4 Tech Stocks That Should Start Paying Dividends

Posted by D4L | Saturday, October 25, 2014 | | 0 comments »

The term “tech stocks” and the word “dividends” are rarely used in the same sentence (except perhaps to point out how rare it is for tech stocks to actually pay dividends). Sometimes though, it can make sense for a technology company to give a little bit of its income stream back to shareholders. But which tech stocks are in the best position to start doling out dividends if they aren’t already? Not that it’s something an income investor would want to count on happening anytime soon, but some companies are closer to making that leap than others.

These four technology companies are the market’s top candidates for some — or more — income distribution in the foreseeable future. In no particular order, here are the tech stocks that could start paying dividends: Citrix Systems (CTXS), Zebra Technologies (ZBRA), Akamai Technologies (AKAM) and Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP).

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Income-oriented investors looking for an attractive dividend yield to support them during retirement should seriously consider these 3 stocks. Using our screen for attractive opportunities, these stocks have a meaningful yield >3%, a conservative payout ratio <60%, and an opportunity for share price upside. With these factors as the primary consideration of attractiveness, we have identified 3 stocks that stand out as clear winners.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has the highest yield of the group at 4.3%, a conservative 43% payout ratio, and trades at 13.0x forward P/E. Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KRFT) is a great second choice with a 3.8% yield and a 51% payout ratio. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has the most conservative payout ratio of the group at a very low 37% and yet still has a very attractive 3.6% yield.

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Bank on Dividend Growth With These 3 Stocks

Posted by D4L | Friday, October 24, 2014 | | 0 comments »

During the credit crisis, many banks had to move to protect capital by halting buybacks and cutting or eliminating dividends altogether. Now that the crisis is behind us, we are starting to see that path reversed and many analysts think that banks could be one of the leading sectors for dividend growth. Banks are starting to take money out of loan loss reserves as nonperforming loans are decreasing back towards pre-crisis levels, and this adds cash to the income account that can be used to increase dividend payouts.

Investors who favor a dividend growth approach should be adding many of the regional and community banks to their portfolio while they are still cheap. Susquehanna Bancshares (SUSQ) is expected to be one of the leading dividend growth bank stocks. Connecticut-based Webster Financial (WBS) slashed its dividend to preserve capital back in 2009 but have now started to raise the payment once again. East West Bancorp (EWBC) is another bank that has done a fantastic job of ramping up its dividend payout after slashing in 2009 to protect the balance sheet.

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My philosophy on dividend investing is to utilize the forward price to earnings ratio and use a one-year PEG ratio, along with a dividend. I don't necessarily look for a stock with a high yield because I like to see capital appreciation. Because the market may be correcting itself from all-time highs I maintain that it is difficult to find good stocks these days. That's why I'm highlighting a select set of excellent value companies in my dividend portfolio, which have had ex-dividend dates or paid out a dividend during this past week or early next week that people should place on their radar.

Kimberly-Clark is a huge consumer goods company which provides its products throughout the globe and dishes out a 3% dividend yield. Union Pacific is an American company which should provide some insulation from the global turmoil taking place. Rayonier Advanced Materials is a spin-off from Rayonier Inc. which should provide dividend growth into the future. I've highlighted these names because they are poised to increase their dividends in coming years. It is important in this market to be able to hold onto companies which raise their dividend rates or initiated them, because it is a sign that the underlying company is doing well financially. The importance of these stocks I've highlighted is that they are value plays while the broader market is choppy. I believe we are at a point in the market where we have to look for value.

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For investors searching for a strong total return, portfolio diversification, and a high-yielding income stream, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY ) will likely find its way to the top of your list. However, because Annaly is far from the best opportunity in any of these categories, I think investors should be looking elsewhere.

More specifically, REITs Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) and Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) not only give investors a similar exposure to real estate with a high-yield, but they have significantly outperformed Annaly over the last three years -- and I believe that will continue.

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