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8 Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 3%, With Tiny Payout Ratios


Looking for a stock that will grow its dividend in the future and pay you handsomely now? The yield is not the only thing you need to focus on. You will also need to check the stock's Free Cash Flow Payout. This tells you how much cash the stock has left over after paying the normal operating expenses. This is the cash used to pay for acquisitions, debt obligations and dividends! This week I am screening my database for stocks with a free cash flow payout below 35% and a dividend yield over 3%. The formula for Free Cash Flow Payout is simply Annual Dividend Per Share divided by Free Cash Flow Per Share. Free Cash Flow is Operating Cash Flow less normal capital expenditures (normally the first line in the investing section). Obviously, this is not a buy list but a potential idea list... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): CFR,COP,FCF,MDP,SBSI,UNS,VZ

7 High-Yield Growth Stocks You Might Have Missed

We took a look at 7 companies that are offering attractive dividends. These companies are in good positions to see growth and will help any portfolio see exceptional yields. RLI Corporation (RLI): RLI Corp. is a specialty insurance provider operating in 3 main segments. The 3 segments include casualty, property, and surety. The casualty segment specializes in providing general liability coverage to commercial issuers. The property segment offers coverage of property and also provides unique insurance such as natural disaster and fire coverage. The surety segment offers bonds and writes commercial and small contract surety coverage. It also offers fidelity and crime coverage for certain financial institutions. RLI has locations in all 50 states and has been profitable for the... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CAH,CINF,CSX,DOW,RLI,TEG,TMK

8 Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 3%, With Tiny Payout Ratios

Looking for a stock that will grow its dividend in the future and pay you handsomely now? The yield is not the only thing you need to focus on. You will also need to check the stock's Free Cash Flow Payout. This tells you how much cash the stock has left over after paying the normal operating expenses. This is the cash used to pay for acquisitions, debt obligations and dividends. This week I am screening my database for stocks with a free cash flow payout below 35% and a dividend yield over 3%. The formula for Free Cash Flow Payout is simply Annual Dividend Per Share divided by Free Cash Flow Per Share. Free Cash Flow is Operating Cash Flow less normal capital expenditures (normally the first line in the investing section). Obviously, this is not a buy list but a potential idea list that... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CFR,COP,CTBI,ESS,MDP,SBSI,UNS,VZ

3 Yield Ideas: Pitney Bowes, Chimera Investment, Hancock Bank Opportunity Fund

Let’s try to make a good trade into this edition’s three lil’ yield piggies…“Mail of the species…”Pitney Bowes, Inc. (PBI)Recent Price: 22.80P/E: 15.64Current Yield: 6.48%The SkinnyYes….this is a rerun. PBI is probably one our perennial favorites here at Yieldpig. Whenever the stock pulls back to where it yields better than 6%, it’s a good opportunity. While regular mail may be viewed as the buggy whip of communication, PBI is still the biggest and baddest in the mail sorting and machine business. They’re also focusing their efforts on Volly, their new cloud product. It only makes sense that they can capitalize on the penetration they’ve established. Stock looks cheap at 15.6x’s trailing earnings and 10.01x’s forward.The DangerQ1 earnings were a bit... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BTO,CIM,PBI

6 Banks That Raised Dividends While Reducing Payout Ratios

The dividend payout ratio is often an important factor when considering dividend-paying investments. The ratio measures the size of a dividend payment compared to the company's net income. A higher dividend payout ratio leaves a lower percentage of total income within the company. This means that while the owners are receiving income, the company’s ability to grow may be hampered by a lack of income to reinvest. Moreover, where the payout is too high, it may indicate that the dividend is too high and in danger of being reduced. Lower dividend payout ratios are often found in companies that prefer to reinvest their income into the business. This reinvestment if sensibly performed in order to produce growth will hopefully, eventually increase income. That increased income could then... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CFNL,COLB,EWBC,FCF,FULT,WFC

5 Must Own Stocks for Dividends and Growth

With recent market volatility we have received a lot of questions of where to put money for income investing. Making a few assumptions, that the U.S. figures out the debt ceiling issue before it explodes in the politicians’ faces and that Europe can keep Greece and the other PIIGS from the world’s financial news front pages, we feel comfortable putting this money to work in large-cap, dividend paying companies. We like the multinationals which have nice dividend and favorable growth prospects in emerging markets. Here are a few of the stocks we like: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) The iconic appliance manufacturer under such brand names as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana and many others trades at an attractive price-to-earnings multiple of approximately 9.5 at the current price... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BA,CAT,KO,PEP,VOD,WHR

International Paper'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): IP,PKG,RKT,TIN,UFS

RadioShack'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): BBY,RSH,TGT,WMT

S&P 500 Stocks With High Yield, Persistent Dividends and Strong Charts

We think using a combination of price behavior and fundamental criteria is a good way to go about selecting stocks for a portfolio. We also think achieving a significant part of total return from cash dividends is a good thing too, at least for investors who need to draw on their portfolios to support lifestyle over the long haul. For a first pass at fundamentals, a long-term pattern of persistent, consistent dividends is a reasonable start. Along those lines of thinking, there are 15 members of the S&P 500 that could make some sense for equity income investors. The price behavior filter was: 200-day linear regression slope > 0 100-day linear regression slope > 0 price > 200-day average 100-day average > 200-day average price > midpoint of 63-day price channel ... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CNP,D,DVY,ED,EIX,HNZ,MDLZ,KMB,MCD,NOC,OKE,PEP,PSA,RAI,SDY,...

Goldcorp'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): GG,NEM,ABX,AUY