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Dividend Stocks

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What Dividend Investors Need To Know About AT&T Inc. (T)’s Time Warner Inc (TWX) Acquisition

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) recently agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), and this deal has a number of implications for dividend investors. AT&......(read more)
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One More Home Run!

Almost two years ago, I wrote about the San Francisco Giants beating the Kansas City Royals in game 7 of the World Series, the annual championship series......(read more)
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Keeping Cool With HVAC Dividend Stocks

Investing in boring industries rarely gives your portfolio a “shot in the arm” in terms of dramatic capital appreciation but what it can do is provide......(read more)
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5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Worrisome Payout Ratios

Dividends are an investor’s best friend. Not only do the payouts provide many investors with some much-needed income, but they also keep the management......(read more)
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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): One Of The Best Dividend Growth Stocks In The Market

Since its founding in Seattle in 1985, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has grown into the world’s largest coffee empire and the 67th most valuable......(read more)
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Six Dividend Machines Boosting Dividends

With dividend growth investing, the goal is identify a company that grows earnings and distributions, and then purchase that company, without overpaying......(read more)
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Recent Stock Purchase October 2016

With three weeks of October in the books, I felt it was time for me to pull the trigger on at least one monthly buy as I have been doing for many, many......(read more)
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DivGro Pulse: October 2016

Last month I started a new monthly article series in which I’ll be monitoring the health of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. These......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 13: Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) is a legendary dividend growth stock. It has increased its dividend for 56 years in a row. The Dividend......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 12: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has a long operating history, and is a giant in the insurance industry. Today, it provides insurance products to more than......(read more)
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Centurylink Inc (CTL): Safe Dividend Income Or A High-Yield Telecom Trap?

Telecom companies have long been a favorite among income investors thanks to their utility-like business models, which make for steady cash flow and allow......(read more)
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Billionaire Ken Fisher Loves These Dividend Stocks

Ken Fisher runs Fisher Asset Management, a hedge fund which manages a portfolio worth over $65.44 billion. Mr. Fisher has authored several books, including......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 11: Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is the largest publicly traded company in the cleaning products industry. Ecolab’s vision is guided by four key principles, which......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 10: Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) is a U.S. steel giant. It is the largest steel producer in the U.S., with annual capacity of more than 27 million tons of......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 9: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) is an industrial gases firm. It has been in operation for 75 years. It now has annual sales nearing $10......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 8: Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is the North American leader in paint and coatings. The company’s ‘Cover the Earth’ logo is instantly recognizable......(read more)
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BP PLC (ADR) (BP): A High-Yielding Dividend Oil Stock to Avoid

With the current oil crisis dragging on far longer than initially anticipated, many big oil dividend stocks such as BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP), Chevron Corporation......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 7: PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) may not be a household name for dividend investors, but it has an impressive company history.  It was founded in 1883......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 6: Chevron Corporation (CVX)

A handful of large, multi-national corporations dominate the energy industry. Only 2 are Dividend Aristocrats (S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of rising......(read more)
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How I Choose My Dividend Stocks

With dividend growth investing being a very popular method for creating a growing passive income stream for the long haul, many first time investors might......(read more)
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Can Apple Inc. (AAPL) Become a Dividend Growth Stock?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 5: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has a long and illustrious history, which goes all the way back to its predecessor company, Standard Oil. Standard......(read more)
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Stag Industrial Inc (STAG)’s Big Dividend: A Unique Risk Worth Considering

If you like big dividends and discounted prices, Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG) may have recently caught your eye. Its shares have fallen 12% since August......(read more)
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Welltower Inc (HCN): A High-Yield Medical REIT Blue Chip

A great way of building long-term wealth is to ride secular mega-trends. One of the largest of these is the aging of America’s population, which is......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 4: Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) traces its roots all the way back to 1949, when it was started by a 21-year old entrepreneur named Henry Taub.......(read more)
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Two Dividend Growth Stocks Showering Investors With More Cash

I believe in a bottom up method of evaluating each individual holding separately, and then if it holds up, not worrying about the portfolio as whole.......(read more)
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Realty Income Corp (O): Big Dividend, 3 Big Risks

Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) pays a big, steady, monthly dividend (3.9%, annualized), and the shares have declined more than 13% since August 1st. To some......(read more)
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What HCP, Inc. (HCP)’s Upcoming Spin Off Means For Dividend Investors

