Monday, March 30, 2020

2 Dividend Stocks Heating Up Their Yields, While Several Others Are Cooling Off

Dividends from a quality, well-diversified portfolio are much more predictable than capital gains and best of all, they are passive. You don't have to do anything, they just show up in your brokerage account each quarter. Inflation? Not to worry, the good companies routinely raise their dividends well in excess of the inflation rate.

This week as the weather turns cold the dividend increases heat up. Below are several companies heating up their yields with increased cash dividends:

Friday, March 27, 2020

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: IBM's global offerings include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Are The Dividends Safe For These High-Yielding Stocks?

Everyone wants to earn more. For investors in dividend growth stocks, the quick way to earn more is to select dividend stocks with higher yields. Swap those 2-4% yields in for stocks earning 6-10%, or more. Before making the trade, you should ask yourself the following two questions:

Monday, March 23, 2020

6 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

One of the many reasons I like dividend growth stocks is because they provide continuous feedback. As time passes, dividend investors see their income grow steadily. You don’t have to wait five to ten years to determine if the strategy is working.

Each dividend and dividend increase provides reassurance that the strategy is working. When companies like 3M Company (MMM), Emerson Electric (EMR) and Dover Corp. (DOV) put together a string of consecutive dividend increases in excess of 50 years, they are sending a strong message to their shareholders.

Below are a few companies with not quite the legacy of those above, but nevertheless are providing positive feedback to their investors by with higher cash dividends:

Friday, March 20, 2020

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Apple Inc. (AAPL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Apple Inc. is a prominent provider of hardware including iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets, Mac computers, wearables and iPod digital media players.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

3 Dividend Stocks To Avoid The Social Security Blues

As a fiscal conservative, the direction of our country concerns me. I am reminded of the following quote:

Monday, March 16, 2020

7 Stocks Compounding Shareholders' Wealth With Increased Dividends

It is the goal of many people to build enough wealth to put their kids through college, payoff their mortgage, be in a position to help their family and enjoy a financially worry-free retirement. If you don't have a generous relative or wealthy parents, you will need to devise a plan to help you reach your goals. My plan includes great dividend stocks that increase their dividends each year.

Below are several companies compounding their shareholder's wealth with increased cash dividends:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Microsoft, the world's largest software company, develops PC software, including the Windows operating system and the Office application suite.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Who Owns The Top Dividend Stocks?

The internet provides investors with so much useful and interesting information. I could not imagine going back a decade or so and trying to analyze stocks without the internet - waiting for quarterly reports to be mailed for owned companies and calling the investor relations contacts for information on unowned companies. One of my job responsibilities is the statutory reporting for the corporation I work for. Filing 10-Ks, 10-Qs and other such required reports is often tedious, but it gives me a great appreciation of what information is available, including who owns some of the top dividend stocks...

Monday, March 9, 2020

4 Stocks Focusing On Their Shareholders With Increased Cash Dividends

In one form or another, I get the this question, “What do you think of the market? Where’s it headed?” Normally, I politely respond as expected, but occasionally I will startle the person with a reply like, “I don’t know. For me it really doesn’t matter much.” My investing goals are not defined by movements in the market. Instead of looking at the market and its direction, investors in dividend growth stocks should focus on quality, price and ultimate value of individual stocks.

Below are several companies focusing on their shareholders by raising cash dividends:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wealth is a Journey, Dividend Stocks Can Take You There

Fad diets and fad investing plans rarely work. They are primarily designed to separate you from your money and make the seller wealthy. Real wealth is built with sweat equity and a sound financial plan. For most people fortunate enough to be born in the U.S., or any other industrialized country, they have access to the two main ingredients to achieve financial success: 1. Opportunity and 2. Time.

Monday, March 2, 2020

7 Companies Willing and Capable To Raise Dividends

The main focus of investing in dividend growth stocks is finding and buying stocks that will continue to raise their dividends in the future. In making this determination there are many factors to consider such as dividend payout ratio, debt levels, the company’s dividend policy and track record.

This week several companies have elected to send higher cash dividends to their shareholders:

Friday, February 28, 2020

Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Kimberly Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company producing tissue, personal care and health care brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Scott.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6 Higher-Quality, High-Yield Dividend Stocks

A successful dividend growth investor must start young enough to allow time for dividend growth to occur. What happens when a person waits too late in life to start investing and they need immediate income? Many times the person will invest in high-yield, high-risk stocks and lose their savings. If income is needed immediately and you want to mitigate the risk (to a degree), there are some things that can be done, such as...

Monday, February 24, 2020

7 Stocks Building A Higher Yield With Increased Dividends

Every investor wants to earn more. It is how we define "more" and how we go about earning it that determines the type of investor we are. Income investors want more income. Yield is a significant determinate of income. Instead of buying a current high-yield stock, investors in dividend growth stocks prefer to build their own. Granted, the current yield may never be classified as high-yield, but over time the yield-on-cost can reach epic heights.

Below are several companies that chose to build a higher yield for their shareholders with increased cash dividends:

Friday, February 21, 2020

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products industries.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

10 Stocks With Sustainable Dividend Growth

In the past we have looked at the importance of a company's ability to sustain its dividend. However, as an investor in dividend growth stocks, it is not enough to simply sustain the dividend - I want to own companies that are capable of sustained dividend growth. Needless to say, this is a little more difficult to evaluate, but here are few important things to consider...

