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Stock Analysis

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Warren Buffett’s Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.1% per year from 1965-2015, generating an overall gain of 1,598,284% compared......(read more)
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National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV): A Lesson on Dividend Safety

National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) surprised many dividend investors with its decision to slash its dividend by 90% on April 11. Income investors......(read more)
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Deere & Company (DE): Warren Buffett is Buying More of this High Quality Dividend Stock

Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) is one of Warren Buffett’s top dividend stocks and has increased its dividend 12 times since 2004. Falling crop prices......(read more)
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8 Potential Bargain Dividend Stocks Down 15%+ In The Last Year

A lot of people like to “cheer” for higher prices in the short-term. Yet for the long-term net buyer, it’s lower prices that can provide the ultimate......(read more)
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Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI): A High-Yield Healthcare REIT

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high dividend yield over 6%. The company operates in the healthcare......(read more)
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Kohl’s Corporation (KSS): Will This 2nd Tier Business Generate 1st Tier Returns?

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is what I would classify as a “second tier” type of investment. It doesn’t have that quality aspect of your......(read more)
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Knowledge Leader Spotlight: Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)

One of the most innovative group of companies in the stock market are semiconductor companies. On average, semiconductor companies invest 16.9% of its......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Is A Compelling Long-Term Investment

When you’re talking about dividend paying companies (and specifically dividend growth), you’re likely to think about the normal host of characters......(read more)
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Intel Corporation (INTC): A Technology Monopoly Paying Safe, Growing Dividends

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is one of the most dominant and pervasive technology companies in the world. The business essentially operates as a monopoly......(read more)
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The Snowball Effect: How To Multiply Your Wealth

What happens when you push a small snowball down a hill…  And what does this have to do with growing wealthy? When you push a small snowball down a......(read more)
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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Safe, Strong Dividend Growth and a 3.7% Yield

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has been nothing short of an impressive dividend growth stock since it began paying dividends in 2011. The company’......(read more)
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How To Know When You Can Retire With Dividend Investing

When I consider the topic of retirement the first thing that comes to mind is John Maynard Keynes 1930 essay titled “Economic Possibilities For Our......(read more)
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Cash-Secured Puts: The Step-By-Step Guide

In a previous article I provided a “step-by-step” guide for learning more about selling covered calls. If you haven’t yet read that piece I’d......(read more)
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HB Fuller Co (FUL): A Small Cap Stock With Big Long-term Dividend Growth Potential

HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) is a small cap dividend growth stock that few investors are familiar with. However, this dependable business has increased dividends......(read more)
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Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO): Predictable Dividend Growth and a 3.2% Yield

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) is a reliable company in the consumer staples sector that currently offers a reasonable valuation, a safe 3.2% dividend......(read more)
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Interview of TSX-V Market Veteran & Lithium Sector Bull, Ron Loewen

According to Vancouver capital markets veteran Ron Loewen, evidence is mounting that the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) has hit bottom and......(read more)
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Boost Your Dividend Income With Covered Calls: The Step-By-Step Guide

The idea of dividend investing, and especially dividend growth investing, makes a lot of sense to me.  Naturally there are numerous strategies out there......(read more)
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National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN): A Conservative REIT with 26 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

Fewer than 100 of the more than 10,000 publicly-traded companies have increased annual dividends for at least 26 consecutive years. National Retail Properties......(read more)
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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR): A High Quality REIT Consistently Growing Dividends

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) is a fast-growing real estate investment trust (REIT) that has raised its dividend every year since going public......(read more)
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Here’s What To Do About Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)’s Acquisition of The Valspar Corp (VAL)

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is the leader in the North American coatings (paint) industry. The company is the 3rd largest coatings corporation globally......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Warren Buffett’s Biggest Holding Pays a High Quality Dividend

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) is Warren Buffett’s largest holding, and he first bought into the company in 1989. Buffett owns businesses with lengthy......(read more)
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The Coca-Cola Co (KO)’s Growth Potential & Dividend Analysis

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is the largest seller of non alcoholic beverages in the world. The company has had a great run.  It is a Dividend King with......(read more)
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Duke Energy Corp (DUK): A Reliable High-Yield Dividend Stock

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) is a favorite high-yield dividend stock for income investors, and it’s no wonder why. The company has paid uninterrupted......(read more)
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The 10 Best Dividend Stocks For Retirement

Retirees want their portfolios to provide safe, consistent, reliable income that grows faster than the pace of inflation. Retirees want investments that......(read more)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA): A Healthcare Dividend Aristocrat Growing Through Acquisitions

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has steadily grown its dividend for 40 straight years and has an operating history that dates back more than......(read more)
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Southern Co (SO): Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1949 and a 4.4% Yield

 Yield-starved investors should familiarize themselves with Southern Co (NYSE:SO), a highly dependable business that has paid dividends every quarter......(read more)
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Can Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL) Double and Prove Hedge Funds Right?

