The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) increases dividend by 4% & has solid international operations.

Bank of Nova Scotia's (NYSE:BNS) dividend was increased by a solid 4%.  Its overall yield is now 3.88%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1892. The Bank of Nova Scotia is one of the largest banks based in Canada. It provides individual, corporate, and investment banking services. The large bank also offers mortgages, financial planning … Continue reading The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) increases dividend by 4% & has solid international operations.

Dividends in Focus: AT&T vs.Verizon

Any dividend investor concerned with yield has probably come across high yield telecom companies, AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ). Both of these companies are excellent opportunities for dividend income, and are also great in Dividend Reinvestment Programs (DRIPs). Over the long term, these stocks have the potential to generate significant income for investors. … Continue reading Dividends in Focus: AT&T vs.Verizon

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) lifts dividend by 2% & posts better than expected sales growth

Wal-Mart's (NYSE:WMT) dividend was increased by 2%.  Its overall yield is 2.84%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1973. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer on the globe. Its annual revenue approaches $500 billion from over 11,000 stores in 28 countries. Of this revenue, nearly $15 billion is from on-line sales. Roughly half of all sales comes from … Continue reading Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) lifts dividend by 2% & posts better than expected sales growth

Eaton (ETN) hikes dividend by 5% & offers a solid 3.3% yield.

Eaton's (NYSE:ETN) dividend was increased by 5%.  Its overall yield is 3.33%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Eaton is one of the largest power-management solutions firms in the world. It provides these solutions to a broad list of companies with products in hydraulics, aerospace fuel, electrical transmission, lighting, and powertrain systems. The global firm … Continue reading Eaton (ETN) hikes dividend by 5% & offers a solid 3.3% yield.

3 Top Dividend Stocks in the Energy Sector

My last major article on the energy sector was written four years ago. I argued that the energy sector should be a key component to an investor's portfolio. At the time, the energy sector accounted for an 11% weighting of the benchmark S&P 500 Index. Since that time, the energy sector has dramatically underperformed the … Continue reading 3 Top Dividend Stocks in the Energy Sector

BCE (BCE) raises dividend by 1% & offers a level of safety.

BCE Inc.'s (NYSE:BCE) dividend was increased by 5%.  Its overall yield is 4.99%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1983. BCE is the AT&T or Verizon of Canada.  The telecommunications giant has nearly 10 million residential and business customers. It maintains traditional phone lines and is the third largest wireless firm in Canada. It also maintains a … Continue reading BCE (BCE) raises dividend by 1% & offers a level of safety.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) hikes dividend by 6% & its yield is at the top of its five year range

Coca-Cola's (NYSE:KO) dividend was increased by a sold 6%.  Its overall yield is 3.57%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1970. The Coca-Cola company is the world's biggest non-alcoholic beverage firm. It is also a true international company, with close to 60% of its revenue from outside the United States. Its earnings from abroad are … Continue reading The Coca-Cola Company (KO) hikes dividend by 6% & its yield is at the top of its five year range

69 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Wal-Mart, Occidental Petroleum and Coach

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following seven Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Wal-Mart, UnitedHealth Group, Occidental Petroleum, Travelers Co., Magna International, Coach and Dr. Pepper Snapple 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 … Continue reading 69 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Wal-Mart, Occidental Petroleum and Coach

Top 100 Monthly Performance 2.28.17

Company Ticker 1 Month Unilever UN 17.28 Philip Morris Int. PM 13.75 Amgen AMGN 13.4 Apple AAPL 13.36 Macy’s M 12.46 Invesco Ltd. IVZ 12.28 Cisco Systems, Inc CSCO 11.26 Boeing Company BA 11.16 Infosys ADR INFY 9.95 Principal Finanical Group PFG 9.55 Pfizer PFE 8.54 Capital One COF 7.86 Gap Inc. GPS 7.77 Accenture … Continue reading Top 100 Monthly Performance 2.28.17

Cisco Systems (CSCO) raises dividend by 12% and offer solid value.

Cisco's (NYSE:CSCO) dividend was increased by a sold 12%.  Its overall yield is 3.45%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2011. Cisco Systems manufactures and sells networking information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products and storage products. The company offers set-top boxes, cable modems and video software. It provides conferencing products, data center products, and … Continue reading Cisco Systems (CSCO) raises dividend by 12% and offer solid value.