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Vereit Cut The Dividend But Is Still A Buy With 100% Upside


Seeking AlphaREITsVereit Cut The Dividend But Is Still A Buy With 100% UpsideOct. 21, 2020 9:00 AM ET|| About: VEREIT, Inc. (VER)by: Julian LinJulian Lin Best Of BreedHigh conviction investment ideas in the high quality space.SummarySince cutting the dividend in May, VER stock seems to have been held back in sympathy.
Rent collection has rebounded strongly to 95% for September.
VER’s balance sheet is conservatively leveraged with a well-laddered maturity schedule.
I rate shares a buy with 100% potential upside primarily from multiple expansion.
Since Vereit (VER) reduced its dividend in mid-May, its stock has more or less treaded water. Meanwhile, its financial results have improved dramatically, with rent collection at 95% for the month of September. While the... more


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Middlesex Water: The 47-Year Dividend Aristocrat Offers Low Volatility But Limited Returns

Seeking AlphaDividend Ideas | Utilities Middlesex Water: The 47-Year Dividend Aristocrat Offers Low Volatility But Limited ReturnsOct. 21, 2020 9:33 AM ET|| About: Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)by: Nikolaos SismanisNikolaos Sismanis Wheel of FortuneOne-Stop Shop For Ideas & Portfolios, Covering All Asset-Classes & SectorsSummaryWater companies tend to generate very stable cash flows that face little to no correlation to the overall economy's events.
Taking advantage of its predictable profitability, management has been able to adequately reward investors over the long-term, increasing its distributions annually for the past 47 years.
However, the stock's premium valuation and tiny yield offer a limited return potential, which is unlikely to generate the... more


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Dividend Aristocrats In The Cyclical Sectors

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick PicksDividend Aristocrats In The Cyclical SectorsOct. 21, 2020 9:00 AM ET|| Includes: AFL, ALB, AMCR, APD, BEN, CB, CINF, ECL, ESS, FRT, GPC, LEG, LIN, LOW, MCD, NUE, O, PBCT, PPG, SHW, SPGI, TGT, TROW, VFCby: FerdiSFerdiS Dividend Growth Investing, portfolio strategy, long-term horizon, ValueDiv Gro.cls-1{fill:#024999;}SummaryThe S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is a list of 65 S&P 500 companies with dividend increase streaks of 25 or more years.
Recently, I used DVK Quality Snapshots and tie-breaking metrics to rank all 65 Dividend Aristocrats.
I presented 21 Dividend Aristocrats from defensive sectors in one article and 20 Dividend Aristocrats from sensitive sectors in another article.
This article presents the remaining 24 Dividend... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,ALB,AMCR,APD,BEN,CB,CINF,ECL,ESS,FRT,GPC,LEG,LIN,LOW,...

Philip Morris Shows Resilience And Increases Dividend Again

Seeking AlphaDividend Ideas | Consumer Philip Morris Shows Resilience And Increases Dividend AgainOct. 21, 2020 8:30 AM ET|| About: Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)by: Jonathan WeberJonathan Weber Cash Flow KingdomThe Investment Community where "Cash Flow is King"SummaryPhilip Morris' business is resilient versus recessions and other macro headwinds.
Q3 performance was strong and 2020 should be a successful year on an operational basis.
Shares offer an attractive dividend yield and are trading at an inexpensive valuation right here.
Article Thesis
Owning shares of resilient, high-quality dividend stocks such as Philip Morris (PM) can be very rewarding, as there is a high likelihood that income will not fall off a cliff during times of struggle. Dividend... more


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High Dividends And The Bubble Of Cash On The Sidelines

Seeking AlphaDividend IdeasHigh Dividends And The Bubble Of Cash On The SidelinesOct. 21, 2020 8:35 AM ET|| Includes: DHS, DIA, DIV, DTD, DVY, EDIV, FDL, IVV, IWD, IWF, IWN, QQQ, REM, SCHD, SDIV, SDY, SP500, SPHD, SPY, TDIV, UTF, UTG, VNQ, VPUby: Rida MorwaRida Morwa High Dividend OpportunitiesThe #1 Service for Income Investors and Retirees, 9-10% dividend yield.SummaryThe current bull market is set to continue.
The presidential election results will not impact the upside trend.
The world is swimming today with excess liquidity.
Demand for high dividend stocks is set to increase.
U.S. and global equities remain resilient despite all the doom and gloom being painted by the media. This media keeps reminding people about the election risks, fiscal stimulus risks, the budget... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DHS,DIA,DIV,DTD,DVY,EDIV,FDL,IVV,IWD,IWF,IWN,QQQ,REM,SCHD,...

