Of the 57 Dividend Aristocrats in the S&P 500 Index currently, today’s article singles out three for recommendation, “as they have the lowest level of dividend risk and high expected returns over the next five years.” For these three dividend stocks “offer[ing] the combination of a market-beating dividend yield, low stock valuation, and strong earnings growth potential” – including a recent addition to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and a company whose high yield makes it unique among Dividend Aristocrats – CLICK HERE.
The stock highlighted in today’s article already boasts an attractive 4.8% dividend yield – more than double the average yield of S&P 500 stocks. However, if that weren’t enticing for income-seekers, the company has plans to increase its payout by 20% per year through 2022 – leading the author to designate this “a dream stock for dividend investors.” For the company in question (a pipeline master limited partnership) and how it plans to achieve this “high-octane” dividend yield growth (while maintaining a conservative financial profile) CLICK HERE.
Recency bias – the tendency to assume that the events of the recent past are indicative of what is going to happen in the future – is an all-too-common affliction among investors – and one that the author of today’s article believes “is running rampant in the markets today.” However, it’s also possible to profit from the recency bias – and the author highlights two funds currently trading at a discount – one of which boasts an 11.4% dividend yield – that he believes are perfectly positioned to do just that. For more, CLICK HERE.
A maritime energy shipper that – thanks to a combination of low energy prices, an oversupplied market of vessels and slow growth in energy production – was forced to slash its dividend payouts substantially (and see its stock price plummet accordingly) and an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes that has been unable to keep its sales force staffed. These are two of the six dividend-paying companies highlighted in today’s article that have been struggling of late. So why do the article’s contributors believe that each company has the potential to see its stock price double this year? CLICK HERE to find out.
Today’s article identifies the ten highest-paying dividend stocks on the S&P 500 – with dividend yields ranging from 4.9% to 9.7% – and attempts to determine whether any of them are worth buying now. The author highlights three stocks from the list that he believes are worth buying. To see what these three stocks are – two real estate investment trusts and an automaker – as well as why the author believes that the highest-paying stock on the list is not a smart buy, 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.
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.