Each week, I go through the list of dividend increases in order to monitor performance of existing holdings, and uncover hidden dividend gems.
I then narrow down the list by eliminating companies with a dividend growth streak that is less than a decade. I also look at things like trends in earnings per share, dividends per share, dividend payout ratios, in order to determine the likelihood of future dividend growth and growth in intrinsic value.
It's important to have an overview of the latest dividend growers in order to get the future dividend kings on my radar first. With this method, I can also see how big the future yield will be if the calcualte the announced dividend. Sometimes, there could a low yielder become a high yield in just a year only by hiking dividends.
Over the past week, there raised a lot of stocks their payouts. You can find the full compilation of the latest dividend growth stocks attached.
Here are the latest dividend growth stocks.... - > The Latest Dividend Growth Stock Compilation... [more]
I get questions from retired and income investors asking about oversold dividend stocks.
In the current market, a lot of dividends stocks — particularly the more well-known ones — are hitting new 52-week highs on a regular basis.
These investors want to know if buying at all-time or 52-week highs is a mistake.
The answer is usually, “it depends.” If you have a long-term horizon of, say, ten years or more, it doesn’t really matter.
The other answer, however, is that if the investor is looking for solid dividend stocks, there’s no reason to confine oneself to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).
There are other dividend payers out there, and I prefer to look for stock that are 10% or more off their 52-week highs.
I personally use the technical indicator of the RSI in order to identify really oversold dividend paying stocks.
It suggests that, in an environment where everyone is looking for yield, that the stock has sold off for reasons that aren’t critical to its ongoing operations. That creates a buying opportunity.
Here are 20 higher capitalzied dividend stocks with yields over 4% looking oversold and undervalued: 20 High Yielding Oversold And Underestimated Dividend Paying Stocks... [more]
The odds of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December are only going up, but even if the central bank pulls the trigger, dividend stocks will always remain in style.
True, they could come under price pressure because they compete with bonds for investor dollars, but they typically don’t stay down for long. It’s not like we’re looking at anything but the most minimal raise anyway.
So while interest rates will go up, they’ll still be pitifully low. That’s where superior dividend stocks come in. Names with solid track records of stable and in some rising dividends are under consideration for an equity income portfolio. If they can deliver above-average price appreciation too, so much the better.
Combine the two, and you’ve got a market-beating total return engine.
We searched the S&P 500 to find these types of stocks. Mind you, the benchmark index has a subpar dividend of its own, at just 2.2%. It’s easy to find stocks with higher yields, but then, a high yield can be a warning sign for a dividend payer. The highest-paying names in the S&P 500 all have issues that the market is rightly worried about.
Here are the results of our research....
AT&T -- Yield: 5.22%AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 273,140 people, generates revenue of $146,801.00 million and has a net income of $13,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $232.69 billion.
AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $49,599.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.79% (the operating margin is 16.88% and the net profit margin 9.32%).
Financials: The total debt represents 31.33% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.57% was realized by AT&T.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.35. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.
Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.06, the P/S ratio is 1.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.88. The dividend yield amounts to 5.22%. Read more here: 10 Of The Best S&P 500 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks.... [more]
When it comes to the history of wealth, there is always one sector that needs to be mention, and that is real estate. The cash flow that real estate investing brings in from business operations can be great, especially for dividend investors.
Purchasing a rental property in your local neighborhood is pretty easy to do because the capital required is not a great amount. However, when it comes to investing in the healthcare real estate sector, it is much more difficult–that is, unless you have millions of dollars in your bank account.
There are a lot of healthcare Reits on the market with solid yields which have been grown over years. I will show you some of the highest yielding and most promising healthcare Reits with the attached list.
Here are the highest yielding and most promising healthcare Reits... -> The Highest Yielding And Most Promising Healthcare Reits... [more]
When savvy investors hunt for great dividend stocks, one of the first things they look at is the dividend yield, which expresses a stock's annual dividend payout as a percentage of its stock price.
One of the reasons investors are often drawn to bank stocks is because they tend to pay generous dividends. But just like any other industry, some banks stocks are more generous than others when it comes to their quarterly payouts.
Which are the best from the perspective of an income-seeking investor on the hunt for a high yield? You can find the answer in the table below.
With this in mind, I drew up the table below, which ranks the nation's biggest banks by dividend yield.
Here are higher capitalized bank/money center stocks with dividend yields above 3 percent.... -> Bank Stocks With Big Dividend Yields... [more]