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1 Giant Risk Facing Anyone Who Owns These Agricultural Giants

 According to some readers, the only criticisms of agricultural giants who employ the usage of genetically modified crops come from hipsters or uninformed......(read more)
Should this Concern Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOG)?

Why Apple’s Dirt-Cheap At $490 A Share

Things are turning around for one of the largest companies in the world… After falling 11% in the first half of September, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL......(read more)
The Coca-Cola Company

11.3% Yields… Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s not a secret anymore. Dividends are one of the keys to successful investing. For years we’ve been pointing StreetAuthority readers to......(read more)
KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE:KFN)

5 Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 10% Per Year

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)
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR)

Investing In Energy: 3 Utility Stocks Approaching Ex-Dividend Dates

If you’re a defensive investor who likes collecting dividend income, consider these utility stocks.  A well diversified portfolio often includes......(read more)
Universal Corp

This Stock Has All the Characteristics of a Benjamin Graham Investment

In his book “The Intelligent Investor,” Benjamin Graham set out some key rules that should be adhered to when analyzing companies in order......(read more)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

3 Tech Companies for Dividend Growth Investors

Dividend growth investing is a powerful and time-proven approach to selecting long-term winners for your portfolio. The tech sector has traditionally......(read more)
RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NASDAQ:RRD)

Double or Even Quadruple Your Income on This High-Yielding Dividend Stock

Value investors are well aware of a problem known as the “value trap.” Stocks with low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios or high dividend yields......(read more)
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

Making Sense of mREITs Post-Dividend Cuts

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 (PMO.DE)

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

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)
Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

11 Great Dividend Growth Stocks With Low Debt

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)
Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL)

5 Stocks Growing Their Dividends Well Above Inflation

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)
Biggest IPOs in US History

10 Companies With the Heftiest Job Cuts Since the Financial Crisis

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)
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)

Mortgage REITs: Agency Paper Rejoices in No Taper

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)
Apple Inc (AAPL)

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

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. (NASDAQ:ACAS)

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

Source: Valerie Everett, Flickr. Earlier this week, I applauded American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)‘s asset management subsidiary as a rock star......(read more)
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Is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Dividend Raise Reason to Buy?

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

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. (NYSE:FCX)

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

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)
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

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

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 (NYSE:TGT)

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

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)
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

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

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

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

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 (NYSE:WU)

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

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. (NASDAQ:ACAS)

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

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. (NYSE:BAX)

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

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 (NYSE:SPH)

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

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. (NYSE:ARR)

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

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

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)
Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT)

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

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. (NYSE:IBM)

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

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. (NYSE:NLY)

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

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 (NYSE:BEE)

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

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)
Jony Ive, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) iWatch: Laying The Foundation

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a team of about 100 engineers working on an iWatch, according to a report earlier this year from Bloomberg. But Apple’......(read more)
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL): We Pay You

This week, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it will give users a minimum $200 Microsoft Store gift card for a used iPad 2, 3 and 4.......(read more)
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT)

WellPoint, Inc. (WLP), CME Group Inc (CME), Mattel, Inc. (MAT): Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 20% Per Year

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)
Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC)

Belden Inc. (BDC), Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT), Texas Roadhouse Inc (TXRH): 3 Upcoming Dividends — Which Should You Pick?

For many companies, it’s that time of the quarter (or month) again — time to release a dividend payout. For the aspiring dividend investor......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Kraft Foods Group Inc (KRFT), Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ), Citigroup Inc. (C): Where Are These Former Dow Stocks Now?

Investors value the Dow Jones Industrials for the quality of its selection process and its relative stability. Changes to the index like the one we saw......(read more)
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The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), United Technologies Corporation (UTX): The Top Dow Stocks Last Week

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case......(read more)
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP): Investments for the Rest of Your Life

Investing certainly means different things to different people. Your age and risk tolerance are two of the most important factors that should be considered......(read more)
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX)

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX), Diageo plc (ADR) (DEO), Spectra Energy Corp. (SE): Rock-Solid Stocks Growing Their Dividends Well Above Inflation

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)
Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NVO), Seaspan Corporation (SSW): Five Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 25% Per Year

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)
Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW)

Douglas Dynamics Inc (PLOW): One Great Dividend You Can Buy Right Now

Dividend stocks are everywhere, but many just downright stink. In some cases, the business model is in serious jeopardy, or the dividend itself isn’......(read more)
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

Halliburton Company (HAL), V.F. Corporation (VFC), Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (MMP): Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 15% Per Year

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)
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Dominion Resources, Inc. (D): Friday’s Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense, and which ones investors should act on. Today, our headlines......(read more)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Intel Corporation (INTC), Visa Inc (V): Is a Scary Deja-Vu Moment Coming for the Dow?

The committee in charge of the Dow Jones Industrials doesn’t make changes very often, but when it does, those changes usually reflect the changing......(read more)
Carl Icahn

Dell Inc. (DELL), Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) Among Carl Icahn’s Latest Dividend Moves

Carl Icahn’s asset allocation strategy originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. Some of you might have heard something about Carl......(read more)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Intel Corporation (INTC), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), The Boeing Company (BA): Dow (.DJI) Bucks Negative Consumer Data to Finish Strong Week

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over daily movements, we do like to keep an eye on market changes — just in case......(read more)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Intel Corporation (INTC): Can the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) Keep Beating the Overall Stock Market?

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over daily movements, we do like to keep an eye on market changes — just in case......(read more)
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL), RLI Corp. (RLI), Travelers Companies Inc (TRV): One Insurance Stock Investors Should Consider

Insurance companies enjoy a two-sided business model, which explains their popularity with investors. Not only do they collect premiums on the policies......(read more)
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