Published Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:43:58 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Is it time to flee to safety? With the economic and political climates only becoming more tumultuous, I have been paying closer attention to dividend stocks recently. We all know about the blue chip dividend companies, but there are attractive companies with high yields that are going ex-dividend every week. This strategy can work in one of two ways: either you buy before the ex-date to receive the dividend, or buy after if the stock declines far below the after-tax amount of the dividend. Buying the stock to receive the dividend is intuitive, but many have contacted me requesting further details on the second strategy. Investopedia has a great example of how this works. To explain this, I will use AT&T (T) as an example. AT&T declared a $0.43 dividend to shareholders of record on October 10, 2011. On the ex-dividend date, the stock price should decline by the after-tax...
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL||12.84||46.1||0.27||1.60||12.46|
|AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY||19.44||63.9||0.30||2.40||12.35|
|TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT||9.16||7.0||1.29||1.04||11.35|
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL||82.67||17.0||4.78||4.08||4.94|
|PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC||36.76||17.9||2.06||1.20||3.26|
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