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Author Archive - Serkan Unal

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB)

Campbell Soup Company (CPB), Ryder System, Inc. (R): 5 Market-Beating Dividend Picks from This Top Performing Income Fund

The KEELEY Mid Cap Dividend Value Fund is one of this year’s best performing equity income mutual funds. With a total return of 13.45% so far this year......(read more)

Billionaire Michael Price’s 5 High-Value, High-Dividend Plays Include Intel Corporation (INTC)

Michael Price, who has a net worth of some $1.3 billion, manages his wealth through MFP Investors, an activist hedge fund that focuses on value investments......(read more)

Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Picks and Pans Paying Dividends: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Prudential Financial Inc (PRU), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Ken Griffin, a billionaire with $4.1 billion in net worth, runs Citadel Investment Group, a financial firm he founded in 1990. The firm is a multi-strategy......(read more)

Billionaire David Tepper’s Picks and Pans Paying Dividends: Metlife Inc (MET), ENSCO PLC (ESV), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX)

Billionaire hedge-fund manager David Tepper runs Appaloosa Management, the $15-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. CNBC reports that Tepper is currently......(read more)
David Shaw

5 Bullish Picks by Billionaire D. E. Shaw’s Hedge Fund: General Electric Company (GE), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

David Elliot Shaw (D. E. Shaw) founded his hedge fund firm, D. E. Shaw & Co., in 1988. His $28-billion firm primarily relies on quantitative methods......(read more)
Bruce Kovner, Caxton Associates LP

Billionaire Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates Bet on These 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks: JPMorgan & Chase Co. (JPM), Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Billionaire Bruce Kovner retired in 2011 from Caxton Associates LP, an investment firm he founded in 1983. Over the 28 years of his being at the helm......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

4 New Picks by Billionaire Andreas Halverson’s Hedge Fund: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Andreas Halvorsen is one of the most successful former protégés of hedge fund legend Julian Robertson. In 1999, with David Ott and Brian Olson, two......(read more)

Farallon Capital Likes These 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks: BP plc (ADR) (BP), United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)

Billionaire Tom Steyer founded Farallon Capital Management, LLC, an investment firm, in 1986. At the end of last year, he stepped down as a co-senior......(read more)
PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE:PTR)

5 Dividend Stocks to Consider for a Diversified BRIC Portfolio

According to the latest issue of the IMF’s “World Economic Outlook,” economic growth in the BRIC nations will account for the lion’s share of......(read more)
Chuck Royce

5 Dividend Picks from Value Investing Legend

Financial stocks had a remarkable year in 2012. Based on the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLF), financials were the best performing sector last......(read more)
5 Agricultural Dividend Stocks for the Long Haul

5 Agricultural Dividend Stocks for the Long Haul

Strong population and income growth in the developing world have buoyed the demand for commodities, especially for food. At the same time, unstable weather......(read more)
Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG)

5 Dividend Stocks Growing Dividends Faster than the S&P 500 Index

Aggregate dividend payouts of the S&P 500 Index constituents have reached a decade high. Totaling $277.4 billion on a trailing-twelve-months basis......(read more)
5 Small-Caps with More than 10 Years of Dividend Growth

5 Small-Caps with More than 10 Years of Dividend Growth

Investing in small-cap stocks can be rewarding. History shows that small-cap stocks provide better risk-adjusted returns than broader-market portfolios......(read more)
5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for Prudent Investors

5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for Prudent Investors

Value investors buy stocks of companies that appear to be priced below their intrinsic values based on financial metrics such as price-to-earnings ratios......(read more)
Chuck Royce

Chuck Royce’s 5 Dividend Value Stocks

Chuck Royce is President and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Royce & Associates, LLC and President of The Royce Funds, a family of funds focused on......(read more)
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA(ADR)

Best 5 Dividend Stocks of the Dow 30

Blue chip companies in the DJIA, with proven earnings power and consistent dividend growth, are some of the best dividend plays out there. They are usually......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Andreas Halvorsen and VIking Global’s Top Dividend Stocks (Part II)

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) is another new pick in Andreas Halvorsen’s portfolio, valued at $139 million at the end of the third quarter. Viacom is a......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Viking Global’s Dividend Stock Picks

Andreas Halvorsen is the Chief Investment Officer of Viking Global Investors, a $17-billion fundamentals-oriented long/short global equity fund. Halvorsen......(read more)
$5 Billion Hedge Fund’s 5 Dividend Stocks

$5 Billion Hedge Fund’s 5 Dividend Stocks

PointState Capital is a money management firm with some $5 billion in assets under management. The firm was established in 2010 by Sean Cullinan and six......(read more)

