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Taubman Centers (TCO) Declares $0.415 Quarterly Dividend; 3.8% Yield


Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.415 per share of common stock, $1.66 annualized. The common dividend is payable on September 30, 2010 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TCO

Buffett May Not Pay Dividends, But He Sure Likes Them

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A), aka Warren Buffett, has paid only one dividend since Buffett gained control. In 1967, Berkshire paid a dividend of 10 cents on its shares. It’s never happened again. Buffett has said he "must have been in the bathroom when the dividend was declared.” Berkshire Hathaway is famous for not paying dividends despite having billions of dollars in cash. The company has many critics who believe that the company should “reward” or “return money to” shareholders. I am not one of those critics. I believe that Berkshire/Buffett has proved itself to be perhaps the best allocator of capital on the planet, and I do not question that they can allocate their capital as well as or better than I could if they gave me some of it. I love... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AXP,BDX,BRK-A,COP,JNJ,MDLZ,KO,PG,USB,WFC,WMT,WSC

15 Dividend-Paying Rally Stocks With Attractive Valuations

The following is a list of dividend-paying stocks that are in rally mode, i.e. trading above their 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. All of these stocks have market caps above $2.0B and current ratios above 1.5 (to ensure they have necessary liquidity to pay their dividends).In addition, all these companies have attractive valuations. Each stock in this list has a trailing twelve month (TTM) Price/Earnings and Price/Sales ratio below industry averages.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABB,AEE,BMY,BR,CCU,CEO,CMI,CPO,FCX,FDS,FO,JOY,NBL,NVS,UGP

Dividend Champions: Smackdown IV

In previous installments of the Smackdown series, I screened the Dividend Champions list of companies that have paid higher dividends for at least 25 straight years (which can be found here) starting with companies whose latest increase was by 10% or more (in June), those with the highest yields (in July), and those with the lowest prices (in August). This month, I decided to focus first on the Acceleration/Deceleration (A/D) ratio and the 5- and 10-year Dividend Growth Rates (DGRs). What I hoped to isolate were companies that consistently raise their dividends at above-average rates and provide good dividend yields. Of course, it's also important to screen for other positive qualities, but this approach should give us a good start in identifying high-quality candidates. So I screened as... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ADP,CINF,CLX,KMB,LEG,MO,MSA,ORI

7 Telecom Stocks Getting Slammed

Contrarian investors should utilize times like this to differentiate between stocks that are dropping for fundamentally sound reasons -- and those stocks that are simply being dragged down because of general market concerns. Sure, there’s plenty to worry about -- gigantic federal deficits, sovereign debt problems in Europe, an economic slowdown in China. But let’s not forget that in the midst of all of this volatility lies the prospect to grab some great companies at dirt cheap prices. In particular, I’m a huge fan of dividend stocks. Renowned Professor Jeremy Siegel has illustrated that from 1957 to 2003, when reinvesting dividends, the S&P’s 100 highest-yielding stocks outperformed the market by an average of three percentage points. Over a long period of... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NTLS,PTNR,HRS,CTEL,FTR,GLW

The 15 Highest-Yielding Insurance 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


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OB,ORI,SLF,AJG,CINF,FNF,SAFT,STFC,UTR,MFC,ANAT,ERIE,HGIC

The 7 Most Popular Bank Dividend Stocks

As an investor, it doesn’t pay to follow the crowd. In this series, though, we highlight a possible exception -- the collective wisdom of our CAPS community. Read the next section if you’re unfamiliar with our methodology. Skip it if you want to go straight to the results.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): RY,STD,TD,NYCB,BLX,BNS,BOH

7 Electronic Stocks Getting Slammed

Contrarian investors should utilize times like this to differentiate between stocks that are dropping for fundamentally sound reasons -- and those stocks that are simply being dragged down because of general market concerns. Sure, there’s plenty to worry about -- gigantic federal deficits, sovereign debt problems in Europe, an economic slowdown in China. But let’s not forget that in the midst of all of this volatility lies the prospect to grab some great companies at dirt-cheap prices. In particular, I’m a huge fan of dividend stocks. Renowned professor Jeremy Siegel has illustrated that from 1957 to 2003, when reinvesting dividends, the S&P’s 100 highest-yielding stocks outperformed the market by an average of 3 percentage points. Over a long period of time,... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): INTC,SPIL,TEL,TSM,TXN,XLNX

Dividends Save the Day!

We’ve proven over the past decade that buy-and-hold investing is dead, right? The ignorance of those nutty "long term" investors has been laid bare as the stock market has lost money over the past 10 years. So much for the long term, losers. I’m kidding.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ITW,RF,RPM,HBAN,BOH,COP,DEO

5 Defense Stocks Getting Slammed

Contrarian investors should utilize times like this to differentiate between stocks that are dropping for fundamentally sound reasons -- and those stocks that are simply being dragged down because of general market concerns. Sure, there’s plenty to worry about -- gigantic federal deficits, sovereign debt problems in Europe, an economic slowdown in China. But let’s not forget that in the midst of all of this volatility lies the prospect to grab some great companies at dirt-cheap prices. In particular, I’m a huge fan of dividend stocks. Renowned professor Jeremy Siegel has illustrated that from 1957 to 2003, when reinvesting dividends, the S&P’s 100 highest-yielding stocks outperformed the market by an average of three percentage points. Over a long period of... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LMT,RTN,LLL,GD,HON