Latest Dividend News

FB Financial Corporation Declares Initial Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.06 Per Share

FB Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE: FBK), announced today the initiation of a regular quarterly dividend. On April 19, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of six cents ($0.06) per share to be paid on May 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of April 30, 2018.... Read more

Spectrum Brands Holdings Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend of $0.42 Per Share

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB) announced that its Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 5, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2018.... Read more

Ameriprise Financial Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) increased the company’s quarterly cash dividend by 8 percent, or $0.07 per diluted share, to $0.90 per diluted share payable on May 18, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2018.... Read more

Should You Still Buy This 10.3%-Yielding CRE Company?

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) is a promising high-yield income vehicle that provides investors with high recurring dividend income and the potential to earn attractive total returns on the back of the company's rate-sensitive balance sheet. The commercial real estate market is still in good shape, and the company's large floating-rate loan portfolio sets Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance up for net interest income growth in a rising rate environment. An investment in... Read more

The Relationship Between The Yield Curve And The Stock Market

With the yield curve hitting its flattest level of the expansion last week, many are wondering what impact that will have on the stock market. Data Sources for all tables herein: NBER, FRED, Bloomberg. Using monthly data. The yield curve is a leading indicator of the economy, but the stock market is one as well. So, to provide advance warning for stocks, the yield curve must be a longer leading indicator. Looking back at history, that does seem to be the case. The yield curve... Read more

Triumph Group Declares Quarterly Dividend

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share on its outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable June 15, 2018 to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2018.... Read more

NEWTEK Business Service's Dividend Sustainability Analysis (Includes 2018-2019 Annual Dividend Projection)

Author's Note: This article is a detailed analysis of NEWTEK Business Service's (NEWT) dividend sustainability. I have performed this analysis due to the continued number of readers who have specifically requested such an analysis be performed on NEWT (since I have not written a "focus" article on this company since 2016). For readers who just want the summarized conclusions/results, I would suggest to scroll down to the "Conclusions Drawn" section at the bottom of... Read more

Cisco: A Dividend Growth Giant

Cisco (CSCO) is no tech dinosaur. Though we like the prospects of "newer" companies such as Facebook (FB) and Alphabet (GOOG), for example, companies that are on the cutting-edge of customer-facing platforms via social media and search, we think Cisco is working hard behind the scenes, and it may not get all the attention it deserves. Not only has Cisco stayed relevant during the past 30 years as technology has changed rapidly, but the company has continuously reinvented itself time... Read more

Exxon Mobil Dividend Stock Analysis

I have found myself filling up gasoline more and more as the year has continued on. The winter has faded away and nicer weather has started to peek it's head. Driving has been added to the list, to visit friends, family and go on road trips & vacations. What better gas station do I pull into, other than the one-and-only, Exxon Mobil (XOM). I had to pull into their station, as my girlfriend owns stock in them! Further, to note, gas prices are on the rise. Price per barrel of oil, as of... Read more

Fast-Growing Dividend Stock A Must Own, But Only At The Right Price

(Source: imgflip) The cornerstone of my dividend growth retirement portfolio is a simple philosophy - the right company at the right price. That means I'm looking for well-run companies with bright growth prospects that are trading at fair value or less. (Source: Yale University Study) That's because a Yale study that looked at total returns between 1881 to 2016 found that the strongest determinant of total returns was the starting valuation, as measured by the PE ratio. This... Read more

Sabra: A Healthcare REIT With Tailwinds And A 10.5% Dividend

SBRA data by YCharts Introduction Sabra Healthcare Inc. (SBRA) has had its stock price beaten down along with other healthcare real estate companies over the last four months. Many investors do not want to bother with such a laggard. For those up to the challenge, here is a look under the hood. Sabra's Business Sabra is a real estate investment trust or "REIT" that owns and invests in real estate that serves the healthcare industry. In particular, it focuses on... Read more

