Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced that its board of directors has declared a 2018 first quarter dividend of eighteen cents ($0.18) a share on the company’s common stock payable March 28, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2018.... more
Why not buy a quality health care REIT with ample dividend coverage on the drop? LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) is a top-shelf health care REIT with excellent portfolio and dividend coverage stats, yet investors got no love for the company at the moment. I think the stock market sell-off is a good opportunity to gobble up shares in LTC Properties as the reward-to-risk ratio and entry yield have greatly improved. The health care REIT is sensibly valued, and an investment in LTC Properties comes with a 5.97 percent dividend.
Like most REITs, LTC Properties has seen a major correction in the last three months. Fears over a faster pace of interest rate hikes and higher inflation in 2018 have caused investors to panic and rotate out of stocks. LTC Properties is no exception: Shares have... more
Right now is a difficult time to invest given uncertainty surrounding interest rates and growth. But the truth is that interest rates are still very low, and it's impossible to predict if they will continue increasing. Given that, dividend stocks still look attractive to me. Today, I'll be focusing on General Mills (NYSE: GIS), which is a stock I've been following for a long time. The stock currently trades more than 20% off all-time highs set back in 2016, which puts it back into buy territory.
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General Mills is about as a reliable of a dividend stock as you can find. A 3.47% annual yield is attractive, and there's plenty of room for it to grow. As I'll point out below, General Mills is also fairly valued, but likely not enough to be... more
Investment Thesis RioCan REIT (OTCPK: RIOCF) (TSX:REI.UN) is Canada’s largest retail REIT. It owns a portfolio of quality retail properties in major markets in Canada. The REIT has increased its occupancy ratio and same property net operating income ("SPNOI") in the past two years as it has a tenant mix that's more resilient to the impact of e-commerce. The REIT has a development pipeline that will provide a long runway of growth. RioCan is currently trading at an attractive valuation to its historical average. Investors may want to take this opportunity to load up some quality assets at this price.
Source: Company Website
Reasons Why RioCan is a Buy Maintained High Occupancy Ratio Despite Sears Canada’s Departure in Q4
RioCan has an excellent... more
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Allege 35.56% To 59.34% Net Gains By Ten Challengers By February 2019 Four of ten top dividend-yielding Challenger dogs were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. So this month the dog strategy for the Challengers, as graded by Wall St. wizards, was 40% accurate.
The following probable profit-generating trades were flagged by Projections based on estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each of the thirty highest yielding stocks and their aggregate one year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts, created the 2018-19 data points. Note: one year target prices by lone analysts were not applied. Ten probable profit-generating trades projected to February 14, 2019... more
By Jonathan Weber for Sure Dividend
CBL & Associates Properties (CBL) currently offers a very high 17% dividend yield to investors, but the future of the REIT is highly doubtful. There are not many securities with yields near that of CBL's. You can see the full list of all 402 securities with 5%+ yields here.
In this article I will lay out why I believe that CBL may not be a good choice for conservative income focused investors. For adventurous investors CBL offers some chances though, as the valuation the REIT is trading at is extremely low.
Company OverviewCBL, which was founded more than 50 years ago, owns a large portfolio of grade B malls and other real estate assets that it operates throughout the US.
Source: (CBL's 10-K filing)
Despite the... more
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Five British dividend growth stocks Contrary to Nasdaq and S&P 500, other stock markets did not reach new highs like a clockwork. The British stock market did not recover from the financial crises the same as well as the US stock market.
Performance of the S&P 500 from pre-financial crises to now: +80 percent.
Source: TradingView.com SPX
Performance of the FTSE-100 from pre-financial crises to now: +8 percent.
Source: TradingView.com UKX
In this article, I am trying to... more
GPC Stock Dividend Forecast
Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) may not sound like an exciting name, but the company deserves income investors’ attention for a very simple reason: dividend growth. Genuine Parts Company has raised its payout every year for more than six decades. And now, the company is reporting earnings again. Let’s see what the latest GPC stock news could mean for dividend investors.
Overall, Wall Street is pretty upbeat about GPC’s business. On average, analysts expect Genuine Parts Company to generate $4.01 billion in total sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, which would represent a 6.2% increase year-over-year. Earnings are expected to come in at $1.04 per share, a two percent improvement from the $1.02 per share earned in the year-ago... more
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Economic theory has known for decades that a flat yield curve signals a recession for the U.S. economy within 12 months. So, while economists watch the slope of the yield curve religiously, wouldn't it be nice to know what's coming 3 months before they do?
I quantified the yield curve by creating a statistic that I'll tentatively title the "Curve Statistic". The Curve Statistic is found by: averaging daily spreads between 10yr-7yr-5yr-3yr-1yr-6mo-3mo-4wk. To control for... more