With interest rates declining in the U.S. – and in negative territory in parts abroad – U.S. dividend stocks sporting attractive yields have performed very nicely this year as they have become a refuge for income investors – and that performance is expected to continue. That being the case, today’s article identifies “Wall Street’s favorite dividend stocks” – “28 stocks with dividend yields of at least 2.50% as well as at least 75% ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings among five or more analysts.” CLICK HERE.
The hottest stock-market sector may also be the best investment opportunity right now, both in terms of long-term returns and short-term gains. We’re talking about utilities! Why are utility stocks good investments today? What are the top utility dividend stocks? What do investors need to be aware of with the utility industry going through a period of mergers and acquisitions? And what should investors look at when considering utilities to buy? For more, CLICK HERE.
What you do with your dividend stocks can affect your ultimate profit on any one stock to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. So how can you make the very most of your dividend stocks and maximize your dividend income? The author of today’s article lays out an example to illustrate just this – a lesson that may be especially relevant now as the longest bull market in history may be nearing its final stages. For more, CLICK HERE.
According to the editor of one top-performing newsletter, “the low-and-declining interest-rate environment is setting the stage for attractive returns, especially for dividend stocks with value characteristics”. As such, he performed a special screen of the dividend stocks held by his newsletter’s portfolios, selecting for yield, value and quality. For the 25 dividend stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights a high-yielding dividend stock that could benefit from “one of the big, sparsely covered parts of President Trump’s plan to overhaul the government”. Specifically, this investment idea is related to the administration’s plan to get mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out from under government control (where they have been since the financial crisis) and back in the public space. For the high-yielding stock that could benefit greatly from the unleashing of Fannie and Freddie, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to dividend stocks, the author of today’s article observes that too many investors fixate on a company’s past record of payouts, rather than focusing on a company’s prospects to continue increasing its payout well into the future. He proceeds to highlight five dividend aristocrats that he believes have years – and even decades – of dividend growth ahead, noting “We’re better off focusing on companies that are generating sales and profit growth organically. From there, we choose the firms that are financially fit enough to dish an increasing amount of their profits back to their shareholders every year.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Despite the fact that the two dividend-paying companies highlighted in today’s article both have durable competitive advantages, their stocks are often overlooked by dividend investors because their yields (both of which are under 3%) fall short of what many income-seeking investors are looking for. However, the author proceeds to make the case as to why income investors might be wise to stop overlooking these two dividend stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
Telecom stocks? Real-estate investment trusts? High-yield U.S. (or European?) dividend stocks? Master limited partnerships? Which yield sectors might be the best income plays for the incoming year? Today’s article assesses – and ranks – ten income sectors (including the aforementioned) for the new year. Which income plays have the most appeal headed into 2018, which might struggle in the new year – and why is the worst performing income sector from this year the top income choice for next year? CLICK HERE.
The firm that invented the automatically dimming rearview car mirror (and now controls about 90% of that global market), a leading investor in the infrastructure underlying clean energy projects, and a leading supplier of niche surgical products are the three companies highlighted in today’s article which seeks to identify little-known small-cap dividend stocks that income investors may want to become acquainted with. For more on these three dividend stocks – and why they may be worthy of the income investor’s consideration – CLICK HERE.