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11 Incredible Dividend Stocks: Bemis


Nobody said dividend investing had to be sexy -- nor do you have to fall in line behind the age-old dogma that only the largest corporations in the world pay out the best dividends. Sometimes the most impressive dividend growth can be found right under our noses, yet we're completely oblivious to it. It's for this reason that I've chosen to highlight a company whose broad product line litters our daily lives – and you've probably never even heard about it! The company's name is Bemis (NYSE: BMS) , and I suggest you get closely acquainted with this "no-name." The businessBemis may not be a household name, but the company probably has its handiwork scattered throughout your own home. Bemis manufactures and sells flexible packaging products and pressure-sensitive materials worldwide.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BMS,AVY,JNJ,PG,RIO,SON

3 Rare High-Yield Securities That Yield Up To 9%

Sometimes the best dividend yields can be found by looking for stocks that few analysts follow. There are dozens of otherwise good quality companies out there which analysts simply don't talk about, either because the company is too small, too new or occupies a one-of-a-kind niche. Analysts don't cover these outlier stocks because their large institutional clients prefer investing in recognizable names that have high trading volume and address big markets (which attract lots of competitors). I decided to investigate the REIT (real-estate investment trust) sector for companies that occupy unique niches and don't command much attention from analysts. REITs are good for dividend investors in a number of ways, primarily because their unique structure requires them to pass along at least... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): GOV,GTY

Canadian Natural Resources' 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): CNQ,CHK,SU,XOM

This High-Yield Portfolio Will Beat the Market

Movers and shakersOf our stocks, the biggest mover in the portfolio over the past month was Frontier Communications, whose price fell 7.15%. I plan on using the stock's recent decline to add shares of Frontier Communications to the portfolio. The purchase will be made tomorrow (June 10), so those following the portfolio have time to take advantage at the same price. While the price has declined, the company is still on track in integrating and expanding the operations it acquired from Verizon last year. The company still generates massive amounts of free cash flow, allowing it to pay the interest on its debt and a sizable dividend which, with the decline in price, comes to a yield of more than 9%.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CIM,FTR,MO,NGG,NLY,PM,SO

11 Incredible Dividend Stocks: Aflac

The businessEveryone knows the iconic Aflac duck, but far fewer people could tell you what the company actually does. Unlike your typical employer-provided health insurance plan with UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) or WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) , Aflac offers individually issued, supplementary health insurance that pays policyholders directly in cash when they get sick or injured. Aflac is the No. 1 company within this niche of the insurance world, and in Japan, where the company collects 70% of its revenue, Aflac insures 25% of households and employees at 89% of the companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Company Aflac Dividend Yield 2.7% 5-Year Dividend Growth Rate 20% annually Payout Ratio 26% Has... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AFL,PRU,UNH,WLP,BRK-B,MET,MKL

Smart Money Loves These Dividend Yielding Tech Stocks

The American economy is going through a soft patch. Unemployment is stubbornly high, headline inflation numbers are rising and the stock market declined by more than 7% since early May. One of the most important problems facing the U.S. economy is the unsustainably high budget deficits. We don’t think long-term interest rates will stay low for a very long time. We believe treasury bond investors can do much better by switching to dividend yielding stocks than the 10-year treasuries that yield a paltry 3%.Dividend yielding tech stocks is definitely one attractive alternative. We compiled a list of dividend yielding technology stocks (the sector classifications are sourced from Finviz) and ranked them based on the number of hedge funds invested in each stock. We think we can follow the... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): INTC,MSFT,QCOM,T,VZ

Honeywell International'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): HON,RTN,LMT,BA

Let Dividends Help You Crush the Market

In his article, Zweig names some names, and I'm guessing it had to be pretty painful to be on the receiving end of that data-gotcha pantsing. But I won't repeat the names here because, frankly, I was nearly taken by the same thing when writing this article a month ago. I think it's a fairly easy issue to overlook because on a day-to-day basis we talk constantly about the S&P 500 index -- the very measure that Zweig highlights as taking no account of dividends. Rare is the day when you hear anybody mention the S&P 500 Total Returns, which is the measure that does take dividends into account.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KMB,PG,JNJ,ABT,ED

Nordson'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): NDSN,IEX,GGG,FLS

Teck Resources' 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): TCK,SCCO,FCX,AA