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Phillips 66 Will Be Offering A Nearly All-Time High Dividend Yield From May

In my previous article, I stated that Phillips 66 (PSX) had become a great bargain after the Christmas sell-off, and thus, I recommended purchasing the stock. Since then, the stock has rallied 19% in less than three months. Nevertheless, the stock still has great upside potential. In addition, it will announce its next dividend hike in May and will thus offer a nearly all-time high dividend yield. Business overview Phillips 66 operates in four segments: refining, midstream, chemicals,... Read more

Uniti Cuts Its Dividend: How Does This Impact Bondholders

Uniti Group (UNIT) has had its share of drama in the month of March with the bankruptcy of Windstream, its largest customer, looming over its head. Shares of the company have been under severe pressure and one of the shareholders’ worst fears were realized Wednesday when the company cut its dividend by more than 90%. This cut, combined with the release of the company’s fourth quarter earnings provides new context to bondholders, especially those holding the company’s 11.5% yielding 2023... Read more

Physicians Realty Trust Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Date for First Quarter 2019 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (the “Company”) announced today that the Company’s Board of Trustees has authorized and the Company has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share and unit for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.... Read more

CSB Bancorp, Inc. Declares First Quarter Cash Dividend

CSB Bancorp, Inc., (OTC Pink: CSBB) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend of $0.26 per share on its common stock, payable April 16, 2019 to shareholders of record as of April 2, 2019.... Read more

Yield Curve Scare Will Benefit Gold

While the gold bulls are fighting off a spirited attempt by sellers at breaking the metal’s 6-month rising trend, the yellow metal is being supported by increasing economic fears. The latest such fear to show up in the news headlines involves the near-inversion of a widely watched U.S. Treasury yield curve. Many observers regard this as a sign that the U.S. economy is on the precipice of a recession, and this is yet another selling point for gold. In today’s report we’ll discuss the latest... Read more

DVY Is A Good Pick For Dividend Investors, But There's More You Can Do

Introduction Investing in dividend-paying companies is a tried and tested method of seeking alpha, and dividends have contributed enormously to the growth of investor portfolios over the years. Investing for dividend income is sometimes considered a simpler task than finding a stock that is expected to grow exponentially, or an undervalued issue that is expected to converge with its intrinsic value. Often, this presumption leads to losses for investors, and I believe investing for dividend... Read more

How Safe Is People's United's Dividend?

People's United Financial (PBCT) is a rather under-the-radar stock. However, the business has several characteristics of a high-quality investment. To start, the company has a long and prolific history of paying rising dividends to shareholders. With 26 years of consecutive dividend increases, People's United Financial is a member of the Dividend Aristocrats Index. You can view our full list of 57 Dividend Aristocrats here. With that said, investors cannot rely on People's United... Read more

Chatham Lodging Trust: Buy The Drop Of This 7.1%-Yielding, Monthly-Paying Lodging REIT

Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) is a promising lodging REIT to consider on the drop. The real estate investment trust has a very strong real estate platform and industry-leading EBITDA margins. Chatham Lodging Trust easily covers its dividend payout with adjusted funds from operations, and shares are more reasonably valued after the price drop in February and March. An investment in Chatham Lodging Trust at today's price point yields 7.1 percent. Chatham Lodging Trust - Portfolio Snapshot... Read more

PPL Corporation: A Utility For Every Dividend Investor

Introduction As global stock markets plummeted for nearly three months starting from September last year, many investors were forced to re-think their investment strategies and allocate capital more efficiently to achieve an acceptable level of diversification. Many investors got a reality check regarding the state of the U.S. economy in this period, and the partial inversion of the yield curve created havoc in markets. Only then did investors realize the need to move on from stories and... Read more

Enterprise Products Partners: Dividends And Growth Are Gushing Through These Pipes

Enterprise Products Partners L.P (EPD) provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals and refined products. Midstream energy companies have had a harsh run over the past five years, as many operators within the space have witnessed depressed share prices compared to the S&P 500. In the fall of 2014, EPD broke $40 per share, and then the downward spiral in energy occurred, pummeling the share price down to... Read more

Will HCP, Inc. Increase Their Dividend?

