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My Latest Purchases And Plans - Tobacco And Energy Dividends Are Still Appealing


In my last more general article, titled "Here Are The Stocks I'm Buying In The Next Dip," I presented some of the stocks I was preparing to buy if a dip materialized. Now, a strong dip did not truly materialize, but the market has recovered somewhat in the light of positive trade news, with only a few sectors still presenting appealing buys. In order to spread out my buys and also continuously invest/reinvest, I try to make it a habit to buy something every week or every second week or so.... Read more

iShares International Select Dividend ETF: Diversify With 5.8% Yield, But Watch For FX Risks


The iShares International Select Dividend ETF (NYSE: IDV), with $4.32 billion in total assets, is one of the largest exchange-traded funds focusing on foreign dividend-paying stocks. In this case, the exposure is to high yield stocks in developed market globally. By this measure, the fund naturally has a value type tilt and avoids growth type stocks that typically do not pay a dividend. IDV currently yields 5.8% through a quarterly dividend. Investors could consider adding a position to... Read more

In Pursuit Of Yield With An Eye On Risk


The VanEck Vectors® Municipal Allocation ETF (MAAX) tactically allocates among VanEck municipal bond ETFs based on interest rate and credit opportunities to seek capital appreciation plus tax-exempt income. It uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages technical and macroeconomic indicators to guide credit and duration exposure, seeking to avoid market risks when appropriate. The expanded PDF version of this commentary can be downloaded here. Overview The VanEck Vectors... Read more

Dividend Growth Stocks Of Tomorrow: Amgen Inc.


Dividend growth investing is a popular and largely successful approach to generating wealth over long periods of time. Investors typically do well focusing on companies with long streaks of dividend increases, in part because of the positive qualities a business needs in order to be able to continually afford what is ultimately a cash layout to shareholders. However, many of the companies known as "Dividend Champions" - those with 25 consecutive years (or more) of dividend growth - are mature... Read more

A Tale Of 2 Upcoming Dividend Increases


Introduction This article series is designed to keep investors informed of upcoming dividend increases. For dividend growth investors, this can be an opportunity to start or add to positions prior to a new increased payout. This can be especially important for retirees who live on dividend checks. The lists I've compiled provide various stats for the stocks that are increasing their dividends next week. This list is a trimmed-down version only covering dividend increases. A full... Read more

When High Yield Isn't High: After-Tax ETF Returns


Investors love anything claiming to be high yield. For taxable investors, headline yields are an illusion and this post shows after-tax returns for popular high yield ETFs. High Yield Bonds Let’s start with the poster child for high yield ETF investing: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYG), the $18-billion corporate bond fund. Graphs are based on current tax rates and assume an investor is in the highest federal bracket and lives in a state with high... Read more

Dividend Growth Stocks Of Tomorrow: The Allstate Corporation


Dividend growth investing is a popular, and largely successful approach to generating wealth over long periods of time. Investors typically do well, focusing on companies with long streaks of dividend increases in part because of the positive qualities a business needs in order to be able to continually afford what is ultimately a cash layout to shareholders. However, many of the companies known as "dividend champions" - those with 25 consecutive years (or more) of dividend growth - are mature... Read more

Easterly Government Properties: A Stable Portfolio With 4.8%-Yielding Dividend, But Shares Not Cheap


Investment Thesis Easterly Government Properties (DEA) delivered another in-line quarter in Q2 2019. We like Easterly as most of its portfolio of properties is rented out to the U.S. government agencies with steadily increasing rental revenue. Besides its acquisition strategy, the company also has several active development projects that should contribute to its rental revenue growth in the next few years. Its growth projects are well-supported by its solid balance sheet. The company... Read more

Sensient Technologies Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend


The Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.39 per share, an increase of 8.3% per share. The cash dividend will be paid on December 2, 2019, to shareholders of record on November 4, 2019.... Read more

El Paso Electric Announces Quarterly Dividend


The Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.385 per share. The dividend was declared on October 17, 2019 and is payable on December 27, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 13, 2019.... Read more

Blueknight Declares Quarterly Distributions


Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: BKEP - Common Units) (NASDAQ: BKEPP - Preferred Units) (“BKEP” or the “Partnership”), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.04 per common unit, as well as a cash distribution of $0.17875 per unit on the Partnership’s preferred units. The third quarter distributions for both the preferred and common units remain unchanged from those paid for... Read more

PPG Directors Announce Quarterly Dividend of 51 Cents Per Share


The board of directors of PPG (NYSE: PPG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share, payable Dec. 12 to shareholders of record Nov. 12.... Read more

Aptar Declares Quarterly Dividend


The Board of Directors of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per share. The payment date is November 20, 2019, to stockholders of record as of October 30, 2019.... Read more

By The Book IV.01: The Large Cap Value Dividend Strategy Meets October


Foreword A previous series of articles looked at (1,2, & 3) billionaire and hedge fund holdings beginning with 50 Kiplinger stocks selected from individual holdings of high net worth notables as penned by James Brumley, an author for Kiplinger. Then, (4) we surveyed Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) collection of dividend dogs, followed by (5) a survey of 61 Solid Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) dividend holdings, and then (6) looked at the dogs of... Read more

Colony Credit Real Estate Announces Monthly Dividend for Common Stockholders


Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: CLNC) (“Colony Credit Real Estate” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared its monthly cash dividend of $0.145 per share of class A common stock (the “Common Stock”) for the monthly period ended October 31, 2019. The Common Stock dividend will be paid on November 12, 2019, to stockholders of record on October 31, 2019.... Read more

FB Financial Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend


FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of November 1, 2019.... Read more

Jabil Declares Quarterly Dividend


Today, Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share of common stock to shareholders of record as of November 15, 2019. The dividend is payable on December 2, 2019.... Read more

5-Year TIPS Auction Results In Surprisingly Low Yield


The U.S. Treasury's auction today of $17 billion in a new five-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security generated a surprisingly low real yield to maturity of just 0.054%. That was well below the Treasury's estimate of 0.22% at the market close on Wednesday. The coupon rate for this TIPS, CUSIP 912828YL8, was set at 0.125%, the lowest the Treasury will go. And that means investors at today's auction had to pay a premium for the higher coupon rate, about $100.35 for about $100 of par... Read more

Evans Bancorp Offering Decent Dividend Yield, Price Upside


Evans Bancorp's (EVBN) earnings are expected to rise slightly in 2020 on the back of loan growth and increase in non-interest income. Due to the prospects of earnings increase, I'm expecting EVBN's dividends to rise to $1.08 in 2020, implying a forward dividend yield of 2.94%. EVBN also offers a double-digit price upside of 12.9% based on my valuation analysis. Provisions Charge to Remain Subdued EVBN's provisions for loan losses declined in 2QFY19 due to the resolution of a big... Read more

Whitestone's 8.45% Yield Is Attractive, But It May Not Be Sustainable In The Long Term


Real estate investors have had a fantastic year. While the market has been suffering from volatility and violent price swings even in the safest of assets, REITs (VNQ) have been steadily moving higher, hitting all-time highs. After all, it makes sense. Investors are eager to transfer their funds to safer and more reliable sources of income in times of such uncertainty. Real estate is arguably the best sector, at the moment, to generate consistent income, while not having direct exposure to any... Read more