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S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Gains Led By Nucor, Leggett, And Medtronic By September Broker Estimates

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Projected 6.2% To 18.9% Net Gains For Ten Aristocrats Dividend Dogs By September, 2018 Four of ten top Aristocrats by yield were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray in the chart above). Thus, this yield-based forecast for Aristocrats dogs was graded by Wall St. wizards as 40% accurate.
Ten probable profit-generating trades were revealed in YCharts data for September, 2018:
Nucor (NUE) was projected to net $188.69, based on dividends, plus median target price estimates from fifteen analysts, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 53% more than the market as a whole.
Leggett & Platt (LEG) was projected to net... more


Stairs To Dividends With A Hint Of Lightning

Let me lead you to your dividends…
By the way, these stairs run on electricity.
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) is a good investment for investors seeking a more defensive dividend. The utilities sector is a defensive sector. Whatever is happening economically or politically, people will want power.
The utilities sector will have some correlation to the market. However, the beta for VPU since inception comes in at .68.
Volatility Let’s look at the volatility from inception of a few funds:
VPU: 17.1% S&P 500 (SPY): 18.6% Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC): 13.2% Vanguard Healthcare ETF (VHT): 16.4%
VPU has materially less volatility than SPY, but more than VDC and VHT. However, VPU carries a higher dividend yield:

For an ETF, this is a... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): VPU

Continued IPOs For The High-Yield BDC Sector

Similar to Carlyle Group's IPO of TCG BDC, Inc. (CGBD) earlier this year, Corporate Capital Trust is a larger externally managed (by KKR) business development company ("BDC") going public under the symbol "CCT" later this year. There are a few reasons that the company is seeking to be publicly traded including an obligation to consider a liquidity event for shareholders as well as the current market multiples, which have declined a bit since May 1, 2017.

Is this the right timing for BDC IPOs? As discussed in "BDC Market Update And Total Returns Since 2014":
"Most BDCs have experienced material declines since early May 2017, and we will likely see lower prices through Oct/Nov"
However, I am no longer expecting a 2017... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CGBD,KKR

GCI Stock: Don’t Ignore This 7.9% High Dividend Yield

GCI is Offering a High Dividend Yield of 7.9%
Gannett Co Inc (NYSE: GCI) is paying a dividend yield of 7.9%. But even with such a high yield, is GCI stock worth an investment?
A media company, Gannett publishes news, both physically and digitally. More than 110-million people in over 120 countries around the world are considered regular readers of one of the company’s publications, the most popular and powerful being USA Today. Needless to say, a large readership base is good for the top and bottom lines of the balance sheet.
Now let’s take a more detailed look into GCI stock and determine if an investment would be appropriate.
Revenue Pattern and Outlook 
Gannett’s quarterly revenue is reported to be very steady and growing, as investors... more

Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): GCI

Dividend Growth Stocks: A Top Real Estate Stock That’s Not a REIT

Top Dividend Growth Stock Yielding 5.05%
The creation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) has been one of the best things that happened to income investors. For decades, REITs allowed regular investors to earn a stable rental income without dealing with all the hassles of being a landlord.
The company I’m about to show you offers all the benefits of a top-notch REIT, except for one thing: it is not a REIT.
I’m looking at Brookfield Property Partners LP (NYSE: BPY), a limited partnership created as a spin-off from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM).
The partnership owns, operates, and develops a large portfolio of real estate assets, which includes office buildings, shopping centers, and industrial warehouses, among others. Just like a REIT,... more

Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): BAM,BPY

NS Stock: Collect a Double-Digit High Dividend Yield

NS Stock’s Consistently High Dividend Yield
Have you ever felt that investors on Wall Street know a secret investment strategy? And that’s why they beat the markets annually?
Well, their income source isn’t that big of a secret: it’s double-digit-yielding investments. And while it may still often sound too good to be true, there’s no catch and only a single requirement: patience. Investors simply buy into a high-dividend-yielding stock that pays out a large portion of earnings because of heavy cash flow, then waits to collect their checks.
One company this could be applied to is NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS), a provider of storage, pipelines, and marketing for petroleum products, fuels, specialty chemicals, and liquids.
NS stock is currently... more

Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): NS

SEP Stock: A Dividend Growth Stock from the Energy Sector?

Collect Rising Payouts from SEP Stock a 6.5% Yielder
When it comes to dividend growth investing, people usually think of recession-proof industries such as consumer staples and healthcare. Indeed, if you take a look at companies with the longest track records of dividend increases, you’ll find that many of them come from industries that are resilient to economic downturns.
The thing is, though, everyone loves these recession-proof companies. And because of their popularity, these stocks don’t offer a yield high enough these days. For instance, the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat ETF (BATS:NOBL), an exchange-traded fund that focuses exclusively of S&P 500 companies that have raised dividends for at least 25 years, is currently yielding 1.9%.
However,... more

Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): SEP

SBRA Stock: 3 Reasons to Consider This 7.7% High Dividend Yield

SBRA is a Solid High Dividend Yield 
Today’s article will take a look at a high-dividend growth stock that is giving investors a 7.7% payout.
There are many ways to invest in real estate, such as mortgages, physical assets, or development projects. All of these experience their own volatility based on the market conditions. There’s also a subsector that performs very well and generates consistent cash flow: healthcare real estate. This includes doctor’s offices, specialty healthcare services, and pharmacies. And regardless of how the economy is performing, patients will continue to use the services offered by these facilities.
One such company potentially worth investing in is Sabra Health Care REIT Inc (Nasdaq: SBRA). Its portfolio contains more than... more

Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): SBRA

Fed Signals New Direction: Whetting My Appetite For This High-Yield Utility

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As you must be aware, the Federal Reserve has been in bond-buying mode for some time now. It's consistently bought trillions of dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds, mortgage bonds and other instruments. Doing so pushed interest rates down and led to the ZIRP environment we have lived in for the last 8 1/2 years.
Accommodation Extraordinaire Its purpose was to make money cheap to jolt the economy out of its Great Recession doldrums. In addition, the idea was to push rates so low that investors would move their money from ultra-low-yielding savings, money market accounts and CDs into the stock markets seeking higher yield... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SO

Spark Gains Most Of All 'Safer' Dividend Utilities Per Broker September Targets

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Guess Top Ten Utilities "Safer" Dog Stocks to Net 2% to 16.45% Gains To August 2018 All ten of the ten top dividend Utilities dogs (shaded in the chart above) were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. Thus, the dog strategy for this Utilities group as graded by analyst estimates for July proved 100% accurate (the first ever was recorded in August by this dog catcher).
Ten probable profit generating trades were illustrated by YCharts analytics for 2018:
Spark Energy (SPKE) netted $433.82 based on estimates from four analysts plus dividends less broker fees. No Beta number was available for SPKE.
Atlantica Yield (ABY) netted $141.88 based on mean target price... more