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The 6 Best Dividend Paying Insurance Stocks For 2017

This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend. Insurers enjoy a high level of profitability because they make money in two ways. First, insurance companies collect premium income on the policies they underwrite. But they also make money a second way, by investing the large sums of accumulated premiums that have not been paid out as claims. This is known as the 'float'. Because of this, insurance companies have been among the most rewarding to own over the past several... Read more

GGN: Stream Of Everlasting Dividends Or Destroyer Of Capital?

The GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSEMKT:GGN) (11.13% yield, -6.59% discount, -1.40 z-score, 10.50% leverage, 1.29% expense ratio) appears to be one of the more divisive closed-end funds (CEFs) out there. Some investors are attracted by GGN's tremendous yield, currently in excess of 11.13%, that is paid into their accounts monthly. Others are concerned about GGN's high, and possibly destructive, return-of-capital distributions (ROC) that has led to a... Read more

2017 Renewable Yieldco Investing

Yieldco market today has some apprehensions. Most important one is a risk of rising interest rates to which I dedicated most of this article. Others evolve around the federal energy policy, which does not support renewable energy. Another apprehension has to do with the market's experience with Terraform companies, Power (NASDAQ: TERP) and Global (NASDAQ: GLBL). Finally, solar overcapacity seems like it matters but truly does not. Outside of interest rate, all other anxieties are just... Read more

Bummed About Your Abbott Labs Dividend? Here's How To Boost It

If you look back Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has put together an enviable dividend track record. I'll provide some context to demonstrate what I mean. The company has declared 372 consecutive quarterly dividends - dating back to 1924. Not only that, Abbott Labs has not only paid but also increased this dividend for 45 straight years. And the increases have not been unsubstantial. Going back to 2006, Abbott increased its payout by 7%, 10%, 11%, 11% 10%, 9% and 6% in the years... Read more

The 7 Best Undervalued Retail Stocks For Dividends

This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend. Physical retailers took it on the chin last year. The retail industry is being disrupted at a rapid pace, due to a shift in consumer buying preferences. Shopping malls are losing a great deal of customer traffic to online retailers like (NASDAQ: AMZN) and others. Internet retailers often have the same products for lower prices, all while offering consumers the convenience of shopping at home. This has taken a steep... Read more

2016 Nasdaq Return With Dividends Reinvested

'With dividends included and reinvested, the 2016 Nasdaq Return was 11.28%. The number you’ll probably see quoted more often is 9.91%, which was the Nasdaq index price return. Those returns were realized between the 1/4/2016 market open and the 12/30/2016 close. Just like with the 2016 S&P 500 Return numbers, including dividends was the difference between "single digit" returns and returns over 10%. (Even in the Nasdaq, which historically has paid fewer... Read more

Real Asset CEF, Yields 8%, Pays Monthly, Big Discount To NAV

If you are an income-focused investor, and you believe in the power and safety of real assets, then this particular closed-end fund (CEF) may be worth considering. Especially from a contrarian standpoint because its two largest sector exposures (equity REITs and Utilities) have recently underperformed the rest of the market, and the fund is currently trading at an attractive discount to its net asset value. Diversified Real Asset Income (NYSE: DRA) The investment objective of... Read more

Abbott Laboratories Increases Dividend Just 2%... What Now?

If you've been long Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) for multiple years, as I have,then this latest dividend increase doesn't seem like much. Typically, this large medical conglomerate raises its dividend in the first quarter of each year. In each of the last few years the company has raised that dividend by double digits, or at least high single-digits. This time around Abbott raised its dividend by only 2%, from 26 cents per quarter to 26.5 cents. This tends to happen to companies;... Read more

CVS Health: Strong Yield With A Catalyst

As highlighted back in November after some disappointing forward guidance, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) plunged to multi-year lows. The stock has since rebounded somewhat. After confirmation of 2017 numbers at the Analyst Day in the middle of December, the stock is up to $82. Are the numbers supportive of a pushback to previous levels around $100? CVS confirmed a couple of crucial numbers with the updated guidance that provided confidence to the market that the situation was getting... Read more

Small-Cap Dividend Aristocrats

One of my favorite facets of Seeking Alpha is that if you offer a strategy or concept, readers are quick to suggest vehicles that might extend that strategy. In my recent series on "5 Ways to Beat the Market," I covered size and dividend growth as two factor tilts that have delivered long-run outperformance. I followed that article up with the Mid-Cap Dividend Aristocrats, which showed that moving down the size spectrum from large cap to mid-cap further enhanced the market-beating... Read more

