“You’re looking at a group of profitable enterprises with staying power,” states the author of today’s article in regards to the eleven dividend growth stocks he proceeds to highlight as worthy of further consideration. Specifically, each of these companies has a track record of at least ten years of annual dividend increases – and each just recently raised its dividend again. For the author’s assessment of the attractiveness of each of these companies, taking into consideration this most recent dividend increase, dividend record, valuation and track record, CLICK HERE.
“One way to get capital gains from REITs is to focus on buying those real estate investment trusts that will increase the dividends paid to shareholders,” notes the author of today’s article. The key is knowing when an announcement of a payout hike is coming and buying shares several weeks in advance. So which REITs are likely to announce dividend increases in November? The author identifies four of them. For more, CLICK HERE.
Dividend-paying stocks outperform the market – and companies that initiate or increase their dividends outperform steady payers. As such, the author of today’s article advises that “investors should pay attention to companies that can continuously grow their dividends, as that improves the probability that they can outperform the market.” He proceeds to highlight his top dividend growth stock for investors to consider this month – a midstream master limited partnership with 22 straight quarterly dividend increases and which, thanks in part to a dramatic transformation in the past year, is positioned to continue raising payouts for years to come. CLICK HERE.
Some of the best buys can be “fresh-faced” Dividend Aristocrats. As the author of today’s article notes, the three newest Aristocrats have delivered total returns up to 87%. He proceeds to highlight four “almost-Aristocrats” (each just a year to two away from achieving 25 years of dividend increases), two of which he believes possess similar potential to the aforementioned three, and two of which he believes should be avoided. For more, CLICK HERE.
As a result of a decline in the price of gold, explorers and producers have had to turn to royalty and streaming companies to help cover their costs. Today’s article highlights one such royalty company that has benefited from this situation – and which the author believes may be particularly attractive to investors. The company in question has increased its dividend every year since going public in 2008, has seen its share price outperform gold bullion and gold miners, and had its best year ever in 2017. For more on this company – and an ETF to gain exposure to it – CLICK HERE.
Dividend Aristocrat stocks offer reliable dividend increases, but the author of today’s article notes that many of these companies have only been able to maintain their dividend increase streaks by raising payouts by negligible amounts. Contrast that with what he refers to as “income gushers” – stocks that are increasing annual payouts by 20% or more. He proceeds to highlight five such income gushers – all of which most recently hiked their dividends by at least 20% and which have 5-year average dividend growth ranging from 20% to 40%. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.
“The idea is not to worry so much about current dividend yields, but to try to find good stocks to buy, based on dividend growth potential.” This is the underlying principle of the Franklin Rising Dividends Fund, which is the subject of today’s article. The Franklin Rising Dividends Fund screens for companies that have a long history of big dividend increases, with its average holding having 26 consecutive years of increases. To read more about this fund – including its specific screening process, its top 10 holdings and its performance relative to the S&P 500 – CLICK HERE.