John's March Dividend Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

Investment Thesis I want to start by apologizing to those for the lateness in publishing this article as I have been putting in a lot of hours renovating my basement (which will be the new location of my home office). Once this is done I plan to start publishing articles on a more consistent basis. March marks the first month that I have tracked John's dividend income from his Traditional and Roth IRAs. Unlike the taxable account, we did not start making significant changes to... Read more

Lam Research: Long Term Dividend Growth

Lam Research (LRCX) has seen this before. The stock reports record results amid the strongest bull run for semiconductors in many years, but sells off anyway. The reasoning is simple, a $100 million decrease in billings for Q2 must mean this is the peak of the semiconductor cycle. This is while experts from the World Fab Forecast expect 9% growth for 2018, and another 5% for 2019. So while the shares of related companies take a beating this week, this all may turn out to be transitory. Lam is... Read more

TPG Specialty Lending: Buy This 8.8%-Yielding, Top-Notch BDC Near 52-Weeks Lows

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (TSLX) is a "Strong Buy" on the drop. The business development company has a strong, diversified investment portfolio with a focus on relatively secure first-lien debt that lowers investors' downside risks considerably. TPG Specialty Lending covers its dividend with net investment income and occasionally pays investors special dividends. The BDC's shares are much more affordable after the correction in the BDC sector in the last four months and they... Read more

Pluralsight: This Dividend Stock Is A Great Growth Story At The Right Price

Rumors have been swirling around the market for some time now that Pluralsight may be making its market debut in the near future, and such whisperings appear to have been confirmed; investors across the market had their interest piqued recently by Pluralsight’s formal S-1 filings with the SEC, which all but confirms that the company will soon be making its NASDAQ debut. Here are the intimate details lurking within Pluralsight’s filings with the SEC, and what investors will want... Read more

Yield Curve Inversion!? Flattening Yield Curve Explained

The Yield Curve Inversion Secrets! Understanding the Flattening Yield Curve is crucial for any trader or investor! Today we're going to talk about the yield curve. Recently, the financial media has been raving about the yield curve getting closer and closer to inverting, and how it's a signal that a recession is right around the corner. In this video, we're going to go over what the yield curve is, how to use it, and what it's really signalling about the market. The... Read more

U.S. Dollar Responds To Higher Yields

Monday April 23: Five things the markets are talking about US Treasuries begin the week on the back foot, trading atop of the key psychological +3% level at +2.994%, prolonging last week's price decline as capital markets continue to evaluate the global outlook for trade and growth. Note: Trade dominated discussions at an IMF gathering in Washington last weekend - the US/Sino trade row, coupled with global debt concerns, were named as threats to the global growth outlook. Higher... Read more

Treasury Yields Head Towards 3%, While Flipkart Investors Await Walmart's Offer (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

Get today's Wall Street Breakfast in podcast form to listen on the go. Today's top stories: The 10-year US Treasury yield is approaching 3% percent for the first time in 4 years; North Korea is suspending missile tests ahead of talks with South Korea; and Flipkart investors favor Walmart. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here) Stitcher Soundcloud... Read more

Royal Bank of Canada: This “Forever Asset” Has Paid Dividends Since 1870

1 Stock to Own Forever Today, I want to once again highlight a group of companies I like to call my “Forever Assets.” Put simply, Forever Assets constitute a group of stocks you can buy today and own for the rest of your life. These businesses have created wealth, not just over weeks or years, but for generations. When you own names like these, you don’t have to fret over recessions, interest rates, or trade wars. Many of these firms have paid dividends to investors... Read more

Synchrony Financial: Dividend Growth Ahead

In an environment of rising yields, dividend growth is an important way for dividend-paying stocks to differentiate from bonds. Synchrony Financial (SYF), a provider of private label credit solutions to consumers in the US, started paying a dividend 18 months ago. The company seems poised to grow its dividend by double digits for the foreseeable future, thanks in large part to some specialized, fast-growing credit offers which both resonate with consumers and occupy a lower-risk niche of... Read more