The ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) (NYSE: EQL) declared its first quarter distribution on March 21, 2017 in the amount of $0.27069. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 24, 2017.... more
The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) (NYSE: ENFR) declared its first quarter distribution on March 21, 2017 in the amount of $0.15615. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 24, 2017.... more
The ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) (Nasdaq: SWIN) declared its first quarter 2017 distributions on March 21, 2017 in the amount of $0.03923. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 23, 2017.... more
The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) (NYSE: SDOG), the ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: IDOG) and the ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: EDOG) (the “Funds”) declared their first quarter 2017 distributions on March 21, 2017 in the amounts of $0.369915 for SDOG, $0.15985 for IDOG and $0.094968 for EDOG. The dividends are payable on March 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 24, 2017.... more
Carl Icahn has a reputation as a corporate raider, and he is currently the chairman of the board at big-dividend (10.2% yield) holding company, CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI). CVI is engaged in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing through its holdings in CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR) and CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN), respectively. It is tempting to bet against UAN and bet in favor of CVRR considering President Trump's lack of enthusiasm for Environmental Protection Agency regulations and his friendship with renewable energy short-seller Carl Icahn. However, we believe it's better to more fully align your interests with Carl Icahn by owning CVI (instead of CVRR or UAN) because even though Icahn is the puppet-master for all three, he'll keep pulling strings in favor of CVI... more
The first quarter of 2017 is almost over and it is time to assess the progress of my portfolio.
The portfolio, which was introduced here back in 2014, was aimed to deliver a 4% yearly dividend that was constantly growing.
The portfolio currently includes a total of 23 holdings:
Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA), BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL), Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CCP), Cummins Inc.( CMI), CyrusOne ( CONE), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Eaton (NYSE: ETN), Enbridge Inc. ( ENB), Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ), HCP (NYSE: HCP), Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN), National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), Realty Income (NYSE: O), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI), Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM), Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (... more
Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) distributes automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. GPC has four divisions: Automotive Parts Group [APG], Industrial Parts Group or Motion Industries [MI], Office Products Group or S.P. Richards, and the Electrical Products Group or EIS.
The last year has been a disappointment for GPC shareholders, down 0.6% and underperforming the GICS Distributors subindustry by 3%. The subindustry includes LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ) which is an auto parts distributor, and distributors in different market segments such as Pool Corporation (Nasdaq: POOL) and Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.... more
Author's Note: PART 1 of this article analyzed Prospect Capital Corp.'s (Nasdaq: PSEC) recent quarterly results and compared several of the company's metrics to eight other business development company ("BDC") 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:
Prospect Capital's NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Compared To 8 BDC Peers (Post Calendar Q4 2016 Earnings) - Part 1
This two-part article is a very detailed analysis comparing PSEC to some of the company's BDC peers. I am writing this two-part article due to the continued requests that such a comparative analysis be specifically performed on PSEC. For readers who just want the... more
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today its dividend forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 (fiscal 2017).... more
In reviewing my overall portfolio and my Stock Picking Rules to Follow, I realized our portfolio is underweighted in the Consumer Goods sector.
Given that Kellogg (NYSE: K) recently released its Q4 and FY2016 results and forecast, I thought it would be an opportune time to determine whether it would be a worthwhile addition to our holdings.
K products are manufactured and marketed globally.
It is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers, and a leading producer of savory snacks and frozen foods. Additional product offerings include toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, and veggie foods.
Operations are managed through operating segments based on product category or... more