December Earnings for 6 Top Dividend Stocks

Next month, there are several big-name dividend stocks that will be reporting quarterly results. While December is a relatively slow month for earnings, the companies below are among the largest and most notable earnings releases. Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) will release its quarterly results before the opening bell on December 1. The Canada-based bank is expected … Continue reading December Earnings for 6 Top Dividend Stocks

6 Notable Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (WMT, BBY, TRV)

Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must own a stock before the ex-dividend date to be entitled to its dividend. For the first full week in December, there are several notable stocks going ex-dividend, giving investors plenty of opportunities to gain extra Christmas cash with dividend payouts. Here are some of … Continue reading 6 Notable Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (WMT, BBY, TRV)

Becton Dickinson (BDX) lifts dividend by 11%, but trades at a premium price.

Becton Dickinson's (NYSE:BDX) dividend was increased by 11%. Its overall yield is below that of the S&P 500 Index, at 1.71%. The firm has paid a dividend since January of 1993. Becton Dickinson is a New Jersey based manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies that was founded in 1897.  The firm produces a wide variety of medical supply … Continue reading Becton Dickinson (BDX) lifts dividend by 11%, but trades at a premium price.

Merck (MRK) increases dividend 2% & has several key growth drivers.

Merck's (NYSE:MRK) dividend was increased by 2%. Its overall yield is above that of the S&P 500 Index, at 3.02%. The firm has paid a dividend since January of 1993. Merck is a global health care company that was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The large healthcare company offers prescription … Continue reading Merck (MRK) increases dividend 2% & has several key growth drivers.

50 Firms going Ex-Dividend this week, led by The Coca-Cola Company

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend this week including the following seven Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Coca-Cola Co., McDonald's, Pepsico, United Health Group, Dominion Resources, Teva Pharmaceutical, and Principal Financial Group. Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive … Continue reading 50 Firms going Ex-Dividend this week, led by The Coca-Cola Company

7 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

This past week I found 7 interesting article on dividend investing.  These are my highlights from the week from other dividend blogs, investing sites, and white papers; A Look At Billionaire Julian Robertson’s Top Dividend Picks: How a 15% Decline is a Gift to Income Investors;   http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/a-look-at-billionaire-julian-robertsons-top-dividend-picks-2-491917/ Why We Care So Much About Dividends; … Continue reading 7 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

Quest Diagnostics (DGX); A solid 13% dividend increase & compelling valuation

Quest Diagnostics' (NYSE:DGX) dividend was increased by 13%. Its overall yield is above that of the S&P 500 Index, at 2.06%. The firm has paid a dividend since January of 2004. Quest Diagnostics is a provider of healthcare diagnostic testing primarily in the United States.  The company generates nearly all its revenue from clinical testing through over 2000 testing … Continue reading Quest Diagnostics (DGX); A solid 13% dividend increase & compelling valuation

Nike (NKE); Continued margin contraction offsets impressive dividend increase of 13%

Nike's (NYSE:NKE) dividend was increased by 13% on November 21st. Its overall yield is under that of the S&P 500 Index, at 1.28%. The firm has paid a dividend since January of 1993. Nike is the premier shoe production and designer in the world. The company maintains over 850 stores and sells through 50,000 retail accounts. It sells … Continue reading Nike (NKE); Continued margin contraction offsets impressive dividend increase of 13%

6 Worthy Dividend Stocks Down 10% or More

A dividend stock investor would naturally assume that with the stock market so strong during the past three months that it would be difficult to find solid paying dividend stocks at reasonable prices. However, in perusing through the list of our top ranked dividend stocks, several candidates emerge as good value even as the Dow … Continue reading 6 Worthy Dividend Stocks Down 10% or More

Top 20 Dividend Increases in the Consumer Staples Sector in 2016

To qualify, the company must pay a dividend over 1% and have a market capitalization of over $5 billion.  Our Top 100 Dividend Stocks are noted with an award icon. You may review any company update in the 90 days on those stocks highlighted; Company Ticker % Increase Mkt CAP Yield New Old Announced Constellation Brands Inc. CL … Continue reading Top 20 Dividend Increases in the Consumer Staples Sector in 2016