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Healthcare Trust Of America: Should You Buy This 4.4%-Yielding Healthcare REIT?

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) is a promising REIT income vehicle in the healthcare industry. The MOB-focused real estate investment trust benefits from major trends in the healthcare sector, including an aging population, rising healthcare expenditures in U.S. society, and a shift away from inpatient admissions. Healthcare Realty Trust of America has a moderate FFO-payout ratio, and the dividend is very safe. However, shares are no longer attractively valued, in my opinion. An... Read more

5-Year TIPS Reopening: Don't Let Dip In Real Yields Scare You Away

The U.S. Treasury plans to reopen a 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security at auction on August 23, but what recently looked like a stellar investment has lost a little of its shine. I'm here to tell you: This is still an attractive, very safe investment. Because of flat yield curves for U.S. Treasurys of all types, shorter maturities have been in high demand, and that's especially true for TIPS. Five-year real yields (meaning the yield above inflation) hit a high for 2018 on... Read more

High Yield Retirement Income Strategy: Quality Over Quantity

Many Seeking Alpha investors are on the hunt for solid income opportunities to help them build wealth and carry them on through into and beyond retirement. There's a ton of names out there to choose from, but it can be challenging to figure out which ones will go the distance, and which ones might end in disappointment. Is the company stable? Is the dividend sustainable? Is management in good shape? Is the yield where I want it to be? These are all questions income-hungry investors might... Read more

The Nest Egg Portfolio: The PostNL Dividend Yield Has Now Increased To 8.1%.

Introduction Postal companies are still being ignored (or punished) by the market. Sometimes that’s deserved, but other times it seems to be more sentiment-based than fundamentals based. Yes, the ‘normal’ old-school post market is shrinking, but companies have been trying to tap into new sources of revenue (CTT Correios de Portugal (OTC:CTTPY) has started a bank), or are trying to improving the sorting and handling system to increase the volume of parcels. Did you miss the... Read more

48 Of 104 S&P 500 'Safer' Dividend Stocks Yield 3% To 6.35% For August

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Estimate Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend S&P 500 Stocks Could Net 15.8% to 42.35% Gains By August, 2019 Three of the ten tops-by-yield 'safer' Dividend S&P 500 (tinted in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year targets. Thus, the dog strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates for this month, proved 30% accurate. Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000... Read more

Your 50 Top S&P 500 Stocks For Yield, Gains & Upside For August

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimated 15.8% To 44.98% Net Gains For Ten S&P 500 Dogs To August 2019 Three of ten top S&P 500 dividend stocks by yield were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray in the chart above). Thus, this yield-based forecast for S&P 500 dogs was graded by Wall St. Wizards as 30% accurate. Projections were based on estimated dividends from $1000 invested in each of the thirty... Read more

Canadian Dividend All-Stars Expected To Announce Dividend Increases - Week Of Aug 20

Bank earnings season is upon us. All eyes are going to be on the Canadian Dividend All-Star banks who are scheduled to report earnings over the next couple of weeks. The first two Big Five banks scheduled to report are also expected to announce a dividend raise. First, let’s take a look at what happened last week. Of note, all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. LAST WEEK – RESULTS Last week unfolded as expected. CAE Inc. (CAE)[TSX: CAE] was the lone All-Star... Read more

'Safer' Dividend Aristocrats Show 12.9%-28.2% Top Gains By 10

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Project Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend Aristocrats Stocks to Net 14.66% to 38.2% Gains To July, 2019 Three of ten biggest yield "safer" Dividend Aristocrats (tinted in the chart above) showed up in the Top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices. Thus the yield selection strategy for this group as graded by analyst estimates proved 30% accurate. Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000... Read more

Jefferson Security Bank Announces an Increase in the Semi-Annual Dividend

President and CEO of Jefferson Security Bank (OTCQB: JFWV), Cindy Kitner, announced the Board of Directors approval of a semi-annual dividend at their August 15, 2018 meeting in the amount of $0.75 per share, payable on September 14, 2018 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2018. This increase results in a total dividend of $1.45 per share in 2018, representing an increase of 26% from the total dividend in 2017 of $1.15 per share.... Read more

Cardinal Energy: When Hedging Goes Wrong And Jeopardizes The 8% Dividend Yield

Introduction Cardinal Energy (OTC:CRLFF) has been one of my favorite oil and gas producers in North America as the company has successfully navigated through some difficult waters when the oil and gas prices were very low. It did have to cut the dividend, but is still yield in an attractive 8% based on the monthly dividend of C$0.035 per share. However, the very cautious hedging program is now hitting the company’s income and cash flow statements as Cardinal is taking big losses on its... Read more

