Dividend stockholders of quarterly, semi-annual and annual pay modalities anxiously await announcements from a firm, fund, or analyst to learn if their next dividend will be higher, lower, or paid at all. [more]
Dividends are so important for income investors, especially when you reinvest all of your fresh dividend payment to fund new stock positions. [more]
While retirees often focus on income stocks primarily, investors can often achieve better returns by owning a diversified portfolio of defensive, growth and income stocks.
Dividend-paying stocks are great choices for your retirement account. Before you retire, you can accumulate shares with dividend reinvestment. And during retirement you can use the dividends as income.
Here are 10 dividend-paying stocks that are appropriate for a retirement account. Many of these stocks have multiyear records of increasing their dividends, which is important to keep ahead of inflation.
Here are ten stocks retirees can consider for their portfolios:
HCP -- Yield: 6.12% [more]
Now, following a six-year bull market, the markets look like inflated valuations in traditional income areas such as real-estate investment trusts, master limited partnerships and utilities. [more]
The P/E ratio is a strong indicator of whether a stock is a good value, and the lower the better. For this reason, many of the stocks with the lowest P/E ratios are broadly held by the investors.
However, a low P/E ratio requires further investigation, as the company could be in terminal decline, belong to an industry with endemic problems, or have other unfavorable valuations that make it unattractive as an investment.
Below are 5 of the cheapest stocks that were bought by investment guru's within the recent quarter. Four of the results pay a dividend. It's only a first step for further research but in my view, there are some interesting stocks on the list.
These are the results:
#1 Fifth Third Bancorp -- Yield: 2.50% [more]