Dominion Resources (D), a forward thinking utility company

Dominion's (NYSE:D) dividend was increased by a solid 8%. Its overall yield is 3.95% based upon the increase. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Dominion was recently featured as one of our favored utility companies. Dominion has been boosting its quarterly payout every year since 2009. The energy producer matched its 8 percent increase from the … Continue reading Dominion Resources (D), a forward thinking utility company

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) raises dividend 5%, but sales growth stalls.

Kimberly-Clark's (NYSE:KMB) dividend was increased by a solid 5%. Its overall yield is now 3.21%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Kimberly-Clark manufactures and markets personal care and consumer products throughout the world. Major products include diapers, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, md GoodNites brands. The firm also has … Continue reading Kimberly-Clark (KMB) raises dividend 5%, but sales growth stalls.

7 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

These are my highlights from the week from other dividend blogs, investing sites, and white papers. Dividend Stocks Court Rate Risk;  http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=789494  U.K. Dividend delights;  http://www.iii.co.uk/articles/386154/dividend-delights Rediscovering the magic of dividends;  http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/diary/story/2017/jan/25/rediscovering-magic-dividends/409337/  3 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy for Income and Growth;  http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T018-S015-3-dividend-aristocrats-for-income-and-growth/index.html The Best Dividend Stock in Big Pharma; http://www.fool.com/investing/2017/01/29/heres-the-best-dividend-stock-in-big-pharma.aspx How To Evaluate Dividend Stocks;  http://liveoffdividends.com/how-to-evaluate-dividend-stocks/ … Continue reading 7 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

4 Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week

As we continue into earnings season, there are dozens of major companies releasing their financial results. With the combination of these results and the newly inaugurated President Trump, there is a lot of potential for volatility in the market. The stocks below are some of the biggest dividend-paying companies that are reporting earnings this week. Apple … Continue reading 4 Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week

60 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Pfizer and MetLife

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following four Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Pfizer, Progressive Corp., CMS Energy, and MetLife. 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 its next dividend. Any stock ranked by … Continue reading 60 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Pfizer and MetLife

Realty Income (O) hikes dividend 4% & offers a high relative yield.

Realty Income's (NYSE:O) dividend was increased by a solid 4% for a utility firm.  Its overall yield is 4.24%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1994. Realty Income is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty … Continue reading Realty Income (O) hikes dividend 4% & offers a high relative yield.

11 Favored Dividend Paying Firms within the Dow for 2017

The Dow 30 finally hit the symbolic 20,000 mark that everyone was waiting for yesterday. Since the election, the world has been anxiously watching as the Dow flirted with the index, but came just cents away. Dividend investors are often attracted to stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, since the components are typically safer … Continue reading 11 Favored Dividend Paying Firms within the Dow for 2017

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) raises dividend by 13% and dominates Manhattan.

Vornado Realty's (NYSE:VNO) dividend was increased by an impressive 13%.  Its overall yield is 2.68%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993.  One item of note in examining the dividend information below is that Vornado decreased its dividend by 13.7% to 63 cents per share from 73 cents as a result of the spin-off of Urban … Continue reading Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) raises dividend by 13% and dominates Manhattan.

Forbes Review Of “The Snowball Effect”

Review Of "The Snowball Effect: Using Dividends And Interest Reinvestment To Help You Retire On Time" - Forbes Online http://www.forbes.com/sites/charlessizemore/2017/01/14/review-of-the-snowball-effect-using-dividends-and-interest-reinvestment-to-help-you-retire-on-time/#42f0d5916f46

7 Notable Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week led by Pfizer & Metlife

Ex-dividend dates are very important for dividend investors, since you must own a stock prior to its ex-dividend date to be entitled to its dividend. Next week, there's are several notable companies that will be going ex-dividend. Below are some of the top dividend stocks going ex-dividend during the week of January 31 - February … Continue reading 7 Notable Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week led by Pfizer & Metlife