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.

Prologis (PLD) hikes dividend by 5%, but other REITS are more attractive

Prologis' (NYSE:PLD) dividend was increased by a solid 5%.  Its overall yield is 3.45%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2011. Prologis is a large real estate investment trust, or REIT. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of warehouse facilities and … Continue reading Prologis (PLD) hikes dividend by 5%, but other REITS are more attractive

22 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Abbott, Accenture and Aetna

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following three Top 100 Dividend Stocks: General Growth Properties, Accenture and Hormel Foods. 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 … Continue reading 22 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, including Abbott, Accenture and Aetna

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

3 Historic Dividend Disasters

Dividend stocks are great for investors. Most investors use the dividends as another form of income, or have the funds reinvest back into the stock. Having these stocks are a great way to grow your money, but there is always some risk. To start, it is important to note that dividend stocks are typically much … Continue reading 3 Historic Dividend Disasters

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) increases dividend by 12% & offers an above-average yield.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank's (NYSE:TD) dividend was increased by a solid 12%.  Its overall yield is now 3.54%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1969. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is one of the largest financial firms in Canada. The firm maintains three unique units including Canadian Retail, Wholesale Banking and U.S. Retail.  The bank provides personal and … Continue reading The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) increases dividend by 12% & offers an above-average yield.

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

We highlighted three big-name dividend paying companies last week as they prepared to released their quarterly earnings. Although it is not the peak of earnings season, there are still notable releases each week. Last week, restaurant company, Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI), reported higher profits that beat analysts' expectations. The company also announced its plan to purchase Cheddar's … Continue reading Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week for 3 Dividend Paying Firms

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

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) lifts dividend by 3%, but offers limited value due to high P/E

Colgate-Palmolive's (NYSE:CL) dividend was increased by a modest 3%.  Its overall yield is 2.15%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Colgate-Palmolive is one the largest consumer product firms in the world.  It not only sells, but also manufactures products.  It is segmented into two divisions, Personal Care and Pet Nutrition. The company's well-known products include … Continue reading Colgate-Palmolive (CL) lifts dividend by 3%, but offers limited value due to high P/E

5 Fantastic Blogs for Dividend Investors

For a lot of dividend investors, it is always great hearing the ideas of others. Investing can be a great dinner conversation (for some families), or it can be a great topic among friends or colleagues. The internet has brought us many things, including access to a lot of investing and dividend information. It has … Continue reading 5 Fantastic Blogs for Dividend Investors