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Interview: Long-Term Very High Dividend Picks From 9 Prominent Seeking Alpha Contributors

Published Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:56:55 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Important Note
I want to thank all of the authors that contributed to this article. Please note that information from the authors was compiled over a couple of weeks, so I've put the updated yields in parenthesis next to the first occurrence of the tickers.
My Focus and Thoughts
My investment focus is on growth and income with higher yielding dividend stocks. I recently retired, and I love dividends, but I love dividends even more if they grow.
As most of you know, many high dividends are high (on a percentage basis) because the prices of the stocks have been battered. To add insult to injury, most are battered for good reason, and sometimes end up cutting those hefty dividends, leaving you will a smaller income. For that reason, and understandably, many people shy away from higher yielding stocks. However, I have found that there are always some high yielding stocks that don't fit the profile of a company in trouble. There may not be many, but there are always some that are overlooked, or sitting at an industry bottom. I am always on the lookout for them.
I was thinking about how the market has been so volatile over the past few months, particularly for higher dividend stocks. It seems to me that for awhile there, almost every dividend stock moved up and down with the price of oil whether there was an obvious relationship or not. You might think that if oil prices go down too far, a lot of jobs will be lost, the global economy could be in jeopardy, and the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
STONEMOR PARTNERS L.P. 1.91   0.0 0.00 0.00 67.35
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP 1.32   0.0 0.00 0.16 11.85
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.34   16.2 1.01 1.80 11.06
HERCULES TECH GROWTH CAP 12.98   9.1 1.42 1.28 9.85
ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST 2.47   0.0 -1.85 0.24 9.27
ELLINGTON FINANCIAL 17.58   12.9 1.36 1.68 9.18
H&Q LIFE SCIENCES INVESTORS 16.51   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.00
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES 21.80   0.0 0.00 1.84 8.32
SOLAR CAPITAL 20.37   12.0 1.70 1.64 8.02
NEW SENIOR INVESTMENT GROUP 7.01   0.0 -1.92 0.52 7.47
GOLUB CAPITAL BDC 17.81   14.6 1.22 1.28 7.12
BP 39.23   13.3 2.94 2.44 6.21
ONEOK 69.16   23.5 2.94 3.46 4.93
JMP GROUP 3.69   24.6 0.15 0.16 4.17


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