Dividends4Life

It is not hard to figure out why so many investors love dividend stocks. Dividend payments allow shareholders to generate an income stream from their stocks without having to sell. That money can be used as spending money or capital that can be reinvested elsewhere. Of course, just because a company pays a dividend doesn't make it an automatic buy.

In fact, I think investors need to be picky about which dividend stocks they own. So, which dividend stocks do I think are buys right now? Here's why I believe Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM), Outfront Media (NYSE:OUT), and LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) are all top choices.

Source: Motley Fool

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If investors believe a company is going to cut its dividend soon and a sell-off starts, they could make the company’s yield rise. Would that company be a good choice for income investors? Not really. That’s why we are going to focus on dividend growth rather than dividend yield. Whether it’s increasing interest rates or rising inflation, if a company can keep growing its business and dividends accordingly, income investors don’t have to worry about the macro environment all that much. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top five dividend stocks to watch in May 2017.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) could be setting up to deliver some delicious returns. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store operates a chain of combined restaurant and gift shops with a Southern country theme. Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) has been an income investor for quite some time. Starting with its original liquid bleach product “Clorox” in 1913, the company has been around for over a century. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is a branded food company headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota. With an annual yield of 1.45%, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) might not look like something you’ll find in a top dividend stocks list. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) is a REIT worth considering for income investors.

Source: IncomeInvestor

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Be it junk bonds, real estate investment trusts, master limited partnerships or simply risky common stocks, investors are exposed to more downside in return for yield. That’s not bad in principle, but in practice, investors often pay a dear price for the extra income. That said, within the high-yield space, there are better options than others. Few stocks yielding 6% or more have rock-solid dividends. However, the four I’ve identified here have above average odds. While high-yield stocks probably shouldn’t be the centerpiece of most people’s portfolios, these dividend stocks can add a nice touch of yield to a diversified portfolio. High-Yield Stocks to Buy...

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) hasn’t been a star performer lately. In fact, BP stock has badly underperformed its U.S. peers in recent years. Blame the Brexit, the ongoing reputation hit from the Deepwater Horizon disaster or whatnot, BP stock simply hasn’t performed. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) stock is yielding so much because investors have concluded the company is a dinosaur that will soon be the next Blockbuster or Radio Shack. That could well happen, but at today’s price, the market is taking too dim a view of the odds. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA) isn’t the world’s most popular bank. But that Spanish banking giant is an increasingly attractive option, particularly in light of the pro-EU results of the recent French election. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) had a strong first quarter. The stock, which spent much of 2016 in a funk, rallied sharply. However a 5% sell-off in OHI in recent days has the stock looking like a decent dip buy.

Source: InvestorPlace

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2 Bond-Like REITs to Buy Now

Posted by D4L | Sunday, May 21, 2017 | | 0 comments »

REITs own freestanding single-tenant properties like convenience stores and drugstores, where the leases are signed for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. But, the news gets even better. These leases are usually “triple-net.” In addition to monthly rent, creditworthy tenants pay all the taxes, insurance, utilities, and most building maintenance. No fuss, no muss. It is cash flow investors can count on. Now let’s tale a look at 2 dividends to buy...

Have you ever thought about who owns those fancy Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) and CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) drugstores located on the best corners? They’re owned by three of the most popular names in the space: Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) – $16.8 billion market cap, 4.1% dividend yield. National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) – $6.75 billion market cap, 4.0% yield.

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This stock yields 9.14%, with trailing 1.26x coverage, and goes ex-dividend this week. It's had record EBITDA and DCF for three quarters in a row. Management issued 2017 guidance calling for 15% to 19% growth in EBITDA and 10% to 16% DCF growth. Looking for strong growth and a well-covered dividend? We suggest walking up the gangplank and boarding...

KNOT Offshore Partners LP (NYSE:KNOP) owns and operates shuttle tankers under long-term charters in the North Sea and Brazil. The company provides crude oil loading, transportation, and storage services under time charters and bareboat charters. As of March 17, 2017, it had a fleet of 12 shuttle tankers. KNOT Offshore Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, UK. Shuttle tankers are a vital link in the oil distribution chain - in many ports, they're the only "ride into town" for oil shippers, so without these vessels, the oil can't get to port.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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