Phillips 66 (PSX) Stands Out As A Premier Energy Firm On Sale

Phillips 66 is our stock of the month based upon its attractive 3.26% dividend yield, low beta, strong credit rating, and the fact that it is diversifying into the more lucrative chemical and midstream areas. If you want to find out if a stock is in our model portfolio please subscribe to our monthly newsletter.    Each … Continue reading Phillips 66 (PSX) Stands Out As A Premier Energy Firm On Sale

Humana (HUM) raises dividend by 38%, but its scant payout ratio & low yield make the firm unattractive.

After years of incremental dividend improvement, Humana's (NYSE:HUM) dividend was increased by a remarkable 38%.  Its overall yield is 0.78%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2011. Humana is one of the largest health care insurance companies in the United States. The firm is well known for its group, individual, and Medicare Advantage insurance programs. The … Continue reading Humana (HUM) raises dividend by 38%, but its scant payout ratio & low yield make the firm unattractive.

Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week From 4 Dividend Firms

Last week, we saw the earnings release of one of the most notable companies in America - Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). The discount retail saw its best quarterly financial results in over four years, reporting higher comparable store sales and beating analyst expectations. This week is somewhat slow when it comes to major earnings releases. However, … Continue reading Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week From 4 Dividend Firms

80 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including McDonald’s, PepsiCo and Novartis

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following nine Top 100 Dividend Stocks: McDonald's, Qualcomm, Teva Pharmaceutical, Novartis, PepsiCo, Dominion Resources, Eaton Corp., Principal Financial Group and Ventas. 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 … Continue reading 80 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including McDonald’s, PepsiCo and Novartis

Allstate (ALL) increases dividend by 12%, but trades well below its max yield.

Allstate's (NYSE:ALL) dividend was increased by a solid 12%.  Its overall yield is now 1.85%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Allstate is the third-largest property-casualty insurer in the United States. It provides personal automobile insurance along with homeowners and life.  There are over 10,000 company agents in the United States. Their products are also … Continue reading Allstate (ALL) increases dividend by 12%, but trades well below its max yield.

Gilead Sciences (GILD) raises dividend 11% & trades at a discounted valuation.

Gilead's (NYSE:GILD) dividend was increased by a solid 11%.  Its overall yield is now 3.08%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2015. Gilead Sciences is a large U.S. based biotechnology firm. The healthcare company discovers and develop drugs products treat infectious diseases.  It product portfolio is concentrated in the HIV and hepatitis B and C arenas. … Continue reading Gilead Sciences (GILD) raises dividend 11% & trades at a discounted valuation.

8 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

These are my highlights from the week from other investing sites, dividend blogs, and any recently published white papers. Top 10 Dividend ETFs to Invest in For 2017;  https://www.incomeinvestors.com/top-10-dividend-etfs-invest-2017/14805/ 3 low-risk dividend plays to survive a stock-market correction;  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/3-low-risk-dividend-plays-to-survive-a-stock-market-correction-2017-02-17 Finally, some good news for dividend-dependent Aussies;  https://startsat60.com/trending/news/business/australian-company-dividends-underperform-global-peers-henderson-says Investors suffer second year of disappointing payouts in … Continue reading 8 Interesting Dividend Articles from Last Week

Prudential Financial (PRU) lifts dividend by 7%, but 70% stock price rise reduces attraction.

Prudential's (NYSE:PRU) dividend was increased by a solid 7%. Its overall yield is 2.77%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1996. Prudential Financial is one of the biggest diversified insurance companies in the world. The financial giant offers life insurance, retirement plans, investment management, and annuities for million of customer worldwide. The majority of its sales … Continue reading Prudential Financial (PRU) lifts dividend by 7%, but 70% stock price rise reduces attraction.

The Best Restaurant Stocks for Dividend Investors

Restaurant stocks can be great investments for dividend investors. In fact, the average American eats at a restaurant 5.8 times a week (which equals an average of $2,600 annually, per person). However, the restaurant space is very competitive, and soaring profits can quickly turn into a slump. Think about Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT), for example.  … Continue reading The Best Restaurant Stocks for Dividend Investors

67 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline and KeyCorp

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following four Top 100 Dividend Stocks: GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Cummins Inc., and KeyCorp 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 our team … Continue reading 67 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline and KeyCorp