Monday, February 17, 2020

7 Stocks Building A Higher Yield With Increased Dividends

Every investor wants to earn more. It is how we define "more" and how we go about earning it that determines the type of investor we are. Income investors want more income. Yield is a significant determinate of income. Instead of buying a current high-yield stock, investors in dividend growth stocks prefer to build their own. Granted, the current yield may never be classified as high-yield, but over time the yield-on-cost can reach epic heights.

Below are several companies that chose to build a higher yield for their shareholders with increased cash dividends:

Friday, February 14, 2020

Realty Income Corp (O) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Realty Income Corp. (O). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Realty Income Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust that owns, develops and manages retail real estate, primarily single tenant buildings throughout most of the U.S. The trust is also among a handful of REITS that pay monthly dividends.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

12 Dividend Growth Stocks With A Good Yield/Growth Mix

As dividend growth investors we understand the danger of focusing on high yield alone. Many, if not most, high yields are simply not sustainable over the long term. However, we often turn our heads to what can be an equally dangerous metric - high dividend growth rates. Like high yields, high dividend growth rates often are not sustainable. As a company grows and matures, incremental sales and earnings are harder to come by. So what is a good mix of yield and growth?

Monday, February 10, 2020

7 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

Selecting quality dividend stocks with sustainable dividends requires the investor to not only look back at the financials, but also look forward to determine in the business can continue to thrive going forward. To succeed as an investor in dividend growth stocks, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash.

Below are several stocks sending their shareholders a strong message with higher dividends:

Friday, February 7, 2020

Procter & Gamble (PG) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Procter & Gamble (PG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Procter & Gamble Company is a leading consumer products company that markets household and personal care products in more than 180 countries.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Who is Ben Grossbaum and Why Should We Listen to Him?

Ben Grossbaum was born on May 8, 1894 in London and moved to New York with his family when he was one year old. Young Ben was motivated by the death of his father and the humiliation of poverty. Wanting a better life, he became a model student, graduating as the class salutatorian from Columbia University at the age of 20.

Monday, February 3, 2020

7 Stocks Enriching Their Shareholders With Higher Dividends

When evaluating a company as a potential income investment you look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative “safe” investments. The advantages dividend stocks have over "safe" investments are potential capital appreciation and dividend growth. Not only are your earnings compounding, but the rate of earnings is growing.

Below are several companies giving their shareholders a raise with increased cash dividends:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

7 High Yield, High Risk Dividend Securities

It is not unusual after I publish a list of stocks to get a comment or two asking why those stocks and not these stocks. Often the real thrust of the question is why buy those low yield stocks when you can buy these high yield stocks. The answer involves risk and its management.

Monday, January 27, 2020

7 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

Have you ever pondered the concept of forever or infinity? It is truly mind boggling! What is even more astonishing is that when I buy a stock, my target holding period is forever. For most people, myself included, that is hard to grasp and to carry out. When things start going bad, our primal instinct of flight kicks in and we want to sell. In many cases, that is the time we should be buying. Holding a stock through an economic downturn is much easier when it pays a rising dividend.

Below are several companies giving their shareholders a reason not to sell by increasing their cash dividends:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Exxon Mobil Corp., formed through the merger of Exxon and Mobil in late 1999, is the world's largest publicly owned integrated oil company.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

5 Dividend Stocks To Buy And Hold, Not Buy And Forget

Over the years, I have observed that there are many ways to earn a good return in the market. In addition to buy and hold, some have successfully used various forms of market timing including sector rotation, momentum investing, technical analysis, et. al. Given a person's unique makeup, not all strategies will work for everyone. At the same time, I believe all strategies will fail if the investor is not committed to their selected strategy over the long term.

Monday, January 20, 2020

7 Dividend Stocks Heating Up Their Yields

When it comes to selecting dividend growth stocks, one of the most important items to look for is consistency in raising dividends. Sure it is easy to increase dividends when the economy is booming and business is good, but to be consistent a company has to persevere and continue to increase dividends during the tough times.

Below are several companies that have recently increased their cash dividends to shareholders:

Friday, January 17, 2020

Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Abbvie Inc. (ABBV). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Abbvie Inc. is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories at the start of 2013. AbbVie's key drug is Humira for rheumatoid arthritis.

Monday, January 13, 2020

7 Stocks Providing A Growing Income With Increased Dividends

For most people fortunate enough to be born in the U.S., or any other industrialized country, they have access to the two main ingredients to achieve financial success: 1. Opportunity and 2. Time. There are many valid ways to successfully build long-term wealth. Some involve more risk than others. Being relatively conservative, I have chosen Dividend Growth Stocks as a significant part of my financial plan. Many of today's dividend growth stocks have provided investors financial security for decades.

Below are some companies that understand the importance of growing their cash dividends:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

International Diversification May Be Closer than You Think

With the threat of higher interest rates, which could potentially slow the economy, it might be a good time to think about international diversification. This can be accomplished by many different means such as buying a foreign stock, buying an ADR of a foreign company or investing in an international fund. However, one method that is often overlooked is buying large U.S. multi-national companies.

Monday, January 6, 2020

4 Stocks Delivering Higher Dividends

If you closely follow the daily financial news as presented by the mainstream media, it is easy to become jaded and start believing that there isn’t any good news out there. Don’t be confused by the noise. There are still many great companies committed to generating superior returns and rewarding their shareholder by increasing cash dividends.

Below are several companies delivering good news to their shareholders with recently increased cash dividends:

Friday, January 3, 2020

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in income-producing healthcare facilities, mainly long-term care facilities located in the United States.