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Waste Management Announces Plan to Increase the Quarterly Dividend Rate and for the Authorization of up to $1.5 Billion in Share Repurchases

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 10.2% increase in the planned quarterly dividend rate for 2019, from $0.465 to $0.5125 per share. On an annual basis, the per share dividend increases from $1.86 to $2.05. This marks the sixteenth consecutive year that the Company has increased its planned quarterly dividend.... Read more

Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund Declares Dividend

On December 13, 2018, the Board of Trustees of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (NYSE: DHF) declared from net investment income a monthly cash dividend of $0.0235 per share of beneficial interest, payable on January 15, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 28, 2018. The ex-dividend date is December 27, 2018. The previous dividend declared in November was $0.0235 per share of beneficial interest.... Read more

Equity Residential Declares Fourth Quarter Dividends

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared quarterly dividends on the Company’s common and preferred shares. A regular common share dividend for the fourth quarter of $0.54 per share will be paid on January 11, 2019 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2019.... Read more

Argan, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 Per Share

Argan, Inc. (NYSE: AGX) announced that on December 12, 2018, its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.25 per share of common stock, payable January 31, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 24, 2019.... Read more

Independent Bank Corp. Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, today announced a $0.38 per share dividend. The dividend will be payable on January 11, 2019, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 31, 2018.... Read more

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend Rate on Common Shares and Class A Common Shares

At their regular meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA and UBP) approved an increase in the quarterly dividend rate declared for its Common stock and Class A Common stock. The quarterly dividend rate declared for the Common Stock was increased to $0.245 per share and the quarterly dividend rate declared for the Class A Common stock was increased to $0.275 per share, which represents an annualized increase of $0.02 per share for both classes of... Read more

UDR Declares Quarterly Dividend

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), a leading multifamily real estate investment trust, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock for the fourth quarter of 2018 in the amount of $0.3225 per share, payable in cash, on January 31, 2019 to UDR common stock shareholders of record as of January 10, 2019. The January 31st dividend will be the 185th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Company on its common... Read more

State Street Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend on its Common Stock

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.47 per share of common stock, payable on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to common shareholders of record at the close of business on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.... Read more

Caleres Regular Quarterly Dividend

The quarterly dividend for Caleres (NYSE: CAL)( of $0.07 per share, will be payable on January 9, 2019, to shareholders of record as of December 24, 2018.... Read more

VICI Properties Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI) (“VICI Properties” or the “Company”) announced today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.2875 per share of common stock for the period from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The dividend will be payable on January 10, 2019 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 27, 2018.... Read more

Medical Properties Trust: Wait For A Drop Before Buying This 5.9%-Yielding Healthcare REIT

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) is an interesting healthcare REIT for DGI investors, at the right price. The healthcare real estate investment trust has a diversified property portfolio including healthcare facilities outside of the United States. Medical Properties Trust covers its dividend payout with funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations, lending a high degree of safety to the dividend. However, shares are probably about fairly valued, and recession risks are growing,... Read more

10 Dividend Achievers Alleged To Gain 27.5% To 62.92% Come December 2019 By Broker Targets

Top 30 Dividend Achievers For December Yield (dividend/price) results from here December 11, verified by YCharts, for 30 stocks from nine of 11 Morningstar sectors revealed the actionable conclusions discussed below. "The NASDAQ Dividend Achievers Index is made up of 265 stocks with 10+ consecutive years of dividend increases that meet certain minimum size and liquidity requirements. It is one of the better sources for high quality dividend growth stocks." - Read more

11 Upcoming Dividend Increases Including A 50% Hike

Introduction I love stocks that grow their dividends year in and out. You probably do too! If so, you are in the right place. I've created a list of stocks that are increasing their dividend next week. This list is a trimmed-down version only covering dividend increases. A full upcoming dividend calendar is available here. If you know how this was built and the caveats, feel free to jump down to the lists themselves. How It's Assembled The information presented below was... Read more

16 Fortune 2019 'Safer' Dividend Investor Guide Picks Per Broker December Targets

Fortune Investor Guide 2019 "Safer" Dividend Selections The December 2018 Issue of Fortune featured a list of 30 companies to "ride out the storm" in 2019. The 2019 Guide caught my dogcatcher eye because so many were dividend payers. Yet Fortune editors failed to include dividends as significant in that article. Here's a case where a grievous omission in a current business publication can be noted, called out and corrected from a dividend investor... Read more

2 Under The Radar Dividend ETF Picks For 2019

After nearly two years of growth and tech stocks delivering the market's biggest returns, it's conservative dividend-paying stocks that have begun leading the way again. Since the beginning of October when the market corrected and volatility spiked, all of the biggest and best-known dividends ETFs, including the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO) and the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL), have outperformed the... Read more

Forget About The 5-Year Minus 2-Year Yield Curve Inversion; Instead, Focus On The 10-Year Minus 3-Month

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Daniel Joye as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more » The recent history of yield curve inversions A lot of ink has been used to write about the inversion of the five-year treasury rate minus two-year treasury rate yield curve inversion. The financial media... Read more

Battle Of The Branded Foods Dividend: Campbell Soup Vs. General Mills

Many stocks in the consumer staples segment are trading well below their historic averages. Fierce competition, commodity pricing pressures and elevated volatility in equity markets has led many investors to simply liquidate their holdings and look for safer so-called income plays. However, the slide in many stocks in this segment has spiked dividend yields to well above the average in the S&P for example. Campbell Soup Company (CPB) at present pays out a 3.57% dividend yield while... Read more

How The Yield Curve Could Hurt UPRO Performance

The ProShares UltraPro S&P500 (UPRO) ETF is currently around 28% below its 52-week high in September 2018. Macro-focused investors will be aware of the fact that other major asset classes can play a role in influencing the direction of the UPRO ETF. Currently the bond market, more specifically the Treasuries yield curve, is an important indicator to watch when making investment decisions. The yield curve is majorly influenced by monetary policy guidance from the Federal Reserve. This... Read more

Blame The Fed For The Inverted Yield Curve

Investors are confronted with a constantly changing financial environment that is entirely different from the low-volatility and continually rising equity prices that characterized 2017. December 2018 is rather different from December 2017. In less than two weeks it is highly likely that the Fed is going to increase interest rates again by 25 bps even though the wobbling equity markets are a clear indication that sentiment has changed drastically. Short-term Treasury bills are shortly going... Read more

What CenturyLink's Debt Means For Its Dividend

Thesis Many retail investors hold CenturyLink (CTL) for its dividend primarily. This makes sense, as CenturyLink provides a very high dividend yield, whereas share price gain potential seems somewhat limited going forward. CenturyLink has a very high debt load, though. The company will have to spend a significant amount of its cash flows on reducing debt levels going forward, which means that not all of CenturyLink's free cash flows are available for dividend payments. After a... Read more