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B&G Foods: Dividend Dynamo or Blowup?


Let's examine how B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) stacks up in four critical areas to determine whether it's a dividend dynamo or a disaster in the making. 1. YieldFirst and foremost, dividend investors like a large yield. But if a yield gets too high, it may reflect investors' doubts about the payout's sustainability. If investors had confidence in the stock, they'd be buying it, driving up the share price and shrinking the yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BGS,MKC,K,CPB

Even the Best Dividend Stocks Don't Always Turn Out as Expected

In most of my posts on dividend investing I tend to preach about a strict method for equity selection which focuses on valuation, dividend yield, dividend sustainability and a minimum number of annual dividend increases. I also typically mention the same stocks in most articles, which exhibit the type of dividend stock I am looking for.When looking at the best performers in my portfolio over the past few years, I noted that sometimes the greatest dividend stocks tend to be different than what we expect them to be. Even in life, people sometimes search for the best job, or the love of their life using predetermined criteria. In the end they end up finding their true passion or life partner that is just right, despite the fact that it was different than expected.Some of my best dividend... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FDO,WBA,YUM

4 Secrets To Finding The Best Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks come in all shapes and sizes. Some are high-yield and low-growth, while others are high-growth and low-yield. There is an endless spectrum of stocks in between those two extremes. The natural inclination is to buy the stock with the highest yield, Sometimes it may be the best stock. Other times the high-yielding stock is the next in line to cut its dividend and/or see its price collapse. So how do find pick and choose between the alternatives to find the best available dividend stock? Here is what I look for when buying a dividend growth stock for my long-term portfolio: Sustainability In this era of ultra-low interest rates, who wouldn't like to earn an 18% yield. An 18% yield would be outstanding! Unfortunately, an 18% yield is not sustainable. Companies... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): AFL,BLG,COP,EML,FCF,HGIC,INTC,WBA,WMT

Five Stocks With High Dividend Yields

High yield stocks provide a different environment from the world of growth stocks. In an investment environment where high quality bonds are yielding 1 percent to 3 percent, high-quality stocks are available with dividend yields double those rates. There are even some high-yield stocks with dividend rates of 7 to 10 percent or higher. Here is a list of five high dividend yield stocks which have features that set them apart from the rest of the high-yield crowd: CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a diversified telecommunications company offering services primarily in rural America. As of mid-June, CTL is the highest yielding stock on the Standard & Poor's list of Dividend Achievers. To make the list a company must have at least a 25 year record of annual dividend increases. At the... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): CTL,NLY,NRGY,SFL

4 Secrets to Finding the Best Dividend Stocks (And 7 to Consider)

Dividend stocks come in all shapes and sizes. Some are high-yield and low-growth, while others are high-growth and low-yield. There is an endless spectrum of stocks in between those two extremes. The natural inclination is to buy the stock with the highest yield, Sometimes it may be the best stock. Other times the high-yielding stock is the next in line to cut its dividend and/or see its price collapse. So how do find pick and choose between the alternatives to find the best available dividend stock? Here is what I look for when buying a dividend growth stock for my long-term portfolio:SustainabilityIn this era of ultra-low interest rates, who wouldn't like to earn an 18% yield? An 18% yield would be outstanding! Unfortunately, an 18% yield is not sustainable. Companies simply can not... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,COP,HGIC,INTC,LOW,WBA,WMT

5-Unheralded High Yield Dividend Stocks

My focus is to find attractive dividend opportunities with a few unheralded companies in their respective sectors. Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (CLMT) CLMT is a recognized industry leader in refining and processing of speciality hydrocarbon products. The product mix includes petroleum waxes, white mineral oils, and aliphatic solvents. CLMT has achieved a stable and increasing dividend since a dividend cut in 2008. Currently, CLMT's dividend yield is 8.8%. The unique nature of CLMT's refining and processing provides an investor opportunity to obtain a higher-than-average dividend yield. The company does have a General Partner, who retains a 2% ownership stake. This does put upward pressure on CLMT's overall cost of capital. CLMT actively hedges energy products, as the... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLMT,LINE,MWE,SB,TCAP

Retirees: 6 Safe, High Yield Stocks for the Golden Years

Following on our piece about dividend's that could get cut, we're taking a look at 6 stocks with rock solid yields suitable for a retirees portfolio. As always, use the list below as a starting point for your own research. This is what we found: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): JNJ is all excitement and no stagnation as this New Jersey-based healthcare company has increased payouts for 49 consecutive years. A buy before earnings just two months ago would have led to a yield on cost nearing 4%, not to mention a 14% boost in share price. Still, the current yield around 3.42% is attractively above average, while 13 brokers see a median 1-year further upside of around 5%. The price to earnings ratio around 15.1 appears fair, while the 48.26% payout ratio suggests sustainability. In... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,DEO,HNZ,INTC,JNJ,VZ

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Dividend Is Safe

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KGC,SCCO,AUY,FCX

How to Yield 14%-Plus on These Stocks

The strategy is known as a covered call, and it's blessedly simple. You sell ("write," in options parlance) call options on a stock you own. When you sell the call option, you get paid a premium up front. If the stock has fallen below the option's strike price at expiration, the premium becomes much like a dividend—a way of getting paid for holding your shares. If the shares have risen above the strike price at expiration, you still keep the premium, and you must sell your shares at that price. In this way, covered calls are a great way to guarantee yourself near-term income, in exchange for giving up some upside if the stock happens to take off in the short term.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): SNE,LVS,AMZN

Compass Diversified's Dividend Is Safe

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CODI,PAYX,DDIC,ADP