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11 Incredible Dividend Stocks: KLA-Tencor


Dividends and technology stocks are a bit like investing's Hatfields and McCoys. There's an age-old blood feud between the two that isn't likely to end anytime soon. Just look at the facts: As of summer 2011, the IT sector of the S&P 500 yielded just 1% flat, by far the lowest yield of any sector. By contrast, the telecom sector, which is increasingly intertwined with advanced technology itself, yields more than 5%. However, just because the technology sector stinks when it comes to dividends, that doesn't mean you throw the baby out with the bathwater and steer clear of the sector. In fact, a well-managed technology company paying out a high-yield offers some of the best opportunities for both income through dividend payments and growth. With KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AMAT,HIT,KLAC,NANO,VSEA

Income Ideas: 12 High Dividend Yield Stocks Being Exited by Short Sellers

If you are looking to invest in dividend paying stocks, a good starting point for potential candidates is to analyze those stocks in which short sellers are covering their short positions. In order to construct this list we looked for stocks with the following characteristics: Dividend yield above 2% Short float above 5% Decrease of the shorted shares over the last four weeks, prior to the benchmark date of May 13th Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Your browser does not support iframes. We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AHT,CMS,HRB,JCP,JNS,MDP,OLN,PFCB,RGC,STRA,SVU,WWE

11 Incredible Dividend Stocks: Intel

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) for income. I admit it sounded very strange when I first said it out loud. Intel is a master of Silicon Valley, a tech revolutionary, not a dividend darling. Oh, how times have changed -- and for the better.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): INTC,AMD,MSFT

Income Investors: 5 Fabulous High-Yielding REITs

With the commercial and residential real estate markets approaching a bottom, in our opinion, now could be a good time to ride the wave on up with REITs. Additionally, given the nature of REITs, collecting dividend payments is an added bonus. By law, REITs have to pass on 90 percent of their taxable income to stockholders. Below are 5 REITs that you should consider for your fixed-income portfolio. And if REITs aren’t your thing, we came up with 5 safe dividend ideas you can read about here and, also published recently, Smart Investors Should Look at 5 High-Yielding REITS. Annaly Capital Management (NLY) This company has been around since 1997, and has paid a healthy quarterly dividend going back 10 years. The most recent dividend was $0.62, which is a 13.6 percent current yield. The... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ARI,CIM,CLNY,FMCC.OB,FNMA.OB,NLY,STWD

The Most Promising Dividends in Business Information

Yields and growth rates and payout ratios, oh my! Before we get to those companies, though, you should understand just why you'd want to own dividend payers. These stocks can contribute a huge chunk of growth to your portfolio in good times, and bolster it during market downturns. As my colleague Matt Koppenheffer has noted: "Between 2000 and 2009, the average dividend-adjusted return on stocks with market caps above $5 billion and a trailing yield of 2.5% or better was a whopping 114%. Compare that to a 19% drop for the S&P 500."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ARB,EFX,FDS,MCO,MORN,TRI,TWGP

United Technologies' 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): UTX,NOC,LMT,GD

High Yield Dividend and Momentum Portfolio for June

Once per month I run a high-yield dividend stock momentum screen and use the results to manage a hypothetical stock portfolio on Scott's Investments. The strategy did relatively well in 2010 and is one I continue to track because of its promise. In recent months I have also done a variation of this strategy with the Dividend Champions list in which I only search stocks that have had a history of raising dividends for 25-plus years. The screen looks for high yielding high momentum stocks and last month's list is here. I screen the S&P 500 for stocks yielding greater than 4% and then rank them by six-month returns. There were 47 results on June 9th (as opposed to 43 last month) and... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CNP,FE,HCP,LLY,LO,MO,NI,PFE,PM,RAI,RRD,SE

Highest-Yielding Energy Stocks (You Might Actually Want to Buy)

What's more, reinvesting dividends acts as a "bear-market protector and return accelerator," according to Siegel. The extra shares purchased and accumulated at higher dividend yields during down periods act as a protector in falling markets, and these extra shares rising in value turn into a "return accelerator" when prices rise. As the recent economic crisis illustrated all too well, however, you can't buy just any high-yielding stock. Dividends that get cut or suspended entirely can wreak havoc on a stock price -- and thus, your portfolio.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ARLP,COP,CVX,MRO,OXY,SXL,XOM

CSX'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 one 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... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CSX,UNP,NSC,CP

Emerson Electric'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 one 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... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): EMR,IR,GE,CMI