Activist Mark Rachesky  has a huge position in Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL) and he has been adding to his holdings. According......(read more)
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C R Bard Inc (BCR): Over 40 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth & Recession-Resistant Products

C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) is a member of the dividend aristocrats list that has nearly doubled the market’s performance over the last decade. The company......(read more)
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HCP, Inc. (HCP) is a Dividend Aristocrat with a 7% Yield. Is the Dividend Safe?

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) is the only real estate investment trust (REIT) in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. With a dividend yield in excess of......(read more)
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McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI): Famous S&P Brand Supports This Dividend Aristocrat

McGraw Hill Financial Inc (NYSE:MHFI) owns one of the most important brands in the financial services market and has grown into a powerhouse provider......(read more)
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Why Are Hedge Funds Dumping Keysight Technologies (KEYS)?

Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. Nearly one out of 5 hedge funds with KEYS......(read more)
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AbbVie Inc (ABBV): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat Yielding Over 4%

AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) is one of the more controversial dividend aristocrats for several reasons. As a relatively new spin-off (2013), the company has......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s 4 Favorite Dividend Aristocrats

Warren Buffett looks for great businesses trading at fair or better prices suitable for long-term holding. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company......(read more)
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The Walt Disney Co (DIS): A Premier Dividend Growth Stock

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) is the type of business we like to own in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio. The company has some of the highest scores for......(read more)
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HCP, Inc. (HCP): Is The Dividend Safe?

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) released its 4th quarter and full year results on February 9th. The market did not like the results. HCP stock fell from $34/share......(read more)
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Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B): Serving Higher Dividends for over 30 Straight Years

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF-B) owns one of the most iconic alcoholic beverage brands in the world – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The company......(read more)
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Chubb Ltd (CB): A Conservative Dividend Grower in the Insurance Industry

Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) is one of the best managed insurance companies in the world. Prior to the merger of CB and ACE, these companies had raised their dividends......(read more)
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Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW): A Dividend Aristocrat Painting High Returns

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) has annually increased dividends since 1979 and outperformed the market by nearly 14% per year over the last decade. Watching......(read more)
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Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD): A Dividend Aristocrat Distributing Higher Dividends for 38 Straight Years

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has rewarded shareholders with 38 consecutive years of dividend increases and is in the process of spinning......(read more)
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Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (PNR): 40 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) is a lesser known dividend aristocrat that most recently boosted its dividend by 5%, representing its 40th consecutive......(read more)
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Is BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (BBL)’s Dividend Safe? Dividend Cut Risk Examined

BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL) is the largest publicly traded mining corporation in the world.  The mining behemoth is one of Australia’s top dividend......(read more)
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4 Consistently High Paying Dividend Stocks With Growth Potential

The ‘holy grail’ of dividend growth investing is to find businesses that offer: – Growth potential – High dividend yields – Consistent......(read more)
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Dividend Cut Risk of The 6 Oil Super Majors

Oil prices have collapsed from highs of ~$120 per barrel to lows of ~$30 per barrel. Source: Finviz Tumbling oil prices have caused real problems for......(read more)
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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG): A Free Cash Flow Machine With 44 Straight Dividend Increases

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has warded its investors with higher dividend payments for 44 consecutive years. The company’s dividend appears to......(read more)
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Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG): 44 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases and a 3.1% Yield

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) is a blue chip dividend stock that has rewarded investors with 44 consecutive dividend increases. With operations......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s 3 Cornerstones of Sound Investing

Warren Buffett is worth over $60 billion. He knows a thing or two about investing. True geniuses tend to make things simpler, not more confusing. Buffett......(read more)
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ConocoPhillips (COP) Cuts its Dividend: How to Avoid These Riskier Stocks

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of the biggest oil producers in the world and the newest case study regarding the dangers of chasing yield (the stock......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 50: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The image below shows the 10 year cumulative returns of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and the S&P 500 (SPY): Source: Data from Yahoo! Finance $......(read more)
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McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC): Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1925 and a 30 Year Growth Streak

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and paid uninterrupted dividends since 1925. While......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 52: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) generated revenues of $484 billion over the last 12 months. If Wal-Mart were a country (assuming revenue is about equal......(read more)
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