Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) hikes dividend by 3% & offers the highest safety rank within the sector

Exxon Mobil's (NYSE:XOM) dividend was increased by 3%.  Its overall yield is 3.76%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Exxon Mobil is one of the largest energy firms in the world. It explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. The company operates … Continue reading Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) hikes dividend by 3% & offers the highest safety rank within the sector

2 Premier Healthcare Dividend Stocks

The S&P 500 is currently trading at a forward P/E ratio of 17.1. The current valuation of the stock market is well above the 5-year average (15.1) and its 10-year average (14.4) as well. That is making it difficult for dividend investors to find new potential candidates for purchase, especially after the election rally.  Many stocks within the … Continue reading 2 Premier Healthcare Dividend Stocks

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

IBM Corp. (IBM) raises dividend 7% & remains a very cheap technology stock

IBM's (NYSE:IBM) dividend was increased by 7%.  Its overall yield is 3.78%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1913. International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology services and makes hardware products on a worldwide basis. The firm's products span a wide range of hardware, services, and now software. IBM operates in over 175 countries. More … Continue reading IBM Corp. (IBM) raises dividend 7% & remains a very cheap technology stock

Southern Company (SO) hikes dividend by 4% & remains a low risk utility investment

Southern's (NYSE:SO) dividend was increased by 4%.  Its overall yield is 4.69%. The Southern Company operates in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The utility giant has 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and over 1,500 billion cubic feet of natural gas consumption. It serves 9 million electric and gas utility customers a year.  The … Continue reading Southern Company (SO) hikes dividend by 4% & remains a low risk utility investment

Travelers Cos. (TRV) lifts dividend by 7% & remains a premier insurance firm.

Travelers' (NYSE:TRV) dividend was increased by 7%.  Its overall yield is 2.39%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Travelers Companies is one of the largest insurance companies in the world.  It offers a wide range of insurance products in both the personal and commercial lines. The personal lines operations involve auto and homeowners insurance. … Continue reading Travelers Cos. (TRV) lifts dividend by 7% & remains a premier insurance firm.

Qualcomm (QCOM) increases dividend by 8% & trades at a historically low valuation

Qualcomm's (NYSE:QCOM) dividend was increased by 8%.  Its new overall yield is 4.31%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2003. Qualcomm is one of the largest semiconductor firms in the United States. The technology firm licenses wireless technology to major phone carriers through its substantial patent ownership. The patents reside in the key CDMA and … Continue reading Qualcomm (QCOM) increases dividend by 8% & trades at a historically low valuation

Top 100 Monthly Performance 4.30.17

Company Ticker MTD Novo Nordisk A/S NVO 12.84 L Brands Inc LB 12.12 Société Générale ADR SCGLY 9.12 Gap Inc GPS 8.81 McDonald’s Corp MCD 7.96 Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX 7.91 Invesco Ltd IVZ 7.54 UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 6.63 United Technologies Corp UTX 6.04 CVS CareMark CVS 5.66 State Street Corporation STT 5.39 Unilever … Continue reading Top 100 Monthly Performance 4.30.17

Procter & Gamble (PG) raises dividend by 3% and remains a Top 100 stock

Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) dividend was increased by 3%.  Its overall yield is 3.05%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1990. Procter & Gamble is one of the largest consumer packaged goods firms in the world. It operates throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, India, and other emerging market countries. Its major brands include … Continue reading Procter & Gamble (PG) raises dividend by 3% and remains a Top 100 stock

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