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National Presto Industries: Dividend Dynamo or Blowup?


Let's examine how National Presto Industries (NYSE: NPK) 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): NPK,CW,ESL,TDY

Highest-Yielding Tech Stocks You'd Actually Want to Own

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. And since today we're dealing with relatively low-yielding/high-volatility tech stocks, we have to be on our toes.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LLTC,MSFT,MXIM,KLAC,ADP,AMAT,INTC

Seaspan: Dividend Dynamo or Blowup?

Let's examine how Seaspan (NYSE: SSW) 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): SSW,DRYS,DAC,CMRE

6 American Small-Cap Oil and Gas Equities That Currently Yield 8% or More

Eight percent is nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider that these stocks are dealing in oil and gas and that higher oil prices tend to be a positive for petroleum explorers, drillers and sometimes even refiners (and vice-versa, of course, if petroleum prices go down). Nonetheless, many of these companies have moved up quite a bit over the past two years, so investors should be wary of buying high. Of course, the whole market has moved up quite a bit in that time frame, and over 7% means about 4x the yield of the S&P 500 (SPY), which yields approximately 1.8%, and almost 3x the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), which is yielding about 2.5%. The following is a list of the six American small-cap oil and gas stocks that currently yield over 8%, listed in alphabetical order:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLMT,DIA,ENP,FGP,MMLP,MVO,SPY

Leucadia National'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 cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LUK,TYC,MMM,L

Applied Materials' 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 free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AMAT,TXN,KLAC,INTC

Is Rockwell Automation's Dividend 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 cash flow per... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ROK,EMR,ETN,GE

Visa'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 cash flow per... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): V,HPY,MA

Waste Management: Dividend Dynamo or Blowup?

Let's examine how Waste Management (NYSE: WM) 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, which would drive up the share price and shrink the yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): WM,RSG,SRCL,WCN

4 Dividend Stocks Turbo-Charging Returns With Increasing Dividends

It is a well-documented fact that a significant portion of the historical equity returns are a result of reinvested dividends. In Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns (2002), the authors looked at equity returns from capital gains and dividends from 1900 to 2000. They determined that performance in any given year was driven by capital appreciation, but long-term returns were largely the result of reinvested dividends. Here are several companies looking to increase their long-term returns by raising their cash dividends: W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (WPC) provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions for companies worldwide and manages a global investment portfolio. June 16th the copany increased its quarterly distribution 7% to $0.55 per... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): CHK,IRM,SSI,WPC