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Is Vector Group Dividend For Real?

This article provides insights into Vector Group (VGR) based on their latest Earnings Call and the company’s outlook for future growth. The article helps investors determine if the current Vector Group business plan is sustainable. It breaks down the company’s business divisions of discount cigarettes and high-end real estate. It also explains the positive areas where they have a competitive advantage over other tobacco companies, and will highlight the reasons I am a shareholder in... Read more

24 High Yield 'Safer' Dividend Energy Equities For June

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Assert Ten 'Safer' Dividend Energy Equities To Net 16.4% to 46.4% Gains By June, 2019 Five of the ten top-gain "safer" dividend energy equities, based on analyst 1-year target-prices (tinted gray in the chart above), were verified as being among the top ten yielders for the coming year. Thus the dog strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates, proved 50% accurate. The following probable profit-generating trades were... Read more

The Science Behind Successful Dividend Strategies

Dividend strategies have always been a popular way to invest your money, never more so than in the low-interest rate environment that has existed now for a decade. A simple google search for 'Best way to invest in safe dividend stocks' reveals a deluge of opinions that are often at odds with each other. As seasoned dividend investors we know we should be looking at earnings and dividend growth rates, consecutive years of dividend growth, low payout ratios, high yields and low debt... Read more

Garbage Dividend Spotted, Warnings From Colorado

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments. Arlington Asset Investment (AI) should be able to sustain the current dividend level. We knew this cut was coming: The dividend has been cut to $0.375/share per quarter. Now the question is: is the dividend sustainable? No, it is not. They could cut the dividend by 31.8% again tomorrow and it still wouldn’t be sustainable. What has happened? I will go over many of... Read more

50 Energy Sector Top Yield Dividend Stocks For June

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Targets & Dividends Projected 22.5% To 46.42% Net Gains Powering Ten Top Energy Stocks To June 2019 Six of ten top-gaining Energy sector stocks, based on analyst 1-year target prices, were also part of the top ten dividend-yielders for the coming year (as tinted in the chart above). Thus, the yield-based forecast for the Energy sector, as graded by the Wall St. wizards, was 60% accurate. The following probable profit-generating trades were selected by... Read more

The Dairy Crest Group: A 4.5% Net Dividend Yield, A Production Expansion Under Way, And A Pension Surplus

The Dairy Crest Group (OTC:DRCSF) (OTCPK: DRCSY) is a British dairy company producing cheese, spreads and butter with milk sourced from a few hundred farmers. It's a business concept I do like, as people generally won't drink less milk (I would imagine kids are still being incentivized by their parents to drink sufficient quantities of milk), and even as an adult, I personally don't mind having a cup of warm milk before bedtime. A sore throat? Nothing a cup of hot milk and honey... Read more

Will Rising Rates Derail This 11.95% Yielding REIT?

We hear a common refrain all the time, especially in comment sections here on Seeking Alpha. Readers and investors are in a constant state of fear whenever interest rates rise. They ask: "Should I sell my REITs?" Others retort: "REITs are the worst equity class to own when rates rise". You'd think, with each bump-up of interest rates, the world is coming to an end. The FOMC committee of the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it had... Read more

A 10% Yield, Record Earnings, Estimates Rising, Upside Potential, No K-1

Looking for a high-yield niche play? Maybe you should consider Hoegh LNG Partners LP (HMLP), the only publicly traded pure play on FSRU's. FSRU stands for "Floating Storage & Regasification Unit" and it has a rapidly growing presence in the LNG shipping industry. HMLP's parent/sponsor, Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd., is the largest provider of FSRUs in the market. FSRU leasing/chartering solves many problems for charterer companies and countries. It's slow and... Read more

5 Safe Dividend Stocks (On Sale) For Your Retirement Portfolio

We started with a fairly simple question. If we were to invest in five large-cap, safe, and dividend-paying companies trading at relatively cheap valuations, which companies would make the cut? Note: In our opinion, for a well-diversified portfolio, one should have at least 15-20 stocks. Income Vs. Total-returns: Before we get to the filtering process to select five companies, we should be clear in our objectives. Our goals are reasonable and growing income, the safety of the principal,... Read more

