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20 Dividend Increases: January 15-19, 2018 (Part 1: Energy And Real Estate Sectors)

Companies can only raise their dividends regularly if they grow earnings sufficiently. I search for dividend increase announcements from companies in the CCC list of dividend growth stocks. I use the following screens to compile my watch list: Market cap ≥ $500M No stocks that are being acquired. No over-the-counter or pink sheet stocks Dividend Yield ≥ 2% for Challengers Dividend Yield ≥ 1% for Contenders and Champions This past week, 20 companies on my watch list declared... Read more

Consumer Cyclical 'Safer' Dividend Gains By Tupperware Is Brokers January Favorite

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predicted Top Ten "Safer" Dividend Consumer Cyclical Dogs To Net 3.33% to 13.4% Gains By January, 2019 Seven of the ten top "safer" Consumer Cyclical dogs (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 January, proved 70% accurate. Ten probable profit generating trades illustrated by YCharts analytics for 2019 were:... Read more

Alliance Resource Partners Is Attractively Priced With A Safe 10% Yield - At Least In The Short Term

Overview Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) operates in the difficult and challenging coal industry. As a key coal producer in the United States, its future is linked closely to the overall strength and/or weakness of the coal market in general. And while the coal industry does still face many challenges, it is actually performing fairly well recently as noted by this November article published by Bloomberg. I believe this has created a prime opportunity for investors looking for a healthy yield... Read more

AT&T: I'll Just Keep Reinvesting The Dividend

Previously, I made the argument that I would not sell my shares in AT&T (NYSE: T) after all, in spite of recent concerns I had about the company's performance. As a matter of fact, even if the price didn’t grow at all from here for the next while, I should still be quite a happy man. A 5.37% dividend yield at the current price is a bargain by any standard, and simply reinvesting the dividends would yield a very significant rate of return over the long term. For instance,... Read more

Market Volatility Bulletin: Yields Higher, Vols Higher, Equities Higher

Market Intro IB: 10-Yr US Treasury Note Yield (LH Axis), 10-Yr Note VIX (RH Axis) Volatility on the 10-Yr US Treasury Note (IEF, AGG) appears to have turned a corner in mid December. This pick up in vol coincides with increases in a variety of other vol readings: equities (SPY, DIA, QQQ, IWM), commodities (GLD, USO), and currencies (UUP, FXE). Thus far the increases have occurred without any major disruption to markets. We wonder whether increased volatility in a number of... Read more

'Mini-Crat' Profile: Southside Bankshares Offer A 3.15% Yield And Exposure To The Texas Economy

What is a "minicrat?" I'm glad you asked. No, it's not a new diabolical plot hatched by Dr. Evil. It's like a dividend aristocrat… only smaller. These are small and mid-cap companies that have raised their dividend for at least 10 years. Investment Thesis: Southside Bankshares (SBSI) is a Texas Bank with branches in the Dallas and Austin areas - both of which are growing at strong rates. A majority of the bank' s loans are backed by Texas real estate and a... Read more

American Express Declares Dividend on Series C Preferred Stock

American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) yesterday declared a semiannual dividend on the Company’s 4.900% Fixed Rate / Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Shares, Series C, of $24,500 per share (which is equivalent to $24.50 per related Depositary Share).... Read more

Independence Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment of Dividends in 2017

Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (“IRT”) (NYSE: IRT) today announced the tax reporting information for the 2017 dividend distributions on its common stock. The final income allocations as they will be reported on Form 1099-DIV are set forth in the following table:... Read more

New Jersey Resources Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) unanimously declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $.2725 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 2, 2018 to shareowners of record as of March 15, 2018.... Read more

Top Dividend Growth Stock Paychex, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

PAYX Stock Declares Dividend Payroll and human resources management may not be the most exciting business, but it is capable of providing a solid income stream to investors. Case in point: Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), which operates in the payroll, human resources, and benefits outsourcing industry. The company is a leader in the sector, serving over 600,000 payroll clients in more than 100 locations. With solid operations, Paychex can pay a stable dividend. Last week, the... Read more

