J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) posts strong results while raising dividend 4%

J.P. Morgan's (NYSE:JPM) dividend was increased by a solid 4 percent. Its overall yield is 2.28 percent. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. J.P. Morgan Chase is one of the largest banking and financial firms within the United States. The financial giant holds more than $2 trillion in assets.  It is a global firm with … Continue reading J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) posts strong results while raising dividend 4%

Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week for 3 Dividend Paying Firms

Earnings season has been picking up in April, resulting in a lot of excitement in the market. Last week, some of the big banks including Citigroup (NYSE: C) and JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM). This week, there are plenty of big-name stocks (including dividend stocks) that will be releasing financial results. Below are some of the … Continue reading Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week for 3 Dividend Paying Firms

3 Attractive French ADR Dividend Stocks

U.S. dividend investors should think outside the box in finding undervalued dividend stocks.  Nearly one-third of our Top 100 stocks are located outside the U.S and trade as ADRs, or American Depository Receipts.  Foreign stocks now provide higher dividend yields than their U.S. counterparts, especially in Europe.  Although many of these ADRs have infrequent trading … Continue reading 3 Attractive French ADR Dividend Stocks

Top 100 Quarterly Performance 3.31.17

Company Ticker MTD QTD Viacom Inc VIAB 7.76 33.39 Philip Morris International In PM 4.2 24.54 Seagate Technology PLC STX -3.38 21.98 Unilever UN 4.97 21.83 Coach Inc COH 9.39 18.98 Oracle Corp ORCL 4.74 16.41 Darden Restaurants Inc DRI 12.04 15.83 Siemens AG SIEGY 5.38 15.06 Cardinal Health CAH 0.77 13.93 Medtronic PLC MDT … Continue reading Top 100 Quarterly Performance 3.31.17

Oracle (ORCL) raises dividend by 27% & offers good value within the tech sector.

Oracle's (NYSE:ORCL) dividend was increased by 27%.  Its overall yield is 1.66%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2009. Oracle is one of the largest software firms in the world. It provides software to global companies in application, hardware, and cloud infrastructure. The technology giant also offers three key areas within the cloud space including Platform, … Continue reading Oracle (ORCL) raises dividend by 27% & offers good value within the tech sector.

Dividends in Focus: Apple vs. Microsoft

We recently published a comparative article called Dividends in Focus: AT&T vs. Verizon. This type of content is great for investors, as it helps someone who is interested in a specific industry, to compare two similar companies. For these two companies, however, there is a lot more to consider. These are not two similar yielding … Continue reading Dividends in Focus: Apple vs. Microsoft

Updated Top 100 Rankings

To receive the monthly rankings list, please sign up for our emails through our blog content page. New Top 100 Stocks Added: Kohl's, Novo Nordisk, Toyota Motor Corp., GGP Inc., Hormel Foods, The Mosaic Co., VF Corp., Wells Fargo, Realty Income, Agrium, BB&T Corp and Boston Properties Deleted Top 100 Stocks: Apple, Boeing Company, Garmin … Continue reading Updated Top 100 Rankings

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