Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

A Tale Of 2 Upcoming Dividend Increases

This article series is designed to keep investors informed of upcoming dividend increases. For dividend growth investors, this can be an opportunity to start or add to positions prior to a new increased payout. This can be especially important for retirees who live on dividend checks.
The lists I've compiled provide various stats for the stocks that are increasing their dividends next week.
This list is a trimmed-down version only covering dividend increases. A full upcoming dividend calendar is always available here. If you know how this was built and the caveats, feel free to jump down to the lists themselves.
How It's Assembled
The information presented below was created by combining the "U.S. Dividend Champions" spreadsheet hosted here with upcoming... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): THO,WST

When High Yield Isn't High: After-Tax ETF Returns

Investors love anything claiming to be high yield.
For taxable investors, headline yields are an illusion and this post shows after-tax returns for popular high yield ETFs.
High Yield Bonds
Let’s start with the poster child for high yield ETF investing: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYG), the $18-billion corporate bond fund.
Graphs are based on current tax rates and assume an investor is in the highest federal bracket and lives in a state with high income taxes.

HYG has compounded at 5% since 2007. After-tax returns have been half of that because corporate bond interest is subject to federal and state tax. A high-income investor in a taxable account could have outperformed HYG with much less risk.
Dividend ETFs
As Meb Faber... more


Dividend Growth Stocks Of Tomorrow: The Allstate Corporation

Dividend growth investing is a popular, and largely successful approach to generating wealth over long periods of time. Investors typically do well, focusing on companies with long streaks of dividend increases in part because of the positive qualities a business needs in order to be able to continually afford what is ultimately a cash layout to shareholders. However, many of the companies known as "dividend champions" - those with 25 consecutive years (or more) of dividend growth - are mature companies. By identifying strong companies earlier in their life cycle, we can benefit from strong total returns while these companies build their dividend growth reputation. We will be spotlighting numerous dividend up and comers to identify the best "dividend growth stocks of tomorrow."

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Easterly Government Properties: A Stable Portfolio With 4.8%-Yielding Dividend, But Shares Not Cheap

Investment Thesis
Easterly Government Properties (DEA) delivered another in-line quarter in Q2 2019. We like Easterly as most of its portfolio of properties is rented out to the U.S. government agencies with steadily increasing rental revenue. Besides its acquisition strategy, the company also has several active development projects that should contribute to its rental revenue growth in the next few years. Its growth projects are well-supported by its solid balance sheet. The company currently offers a 4.8%-yielding dividend. However, its shares are not cheap right now. We think a pullback will provide a better entry point.
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Recent Developments: Q2 2019 Financial Highlights
Easterly delivered another in-line quarter in Q2 2019. The company continued to... more


Sensient Technologies Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.39 per share, an increase of 8.3% per share. The cash dividend will be paid on December 2, 2019, to shareholders of record on November 4, 2019.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): SXT

El Paso Electric Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.385 per share. The dividend was declared on October 17, 2019 and is payable on December 27, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 13, 2019.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): EE

Blueknight Declares Quarterly Distributions

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq: BKEP - Common Units) (Nasdaq: BKEPP - Preferred Units) (“BKEP” or the “Partnership”), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.04 per common unit, as well as a cash distribution of $0.17875 per unit on the Partnership’s preferred units. The third quarter distributions for both the preferred and common units remain unchanged from those paid for the second quarter of 2019. The distributions are payable on November 14, 2019, on all outstanding common and preferred units to unitholders of record as of the close of business on November 4, 2019.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): BKEP - COMMON UNITS

PPG Directors Announce Quarterly Dividend of 51 Cents Per Share

The board of directors of PPG (NYSE: PPG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share, payable Dec. 12 to shareholders of record Nov. 12.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): PPG

Aptar Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per share. The payment date is November 20, 2019, to stockholders of record as of October 30, 2019.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): ATR

By The Book IV.01: The Large Cap Value Dividend Strategy Meets October

A previous series of articles looked at (1,2, & 3) billionaire and hedge fund holdings beginning with 50 Kiplinger stocks selected from individual holdings of high net worth notables as penned by James Brumley, an author for Kiplinger.
Then, (4) we surveyed Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) collection of dividend dogs, followed by (5) a survey of 61 Solid Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) dividend holdings, and then (6) looked at the dogs of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the world's biggest manager of fund holdings, went on to (7) survey Soros Fund holdings, and finished with a look at (8) Neuberger Berman equities, and (9) Renaissance-Medallion dividend stocks.
Late summer, a previous series of "by the book" articles looked at five essential... more