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP)’s 30-year dividend growth streak has long made it the darling of high-yield dividend growth investors. HCP is also the only real......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 3: HCP, Inc. (HCP)

REITs are required by law to pay out 90% or more of their earnings as dividends. This makes it difficult to pay rising dividends every year. There’s......(read more)
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A Guide to Conservative Income Producing Option Strategies for Dividend Stocks

With interest rates at their lowest point in history, once safe income-producing assets such as 10- and 30-year Treasury bonds have seen their yields......(read more)
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Baby DivHut Dividend Income Portfolio Update Q3 2016

With three quarters of the year now in the books, it is time, once again, to take a look at baby DivHut’s dividend income progress in 2016. I like to......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 2: AT&T Inc. (T)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is the only Dividend Aristocrat in the telecom sector. What does it take to be a Dividend Aristocrat? – Be in the S&P......(read more)
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Pfizer Inc. (PFE): Safe And Steady Dividends

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is a blue-chip dividend stock that has paid a consistent dividend for multiple decades. Furthermore, over the last 20 years the......(read more)
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Two Dividend Growth Stocks on My Radar

In the past few days, I have noticed that a couple of dividend growth stocks have been selling at lower prices than before. Those are companies that have......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 1: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

This is the part 1 in the 50 part Dividend Aristocrats in Focus series on The Dividend Aristocrats. What is a Dividend Aristocrat? Dividend Aristocrats......(read more)
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Safe Haven for Oil Dividend Investors During the Oil Crash

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is the ultimate blue chip stock in the oil patch, but even it hasn’t been spared the carnage of what’s being called......(read more)
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Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Spin-Off: Is Adient a Buy or Sell?

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) will spin off its automotive seatings and interiors businesses on October 31.  The newly formed company......(read more)
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Four Companies Rewarding Shareholders with a Raise

I invest in companies that have a long track record of annual dividend increases. This is usually a result of a strong business model, that is fueled......(read more)
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Dividend Champion Portfolio – October Update

The High Yield Dividend Champion Portfolio is a publicly tracked stock portfolio on Scott’s Investments.  Its goal is to capture quality high yield......(read more)
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QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM): Safe, Growing Dividends and a Solid Yield

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has metrics that make many dividend investors salivate. The company offers a 3.4% yield, has increased its dividend every......(read more)
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Chevron Corporation (CVX): How Safe is the Dividend?

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) looks enticing when taking a cursory look at the historical dividend statistics. The stock currently yields around 4.3%......(read more)
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Meredith Corporation (MDP): 23 Straight Years of Dividend Growth and a High Yield

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) has never exactly been a household name, but many of its brands are. The company is an old school magazine business that......(read more)
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Issues Disappointing Guidance. What About the Dividend?

I came across a statistic last week that sounded unbelievable until I thought more about my own behavior. In 2015, 205 million U.S. consumers shopped......(read more)
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HP Inc (HPQ): Safe Dividend Growth or a Value Trap?

Back in 1939, long before Steve Jobs, there were two guys in Palo Alto, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Armed with less than $600, they started a small......(read more)
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Phillips 66 (PSX): Warren Buffett’s New Favorite Dividend Growth Stock

Warren Buffett is history’s greatest investor, and so when his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B), takes a major stake in a company the world......(read more)
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Ferrellgas Partners (FGP): Another Lesson on Dividend Safety

I get a lot of questions about master limited partnerships (MLPs) when it comes to the topic of dividend safety. Many dividend investors are attracted......(read more)
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Comcast (CMCSA): High Marks for Dividend Safety and Growth, But What About the Cord-Cutters?

At first glance, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) looks like an investment every dividend investor should consider. The company has increased the dividend......(read more)
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A Guide to Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can provide dividend investors with high yields, steadily growing payouts, nice diversification, and......(read more)
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Dividend Kings In Focus: Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Utilities have long been the quintessential example of “stodgy” or slow growing, but inherent in this business model is a good deal of consistency......(read more)
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The Smart Money Loves These Dividend Aristocrats: Wal-Mart, Chevron, More

Dividend Aristocrats have passed the test of time. By definition, each one of them has raised their dividend payout for 25 or more consecutive years,......(read more)