship Finance International: A Sustainable 12% Yield?

Source Ship Finance International (NYSE: SFL) offers a massive dividend yield and stable operating performance in the face of sector-wide challenges. The company should be considered a potential long candidate for investors who are bullish on shipping. Ship Finance offers a dividend yield of 12.25% and the company has managed to increase its payout over the last five years. Top Line, Growth Profile, and Balance Sheet Shipping is a cyclical industry, and we are in the midst of a... Read more

Enterprise Declares Quarterly Distribution Increase

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) (“Enterprise”) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared an increase in the quarterly cash distribution paid to partners to $0.415 per common unit, or $1.66 per unit on an annualized basis.... Read more

Costco: Get Ready For A Meaningful Dividend Hike

Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is expected to raise its dividend this month. The company initiated a dividend in 2004 and has raised it every single year since then. While the dividend yield is only 1.1%, the company has grown its dividend at double-digit rates and hence its shareholders hope that a high growth rate will compensate them for the low initial dividend yield. Therefore, the big question is by how much the company will raise its dividend this month. First of all, Costco has an admirable... Read more

Dividends & Income Digest: What Is The Biggest Investment Risk You've Taken?

Risk is inherent in investing, and during more than a decade of helping successful investors share their stories, I've found that it's when they've put their necks on the line - regardless of the result - that they've learned some of their most important lessons. No one has a crystal ball, and when you gamble, you sometimes lose. But as many dividend investors can attest, the best opportunities often present themselves when the near-term seems least certain. This... Read more

General Electric: Dividend Juggernaut

General Electric (NYSE: GE) lends itself to a dividend growth portfolio. The industrial company has sold off its financial assets held within GE Capital, and the company is on track to continue to return mountains of capital back to shareholders, resulting in a higher base dividend. General Electric's giant products and services portfolio translates into a high degree of diversification for investors. A growing yield on cost is the biggest reason for income investors to consider General... Read more

CIM Commercial Trust Declares Special Dividend

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCT), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that principally invests in, owns, and operates stabilized Class A and creative office investments located in vibrant and improving urban communities throughout the U.S., announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.28 per common share. The dividend will be paid on April 24, 2017 to shareholders of record as of April 17, 2017.... Read more

Dividends And Compounding Returns

I have written two recent articles on fascinating, recently published academic research. In my article "Why Many Investors Fail", I described research that showed that the equity risk premium in the United States has been historically attributable to only a small number of stocks whose outstanding performance skewed average returns higher. In "Dividends and Stock Crashes," I described research that showed that dividend-paying stocks are less prone to large stock price... Read more

Why Not Buy 6% Yielding Stag Industrial For A DGI Portfolio?

If you like income-producing stocks that reliably pay a dividend on a regular basis, real estate investment trust Stag Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) may be for you. The commercial REIT has a diversified property portfolio and good dividend coverage stats that make the dividend pretty safe. Importantly, Stag Industrial is a good fit for a long term dividend growth portfolio as the REIT's dividend continues to grow. Though Stag Industrial's valuation has risen quite a bit lately, the... Read more

Ingersoll Rand Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors for Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 cents per ordinary share, payable June 30, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 9, 2017.... Read more

Our High Yield REIT Portfolio Heading Into 2Q17

2CHYP, our high yield REIT portfolio, is managed with intent to outperform the index through careful stock selection and opportunistic trading. This portfolio has a P/FFO multiple less than half that of the REIT index and nearly double the dividend yield, while maintaining fundamental diversification and a conservative payout ratio. In this article we will present the entirety of its holdings as well as our top pick heading into 2Q17 and discuss why we think it is positioned to outperform.... Read more

Retirees: The Best 3 Places To Look For Dividend Income

Some of premium subscribers have asked for articles on retirement. The first two articles generated lively discussions with some great tips in the comment stream: Retirees: How To Generate The Income You Need From A Dividend Portfolio Retirees: How To Protect The Principal Of Your Dividend Portfolio This article focuses on the best three places to look for safe dividends. Since the majority of my subscribers who have responded to my survey are Canadians, I've decided to... Read more

AT&T: Is The High Yield Worth The Stagnant Stock Price?

Overview In this article, I will be reviewing AT&T (NYSE: T) to determine if it is currently a good investment option for long term dividend growth investors. AT&T is a Dividend Aristocrat that has been increasing its dividend yearly since 1985. It is also the highest yielding aristocrat with a current dividend yield of 4.65%. AT&T has been a pretty good performing stock overall, but looking at the chart below, you can see that its stock price appreciation has been fairly... Read more

Dividends By The Numbers In Q1 2017

In March 2017, 76 U.S. firms collectively declared that they were cutting their dividends, marking an increase of 41 firms over the level recorded one month earlier and an increase of six over the number of dividend cuts that were reported in March 2016. For the first quarter of 2017 (2017-Q1), the number of dividend cuts totaled 158, which is a significant reduction over the 189 that were declared in the first quarter of 2016 (2016-Q1). Going by just that measure, dividend cuts in the U.S.... Read more