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This 16.1%-Yielding REIT Is A Value Trap

Investors looking out for high recurring dividend income should not fall for Washington Prime Group, Inc.'s (WPG) 16 percent dividend yield. The real estate investment trust has a high-risk lease portfolio, and the company's dividend carries a high degree of risk, too. Though I think that fears over a "retail apocalypse" are a bit exaggerated, and that Washington Prime Group's shares are cheap on a FFO-basis, investors looking for stable dividend income may want to look at other REITs.
Investors have coined the term "retail apocalypse" to describe a disturbing trend in the retail landscape: Big retailers are forced to scale back their store count due to changing shopping preferences and increasing competition from online retailers such as Amazon... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): WPG

New Residential Declares a First Quarter Dividend of $0.50 per Common Share

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ; “New Residential” or the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per common share for the first quarter of 2018. The dividend is payable on April 27, 2018 to shareholders of record on April 2, 2018.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): NRZ “NEW RESIDENTIAL” OR THE “COMPANY”

Building Supply Retailer With Great Total Return And Good Dividend Growth

Home Depot (HD), is a home improvement retailer for the housing sector and is a buy for the dividend growth and total return growth investor. The management of HD is excellent and has continued to grow the business by using its cash to increase the dividend, buy back shares, and add to their existing store count. Home Depot is 9.2% of The Good Business Portfolio, which is my IRA portfolio of good business companies that are balanced among all styles of investing. I normally trim a position when it gets to 8% of the portfolio, but I'm pushing HD to 10% since the fundamentals look great.

When I scanned the five-year chart, Home Depot has a great chart going up and to the right in a strong and steady growth over the past five years. The present downturn in the market creates a... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): HD

The First Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend of 24 Cents per Share

The Board of Directors of The First Bancorp (Nasdaq: FNLC), the parent company of First National Bank, today declared a quarterly dividend of 24 cents per share. This first-quarter dividend is payable April 30, 2018, to shareholders of record as of April 5, 2018. Based on the March 21, 2018 closing price of $28.72 per share, the annualized dividend of 96 cents per share translates into a yield of 3.34%.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FNLC

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividends on Class A Common and Common Shares

At their quarterly meeting yesterday, the Directors of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA and UBP), declared quarterly dividends on the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Common Stock. The dividends were declared in the amounts of $0.27 for each share of Class A Common Stock and $0.24 for each share of Common Stock. The dividends are payable April 16, 2018 to stockholders of record on April 2, 2018. The dividends were unchanged from the previous quarterly rates and represent the 193rd consecutive quarterly dividend on common shares declared since the Company began operating in 1969.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): UBA AND UBP

Lowe's: 10%+ Annual Returns In Store For This Dividend King

By the Sure Dividend staff
The Dividend Kings consist of many different types of companies, many of them operating in the non-cyclical consumer staples industry. There aren’t many retailers who have raised their dividend for more than 50 years in a row, but Lowe’s Companies (LOW) has managed to do just that.
Lowe’s is one of the 25 Dividend Kings. You can see all 25 Dividend Kings here.
The home improvement store operator has produced outstanding returns in the past, and thanks to a strong growth rate the outlook is positive as well. Lowe’s is not trading at an expensive valuation, and the dividend will get raised again in a couple of months.
Business Overview Lowe’s is the second biggest operator of home improvement stores in the US, only... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): LOW

10-Year TIPS Reopens With A Yield Of 0.764%, Highest In Nearly 7 Years

A 10-year TIPS reopened today at auction with a real yield to maturity of 0.764%, the highest for any 9- to 10-year TIPS auction since May 2011, he U.S. Treasury just announced.
This is CUSIP 9128283R9, a Treasury Inflation-Protected Security that originally auctioned on January 18 with a coupon rate of 0.5% and a real yield of 0.548%. Today's result was significant, because the after-inflation yield broke the 0.75% mark for the first time for any auction of this term since a May 2011 auction went off at 0.887%. There have been 42 auctions of this term since May 2011.
Because the coupon rate of 0.5% is below the auctioned yield, buyers at today's auction got this TIPS at a discount, paying about $97.93 for $100.43 of value, after accrued inflation is added in.
The... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): TIP

Is L Brands' Dividend Safe?

In this article we will use the Quantitative Alpha Stock Analyzer to examine the fundamentals behind L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB). We will use this analysis to determine if the company has the necessary financial strength to continue dividend payments. The analyzer takes up to 20 years of data from 8 different sources to find the highest quality companies with the highest growth rates at discounted prices. Emphasis is placed on earnings growth, corporate debt and returns to shareholders. Before we get into the model lets look at a little background.
L Brands, Inc. (LB) operates Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel. The company operates 3,075 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Greater... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): LB

ExxonMobil: High-Quality 4.1% Dividend Yield And Upside

ExxonMobil (XOM) offers income investors a high-quality, sustainable dividend in excess of four percent and capital upside in a rising oil environment. ExxonMobil is by far the free cash flow-strongest company in the sector and has raised its quarterly cash dividend all throughout the last energy downturn. I think the February market drop - from which ExxonMobil has not yet recovered - is a good opportunity to add XOM to a high-quality DGI portfolio.
Like most stocks, ExxonMobil was kicked to the curb in February when investors sold dividend-paying stocks into the weakness. Year-to-date, ExxonMobil's share price has dropped ~10 percent. The good news is that ExxonMobil - according to the Relative Strength Index - is no longer oversold and appears to be forming out a bottom in the... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): XOM

44 'Safer' Dividend MoPay S-M-L Stocks For March

Actionable Conclusion (1-10): Analysts Assert Top Ten SML 'Safer' Dividend MoPay Stocks Net 11.45% to 52.74% Gains By March, 2019 Five of the ten top-gain 'safe' dividend MoPay dogs (tinted gray in the chart above) based on analyst 1 year target prices, were among the ten highest yielders for the coming year. So the yield-selection strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates, proved 50% accurate.
The following probable profit-generating trades were flagged by estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each highest yielding stock. That dividend and the aggregate one year analyst median target price, as reported by YCharts, created the 2018-19 data. Ten probable profit-generating trades projected to March 20, 2019 were:
Corus Entertainment... more