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Dividends Aren’t Enough: Medical Devices


I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO’s pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock’s dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): STJ,SYK,BCR,BDX

Qwest: Dividend Dynamo or Disaster?

Dividend investing is a tried-and-true strategy for generating strong, steady returns in economies both good and bad. But as Corporate America’s slew of dividend cuts and suspensions over the past few years has demonstrated, it’s not enough simply to buy a high yield. You also need to make sure those payouts are sustainable. Let’s examine how Qwest (NYSE: Q) stacks up in four critical areas, to determine whether it’s a dividend dynamo or a disaster in the making.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): T,VZ,WIN,Q

This Dividend Giant Is Approaching Its Prime

When you’re in your prime, nothing can stand in your way. Now that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE: BIP) has moved to acquire the remaining outstanding shares of Australia’s Prime Infrastructure -- in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion -- I submit that this generous dividend payer is poised to become an unstoppable engine of long-term cash flow.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BAM,BIP,CX,KMP,USG,WY

Alliance Resource Partners: A Cheap Stock with a Dividend Kicker

I believe Alliance Resource Partners (Nasdaq: ARLP) has the right mix of value and income to soundly beat the market over the long haul. After all, Vanguard Windsor Fund manager John Neff used that same value-plus-income strategy to beat Wall Street by three points per year for 30 years. That’s a lifetime of great returns!... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ANR,ARLP,JRCCQ

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Steel Producers

I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO’s pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock’s dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MT,NUE,PKX,X

Intel: A Cheap Stock With a Dividend Kicker

I believe Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has the right mix of value and income to soundly beat the market over the long haul. After all, Vanguard Windsor Fund manager John Neff used that same value-plus-income strategy to beat Wall Street by three points per year for 30 years. That’s a lifetime of great returns!... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): QCOM,NVDA,INTC

The 15 Highest-Yielding Health-Care Equipment 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 have driven down its stock price. However, certain types of companies, such as real estate investment trusts, have to pay out most of their income as dividends, so their yields will be higher than "normal."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OMI,STE,VIVO,MDT,BAX,BDX,CAH,SNN,QSII,WST,TFX,COV,ACL,LNCR,...

Will Kimberly-Clark’s Dividends Last?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AVP,CL,KMB,PG

Intel’s Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BRCM,INTC,TXN

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Big Pharma

I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO’s pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock’s dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): JNJ,MRK,NVS,PFE