Dividend Stocks

Making Sense of mREITs Post-Dividend Cuts

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)
Mortgage REITs soared after Bernanke announced that the Fed wouldn’t taper at its September meeting. Now, two days later, the industry is signaling......(read more)

Prime Office REIT-AG: September 24th Merger Vote Combined with Shareholder Activism Should Unlock Value

Prime Office REIT-AG (PMO.DE)
Disclosure: We are long shares of PMO.DE. Please click here to read full disclosures. Our 19-page report explaining our long thesis for Prime Office......(read more)

11 Great Dividend Growth Stocks With Low Debt

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)
Great dividend paying stocks with low debt ratios originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. Dividend growth is wonderful but it does......(read more)

5 Stocks Growing Their Dividends Well Above Inflation

Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL)
Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock’s current yield but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That&#......(read more)

10 Companies With the Heftiest Job Cuts Since the Financial Crisis

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
It’s now been five years since the U.S. hit the height of the financial crisis and well-respected investment house Lehman Brothers went from market......(read more)

Mortgage REITs: Agency Paper Rejoices in No Taper

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)
It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE......(read more)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL): Which Tech Giant Makes a Better Dividend Stock?

Apple Inc (AAPL)
Once the Street’s hottest growth stories, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are now undeniably dividend stocks.......(read more)

American Capital Ltd. (ACAS): 1 Company Facing an Uphill Battle

American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)
Source: Valerie Everett, Flickr. Earlier this week, I applauded American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)‘s asset management subsidiary as a rock star......(read more)

Is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Dividend Raise Reason to Buy?

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A great deal of buzz surrounded the technology sector when it was revealed that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) had unleashed a new wave of cash......(read more)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Why The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Buys All the Premium Character Collections It Can Find

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Every so often, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) faces an uncomfortable dilemma. The copyright on Disney’s most prized character, Mickey Mouse......(read more)

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Intel Corporation (INTC): 12 Solid Dividend Stocks Set To Pay Even More

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX)
This is truly a golden era for dividend-hungry investors. Payouts have been growing at an impressive pace, and many companies have the ability to boost......(read more)

Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB): The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Is Betting On Pampers To Pump Up Profits

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)
Innovation doesn’t only happen in the tech world; just ask The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), the “stodgy” consumer products......(read more)

Target Corporation (TGT), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT): Will This Dividend Stock Have a Happier Holiday?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) launched its newest designer collaboration last Sunday and by day’s end, most of the Phillip Lim collection was out......(read more)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP): Why Strategy Matters

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)
The long-waged soda wars between The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) have taken an interesting turn that investors should carefully......(read more)

American States Water Co (AWR), Aqua America Inc (WTR), California Water Service Group (CWT): The Power of Dividends in Two Charts

American States Water Co
Investing in dividend-paying stocks might not be as endorphin-pumping as hunting for the Next Big Thing while it’s still flying under the radar.......(read more)

The Western Union Company (WU), Intel Corporation (INTC): Two Great Dividend Stocks That Should Raise Payouts Soon

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
For a long-term investor, dividends are critically important. Even during periods when the market is flat, receiving dividends and reinvesting them can......(read more)

American Capital Ltd. (ACAS), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC): Meet The Cash Cows

American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)
In 1991, rapper Naughty By Nature released a single called “O.P.P.,” inspired by a conversation with a drug dealer, who said he was “......(read more)

Baxter International Inc. (BAX), W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI), Ashland Inc. (ASH): 5 Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 30% Per Year

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX)
Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock’s current yield but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That&#......(read more)

Suburban Propane Partners LP (SPH), Inergy, L.P. (NRGY), Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS): There Are Huge Dividends in These Master Limited Partnerships

Suburban Propane Partners LP (NYSE:SPH)
Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you’d like to add some master limited partnership......(read more)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS): Monday’s Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR)
This series , brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense, and which ones investors should act on. Today, Wall......(read more)

The Boeing Company (BA), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), General Motors Company (GM): Dow Rises on High Hopes for More Easy Money

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Former Treasury Secretary and White House economic advisor Larry Summers will no longer be in the running to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman......(read more)

Enerplus Corp (USA) (ERF), Total SA (ADR) (TOT): Two ‘Syria-Proof’ Oil Stocks With Yields Up To 6.4%

Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT)
When Syria uses chemical warfare or Iran threatens to launch missiles, it puts the collective world on edge, pushes stock markets over the edge and launches......(read more)

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), AT&T Inc. (T): Sometimes It’s Better for Stocks to Go Down

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)
When Warren Buffett bought up 5% of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)‘s stock for Berkshire Hathaway during 2011, he made a strange......(read more)

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC): Summers’ Exit Will Give Mortgage REITs Some Breathing Room

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)
The Federal Reserve was poised to be front and center this week, as it prepares for its Federal Open Market Committee meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. Then......(read more)

Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc (BEE), LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB): A Way To Own Luxury Hotels… With 60% Upside

Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:BEE)
It’s not often that a company’s management tells you the company is grossly undervalued and it’s looking to sell itself, effectively......(read more)
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