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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 13: V.F. Corporation

Investors looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks would be wise to peruse the list of Dividend Aristocrats. These are companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. You can see all 51 Dividend Aristocrats here. There are many Dividend Aristocrats that could be of great assistance to a portfolio built around dividend growth. V.F. Corp (VFC) is on the list of Dividend Aristocrats, and has increased its dividend for 44 years in a row. Not... Read more

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 14: PPG Industries

PPG Industries (PPG) is the largest paint company in the world. It is also one of the most reliable dividend stocks. PPG has paid dividends every quarter since 1899. Moreover, the company has increased its dividend each year for the last 45 years, which qualifies it to be a member of the exclusive Dividend Aristocrats list. PPG's remarkable dividend consistency helps it to appeal to the more conservative members of the dividend growth investing community. This article will analyze... Read more

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 15: S&P Global

Every year, we publish an in-depth look at each of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats, an exclusive list of stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases. You can see all 51 Dividend Aristocrats here. Next in line in our annual series, is S&P Global (SPGI). S&P Global might fly under the radar of most income investors, but it has a very impressive dividend track record. It has paid a dividend each year since 1937. And, S&P Global has... Read more

10% Yielding BDC With Growing Book Value

I have been actively covering Fidus Investment (FDUS) for many years, and this article is an update for the calendar Q2 2017 results. Over the last two years, it has had superior net asset value (“NAV”) per share performance, even compared to higher quality business development companies ("BDCs") such as Main Street Capital (MAIN), TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) and Golub Capital BDC (GBDC). Why do I like FDUS? This article discusses many of the reasons to invest FDUS... Read more

UCFC Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Dividend

United Community Financial Corp. (Company) (NASDAQ: UCFC), parent company of Home Savings Bank (Home Savings), today announced net income of $7.6 million, or $0.151 per diluted common share, a 37.3% improvement over the $0.110 per diluted common share reported for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.... Read more

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 12: Sherwin-Williams

Published by Nick McCullum Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is a legendary dividend growth stock. As a member of the Dividend Aristocrats, Sherwin-Williams is one of just 51 S&P 500 stocks that have raised their dividends each year for 25+ years. Even among the Dividend Aristocrats, Sherwin-Williams stands out because of its remarkable rate of dividend growth. The company shows no sign of slowing down, either; Sherwin-Williams estimates that its annual dividend payment will grow to at... Read more

Beware New York Mortgage Trust's High Dividend Yield - It's Just A Mirage

New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: NYMT) has experienced a reducing book value per share due to dividend payments in excess of the underlying portfolio’s profitability. The current dividend yield of 12.7% is not sustainable and has consistently been eroding the company’s capital base. Second-quarter results have once again disappointed, despite recording the highest net interest margin since Q2 2016, with EPS of $0.10 covering only 50% of the $0.20 dividend per share declared and... Read more

These 2 High-Yield Dividend Growth Stocks May Eventually Be Doomed To Oblivion

As a contrarian value dividend investor I'm not afraid to "be greedy when others are fearful," That means I'm eager to snap up undervalued shares of quality dividend growth stocks when market pessimism is at its peak, as I recently did with CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA). However, there is a big difference between buying a quality company, with a proven track record of successfully evolving over time, (at rock bottom prices) and a value... Read more

Xerox Declares Dividend on Common and Preferred Stock

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on Xerox common stock. The dividend is payable on Jan. 31, 2018 to shareholders of record on Dec. 29, 2017.... Read more

Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

The Board of Directors of Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: LOR) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.06045 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on November 22, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 13, 2017. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2017.... Read more

Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

The Board of Directors of Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: LGI) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.08183 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on November 22, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 13, 2017. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2017.... Read more

Gold For The Dividend Growth Investor

Many dividend growth investors do not hold cash or gold because neither produces much income. I explore a couple of ways to get some cash flow from gold. What's the problem with holding cash, cash equivalents, or gold for a DG investor? I think just about every investor is familiar with the concept that when an asset class like stocks are trading at high valuations, an investor can sell to capture that high valuation and keep the proceeds in cash or some other stable store of value,... Read more

L3 Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per share payable on December 15, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 17, 2017.... Read more

Shall You Buy Omega Healthcare Investors Before Or After Its Ex-Dividend Date?

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI), a quality triple-net equity REIT, is going ex-dividend over the next fortnight on October 30. Omega delivers clockwork-like dividend growth backed by strong and rising cash flows in an attractive industry (for the long term). Source: Omega Healthcare Investors, all courtesy remains Dividend investors seeking to optimize income from their investments should look at ex-dividend dates and time their purchases accordingly. Timing the market... Read more

A Real Dividend Growth Machine: Q3 2017 Portfolio Review

Introduction The purpose of this article is to review my investing progress in the third quarter of 2017. I follow a value-oriented dividend growth investing strategy that involves buying attractively valued stocks of companies that consistently pay and grow their dividends. I have two complementary long-term investing goals: Build a sustainable and rising dividend income stream that beats inflation. Preserve and grow my capital by attaining a satisfactory total return on my... Read more

For McDonald's, Strong Dividend Growth Means A Strong Future

The Board of Directors at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) made a strong statement about the future direction of McDonald's earnings by announcing the most robust dividend growth in years. The resurgence of McDonald's is no fluke. On the net profit margin metric McDonald's is more profitable than Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). In this article, we will be looking at the steps McDonald's has taken to become a high-profit machine. The kind of dividend dreams are made of McDonald's is by... Read more

Dividend Growth Stocks For The Remainder Of 2017

Disney (DIS), Lowe’s (LOW) and Apple (AAPL) are three stocks I like for the remaining two and half months of 2017 (and beyond). Each company deserves a spot in a dividend growth investors portfolio, as each has the potential to continue growing dividends in the near future. We will discuss potential tailwinds and headwinds for that matter that each company faces in the near term and also discuss why I like each going forward. The Walt Disney Company The Walt Disney Company is... Read more

Cintas Corporation Announces Annual Dividend Increased for the 34th Consecutive Year

Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq:CTAS) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors approved a $1.62 per share annual dividend at its meeting today, representing a 21.8% increase over last year’s annual dividend of $1.33 per share. This is the 34th consecutive year that the annual dividend has increased, which is every year since Cintas went public in 1983. This dividend is payable on December 8, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2017.... Read more

Is Stanley Black & Decker A Good Stock For Dividend Investors?

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) meets the criteria of being a dividend aristocrat, having increased its dividend for 49 years in a row. Source: Is it a good choice for dividend investors? When we look at the company’s dividend profile, we see that the dividend yield of 1.59% is still higher than the Industrial Goods average of 1.17%. The annualised payout of $2.52 per share is still quite respectable. This falls behind dividend companies such as Johnson... Read more

Main Street Capital's Monthly Dividend Projection For December 2017-February 2018

Author’s Note: This article is a detailed analysis of Main Street Capital Corp.’s (MAIN) dividend sustainability. I have performed this analysis due to the continued number of readers who have specifically requested such an analysis be performed on MAIN at periodic intervals. For readers who just want the summarized conclusions/results, I would suggest to scroll down to the “Conclusions Drawn” section at the bottom of the article. Focus of Article: The focus of this... Read more