HCP, Inc. (HCP) was once a staple in all dividend investors' portfolio. A high-yielding, continually increasing, dividend real estate investment trust (REIT) that we all loved. We all remember, it was like clockwork where the big REIT would announce an increase every January and it poured money back to the shareholder. Then, in October of 2016, HCP decided to sell assets and package those assets into a spin-off company called QCP Properties. What investors perceived as a great deal, earning... Read more

Which Of These 15%-Plus Yielders Should I Buy: SMHD Or SMHB?

Co-produced with PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities. UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend (SMHD) is a UBS Leveraged Exchange Traded Product that provides exposure to high-yielding stocks with a smaller market cap. By using the Solactive US Small Cap High Dividend Index that tracks 100 individual high yielding small cap stocks, the ETN mitigates the risks from holding any single company. SMHD currently yields 15.2%. SMHD has the advantage of... Read more

Bert's March Dividend Stock Watch List

The final month of the quarter is flying by. Where has time gone? With just under half of the month left, I wanted to follow Lanny's lead and prepare a March Dividend Stock watch list myself. Fresh off of my recent portfolio review, I am ready to continue pushing forward and grow our portfolio. This listing will have three stocks on it. Let's dive into my March dividend stock watch list. I mentioned in a Tweet how this market is making it difficult to find a potentially undervalued dividend... Read more

S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats®: Risk Decomposition And Sector Composition

By Karina Tjin Today we examine the impact of the members of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Class of 2019 on the index's factor risk and sector composition. In our previous blog, we introduced these new constituents and discussed their quality ranking. Risk decomposition of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats using Axioma's US Fundamental Equity Risk Model MH4 supports the view that the index contains elements of the quality factor. Our definition of quality uses return on... Read more

Pure Multi-Family: This 5.7%-Yielding REIT Has A Strong Growth Outlook In 2019

Investment Thesis Pure Multi-Family REIT (OTCQX:PMULF) (TSX: RUF.U or RUF.UN) delivered solid Q4 2018 earnings with mid-single digit same property net operating income growth. The company's outlook is looking good thanks to strong market fundamentals and favourable demographic trends. As a result, its dividend payout ratio is expected to fall below 100%. This should result in multiple expansion of its valuation. The company pays an attractive 5.7%-yielding dividend. It is a good candidate... Read more

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividends on Class a Common and Common Shares

At their quarterly meeting today, the Directors of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA and UBP), declared quarterly dividends on the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Common Stock. The dividends were declared in the amounts of $0.275 for each share of Class A Common Stock and $0.245 for each share of Common Stock. The dividends are payable April 18, 2019 to stockholders of record on April 4, 2019. The dividends were unchanged from the previous quarterly rates and represent the 197th... Read more

Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF: A Solution In Search Of A Problem?

During the years I have warned investors about blindly investing in a "sexy" ETF idea without first understanding the underlying index and how the fund works. One thing that investors need to understand is that ETFs were primarily trading vehicles. They are not, or at least were not designed to be long-term investments hoping to generate alpha. To a sponsor, the primary goal is to gather assets while following the index. It's not to generate alpha, to provide above market returns or to... Read more

How Safe Is Lowe's Dividend?

Lowe's (LOW) has many of the characteristics of a high-quality investment. To begin, the company operates in a true duopoly. Lowe's only competitor of similar size is fellow large home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD). This lack of meaningful competition has provided the company with a tremendous historical growth record. Importantly, Lowe's has done an excellent job sharing this financial success with its shareholders. With 56 years of consecutive dividend increases, Lowe's is both... Read more

Real Yield On 10-Year TIPS Reopening Dips To 0.578%

A reopening auction today of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security generated a real yield to maturity of 0.578%, the lowest for this term since January 2018. The reopening of CUSIP 9128285W6 created a 9-year, 10-month TIPS. It carries a coupon rate of 0.875%, which was set by the originating auction on January 17, 2019. At that January auction, the real yield (meaning yield above inflation) was 0.919%, about 34 basis points higher. Because today's real yield came in below the... Read more

The Yield Enhancement Strategy Hits Wealthy Investors Hard

Financial advisors pitched the so-called "UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy" - or YES strategy - to their mostly ultra-high net worth customers. They sold it as a supposedly safe and efficient mechanism to enhance yield from generally conservative portfolios. Wealthy investors were told that the YES strategy was a neutral or low-risk "Iron Condor" options trading strategy. Here is what we have found from reviewing dozens of investor portfolios and consulting with several options... Read more