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Dividend Challenger Highlights: Week Of March 29


A weekly summary of dividend activity for Dividend Challengers.Companies which declared increased dividends.Companies with upcoming ex-dividend dates.Companies with upcoming pay dates.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 However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date.... Read more

Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of March 29


A weekly summary of dividend activity for Dividend Champions and Contenders.Companies which declared increased dividends.Companies with upcoming ex-dividend dates.Companies with upcoming pay dates.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... Read more

Cedar Fair Yields More Than 15%, But Don't Expect It To Last


Cedar Fair has temporarily closed those parks that had been open.Hopes to reopen parks by middle of May.Increased debt and lost revenue could force a cut in the annual $3.74 distribution.Company sent K-1s out in early March with significant UBGI.Cedar Fair, LP (FUN) owns more than a dozen water and theme parks, and other than one in Toronto, Canada, all are located in the US. As the name indicates, the company is a Limited Partnership that trades units, rather than shares, and... Read more

Public Storage E Preferred: Defensive 5%-Plus Yield In A Defensive Industry


The PSA-E preferred continues to outperform the market in this pullback.PSA just got an analyst upgrade this week for its defensive qualities in recessions and its strong balance sheet.PSA-E shares are cumulative, with strong 7X coverage. Public Storage (PSA) is the biggest self storage REIT in the market, with a market cap of ~$39B. PSA acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. As of 12/31/19, it had: 1. Interests in 2,483 self-storage facilities located in... Read more

STAG's Big Monthly Dividend: High E-Commerce Exposure Reduces Coronavirus Risks


STAG is a single tenant focused industrial REIT that offers a healthy monthly dividend payment (8.0% yield) and the potential for significant price appreciation.We believe it will benefit from the current uncertainty amid the coronavirus outbreak given its high exposure to the e-commerce sector.This article reviews the health of the business, valuation, risks, dividend safety, and concludes with our opinion about why it's worth considering if you are a long-term income-focused... Read more

AT&T Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Shares


The board of directors of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today declared quarterly dividends on the company’s 5.000% Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A and the company’s 4.750% Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C. The Series A dividend is $312.50 per preferred share, or $0.3125 per depositary share. The Series C dividend is $240.7986111 per preferred share, or $0.2407986111 per depositary share. The dividends are payable on May 1, 2020, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9,... Read more

The Fairholme Focused Income Fund Announces Dividend


On March 27, 2020, the Fairholme Focused Income Fund (“FOCIX” or the “Fund”) distributed an Ordinary Income dividend of $0.05007 per share to shareholders of record as of March 26, 2020. The Fund’s Net Asset Value (“NAV”) was reduced by the amount of the distribution.... Read more

AT&T - High Yield Isn't A Warning Sign, Ignore COVID-19 Fears


Investors remain concerned about AT&T's financial position, however, AT&T's financial position is very manageable. The company's debt and dividend are both comfortably handled.The company financially is very strong. Even with a 1-year COVID-19 delay scenario, shareholder rewards should be significant. In a 2008 scenario, the company rebounded in 1-year.I recommend investing in AT&T as a long-term position given its current respectable and sustainable dividend... Read more

Johnson & Johnson: A Safe Dividend Pick


Johnson & Johnson is an attractive pick at discounted valuations.The company has multiple promising assets in its portfolio.Investors should consider risks such as litigation risks, competitive pressures, and generic erosion of established brands.Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks seem to have emerged as market saviors in these times of uncertainty. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is one such company which seems all too well suited to face the current bear market. This... Read more

Energy Transfer Partners: Surging Bond Yields Create A Risk To Their Distributions


The last month has been shocking for the unitholders of Energy Transfer Partners, whose plunging unit price has pushed their distribution yield to a once unthinkable 25%.Naturally this indicates that the market does not believe that it will be sustained much further into the future.Given their history of tapping debt markets to fund a portion of their operations, this article explores the costs continuing this strategy and their ability to self fund during 2020.It appears that... Read more

EPR Properties: What Investors Need To Know About Its Massive Dividend Yield


EPR Properties experiential real estate is ground central for being closed during the COVID-19 crisis.As a result the stock has plummeted over 75% over the last few weeks.What seems to be missed however is just how well the firm was prepared going into this, with a fortress balance sheet and plenty of cash on hand.Article Thesis When a stock yields well above 20%, it makes sense to ask whether that really is sustainable. Right now, EPR Properties' (EPR) stock yields a whopping... Read more

