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May 2012

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Low Beta Small Caps With High Dividend Growth Rates

May 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ACU , ANCX , SOMH

As the current market begins to look more like 2011, with the same volatility and the Eurocrisis creeping back into the picture, investors may want to look at low beta stocks. These low beta stocks display less volatility than the overall market, especially stocks with high beta ranks. Couple a low beta with a high dividend growth rate and investors should have a slow, steady total return. We are looking at small capitalization stocks, as they tend to have higher growth rates. Here is a list of low beta small cap stocks with high dividend growth rates.  [more]

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Where To Be Invested In The Current Market

May 30, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , PEG , RGC

The S&P 500 (SPY) started the year on a significant move up that produced a 12% return in the first three months. While this run took the SPY from 1260 to 1420, the index has retreated down 8% since the beginning of April (see chart below). This is similar to 2011, with the same factors coming back into play such the Eurocrisis, etc. If an investor held steady year to date, the result would be a meager 4% gain. I suspect this choppy market will continue until the debate about Greece ends. Where should an investor be for the rest of 2012? The two key components are low-beta stocks and dividend-paying stocks. The low beta will limit the wide stock price swings while the dividends will offer income while waiting on the next move higher. The following list of stocks have these components while also having a positive market gain during the past month.  [more]

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Stocks To Play The Natural Gas Rebound

May 24, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ECA , LNG , NGL

The U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas inventories, stoking a rally in natural gas futures that have languished near a decade low. Prices have risen amid increasing concern among gas traders and analysts that low prices are spurring a surge in usage among utilities and manufacturers eager to use the cheap fuel instead of more expensive alternatives. UNG, a natural gas ETF, is up 20% in the past month and was up 9.0% last week. UNG has recently moved above its 50-day moving average. These changes are supported by the UNG, RSI and MACD shown in the chart below.  [more]

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Dividend Stocks Bought by Stock Gurus

May 24, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTX , NTRI , LINC

We all like to look at what the stock gurus are buying to determine where to invest our money or at least see what sectors they are looking at for their clients. I am looking at the high yield stocks owned by investing gurus. This is a great way to find high yield stocks as the entry point is not as important because you are investing for the income. Also, I am looking at microcap stocks as they offer some growth potential along the way. Here is a list of high yield microcap stocks bought by gurus in the last quarter.  [more]

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17 High-Yielding BDCs - Buy, Sell, Or Hold?

May 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MAIN , PSEC , AINV

Though BDCs, or business development companies, may seem risky, they're really not. Like a mutual fund, a BDC typically invests in a relatively large number of firms over a range of different sectors, thus diversifying its otherwise high level of risk. BDCs also tend to perform well in bear markets. When credit is tight and banks are less willing to make speculative investments, more companies turn to BDCs for funding, enabling them to lock in more favorable lending terms.  [more]

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This Stock Increased its Dividend 75% with a 13.2% Dividend Yield

May 22, 2012 – Comments (2)

On May 7, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2012 dividend of $0.70 per share (75% increase), payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on June 1, 2012. The Company's management also announced that, subject to the ultimate discretion of the Board of Directors, it expected to continue to recommend dividends of $0.70 per common share until conditions warrant otherwise. In addition, at the end of any year the Board of Directors will take into account the Company's earnings and other factors and will consider whether to declare a special dividend.  [more]

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A-Rated Small Cap Stocks With Growing Dividends

May 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BANF , CATO , CTBI

The S&P Small Cap 600 has trailed the S&P 500's 9.61% year-to-date return. However, there are some excellent small cap stocks that are worth a look for future growth. The small cap stocks discussed below all have at least an A- rating for earnings and dividends. Quality Rankings measure the growth and stability of earnings and dividends over the past 10 years. In addition, these small caps are increasing dividends and have a bullish outlook.  [more]

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High Dividend Growth Stocks To Compound Returns

May 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , NGLS , STX

Albert Einstein called it "the greatest mathematical discovery of all time." For the savvy investor, the principles of compound interest can be used to make a substantial amount of money over time. There are numerous accounts of normal people buying stocks and the returns compound over time. The best way to do this is with dividend paying stocks. No, forget about finding the next super stock that will propel your investment into millions in a year or two. The sure way to wealth is to buy dividend stocks with high dividend growth rates. Here is a list of stocks with high dividend growth rates with a very bullish outlook.  [more]

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Main Street increases Monthly Dividends Again in Q3

May 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MAIN

Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC) is a principal investment firm primarily focused on providing customized debt and equity financing to lower middle market (LMM) companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million that operate in diverse industries.   [more]

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7 Buy-Rated Companies Raising Dividends

May 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VNR , AMP , CVX

The number of S&P 500 Index companies paying dividends is the highest in over a decade. According to data compiled by Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Indices, the total number of dividend payers has climbed to 401. The analyst estimates total payouts in 2012 to be a record of $279 billion. The previous record was in 2008 when 372 S&P 500 companies distributed $248 billion in cash to shareholders. The Nasdaq OMX group, operators of the second largest stock exchange in the U.S., recently announced its first quarterly dividend of $.13 (2 percent yield).  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Trading Below Book Value

May 03, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JPM , LNC , MET

Despite a strong year-to-date advance for the S&P 500 with a 12% return, many large, high quality companies are still trading below their book value. We looked at stocks paying dividends that are ranked 4 or 5 stars for quality but had a price to book ratio below 1.0. At this time, each of these stocks have surpassed the S&P 500 year-to-date return indicating they are not value traps. In addition, each of these stocks has a VERY BULLISH equity summary score. Here is the list of stocks selling below book value.  [more]

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The Best Natural Gas Investments Today

May 02, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GLOG , LNG , TGP

As shale development increases domestic production and pushes natural gas prices way below global levels, U.S. producers are making moves to export LNG -- a natural gas cooled to become a liquid so it can be shipped. Most of the attention surrounding natural gas is the oversupply in the U.S. However, there is a significant demand for natural gas in the Far East.  [more]

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