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Dividend Challenger Highlights: Week Of May 19


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 However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with close to 900 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies... Read more

Don't Miss Out On This 6.85% Dividend Yield From AGNC Preferred Share


This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments. We’ve found preferred shares provide an excellent opportunity for investors to get a high yield with lower volatility. We cover preferred shares frequently and today’s pick comes from our latest article for subscribers: Preferred Shares Week 151. AGNC’s preferred share For investors interested in The REIT Forum’s preferred share ratings, see my guide to preferred shares. I also... Read more

Dividend Increases: May 13-17, 2019


I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. I look for dividend increase announcements for stocks in the CCC List, but I use several screens to limit the number of stocks to monitor: Dividend Yield ? 1.0% Market cap ? $1 billion No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet stocks... Read more

American Tower: A REIT With Great Total Return And 28 Quarters Of Dividend Increases


This article is about American Tower (AMT) and why it's a buy for the dividend growth investor and total return investor. American Tower is one of the largest providers of multi-tenant communications services. AMT is a growth investment that should be in all tech portfolios and provides services for the greatly expanding demand for wireless streaming capability. American Tower is 0.8% of The Good Business Portfolio. The company has steady growth and has plenty of cash it uses to buy... Read more

Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of May 19


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. Furthermore, with close to 900 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies... Read more

Ralph Lauren's Dividend Growth Story


Image Source: Ralph Lauren Corporation – IR Presentation By Callum Turcan Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) designs, markets, and distributes apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and other goods in that realm. These offerings include both mid-tier items (affordable luxury) and luxury goods (what economists sometimes refer to as conspicuous consumption). During its latest earnings report, Ralph Lauren boosted its dividend by 10% to $2.75 per share on an annualized basis, good for a... Read more

Just Above Inflation: May Yield Curve Update


Me Want 3-Year Bond So, like, this is happening: US Treasury The entire curve is inverted with the 6-month bill, and the 3-month is not far behind. Everything from the 1-year on is inverted with Fed Funds. As you can see, investors cannot get enough of the 2 through 5-year maturities. Their rates are so low, that it’s now appropriate to compare them to the inflation rate, which is also fairly low. US Treasury There are many investors who think buying a 3-year bond... Read more

Abercrombie: Great For Capital Appreciation, Not So Much For Dividends


Note: To learn more about the Machine Assisted Dividends (M.A.D.) methodology, you can read this post, which my father Robert Kovacs published. All financial data from my company mad-dividends.com is sourced directly from the SEC, whereas pricing data comes from IEX. Written by Sam Kovacs Introduction As of the today, Abercrombie & Fitch(ANF) has a dividend yield of 3.08% and is trading at $26.00 per share. According to my M.A.D. assessment ANF has a Dividend Strength Score of... Read more

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In May 2019)


From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of the top 50 holdings of Dividend ETFs. This is an informative exercise and certainly worth the effort. Below is a brief summary of the methodology. For details, please refer to the June 2017 edition in this series. And if you want to learn about Dividend ETFs and ETF resources, the December 2016 article is worth revisiting. Dividend ETF Analysis Dividend ETFs invest in stocks that pay and regularly increase dividends. The issuers of... Read more

Omega Healthcare Investors: Operational Progress Makes This 7%-Yielding REIT Attractive


Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) is among the largest REITs in the healthcare industry. Its share price got under a lot of pressure in early 2018, after problems with operators and a dividend freeze made investors worry about the sustainability of its payout. With a dividend yield of 7.1%, Omega Healthcare Investors looks suitable for income-oriented investors. You can see our full list of high-yield dividend stocks here. Fortunately, OHI is making continuous progress in addressing... Read more

BWG: Closed-End Fund With -15% Discount And Fully Covered 7% Yield, But Not A Buy


This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory subscribers one month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. In our latest monthly "The Chemist's Quality Closed-End Fund Report," the BrandywineGLOBAL Global Income Opportunities Fund (BWG) emerged as the top-ranked D x Y x Z quality CEF. This $277 million AUM fund was incepted about 7seven years ago, and is classified by CEFConnect in the "Global Income Leveraged" category.... Read more

Gladstone Commercial Corp.: Not A Buyer Of This 6.9%-Yielding Commercial Property REIT


Gladstone Commercial Corp. (GOOD) is a moderately valued commercial property REIT with growth potential in a rising economy. The real estate investment trust has a growing commercial real estate platform and depends on acquisitions to grow funds from operations. Gladstone Commercial Corp. pays its dividend on a monthly basis, but the REIT has a thin margin of dividend safety. Shares are moderately valued and throw off a dividend yield of 6.9 percent. Gladstone Commercial Corp. - Portfolio... Read more

REITs Climb In Risk-Off Rally As Yields Flirt With 18-Month Lows


Real Estate Weekly Review Following the worst week of 2019 for the major equity indexes, the S&P 500 (SPY) finished the week lower by another 0.7% as trade talks have reportedly broken down between the US and China. Progress on North American trade relations and a delay of the European auto tariffs were welcome news for investors, who have flocked to bonds and domestic-focused equity sectors in recent weeks, taking the 10-year yield down near 18-month lows. REITs (VNQ and IYR)... Read more

May's 50 Top Proven Dividend Winners By Yield And Net Gains


Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Predicted 11.7% To 37.9% Net Gains To May 2020 Five of the ten Top Proven Dividend Winners by yield were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray in the chart below). Thus, our yield-based forecast for the Top Proven Dividend Winners, graded by Wall St. wizards, was 50% accurate. Projections, based on estimated dividend returns from $1,000 invested in each of the... Read more

2 10%-Plus High Yielders With 15% To 28% Dividend Growth


We went looking for some high-yield vehicles with dividend growth and came up with these two companies - CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM) and SemGroup Corporation (SEMG). They're both midstream companies, but their corporate structures differ - SEMG is a corporation, and issues a 1099 at tax time, whereas CNXM is an LP, and issues a K-1 at tax time. CNXM was formerly known as CONE Midstream Partners LP and changed its name to CNX Midstream Partners LP in January 2018. CNX Midstream... Read more

How To Earn A Good Yield With Nvidia Stock


NVIDIA (NVDA) just reported earnings, and the stock is up nearly 7% after hours. I was a big fan of NVDA and began writing about it in 2015 when it was trading at under $20 per share. I lost interest in the stock in 2018, which happens to contain NVDA's top. (Source: Stockcharts.com) Earnings Report Sentiment Analysis Since I last wrote about NVDA, I have developed a financial lexical analysis method, which I often apply to earnings reports. In this process, I can extract... Read more

Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend


The Board of Directors of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) declared today a regular dividend distribution of $0.2500 per share. This dividend will be payable on June 12, 2019, to stockholders of record on May 29, 2019.... Read more

Cable ONE Declares Quarterly Dividend


The Board of Directors of Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $2.00 per share. The dividend is payable on June 14, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 28, 2019.... Read more

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Preferred Dividends Payable on June 17, 2019


AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MITT) announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.51563 per share on its 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE: MITT PrA). The dividend is payable on June 17, 2019 to holders of record on May 31, 2019.... Read more

Steel Partners Holdings Declares Regular Quarterly Distribution On its Series A Preferred Units


Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP), a diversified global holding company, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash distribution of $.375 per unit, payable June 15, 2019, to unitholders of record as of June 1, 2019, on its 6% Series A Preferred Units, no par value ("Series A Preferred").... Read more