FedEx Corporation: 1,200% Dividend Increase Already, with More to Come

Own FedEx Stock for Growing Dividends For the most part, FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) hasn’t been a staple for income investors. While the company is decades old and runs an established business, it did not have a dividend policy until 2002. Since then, however, FedEx’s dividend growth has been nothing short of impressive. When the company first set up its dividend policy, it was paying investors $0.05 per share each quarter. Management has raised the payout at least once... Read more

AT&T: The Best Dividend Stock Of All Time Now Trades Cheap

I'm as surprised as anyone that the AT&T (T)-Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) deal was approved without any conditions. While I do believe that AT&T paid a premium for the acquisition, a deal with no conditions is a big win for AT&T. Common sense would dictate that the company now has more leverage to control pricing in the future, which could be bad for consumers and good for AT&T's bottom line. The stock price has not responded positively to this news, which I view as a great... Read more

35 Of 81 Consumer Cyclical Equities Show 'Safer' Dividends For June

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predicted Top Ten "Safer" Dividend Consumer Cyclicals To Net 4.5% to 31.58% Net Gains By June 2019 Six of the ten top "safer" dividend Consumer Cyclicals WallStars (tinted gray in the chart above) were verified as also being among the top ten yielders for the coming year. Thus, the yield strategy for this group, as of June, proved 60% accurate. The following probable profit-generating trades were selected by estimated dividend... Read more

Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield Remains At 2.93%

Note: We've updated this commentary with data through market close on 6/15/18. Let's take a closer look at recent activity in US Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year note ended Friday at 2.93% and the 30-year bond closed at 3.05%. The 2-10 yield spread is now at 0.38%. Here is a table showing the yields, highs and lows, and the FFR since 2007 as of Tuesday's close: The chart below shows the daily performance of several Treasuries and the Fed Funds Rate (FFR) since... Read more

Voya Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund Declares Quarterly Distribution

Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced the quarterly distribution on the common shares of one of its closed-end funds: Voya Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (NYSE: IDE) (the “Fund”).... Read more

Morgan Stanley Declares Quarterly Dividends on Its Preferred Stock

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today declared a regular dividend on the outstanding shares of each of the following preferred stock issues:... Read more

JPMorgan Chase Declares Preferred Stock Dividend

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) (“JPMorgan Chase” or the “Firm”) declared dividends on the outstanding shares of the Firm’s Series I, R and S preferred stock. Information can be found on the Firm’s Investor Relations website at Read more

Ares Capital Corp.: Time To Buy This 9.1%-Yielding BDC?

Ares Capital Corp.'s (ARCC) shares have dropped in recent days, after a strong run throughout May, which I think is another buying opportunity. Ares Capital Corp. has a defensively positioned debt investment portfolio and considerably interest rate upside. Though Ares Capital Corp. doesn't have the best dividend coverage stats based on NII, the dividend looks sustainable. An investment in Ares Capital Corp. at today's price point yields 9.1 percent. Ares Capital Corp. has had a... Read more

Innovative Industrial Properties Declares Second Quarter 2018 Dividends

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: IIPR), the leading provider of creative real estate capital solutions to the medical-use cannabis industry, announced today that its board of directors has declared a second quarter 2018 dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock. The dividend is equivalent to an annualized dividend of $1.00 per common share, and is the fifth consecutive quarterly dividend payable to common stockholders declared since the Company... Read more

Camden Property Trust Announces Second Quarter 2018 Dividend

The Board of Trust Managers of Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) declared a second quarter cash dividend of $0.77 per share to holders of record as of June 29, 2018 of its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest. The dividend is to be paid on July 17, 2018.... Read more

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. declares quarterly cash dividend

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend is payable on August 24, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 20, 2018. As of May 27, 2018, the Company had 83,104,613 shares of common stock outstanding.... Read more