AT&T Declares Quarterly Dividend


The board of directors of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 a share on the company’s common shares. The dividend is payable on May 1, 2020, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2020.... Read more

Canadian All-Star Stocks: Dividend Increases - Week Of March 30


Canadian Dividend All-Stars are companies that have raised dividends for at least five consecutive years.Alimentation Couche-Tard came through for investors, while NFI Group became the first to cut the dividend in 2020.Only one All-Star is expected to raise dividends this week.In terms of dividend growth, it was a quiet one last week. No All-Stars were scheduled to announce an increase, and none did. This week, there is but one All-Star on tap to raise dividends. Before we get into... Read more

Genel Energy Has The Courage (And Cash) To Maintain The Dividend Amid The Tumultuous Times


Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy has recently presented solid 2019 results backed by higher oil production.The company decided not to cut the dividend, as its financial position and cash flows are robust enough to weather the downturn.Genel Energy is one of the most undervalued oil companies in the world with EV/EBITDAX of just 0.48x.Genel Energy plc (OTCPK: OTCPK: GEGYF) (OTCPK: OTCPK: GEGYY), a small-cap London-listed oil company focused on production & exploration in Kurdistan,... Read more

QTS Realty Trust: Data Center REIT With Yields Up To 7.3%, Plus Very Attractive Options Yields


QTS has two preferreds which yield 5.4% to 7.3%, with strong coverage.Its common yields 3.6%, but one of its covered call options yields 8%, and one of its cash secured put options yields 11%.QTS has outperformed its sector and the market over the past month, quarter, year and year to date. Looking for virus-resistant income vehicles? Data center REITs such as QTS Realty (QTS) have outperformed the market and the Technology Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) over the past month, quarter, year... Read more

Insights At A Glance: Updating MLP Yield Scenario Analysis And Midstream Insider Buying


Since our initial stress test of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index’s (AMZI) yield, the index underwent its quarterly rebalancing with related constituent changes, and a few MLPs announced distribution cuts.Management teams have taken advantage of these historically high yields by continuing to use this downturn as a buying opportunity.In the last six trading days alone, there have been over $4 million of insider transactions among constituents of the Alerian Midstream Energy Index... Read more

New York Community Bancorp: Modestly Undervalued But Dividend Limits Long Term Appeal


New York Community Bancorp's shares have declined back to an attractive valuation. The company will almost certainly benefit from low benchmark interest rates although not to the same degree as during the last interest rate cycle. The company's persistent lack of meaningful growth in book value will continue to inhibit the potential for long term capital gains. Indeed, the company's preferred shares may be more appealing than the common stock. New York Community... Read more

The Potential Impact Of Coronavirus On Dividends


Investors who rely on dividends for a large part of their income should prepare for significant dividend cuts and suspensions in 2020.Is it reasonable to think that the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to be as damaging to the global economy and to dividends as previous world wars, pandemics, depressions and financial crises?I think the answer has to be yes.Investors who rely on dividends for a large part of their income should prepare for significant dividend cuts and... Read more

Crestwood Equity Partners: Another Safe 50+% Yield


CEQP is very cheap like many midstream O&G companies with a 50% yield and trades at 1:1 with 2019 DCF.CEQP actually has 83% of its revenues coming from fixed-fee take or pay contracts.Assuming no growth in EBITDA for 2020, CEQP can self-fund 80% of CAPEX and common distributions with ample room on its revolver. Introduction I have written two articles since the beginning of the market crash due to the outbreak of coronavirus on two high yield midstream O&G companies... Read more

AT&T: Tasty Yield, Not Attractive Long Term


AT&T has seen their dividend yield reach record levels.The stock now has a dividend yield similar to the 7.6% peak during the financial crisis.The company can easily cover the dividend via free cash flows by cutting a $4 billion stock buyback plan.The 7.3% dividend yield is safe.During the recent market collapse, AT&T (T) has seen their dividend yield soar to levels not seen since the financial crisis. The wireless and media giant has plenty of cash flows to survive and... Read more