Dividends4Life: Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock?

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All investors love getting big returns from their portfolio, whether it's through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities. But for income investors, generating consistent cash flow from each of your liquid investments is your primary focus.Cash flow can come from bond interest, interest from other types of investments, and of course, dividends. A dividend is that coveted distribution of a company's earnings paid out to shareholders, and investors often view it by its dividend yield, a metric that measures the dividend as a percent of the current stock price. Many academic studies show that dividends account for significant portions of long-term returns, with dividend contributions exceeding one-third of total returns in many cases.

Based in Hamilton Bermuda, Assured Guaranty (AGO) is in the Finance sector, and so far this year, shares have seen a price change of -12.35%. Currently paying a dividend of $0.28 per share, the company has a dividend yield of 2.05%. In comparison, the Insurance - Multi line industry's yield is 2.07%, while the S&P 500's yield is 1.68%. Looking at dividend growth, the company's current annualized dividend of $1.12 is up 12% from last year. Over the last 5 years, Assured Guaranty has increased its dividend 5 times on a year-over-year basis for an average annual increase of 11.69%.

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