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Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution


The Board of Directors of Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. (the ďFundĒ) (NYSE: LGI) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.08879 per share on the Fundís outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on August 23, 2019 to shareholders of record on August 12, 2019. The ex-dividend date is August 9, 2019.... Read more

Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution


The Board of Directors of Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the ďFundĒ) (NYSE: LOR) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.05799 per share on the Fundís outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on August 23, 2019 to shareholders of record on August 12, 2019. The ex-dividend date is August 9, 2019.... Read more

Omega Announces Quarterly Common Stock Dividend


Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) today announced that the Companyís Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.66 per share. The common stock dividend is payable Thursday, August 15, 2019 to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.... Read more

MSC Industrial Direct Raised The Dividend 19% And The Forward Yield Is Over 4%


Thesis In this article, I write about MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (MSM), another potential stock suitable for a dividend growth investor. MSC Industrial is not that well-known especially compared to its larger competitors like Fastenal Company (FAST) and W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) due to their dividend track record and consistency in returning cash to shareholders. But saying that, MSC Industrial recently raised the dividend 19% and the forward dividend yield is now over 4%. This yield... Read more

Getting 10%+ Yield From These 3 Retailers


Macy's (M), Kohl's (KSS), and American Eagle (AEO) are in my opinion some of the better stock opportunities in traditional retail. The icing on the cake, however, is that we can write calls to generate significant premium while only moderately limiting upside potential. Here's a summary of these three trades, with more details on each below. Stock (Price) Before Selling Call After Macy's (21.91) Annual Div. Yield: 6.8% Price Upside: Unlimited Yield (Dividend + Premium):... Read more

NorthWest Healthcare REIT Looks Good With A 6.68% Global Yield


Iíve spent the last few weeks looking at US healthcare and other US REITs. My conclusion is that the investing risk is high. Too much money is chasing investment opportunities, be it private or public REITs, so I donít feel like investing. Plus, US REIT yields are globally the lowest. Therefore, Iíve been looking at Canadian REITs. NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (OTC:NWHUF) is a globally diversified healthcare REIT offering a dividend yield of 6.69%. It is... Read more

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. Declares Distribution


The Board of Directors of Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG) has declared a distribution of $0.12 per share payable on September 9, 2019 to shareholders of record on July 26, 2019 (ex-dividend date of July 25, 2019). This distribution is in accordance with the Fundís current distribution policy of paying distributions on its shares totaling approximately 8 percent of its net asset value per year, payable in four quarterly installments of 2 percent. A portion of the distribution may... Read more

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund Declares Distribution


The Board of Trustees of Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (NYSE: USA) has declared a distribution of $0.17 per share payable on September 9, 2019 to shareholders of record on July 26, 2019 (ex-dividend date of July 25, 2019). This distribution is in accordance with the Fundís current distribution policy of paying distributions on its shares totaling approximately 10 percent of its net asset value per year, payable in four quarterly installments of 2.5 percent. A portion of the distribution may be... Read more

Whitestone REIT: Dividend Sustainability Is Still An Issue


Investment Thesis Whitestone REIT (WSR) delivered a mixed quarter as the company saw its average base rent increased by mid-single digits but saw its adjusted funds from operations declined year over year. The company has a quality portfolio located in markets with strong population growth projections. In addition, its portfolio of properties is generally more resilient to the rise of e-commerce. Although Whitestone currently pays a nearly 9%-yielding dividend, it has a leveraged balance... Read more

3 Best Dividend Stocks To Buy And Hold: IT And Healthcare


Dividend stocks are one of the key components of a value investor's portfolio. The regular income provides increasing liquidity and compensation as you wait for the valuation thesis to play out. Typically, dividends tend to be a bonus as most value investing screens are run for valuation first. However, I also like to look at strong dividend stocks and then filter for undervaluation. These do not always offer the strongest value stocks, but these will help protect your portfolio by including... Read more

Cedar Fair: Buckle Up For This High-Yielding MLP


Who loves roller coasters? I donít know about you but I love the thrill of riding a roller coaster. But I can assure you of one thing: I will never get on board the Intimidator 305 that drops 300 feet (located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va.) that is one of only four roller coasters in the world to fall that far and that fast. Source I can also assure you that youíll never see me on the ďFull ThrottleĒ located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. This coaster has... Read more

KB Home Increases Quarterly Dividend


KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the Companyís quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, more than tripling the rate to $.09 per share from $.025 per share. At the new quarterly rate, the annual cash dividend will now be $.36 per share compared to the previous rate of $.10 per share.... Read more

CSI Increases Cash Dividend 16.7% to $0.21 Per Share


Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 16.7% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable on September 25, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 3, 2019. The quarterly dividend increased from $0.18 per share on a post-stock split basis and represents an indicated annual dividend rate of $0.84 per share on the new rate of $0.21 per share.... Read more

This 7.4%-Yielding Portfolio Will Survive A 2008 Repeat


Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord With the economic outlook growing increasingly uncertain, we are slowly but steadily taking steps to ensure our real money portfolio at High Yield Landlord is prepared to face the next market downturn. While we are not market timers in the sense that we remain fully invested, we believe that maintaining a disciplined long-term approach and avoiding the urge to be overly aggressive in chasing every high yield, undervalued opportunity that... Read more

MultiChoice: Excellent Cash Generation, Optionality And Dividend Potential


Company Overview Key source documents: Information relating to listing of MultiChoice (OTCMKTS: OTCPK: MCHOY) and unbundling from Naspers (OTCMKTS: OTCPK: NPSNY) is here. Latest MultiChoice financial statements and presentation for FY 2019 (Dividend guidance on slide 5) is here. MultiChoice Group (OTCMKTS: OTCPK: MCHOY) is a South African based telecommunications business with a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock exchange, with a secondary listing in France, and an OTC... Read more

PepsiCo: Solid Hold For This Dividend Aristocrat With Good Income And Total Return


PepsiCo (PEP), one of the largest manufacturer and distributor of snack food and beverages, is a Hold for the dividend investor and total return investor. PepsiCo has steady growth and plenty of cash, which it uses to buy bolt-on companies, increase the dividend each year, and buy back shares. Even with an earnings beat in the last quarter, Mr. Market did not like it. I think this is an opportunity to buy a great defensive company if you do not have a position in the company. PEP is 0.6% of The... Read more

A High-Quality Baby Bond Yielding +9% - NuStar


Co-produced with Beyond Saving and Treading Softly for High Dividend Opportunities At High Dividend Opportunities, we set out in 2019 with a few specific goals. We want to increase our exposure to fixed-income investments, we want to lock in high-yields for an extended period of time, and we want exposure to industries that are counter-cyclical and/or recession resistant. We love to pick up high-yield investments in a sector that is going through some temporary distress. Often, Mr.... Read more

The Inverted Yield Curve Is About To Revert


Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned that the U.S. government could run out of cash in early September 2019, one month sooner than was expected earlier this year. I'll quickly summarize the reasons and what this actually means for the markets. The following chart from FRED shows that cash at the Treasury is now quickly depleting. As of July 10th, 2019, cash at the Treasury stood at $195 billion. On top of that, the Federal Reserve is unwinding its balance sheet, and excess... Read more

Dividend Challenger Highlights: Week Of July 14


Introduction The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with close to 900 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies... Read more

Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of July 14


Introduction The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with close to 900 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies... Read more