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The 15 Highest-Yielding Oil & Gas Transportation Stocks


Dividend investing is popular again. Investors have taken to heart Jeremy Siegel’s studies, which show that higher-yielding stocks tend to offer greater returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks. The highest dividend yields can be very tantalizing. As long as a stock yielding 15% doesn’t lose value, you’ll make 15% in one year! In more cases than not, however, an astronomical yield is a bad sign for a stock. Since dividend yields and stock prices move in opposite directions, a high yield usually means that investors have begun to worry about the business, and driven down its stock price. However, certain types of companies, such as REITs have to pay out most of their income as dividends, so their yields will be higher than "normal." Dividends are not guaranteed;... more


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Pfizer: Dividend Dynamo or Disaster?

Dividend investing is a tried-and-true strategy for generating strong, steady returns in economies both good and bad. But as Corporate America’s slew of dividend cuts and suspensions over the past few years has demonstrated, it’s not enough simply to buy a high yield. You also need to make sure those payouts are sustainable. Let’s examine how Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) stacks up in four critical areas to determine whether it’s a dividend dynamo or a disaster in the making.... more


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How Safe Are Marathon Oil’s Dividends?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that... more


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How Long Will General Dynamics’ Dividend Last?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that... more


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How Safe Are General Mills’ Dividends?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Companies that have quarterly or annual payouts not only provide you with a steady stream of income, but also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. You’d be crazy not to take advantage of that... more


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Hawthorn Bancshares (HWBK) Declares 5c Quarterly Dividend; 2.3% Yield

Hawthorn Bancshares of Lee’s Summit, MO (Nasdaq: HWBK) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable October 1, 2010 to common shareholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.3%.... more


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Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) announced today that its board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.04 per share, $0.16 annualized.. The dividend is payable October 14, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.3%.... more


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Towers Watson & Co. (TW) Declares $0.075 Quarterly Dividend; 0.7% Yield

Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE: TW) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per common share, $0.30 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.7%.... more


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Towers Watson (TW) Approves $0.075 Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 0.60%

Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE: TW) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. About Towers Watson Towers Watson is a global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management.... more


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Renasant Corporation (RNST) Approves $0.17 Per Share Cash Dividend

Renasant Corporation (Nasdaq: RNST) approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of seventeen cents ($0.17) per share to be paid October 1, 2010, to shareholders of record as of September 17, 2010. Shares are down $0.16 (-1.14%).... more


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