Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Calculated Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend Russell 3000 WallStar Stocks Could Net 13.65% to 42.43% Gains By July 2019 One of the ten top yield "safer" Dividend Russell 3000 WallStar dogs (whose name is shaded in the chart above) was 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 group, as graded by analyst estimates, proved 10% accurate.
The following probable profit generating trades were flagged by projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1,000 invested in each of the thirty highest yielding stocks and their aggregate one-year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts, to calculate the 2018-19 data points. Note: one-year... more
Republic Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBCAA), parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company, declared a cash dividend of $0.242 per share on Class A Common Stock and $0.22 per share on Class B Common Stock, payable October 19, 2018 to shareholders of record as of September 21, 2018.... more
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US stocks (SPY, DIA, QQQ, IWM) are following the broader global trend (ACWX) of drifting in Wednesday's session; spot VIX sports an 11-handle amidst the decreasing concern over trade tensions.
While domestic equities mostly trade within a stone's throw of all-time highs, international stocks are still down about 10% as a group from 52-week levels.
Volatility readings have been challenged in part not only by the upward trajectory of the S&P 500, but by the disparity of the performance between sectors.
Bear in mind that the financial sector (XLF) is much larger in terms of its weighting than the real estate sector (XLRE), but this kind of meandering, independent performance from sector to sector... more
This is the third annual review of my ownership of Schwab’s U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (NYSEARCA: SCHD).
Most of my dividend growth investments are individual stocks. However, I developed an interest in dividend ETFs a few years ago after realizing that I am not getting any younger, and knowing that my wife will not want to manage our investments the way I do when I can no longer do it.
Therefore I studied about 20 dividend ETFs. My goal was to identify low-maintenance dividend growth investments that she can continue with confidence.
In my studies, SCHD emerged as the one that most closely matched my own approach to dividend growth investing. For example, its stocks are selected based not only on dividend statistics (including 5-year dividend growth rates), but also on... more
It's been a tough year for Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). The banking giant is still reeling from the effects of its account scandal from two years ago, which earned it the largest banking fine in the country's history. A slew of fines, investigations and regulatory actions culminated in the Fed prohibiting Wells from growing its balance sheet, and unprecedented action, which effectively ground to a halt the bank's growth prospects.
Wells Fargo's latest quarter is an unfortunate continuation of this trend. While most companies and banks have been reporting blowout quarters, as improving economic conditions and tax reforms propelled strong revenue and earnings growth, Wells was unable to deliver. Both revenue and EPS were below consensus, and both are either flat-lining or... more
Buy assets when they are offered on the cheap, sell them when the market euphoria takes over. Simple logic, yet so often misapplied in the market place.
Just have a look at the FANG stocks , Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG) and Netflix (NFLX).
GOOG data by YCharts
Investors are clearly excited about high-tech growth companies, perhaps too much if you ask me. Look at these valuation multiples:
AMZN PE Ratio (ttm) data by YCharts
Sure, each firm has attractive growth prospects, but what if the expectations are just set too high with such lofty valuations? We are not here to make judgements, and have not done the necessary homework to answer this question, but we would simply note that after a long period of significant outperformance, investors may want... more
For investors, the cheaper we can buy a stock, the better.
The problem with buying cheap stocks is that it's hard. Usually, high-quality businesses that are trading at attractive valuations are receiving negative media attention, which makes them psychologically difficult to invest in.
In addition, cheap dividend stocks can be hard to find, especially in today's market - which is trading significantly above its normal valuation multiple.
Still, investing in cheap dividend stocks is very worthwhile. In today’s video, I am going to introduce 5 seriously undervalued dividend stocks that you can buy today.
For investors who prefer learning about investment opportunities through reading, we have provided a text summary of this video below.
Written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend
Shares of consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark (KMB) have declined over 10% year to date, while the S&P 500 is up about 5% so far in 2018. Kimberly-Clark’s deep underperformance comes as the company struggles with rising raw materials costs and weak pricing in the U.S., its core market.
However, long-term dividend growth investors should view Kimberly-Clark’s decline as a buying opportunity. Thanks to its portfolio of strong brands, Kimberly-Clark is still highly profitable, with growth potential both in the U.S. and the international markets. It has a proven track record of dividend growth: Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend for more than 40 consecutive years, making it a member of the exclusive S&P Dividend... more
Harleysville Financial Corporation (OTCQX:HARL) reported today that the Company’s board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.23 per share on the Company’s common stock. The cash dividend will be payable on August 15, 2018 to stockholders of record on August 1, 2018.... more
For dividend growth investors, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is in legendary company.
The company has increased its dividend for a remarkable 55 consecutive years. This makes Johnson & Johnson a member of the exclusive Dividend Aristocrats Index, a group of elite dividend stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases. You can see the full list of all 53 Dividend Aristocrats here.
Many might believe that after more than 5 decades of dividend growth, the company's best days are behind it. This is not the case for Johnson & Johnson.
In fact, the company reported second-quarter financial results on July 17th. Johnson & Johnson delivered solid performance on both the top and bottom line, and shares rose by as much as 4% in the first trading session following... more