Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Calculate 14.61% To 40.99% Net Gains From Top Ten Consumer Defensive WallStars By September 2019 Four of ten top dividend-yield consumer defensive WallStars were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (As tinted in the chart above). Thus, the yield-based forecast for the consumer defensive socks, as graded by those Wall Street wizards, was 40% accurate this month.
Projections based on dividend returns from $1000 invested in the thirty highest-yielding stocks and their aggregate one-year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts, created the 2019 data points. Note: one-year target prices from one analyst were not applied. Ten broker-estimated profit-generating trades to September 2019... more
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Cast 9% To 19.8% Net Gains To September 2019 Five of the 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, our yield-based forecast for Aristocrats graded by Wall St. wizards was 50% accurate.
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 September 21, 2019, were:
AbbVie (ABBV) was projected to net $197.65, based... more
Author’s Note: PART 1 of this article analyzed Annaly Capital Management Inc.’s (NLY) recent results and compared several of the company’s metrics to 20 mortgage real estate investment trust (mREIT) peers. PART 1 also showed how NLY’s premium to book value (“BV”) as of 6/30/2018 compared to the 20 other mREIT peers. PART 1 helps lead to a better understanding of the topics and analysis that will be discussed in PART 2. The link to PART 1’s analysis is provided below:
Comparing Annaly Capital's BV, Dividend, And Valuation To 20 mREIT Peers (Post Q2 2018 Earnings) - Part 1
This two-part article is a very detailed analysis comparing NLY to many mREIT peers. I am writing this two-part article due to the continued requests that such an... more
There are many utility companies on the list of dividend champions. We have covered a handful so far, but today's dividend champion spotlight is somewhat unique. National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) is known as a utility company, but its utility business is actually a minor EBITDA contributor, with upstream and midstream natural gas operations under its belt as well. Having raised its dividend for 48 consecutive years, we dive into this natural gas play, whose integrated structure offers an interesting combination of stability and upside.
National Fuel Gas Co. is an integrated natural gas company based in Williamsville, NY. The company deals in the exploration/production, storage/transport, and distribution of natural gas to more than 743,000 customers in New York and Pennsylvania. The... more
AT&T (T) has been largely stuck in the mud since plans for the Time Warner takeover were announced in 2016. After peaking at about $39, AT&T made a trip all the way down to below $30 in late July. However, the declines endured following the merger appear to have created a substantial buying opportunity in AT&T. The stock is very cheap now, provides an extremely attractive 6% dividend, and the company appears set to grow revenues and EPS in future years. Additionally, AT&T shareholders are likely to benefit from the Time Warner acquisition over the long term, and rotation into more defensive dividend paying stocks could propel shares even higher going forward.
The Time Warner Deal is a Big Deal AT&T’s stock declined quite a bit... more
If you follow the market at all, you’ve probably gotten wrapped up in the pot stocks craze lately. It’s hard to ignore trends like this when you see stocks essentially doubling their value in single trading sessions. Market caps in the marijuana space have grown to be larger than many of the S&P 500 names. Honestly, this trend seems crazy. We’re talking about companies trading for 100’s of times their sales…that’s right, sales, not even earnings (these companies aren’t known for their profitability quite yet). When I see fundamentals like that I quickly recognize a bubble. But then again, I also recognize the growth potential of the cannabis industry and I don’t like the idea of being left behind in these early stages. So, what’s... more
When it comes to investing, patience can be a virtue. Sometimes you just need to sit tight.
Case in point: the Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD). When I profiled the company in April 2017, shares of the Canadian banking giant had plunged after scathing reports from consumer advocates. Investors stampeded for the exits, predicting the company would never recover from the PR disaster.
But I never gave up on TD, noting that – despite the dour investor sentiment and plunging share price – the business was still outrageously profitable.
“Before sending a sell order to your broker, we need to put the recent scandal in context.” I wrote. “We should downgrade the stock from an incredibly profitable cash cow to a slightly less profitable cash cow. Yes,... more
I’m not planning to work until I die.
Another ten years give or take, maybe with some sort of part time situation after.
That’s more like what I’m thinking.
Thus, given the immortal words of Mr. Buffett, I had better figure out a way to make money while I sleep.
And a lot of it.
Enter my ‘Making Money While I Sleep Portfolio,’ the compounding force that will be the foundation of my financial independence. I am building the portfolio initially via $1,000 monthly investments (to increase next year) and will follow it in real time with monthly updates here on Seeking Alpha. I am investing in “Stalwarts,” stable companies whose growth I expect to moderately outpace the market, as well as “High Growth Picks,” a... more
Co-produced with Philip Mause and Julian Lin of High Dividend Opportunities.
Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) is a BDC which is similar to another BDC we have recently recommended: TriplePoint Venture Growth (TPVG). Both HRZN and TPVG invest primarily in companies in the venture growth stage.
HRZN traded recently at $11.60 and pays a monthly 10-cent dividend ($1.20 per annum) for an annual yield of 10.3%. With a solid portfolio primarily invested in senior secured loans, we view shares as being very attractively priced at current levels. HRZN is a smaller cap stock, often overlooked, and issues 1099 tax forms (no K1s).
The Business HRZN has a unique business model which sets it apart from some other players in the BDC industry. HRZN makes secured loans to venture and... more
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Cast Net Gains of 7.7%-19.19% By September Top 10 Yielding Dow Index Stocks Four of the ten top 'safer' dividend Dow dogs by yield (shaded in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices. Thus September estimates showed as 40% accurate.
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 September, 2019 were:
Intel (INTC) netted $19.86 based on a median target price set by thirty-eight... more