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January 2012

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Best Dividend Stocks Of 2012 - Earnings Update

January 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MO , JNJ , MCD

Previously, I posted a series on the Best Dividend Stocks for 2012.  At the end of January, many of these defensive stocks have reported their earnings for the last quarter of 2011. Overall, the earnings reported have been without too many surprises as these stocks have maintained their winning ways. The following paragraphs discuss the main earning points of the stocks on the Best Dividend Stocks list having reported as of this date.  [more]

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12 Consumer Stocks On Track To Double Dividends In The Next 5 Years

January 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , YUM , TGT

With income investors seeking dividend stocks, many high yield stocks have been priced too high in the markets. One alternative is to look at stocks for growth and income. These stocks already pay a dividend but they will also raise their dividends in future years. Many of these stocks will potentially double their dividends in the next five years based on future company growth. To double a dividend in 5 years using the rule of 72, a company must average an annual dividend growth rate at around 15%. This article identifies 12 consumer stocks that are on track for a dividend double in the next five years (see table below).  [more]

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Is It Time For Natural Gas Prices To Rebound?

January 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CHK , APA , ECA

Natural gas prices hit their lowest price levels since 2002 during the current decline. The obvious rationale for lower natural gas prices is an oversupply in the U.S. As supply exceeds demand for natural gas, prices are pushed lower as the market swings in favor of gas buyers. There will be a time when production will get reduced to the demand level that will improve the market prices for natural gas. The uncertainty is the timing of the supply-demand correction.  [more]

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Looking for a $5.00 Special Dividend?

January 21, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: WINA

Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share will be paid on March 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on the close of business on February 8, 2012. Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the payment of a special dividend to shareholders. The special dividend of $5.00 per share will be paid on March 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on the close of business on February 8, 2012.  [more]

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High-Yield CEFs With Big Price Gains In The Last Month

January 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BCX , HYI , JLS

There are several strategies when investing in closed-end funds. Many investors look at these investments as long-term holdings where they simply reinvest their dividends to compound their growth rate. Others may purchase a CEF for its high distributions to use as a supplement to their monthly income. One of the rules CEF investors follow is to buy at a discount to NAV. The theory is you are buying a $1.00 of assets for a price below $1.00 depending on the amount of discount to NAV. This all sounds good when the CEF market price increases to the NAV. But what if it doesn't increase as some CEFs may trade at a discount to NAV for an extended period of time? Here is one way of looking at this from a different perspective.  [more]

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High Yield Dividend Stocks with Low Valuation

January 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , CVX , TOT

My idea is to apply the EV/EBITDA metric to dividend stocks. It makes sense to buy dividend stocks at a lower value which gives the investor higher dividend rate of pay while waiting for a stock price increase to a higher valuation. I am looking at stocks with a dividend yield of at least 3% and a return on equity of at least 10%. The table below shows the best stocks meeting the criteria along with their EV/EBITDA ratios.  [more]

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7 Deep Value ETFs With Reversing Price Trends To The Upside

January 15, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KBE , IAT , IYG

Over the past month, investors are rotating into the deep value ETFs from 2011. Many poor performing ETFs in 2011 are now seeing double-digit price gains due to this changing trend. Defining deep value with a price to book less than 1 identifies the current ETFs with a combined deep value of stocks. The two most sought after sectors by investors has been financials and real estate. Among this universe of ETFs, the banking and financial ETFs are showing the greatest price gains through the previous month.  [more]

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High Yield ETFs for Income

January 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PBP , PCEF , JNK

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) outperformed the fund universe in 2011 and will likely continue the trend in 2012. Investors are looking for safety and yield, and dividend ETFs offer a low-cost, transparent way to invest in a basket of companies and mitigate single-stock risks. The following screen looked at performance, dividend yield, expense ratio and analyst recommendations. All of these ETFs are rated a buy or hold by Ned Davis Research.   [more]

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Earnings Update for Buy-Write CEFs

January 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EOI , ETY , ETB

With the close of the 4th quarter, it's time for new earnings from the closed-end fund managers. Recently, Eaton Vance released year-ended earnings for three of their CEFs: EOI, ETY and ETB. Eaton Vance also released 9-month reports for the following CEFs: ETW, ETB, EOS, ETV, and ETJ. The overall results are mixed, but there are more poor results than good to report for these CEFs.  Some of these CEFs are dogs that should be avoided.  [more]

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High-Yield CEFs For The Next Year

January 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AWF , EAD , ETG

Most investors tend to flock to the investments that are hot while overlooking unrecognized investments that don’t get much publicity. The same is often true with closed-end fund (CEFs) investments. How many times have you found a CEF trading at a premium of 30% or 50%? This happens as the demand for certain CEFs outstrip the company’s NAV price. Adding fuel to the fire, CEF companies frequently overstate returns on NAV in their documents by using creative accounting. The moral of the story, it is hard to tell what your real returns are for most CEFs. Here, we will identify some CEFs that will be winners in the New Year.  [more]

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How To Buy A Bundle Of Mortgage REITs

January 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NLY , HTS , AGNC

Investors seeking high yield with a little more risk than bonds tend to invest in REITs. The higher yield is a tradeoff for being exposed to more financial risk. As yield has come down through 2011, investors have migrated to the highest yield REITs such as specialty finance and mortgage REITs. These REITs tend to be small capitalization stocks that are interest rate-sensitive. While the Fed has basically declared no rate changes until probably 2013, these stocks should hold up well in 2012. Since they carry more risk, it makes sense to look to purchase a bundle of these REITs in an ETF.  [more]

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