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.
While dividend-paying stocks can be reliable sources of income from strong companies, the author of today’s article argues that “the dividend stock landscape has changed somewhat, and investors should consider a variety of factors when hunting for returns.” What might income investors want to consider when it comes to the valuation, business performance and management outlook, and tax implications of dividend-paying stocks in this new landscape – and what three dividend stocks does the author highlight as strong picks? CLICK HERE.
Does the prospect of being able to buy some of the best large cap dividend paying stocks at a discount – a 16% discount – sound intriguing to you? The author of today’s article points to a way in which this is possible – through a closed-end fund “that’s trading at a ridiculously high discount to its net asset value…despite a strong track record, low expenses and an attractive 4.4% dividend yield.” To find out what this closed-end fund is and why it may be a buying opportunity – as well as for more on closed-end funds in general and why the author calls them “ignored but powerful tools” – CLICK HERE.
In a world of near-zero or negative interest rates, dividend-paying stocks have been getting a lot of attention from investors. However, as today’s article notes, “some market experts are advising investors to be cautious and selective. Identifying companies with room to raise dividends significantly, rather than focusing on finding the highest yields, might be your best way forward.” As such, the author performed a screen of the S&P 1500 Composite Index in an effort to identify potential dividend bargains in each of the 11 sectors. To see the results for each sector, CLICK HERE.
In the hunt for yield in a low-rate environment, dividend-paying stocks are getting a lot of attention. But the author of today’s article advises that investors “should have a system in place that separates the best of them from those that are destined to be duds” – and he lays out a 3-step process that can be employed to assist in that regard. To see what the 3 steps are – as well as how each step excludes a stock that may otherwise appear to be a good pick and one stock highlighted that meets all three criteria – CLICK HERE.
Being right in the middle of the “sell in May and go away” (until November) period, August can be a scary month for investors who stayed put. And with oil returning to bear market territory, weak manufacturing numbers and disappointing second quarter economic growth, August certainly did not begin on the best note. As such, today’s article takes the position that “investing in dividend paying stocks should be a prudent move. This is because such stocks reflect a solid financial structure and healthy underlying fundamentals, and are unperturbed by market turbulence and economic uncertainty.” Five dividend paying stocks with favorable Zacks Ranks and dividend yields over 3% are highlighted. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.