A 9% Yield, Strong 1.46X Coverage, Higher Guidance, Estimates Rising

Global Partners LP, (GLP), is a diversified energy company which we've owned since the Crash of 2008, when we were lucky enough to have bought it at firesale prices, at a time when the market was a very scary place, and some companies' distribution yields reached into the 20%-plus range. GLP was one of those companies. Since then, we've held onto GLP, through its big growth phase, when it rose to the high 40's in 2014 and management steadily increased the distributions;... Read more

An 8.1% Yield REIT That Benefits From The 'Amazon' Trend

This report has been produced together with High Dividend Opportunities author Jussi Askola. Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) is a diversified REIT in transition to becoming an industrial REIT, similar to Gramercy Property Trust (GPT), which we recommended to our investors and readers and sold after the buyout offer from Blackstone (BXMT). Gramercy got bought out by Blackstone which saw an opportunity to buy a soon-to-be industrial REIT at a deep discount to peers. The least we can... Read more

Homemade Apple Dividends Are 100 Times Bigger Than The 'Real' Dividends

I opened up my brokerage account today (August 17) to see that an Apple (AAPL) dividend had just arrived. Thanks for that, I'll take it. I'll take it even though it's just a scrap. That 'real' cash dividend is not going to take me very far. And speaking of Apple dividends taking us places, my regular readers might remember my Apple article that kicked off Summer and my new life work stage when I entered that semi-retirement stage. For the record, I have not taken a day off... Read more

Colgate-Palmolive's Deceiving Dividend Growth Rate Makes Me Wonder

The market has been quite tough with "classic" dividend payers in the consumable goods sector. It seems that between tech and energy, investors find little interest in boring companies like Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL). CL's shares are down double digits (-12% as of August 16, 2018) while the rest of the market is showing another great year. What's wrong with CL? Is it time to buy it on the drop? A few months ago, I thought CL was a great buy. We are talking about a... Read more

Gap Inc. Announces Third Quarter Dividend

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced its board of directors authorized a third quarter fiscal year 2018 dividend of $0.2425 per share, payable on or after October 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 10, 2018.... Read more

MORL Now Yields 23% And Has Had Total Returns In Excess Of 20% Annually For The Last 5 Years. What's Next?

Will Trade Wars Play the Part That the Lehman Collapse Did in 2008? The best time to own agency mortgage-backed securities, mREITs that own agency mortgage-backed securities and especially leveraged portfolios of mREITs such as UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN (MORL), is when economic weakness causes the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. The collapse of Lehman in April 2008 caused the Federal Reserve to accelerate the reduction in interest rates already under way from... Read more

Wells Fargo & Company Declares Cash Dividends on Preferred Stock

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced dividends on twelve series of preferred stock.... Read more

Macy's: 15% Selloff Makes This 4%+ Yielding Dividend Stock More Attractive

Written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend Shares of retail giant Macy’s Inc. (M) dropped ~15% on August 15th after the company reported second-quarter results, even though it beat analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings. The knee-jerk reaction seems to suggest Macy’s turnaround has hit a wall. But the company’s actual results reveal a different picture—Macy’s has returned to growth. Instead, it seems like a profit-taking move for a stock that began... Read more

AGNC Investment Corp.: Is This 11.3%-Yielding Mortgage REIT A Buy Right Now?

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) is a high-yield, high-risk mortgage REIT that offers income investors access to an eleven percent dividend yield. However, the mortgage REIT's leverage stats have trended up lately (as have funding costs), and AGNC Investment Corp.'s shares today sell for a premium to accounting book value, which I think makes the mortgage REIT expensive. As a result, I don't think AGNC, at least at today's valuation point, has an attractive risk-reward... Read more

4 Reasons To Own This Hated 6% Canadian Dividend Stock

Every investor who chases high yields gets burned by a dividend cut at some point. Hopefully it's a rare occurrence as it tends to be very painful. If you've followed my work, you know that I value dividend safety; in fact, two of my four basic principles deal with dividend cuts. Dividend cuts are bad when they happen Dividend cuts are bad before they happen Neither of those are rocket science, but what is surprising is how important #2 is. Consider this chart: ... Read more