3 Undervalued, High-Yield Dividend Stocks For 2017

As we move into 2017, I'm getting pounded by YouTube viewers asking for a 2017 version of The Top 5 Dividend Stocks for 2016: This year, I thought I'd do an article before a video, as articles on SA are more in depth and the commenters here are more - how should I put it… - informed. I'll be making a video as well, but I'd like the article to go up first so that I can send YouTuber viewers to this more in-depth look at my dividend picks for 2017. This year,... Read more

9 Dividend Companies With Lower Share Prices

The investing world brings about an interesting phenomenon that as far as I know doesn't often get repeated elsewhere. Hordes of people "root" for higher share prices, even as they continue to be net buyers for years on end. It's commonplace and even encouraged in the industry. If a particular index or group of stocks is "up" (read higher bids for the day) the financial newscaster will bring you the day's events with delight. If there's a "down... Read more

Gramercy Property Trust Could Become A Dominate Dividend Machine

In the upcoming edition of my newsletter, Forbes Real Estate Investor, we are providing a 2017 REIT Outlook in which we point out the most desirable and undesirable property sectors. Our property sector recommendations are centered on suggested weightings (overweight, market weight, and underweight) in which we select the best REITs to own (in 2017) and the ones that we believe will perform optimally. One of the property sectors that we consider the most favorable for 2017 is the Industrial... Read more

This European REIT Is Trading At Book Value And Has A 5% Dividend Yield

Introduction Most American REITs are trading (way) above book value, so sometimes it's interesting to cross the border to find other real estate-focused companies trading at more attractive valuations versus their respective book values. One of these companies is Klepierre (OTC:KLPEF), a French real estate company focusing on malls. Two years ago, the company made an important acquisition, as it acquired Dutch competitor Corio, resulting in one of the largest European REITs. The... Read more

IRA Portfolio Yielding 4.8% Created From 2 Vanguard Funds And 34 Stocks In 10 Sectors

This was FUN and a challenge for me as I wanted some equity and mortgage REITs along with classic blue chip dividend payers of quality and all at Fair Value or better. Worthy goals. I wrote an article here last July explaining our 7 Vanguard funds (shown below). There is also other personal investing information in that article for anyone wanting to know the full story of our/my holdings. These are the Original holdings of July 2016: At the time of transfer, September 9,... Read more

Pruning The Dividend Tree (Harvesting Cash For The Next Market Selloff)

While overall markets continue to hit new highs, investors should not become complacent with their stock portfolio. Instead, investors need to make periodic reviews to determine if there are any weak links in the portfolio. In recent years, many investors are likely to have forgotten what a bone-chilling overall-market sell off looks like. No long-time investor, however, can truly forget what a steep market sell off looks and feels like. With this in mind, investors should remain vigilant when... Read more

Adding Nike To Our Dividend Growth Portfolio

After spending considerable time in recent days on this website stating I didn't want to expand my wife's and my dividend growth portfolio until we had built up our smaller positions, I, of course, went ahead and did just that by purchasing shares of Nike (NYSE: NKE) on Friday. Nike is now our 36th position and was one of the positions I had said that I was looking to add in 2017 (you can read the article here). I truly want to spend most of our Roth IRA contributions building up as... Read more

Williams Partners 'Right-Sizes' Its Dividend... What Now?

Back on November 21st I wrote an article about natural-gas pipeline partnership Williams Parnters (NYSE: WPZ). In that article I wrote that "the distribution was becoming safer." Well, I'm sorry to say that recently Williams Partners and its parent corporation Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) (which I was less confident about) held a conference call last week in which, among other things, Williams Partners "right-sized" its distribution from 85 cents per quarter to 60... Read more

Coach Is Well Positioned To Yield 32%+Total Return

Investment Thesis A luxury apparel accessories and lifestyle brand, Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH) presents an opportunity to consider its stock for investment based on the strong business fundamentals, robust financial position, double-digit expected earnings growth, and cheaper valuations. The stock offers an upside potential of over 28% to hook its fair value of $45 in the next 12-to-18 months, along with a healthy dividend yield of 3.84% on a forward-looking basis. Source: Author... Read more

Walgreens Boots Alliance: Dividend Yield Is Below 5-Year Average, Is It Too Pricey?

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) is one of the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living retail destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance along with its equity partner companies, have a presence in more than 25 countries and employs more than 360,000 people. The company has a global presence with over 13,000 stores in 11 countries, with over 8000 stores in the US alone. It has a global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390... Read more