Weekly Ex-Dividend Dates and Yields by Ex-Dividend Dates. Attached is a current stock list of dividend stocks (common shares, preferred shares and American Depositary Receipts – ADR’s), paying forthcoming dividends and having their ex-dividend within the week January 25, 2016 – January 31, 2016. The average dividend-yield amounts to 6.08 percent.
The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date. [more]
Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) employs 379,592 people, generates revenue of $92,793.00 million and has a net income of $15,752.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $132.10 billion.
International Business Machines Corporation is a technology company. The Company operates in five business segments: Global Technology Services (GTS), which includes Strategic Outsourcing, Integrated Technology Services, Cloud and Technology Support Services, and also provides information technology (IT) infrastructure and business process services; Global Business Services (GBS), which offers its services across Consulting and Systems Integration, Global Process Services and Application Management Services; Software, which consists of middleware and operating systems software; Systems and Technology (STG), which provides infrastructure technologies, and Global Financing, which provides financing solutions for products or services that are critical to the end users' business operations. Its IBM Watson Health Cloud platform collects clinical, research and social data from a range of health sources and creates a cloud-based data sharing hub. More on Reuters.
Intl. Business Machines’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $25,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.32% (the operating margin is 21.54% and the net profit margin 16.98%).
Financials: The total debt represents 34.72% of Intl. Business Machines assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 343.82%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 90.89% was realized by Intl. Business Machines.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $14.57. Last fiscal year, Intl. Business Machines paid $4.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders. [more]
One way to gauge a company’s ability to raise dividends, or at least not cut them, is to divide its free cash flow per share by the share price to come up with a free cash flow yield. And that can be compared with the dividend yield.
A company’s free cash flow is its remaining cash flow after capital expenditures. To present a useful list of dividend stocks with dividend yields that appear safe, we started with the S&P 500, and then removed stocks with negative returns of 15% or more this year.
After all, investors have little confidence in them. We then pared the list to companies that have paid dividends for at least five years, while removing any that have cut regular dividends at any time over the past five years, according to FactSet.
Here are the results... [more]
Consistent dividend increases are often signs of a strong business that is enjoying steady earnings growth. Paying out dividends to shareholders also signals management's confidence in the future profitability of the company.
Dividend aristocrats are companies in the S&P 500 that have managed to raise their dividend payments for at least the last 25 consecutive years.
Attached you can find 10 of these high quality companies that offer investors a starting dividend yield of 3%.
Some of these stocks may be boring, some of the yields may not be thrilling and some may not have impressive earnings growth in their future.
But all of these Dependable Dividend Stocks are rock-solid when it comes to preserving capital and making regular dividend payments.
Here are the highest yielding Dividend Aristocrats.....
HCP (NYSE:HCP) employs 170 people, generates revenue of $2,266.28 million and has a net income of $893.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.73 billion.
HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,799.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.40% (the operating margin is 58.35% and the net profit margin 39.41%).
Financials: The total debt represents 45.67% of HCP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.31% was realized by HCP.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.51. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.
Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 70.85, the P/S ratio is 7.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.53. The dividend yield amounts to 6.32%. - See more of the results on my dividend income blog at: 14 Highest Yielding Dividend Aristocrats With Yields Over 3%... [more]
Dividend stocks make for a great investment choice if you're looking to boost your income in retirement.
But the key lies in selecting strong dividend-paying companies with solid growth avenues and financials to ensure they can sustain dividends during difficult times and offer a nice raise when things are smooth.
Finding such a company, however, isn't an easy job but I found a few names with my research. Here are six names I found to consider. [more]