The Board of Directors of National Fuel Gas Company (“National Fuel” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NFG) today approved a regular quarterly dividend of 40.5 cents per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable Jan. 13, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 30, 2016.... more
Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CCP) looks attractively priced after the most recent sell-off. I think there is an opportunity here to gobble up some shares at a low price relative to the Real Estate Investment Trusts' funds from operations. Further, an investment in Care Capital Properties has high appeal for income investors due to its 9 percent covered dividend yield.
Consolidation Translates Into Buying Opportunity
You may remember that I have warned investors of an overheating REIT sector and inflated FFO multiples earlier this year. Specifically, I warned investors of the high price of Care Capital Properties that they were supposed to pay this summer. I had this to say at the time:
At the very least, the significant increase in REIT prices this year is reason... more
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National General Holdings- (Nasdaq: NGHC)(NGHCZ)(NGHCO)
About National General Holdings
National General Holdings Corp. is a New York-based specialty insurance business founded back in 1939. They insure both personal and commercial property including automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. The firm was formerly GMAC Insurance Group and is the only insurance company to be born out of an automobile company. National General acquired them in 2013 and took on their targets' name.
They operate arms-length... more
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, payable December 30, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 19, 2016.... more
Ladder Capital Corp. (NYSE: LADR) pulls in robust core earnings from its multiple, complementary businesses, has core earnings upside related to an interest hike, and just increased its recurring cash dividend by 9 percent.
With interest rates still way too low, investors have to turn elsewhere for income and yield. Fortunately, commercial real estate finance REITs like Ladder Capital offer income investors an attractive entry dividend yield, strong dividend coverage, and attractive prospects for dividend growth.
Ladder Capital serves the entire commercial real estate finance spectrum: The REIT originates and invests in first mortgage loans whose values are underpinned by cash flow-producing commercial real estate across the United States. Ladder Capital also invests in commercial... more
Many investors heavily rely on the dividends they receive from their stocks. Therefore, a dividend cut is a really painful development for these investors, particularly if they are near or at their retirement phase. Not only does their income stream significantly decrease, but there is also a simultaneous plunge of the stock price, which results in capital losses. Therefore, these investors should formulate a solid strategy in order to select the proper stocks, which will not cut their dividends.
Dividend-oriented investors should first check the Dividend Aristocrats, i.e., stocks that have grown their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years. The consistency of these stocks ensures that a solid business model is in place, at least to some extent. As such a... more
Business development companies ("BDCs") are popular among investors seeking sustainable dividend yields that currently range from around 8% to 16% annually. Assessing individual BDC "risk" is critical for many reasons including potential credit issues driving declines in interest income and net asset value ("NAV") per share, ultimately responsible for sustaining dividends and share prices.
Reaching For Yield
BDCs with higher cost of capital are required to invest in assets that provide higher yields. These investments typically involve more risk and should be closely watched by investors who are concerned about late-stage credit cycle issues including higher defaults that are primarily responsible for most BDC dividend cuts in 2016.
The primary... more
(NYSE: AFT) - Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) today announced the declaration of a special year-end distribution of $0.1562 per common share, payable on the date noted below.... more
Indonesia (NYSEARCA: IDX) is developing a global reputation that is fashioning up to be among the best for emerging markets (NYSEARCA: EEM) investors and especially so in the Asia-Pacific region (NYSEARCA: GMF). The domestic economy is strong and President Joko Widodo presides over a government that has embraced free-market reform policies to aid growth. The Indonesian economy had been in a downtrend since 2010 through about halfway through 2015, before stabilizing and seeing an uptick toward the end of 2015.
On the back of such growth, Indonesia has been one of the strongest performing emerging markets of the past year, only behind the spectacular performance improvements seen in, in order, Peru (NYSEARCA: EPU), Brazil (NYSEARCA: EWZ), Russia (NYSEARCA: RBL), Argentina... more