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3 Dividend Stocks For 2012 And Beyond

Published Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:21:41 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

As a dividend investor, the markets have been difficult to navigate with the European debt issues. My investing income strategy is to focus upon the most likely outcomes. European countries and the U.S. have ample financial stimulus in order to prevent another Lehman Brothers.
In the long term, printing money does not have positive long term effects. In the short run, dividend investors can benefit by the central banks creating money out of thin air. This will not solve economic problems. I am focusing upon 3 investing for income themes.
1. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - Global Blue Chip Brand
McDonald's is the leading worldwide global fast food franchise. The company is trading at a price to earnings ratio of 16x. The company has experienced a temporary down turn in its stock. The key issue is the company's exposure to European sovereign debt issues and the impacted countries. McDonald's has about 65% of its sales and 55% of its operating profits derived from overseas.
The stock yields 3% which beats the U.S. Treasury 30 Year Bond yield. Management is focused upon increasing annual dividends, buying back stock, and maintaining a disciplined mindset on delivering high return on shareholder equity. This is a name to buy and put away. [..]
2. Bank of America Corporation (BAC) - Financial Beneficiary
Bank of America is dealing with a stacked deck of cards. The Federal Reserve has said the bank can not fail. I like those odds. Of course it is not fair to smaller banks who played by the rules and were conservative during the housing boom. The key rule is, "Don't fight the Fed". At the very least, investors have to consider the Bank of America preferred stock, warrants, or the common stock.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 8.60   0.0 -3.32 1.20 14.00
GABELLI GLOBAL GOLD NAT RES & INC TRUST 4.44   0.0 0.00 0.00 13.48
BANK OF AMERICA 29.67   10.6 2.80 0.72 2.45
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21


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