The Best Upcoming Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Saturday, April 18, 2015 | | 0 comments »

Dividends are great but not all companies pay a dividend. Why? Well, there are many reasons; some might put all free cash-flow into the business in order to boost growth or they are buying back own shares and increases your stake in the company. Those activities make only sense whey they have a stable running and continuous growing business like McDonald's (MCD) or Coca-Cola (KO).

The second reason why a corporate pays no dividend is because they do not earn money and make losses. That's a really bad issue, and I can tell you that it doesn't make sense to put money into a loss-generating machine. Back to the topic of this article – today I want to introduce 7 stocks with a forward-oriented business that did not pay dividends but may do it in the near future. It's always great to see what kind of stocks may appear on your dividend radar before others might see it.

Source: Dividend Yield

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In trading on Wednesday, shares of Citigroup Inc‘s (NYSE:C) 7.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J were yielding above the 6.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.7812), with shares changing hands as low as $27.11 on the day.

This compares to an average yield of 5.76% in the “Financial” preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, Citigroup preferred stock was trading at a 10.32% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 2.35% in the “Financial” category. Investors should keep in mind that the preferred shares are noncumulative, meaning that in the event of a missed payment, Citigroup does not have to pay the balance of missed dividends to preferred shareholders before resuming a common dividend.

Source: InvestorPlace

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5 Can’t-Miss Dividend Stocks to Buy

Posted by D4L | Friday, April 17, 2015 | | 0 comments »

The Fed has spoken. Its March 18 statement was one of the most anticipated in history, as investors had come to fear that rate hikes could start as soon as June. But after the Federal Reserve downgraded its expectations for inflation going forward, Fed watchers concluded that September would be the earliest that hiking would begin, and even then it would proceed at a much slower pace than previously feared. Even in a broadly overpriced U.S. market, we can still find solid deals on dividend stocks. If bought at a reasonable price, a good dividend stock offers both a competitive current yield and a strong probability of dividend growth.

Whether the Fed starts hiking rates in June, September or never, good dividend stocks will continue to chug along, paying their dividends every quarter and (ideally) raising them at least once per year. Here are five can’t-miss dividend stocks to buy, regardless of what the Fed decides to do next: Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI), General Electric Company (GE), McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Realty Income Corp (O) and Apple Inc. (AAPL).

Source: InvestorPlace

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Interest rates have been absurdly low for years and look like they’ll stay that way for some time to come. Bank deposits typically pay peanuts and a higher-rate taxpayer gets the princely return of 1% from buying a ten-year gilt. So it’s only natural for investors to look at equities as a way of generating income. That often means buying blue chips in sectors like utilities, oil, tobacco and telecoms. Stocks like Shell, Vodafone, British American Tobacco and National Grid are all worthy businesses and pay out generous dividends. That’s because they are mature long-established companies, which generate surplus cash flow. I won’t knock them for being big and slow-growing. They can play an important role in many investors’ portfolios.

Even if the dividend payout is a relatively small portion of a company’s earnings, it’s still a valuable thing. And not just because of the little it adds to shareholder returns. I think the main benefit of small growth stocks paying a dividend is that it acts as a signal of their quality. Company accounts can be misleading. Many companies go bust despite reporting profits. They just run out of cash! Profits don’t necessarily equal cash. So a company that pays a dividend is making a powerful statement. It’s saying that the profits being reported have enough cash behind them to enable a payout to shareholders. Investors also hate dividend cuts; so a company will make sure it pays out an amount that is sustainable and capable of growing.

Source: MoneyWeek

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3 Dividend Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit

Posted by D4L | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | | 0 comments »

Dividend stocks are supposed to occupy the part of your portfolio that requires the least amount of maintenance. You find a company that has a dominant position in its industry, is run well, and offers a steady cash payout. You buy it and hold it for the long term, collecting those quarterly deposits for as long as you need them. The problem is that many times, we chase the wrong things when looking for dividend stocks.

While a high-yield stock might seem tempting when you hit the "buy" button, for example, it usually means there's something amiss with the company that's going to require vigilance on your part. That's OK for some investors, but many simply want dividend stocks they don't have to babysit. Recently, we asked three of our analysts to offer up such stocks. Read below to see why Hershey's (NYSE: HSY), Kraft Foods (NASDAQ: KRFT), and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) all fit this mold.

Source: Motley Fool

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