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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 13: V.F. Corporation

Investors looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks would be wise to peruse the list of Dividend Aristocrats. These are companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. You can see all 51 Dividend Aristocrats here.
There are many Dividend Aristocrats that could be of great assistance to a portfolio built around dividend growth.
V.F. Corp (VFC) is on the list of Dividend Aristocrats, and has increased its dividend for 44 years in a row.
Not only has V.F. Corp increased its dividend for more than four decades, but it typically raises its dividend at high rates. For example, the 2016 dividend raise was a very healthy 13.6%.
This article will discuss V.F. Corp’s business model, and why it is an attractive dividend growth... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): VFC

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 14: PPG Industries

PPG Industries (PPG) is the largest paint company in the world.
It is also one of the most reliable dividend stocks. PPG has paid dividends every quarter since 1899. Moreover, the company has increased its dividend each year for the last 45 years, which qualifies it to be a member of the exclusive Dividend Aristocrats list.
PPG's remarkable dividend consistency helps it to appeal to the more conservative members of the dividend growth investing community. This article will analyze PPG's investment prospects in detail and determine whether the company merits a buy recommendation at current prices.
Business Overview PPG Industries was originally founded in 1883 as a manufacturer and distributor of glass. The 'PPG' in PPG Industries stands for Pittsburgh Plate... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): PPG

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 15: S&P Global

Every year, we publish an in-depth look at each of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats, an exclusive list of stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases. You can see all 51 Dividend Aristocrats here.
Next in line in our annual series, is S&P Global (SPGI).
S&P Global might fly under the radar of most income investors, but it has a very impressive dividend track record. It has paid a dividend each year since 1937.
And, S&P Global has increased its dividend for 44 years in a row. According to the company, it is one of fewer than 25 companies in the S&P 500, that has increased its dividend for at least 44 consecutive years.
This article will take a closer look at S&P Global, and what makes it such a high-quality dividend... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SPGI

10% Yielding BDC With Growing Book Value

I have been actively covering Fidus Investment (FDUS) for many years, and this article is an update for the calendar Q2 2017 results. Over the last two years, it has had superior net asset value (“NAV”) per share performance, even compared to higher quality business development companies ("BDCs") such as Main Street Capital (MAIN), TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) and Golub Capital BDC (GBDC).
Why do I like FDUS? This article discusses many of the reasons to invest FDUS including:
Stable-to-growing NAV per share The only BDC with 100% of its borrowings in SBA debentures at 10-year fixed rates, interest only and are excluded from typical debt-to-equity requirements for BDCs History of covering dividends and paying special dividends Capital gains incentive fees... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FDUS

UCFC Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Dividend

United Community Financial Corp. (Company) (Nasdaq: UCFC), parent company of Home Savings Bank (Home Savings), today announced net income of $7.6 million, or $0.151 per diluted common share, a 37.3% improvement over the $0.110 per diluted common share reported for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): COMPANY

Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 12: Sherwin-Williams

Published by Nick McCullum
Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is a legendary dividend growth stock.
As a member of the Dividend Aristocrats, Sherwin-Williams is one of just 51 S&P 500 stocks that have raised their dividends each year for 25+ years.
Even among the Dividend Aristocrats, Sherwin-Williams stands out because of its remarkable rate of dividend growth. The company shows no sign of slowing down, either; Sherwin-Williams estimates that its annual dividend payment will grow to at least $5.20 by 2020, which represents a CAGR of 11.5% from 2016’s level.

Source: Sherwin-Williams October 2017 Investor Presentation
Sherwin-Williams’ rapid dividend growth forecasts make it appeal to dividend growth investors. This article will analyze the investment... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SHW

Beware New York Mortgage Trust's High Dividend Yield - It's Just A Mirage

New York Mortgage Trust (Nasdaq: NYMT) has experienced a reducing book value per share due to dividend payments in excess of the underlying portfolio’s profitability. The current dividend yield of 12.7% is not sustainable and has consistently been eroding the company’s capital base.
Second-quarter results have once again disappointed, despite recording the highest net interest margin since Q2 2016, with EPS of $0.10 covering only 50% of the $0.20 dividend per share declared and paid by the company. Book value per share has decreased further to $6.02 (versus $6.38 in June 2016).
Company & Portfolio Overview NYMT is a mortgage REIT focused on acquiring residential mortgages and related securities. The company is principally internally managed, with certain... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): NYMT

These 2 High-Yield Dividend Growth Stocks May Eventually Be Doomed To Oblivion

As a contrarian value dividend investor I'm not afraid to "be greedy when others are fearful," That means I'm eager to snap up undervalued shares of quality dividend growth stocks when market pessimism is at its peak, as I recently did with CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA).
However, there is a big difference between buying a quality company, with a proven track record of successfully evolving over time, (at rock bottom prices) and a value trap where management has failed to execute on its promised turnarounds.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) and IBM (IBM) are two such struggling tech blue chips, which built their empires on dominating hardware, but are now floundering when it comes to moving towards a software and services-oriented... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CSCO

Xerox Declares Dividend on Common and Preferred Stock

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on Xerox common stock. The dividend is payable on Jan. 31, 2018 to shareholders of record on Dec. 29, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): XRX

Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

The Board of Directors of Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: LOR) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.06045 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on November 22, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 13, 2017. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): LOR