Ken Fisher’s 7 High-Dividend Stock Picks

Ken Fisher is the founder and CEO of Fisher Investments and the author of eight books, including four New York Times bestsellers. Ken Fisher has been......(read more)

George Soros’ 7 Favorite Dividend Stock Picks

George Soros is the founder and chairman of hedge fund Soros Fund Management LLC. According to Ahmed Azam, Soros Fund Management LLC is one of the most......(read more)
5 Energy Plays from Dividend Achievers 50 Index

5 Energy Plays from Dividend Achievers 50 Index

The Mergent’s Dividend Achievers 50 Index, a subset of the U.S. Broad Dividend Achievers Index, focuses on 50 highest yielding stocks that have a history......(read more)
5 Small-Cap Dividend Plays for Risk-Embracing Investors

5 Small-Cap Dividend Plays for Risk-Embracing Investors

Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETF) that focuses on dividend stocks can be good sources of ideas about attractive high-yield or high dividend......(read more)
Insider Sales

Insiders Are Dumping These 5 Dividend Stocks (Part 2)

In the month of October, there have been several notable insider sales of stocks that pay dividends. In this article we are taking a closer look at the......(read more)
Insiders Are Dumping These Stocks

Insiders Are Dumping These 5 Dividend Stocks

There are many reasons why insiders sell shares of their own companies. One of the major reasons is the anticipation of a price correction, either due......(read more)
Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)

Insiders Are Bullish About These 4 Dividend Stocks

Empirical studies show that stock investors who mimic insiders can outperform the market by as much as 7 percentage points. This estimate is based on......(read more)
best dividend stocks

Top Stocks in a High Dividend Equity Fund

There are several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that focus on high dividend stocks. One of them is iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (HDV), which consists......(read more)
China Dividend Stocks

Bullish on China? 4 Dividend Plays for Rebounding Growth

In the third quarter, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a decelerated pace of 7.4%. While slower than growth in earlier quarters, this......(read more)
dividend Stocks

4 Dividend Stocks Investors Are Shorting Massively

While the equity market rally continues this year, several dividend-paying stocks are seeing heavy investor short selling. There are several reasons to......(read more)

These 5 Stocks Hiked Dividends by Double-Digit Rates

Given that dividend growth stocks allow investors to earn progressively higher income over time, investing in dividend growth stocks can enable investors......(read more)
Dividend Stocks

Top Dividend Stocks Among International Dividend Achievers

International dividend-paying stocks often pay higher dividend yields than U.S.-domiciled companies. The PowerShares International Dividend Achievers™......(read more)
Canadian Dividend Stocks

Canadian Dividend Stocks for Income Investors

Many Canadian dividend stocks offer attractive yields and boast consistent earnings power and dividend growth. One of the dividend exchange-traded funds......(read more)

Is Waste Management (WM) a Better Dividend Stock than Republic Services?

Waste management in the United States is a $52-billion industry. It stands to benefit from the projected population increases and a continued industrial......(read more)
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT)

Is Medtronic a Better Dividend Stock than Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)?

Several stocks of medical device and supplies makers have been known as dividend growth plays. Two examples are the S&P 500 dividend aristocrats Medtronic......(read more)
SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY)

4 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Income Investors, Part IV

We continue our focus on high quality stocks that represent attractive income or value plays for prudent investors. We evaluate high quality constituents......(read more)
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)

Is Paychex a Better Dividend Play than Automatic Data Processing?

This year, the U.S. job market has been lackluster at best. A long awaited rebound in hiring is elusive and the economy is showing some early signs of......(read more)

4 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Income Investors, Part III

In our earlier articles focusing on high-quality stocks, we highlighted the fact that high-quality stocks outperform low-quality stocks and the broad......(read more)

4 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Income Investors, Part II

High quality stocks offer a reasonable premium during market downturns and periods of heightened volatility, widening credit spreads, and steepening yield......(read more)

4 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Income Investors, Part I

It is generally believed that high quality stocks provide a cushion during market downturns. Standards and Poor’s has verified this belief in empirical......(read more)

5 Dividend Stocks Reaching 52-Week Highs

The European sovereign debt crisis, pushing Spanish bond yields to the Euro-era high, has taken a toll on the stock markets around the world. With Europe......(read more)

Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Top 5 Dividend Picks

Louis Bacon Moore established his investment firm, Moore Capital Management, in 1989. The company has total assets under management of $15 billion. It......(read more)
Top 4 Strengths a Successful Entrepreneur Needs

Warren Buffett’s 7 High Dividend Stock Picks For Income Investors

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investors of all time. He explained in 2006 that one of the best ways of staying wealthy is investing in high dividend......(read more)