ResMed Inc.’s Earnings Report Should Cheer Up Dividend Investors

RMD Stock: Providing More Than Just Dividends… Most income investors would be happy with earning a steadily increasing stream of dividends. But shareholders of ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) have collected much more than that. Headquartered in San Diego, California, ResMed Inc. offers devices and software solutions to help treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other respiratory conditions. While ResMed may not sound like a familiar name, the... Read more

This 11.9% Yielding Dividend Stock Trades at a Significant Discount

Good Value for Money? In today’s bloated market, value is hard to find. But if you are willing to take a look at the not-so-hot sectors of the stock market, you can still find solid companies trading at a significant discount. And their dividends could be pretty generous, too. For instance, most people have never heard of THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCRD), yet the company could offer a tremendous amount of value to dividend investors. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, THL... Read more

Dividend Aristocrat Becton Dickinson and Co Declares Cash Payment to Investors

Dividend Aristocrat Keeps Returning Cash to Shareholders Long-term readers of Income Investors would know that I’m a big fan of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. These are S&P 500 companies with at least 25 consecutive years of annual dividend increases. Think about it; for income investors, what could be better than a rising dividend stream that lasts for more than a quarter of a century? On Monday, January 22, one of the Dividend Aristocrats, Becton Dickinson and Co... Read more

Peter Schiff: The Bond Yield That Could Break The Camel's Back

By SchiffGold Ten-year bond yields have hit their highest level since July 2014. Meanwhile, the stock market has gone up about 45% since that time. Contrast that with earnings that have increased just 6%. As Peter Schiff pointed out in his most recent podcast, a lot of the justification for that increase in stock market valuation has been lower interest rates. "Well, they're not lower anymore. They're back exactly where they were in July 2014. But what's more... Read more

8.5% Yield REIT Is Overvalued, Dividend Growth Unreliable

Whitestone REIT (WSR) is relatively unique among the strip center REITs. They are one of the few REITs that are simply overvalued within this sector. Investors hunting for solid opportunities would be wise to look elsewhere. However, the small strip center REIT is capable of putting on a very alluring presentation. Let’s go through it. Source: WSR investor presentation WSR’s investment premise is primarily based on the story. It is not built on the fundamentals.... Read more

5.5% Yield REIT, Strong Balance Sheet, Dividend More Than Covered

Tanger Factory Outlet (SKT) is on sale. Source: SKT investor presentation Much like the items their tenants sell, the stock is at a discount. SKT’s portfolio consists of outlet shopping centers. Frequently, SKT is classified as a mall REIT. Defining characteristics Source: SKT investor presentation SKT has an exceptionally strong balance sheet. Source: SKT investor presentation SKT’s leverage is not a concern. They easily cover their... Read more

Is The Dividend Paid By Sampo Sustainable?

Notes for the readers Sampo Group (OTCPK: SAXPF) (OTCPK: SAXPY) is primarily traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock exchange under the ticker SAMPO:FH. I will be referring to the Finnish symbol for the article. Note: Amounts are in euro (€) unless mentioned otherwise. Executive Summary Beginning of February, Sampo will publish its annual results. This week, Topdanmark (OTCPK: TPDKY) and Nordea (OTCPK: NRDEF)(OTCPK: NRBAY) will release as well their yearly results and will announce... Read more

Which High-Yield Dividend Stock Is The Better Buy Now: Ford Or GM?

The major U.S. automakers Ford Motor Company (F) and General Motors Company (GM) have come a long way since the Great Recession, when their very survival was at stake. Auto sales have rebounded in the U.S. since the recession ended, and both companies have become more efficient. As a result, Ford and GM have resumed paying dividends to shareholders. Ford and GM have dividend yields of 3.5% and 5.0%, respectively. With dividend yields above 3%, and more than 100 years in business, Ford... Read more

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 19: How To Stack The Deck, Beat The Market, And Get Rich Over Time

Source: First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique, rule-based, methodical approach to value-focused, long-term, dividend growth investing. My situation is unique, as, though only 31, I'm already retired (medical retirement from the Army), thus making this... Read more

First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.1525 Per Share for February

First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FPF) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.1525 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... Read more