Third Quarter 2020 Record Results and Dividend Increase Reported by Amphenol Corporation

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) reported today record GAAP diluted Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) for the third quarter 2020 of $1.12 compared to $0.92 for the comparable 2019 period. GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter 2020 included an excess tax benefit of $11 million ($0.03 per share) related to stock options exercised during the quarter. Third quarter 2019 GAAP diluted EPS included refinancing-related costs of $14 million ($0.04 per share) associated with the early extinguishment of debt, partially offset by an excess tax benefit of $2 million ($0.01 per share) related to stock options exercised during the period. Excluding the effect of these items, Adjusted Diluted EPS1 for the third quarter 2020 was a record $1.09 compared to $0.95 for the third quarter 2019. Sales... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): APH

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.: Monthly Dividend Stock Yields 12.2%

Looking for Oversized Yield? Read This
In today’s market, what could be better than a company that offers an annual dividend yield of 12%?
The answer: a 12% yielder that pays investors every month.
Sound too good to be true?
Well, just take a look at ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR).
The company is scheduled to pay a monthly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on October 29. With ARR stock trading at $9.87 per share, the monthly dividend rate comes out to an annual yield of 12.2%.
Given what most other companies are paying (much less), ARR stock’s yield definitely stands out. But since we know that double-digit yielders are not the safest bets on the market these days, let’s take a look at ARMOUR Residential REIT’s business and see if it is worth... more


Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): ARR

Starbucks Corporation Brewing Tall Returns for Dividend Investors

Starbucks Corporation Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Pandemic?
Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) has struggled this year with a recession, rolling shutdowns, and plunging revenues. But management, it seems, isn’t too concerned.
In a recent press release, executives announced they would boost the company’s quarterly dividend 10% to $0.45 per share. The move raises the forward yield on Starbucks stock to more than two percent and represents an enormous vote of confidence in the underlying business on the part of management.
““The Board’s decision to raise our quarterly dividend demonstrates confidence in the strength of our recovery and the robustness of our long-term growth model,” the company’s president and chief executive officer, Kevin Johnson,... more


Income InvestorsStock symbol(s): SBUX

Dollar Slumps As Yields Rise

Seeking AlphaForex | Market OutlookDollar Slumps As Yields RiseOct. 21, 2020 8:02 AM ET|| Includes: AYT, BAPR, BAUG, BBEU, BIBL, BJUL, BJUN, BOCT, CEW, CHGX, CNY, CRF, CROC, CSTNL, CYB, DAUD, DBEU, DBEZ, DDM, DEUR, DGBP, DIA, DJPY, DLBR, DMRL, DOG, DRR, DUSA, DXD, EDOW, EEA, EEH, EPS, EPV, EQL, ERO, EUFX, EUO, EURL, EZU, FEEU, FEP, FEUL, FEUZ, FEX, FEZ, FIEE, FIEU, FLEE, FPXE, FWDD, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXE, FXY, GBB, GSEU, GSEW, HEDJ, HEZU, HUSV, IEUR, IEV, IVV, IWL, IWM, JEM, JEPI, JHML, JKD, JYN, OMFS, PAPR, PAUG, PGD, PJAN, PJUN, PTEU, QMJ, RFEU, RSP, RVRS, RWL, RWM, RYARX, RYRSX, SCHX, SDOW, SDS, SFLA, SFY, SH, SPDN, SPEU, SPLX, SPSM, SPUU, SPXE, SPXL, SPXN, SPXS, SPXT, SPXU, SPXV, SPY, SRTY, SSO, SSPY, SYE, TNA, TRND, TWM, TZA, UAUD, UAUG, UDN, UDOW, UDPIX, UEUR, UGBP, UJAN, UJPY, ULE,... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AYT,BAPR,BAUG,BBEU,BIBL,BJUL,BJUN,BOCT,CEW,CHGX,CNY,CRF,...

Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF - The Good And The Bad

Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisVanguard High Dividend Yield ETF - The Good And The BadOct. 21, 2020 8:04 AM ET|| About: Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)by: The Alpha SieveThe Alpha Sieve Long/Short Equity, Value, Growth, MomentumSummaryVYM offers you a consistent yield of more than 3% and exposure to large-cap value.
The ETF is cheap, efficient, well-diversified, and has ideal sector exposure at this stage of the cycle.
VYM's track-record of historical risk-adjusted returns has been poor.
Introduction
The Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) offers investors exposure to stocks characterized by high dividend yields by closing tracking the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index. In this article, I will expand on some of the potential good and bad qualities associated with an... more


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