Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH) today announced a regular quarterly cash distribution on its common shares of $0.15 per common share ($0.60 per share per year). This quarterly dividend will be paid to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 29, 2019 and distributed on or about August 15, 2019.... more
The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) today announced a regular quarterly cash dividend on its shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B-1 Common Stock of $0.35 per share ($1.40 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to RMR’s shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 29, 2019 and distributed on or about August 15, 2019.... more
Office Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: OPI) today announced a regular quarterly cash distribution on its common shares of $0.55 per common share ($2.20 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to OPI’s common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 29, 2019 and distributed on or about August 15, 2019.... more
Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT) today announced a regular quarterly cash distribution on its common shares of $0.54 per common share ($2.16 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to HPT’s common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 29, 2019 and distributed on or about August 15, 2019.... more
How to Spot the World’s Best Dividend Stocks
Today I want to highlight some of the best dividend stocks in the world.
Longtime readers know I love capital-efficient companies. Because they don’t have to front large amounts of money on plants, properties, or equipment, these businesses generate ample free cash flow.
That allows management to spend more money on distributions or buybacks, which results in better returns over time for investors. Some of my best dividend stock picks—such as Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NYSE: DNKN), and Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS)—fit into this category.
Another one is The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO). The $222.4-billion operation owns a large portfolio of beverage brands. Most people recognize the company’s... more
United Technologies Stock Returning Cash to Investors
In recent weeks, aerospace giant United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) has received a lot of investor attention due to its announced merger agreement with defense contractor Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). And now, there’s one more reason to check out UTX stock: the company is about to report earnings.
United Technologies Corporation is scheduled to report second-quarter 2019 financial results on Tuesday, July 23, before market open. As a widel -followed company commanding over $100.0 billion of market capitalization, UTX has a set of expectations to beat in every earnings season.
This time, Wall Street analysts expect United Technologies to report $19.54 billion in quarterly revenue, which would represent an... more
The fate of Newell's (Nasdaq: NWL) dividend has become more and more uncertain over the past few months due to a variety of unfavorable conditions. With its over 6% dividend one of the key factors keeping investors in NWL, we decided to try and figure out whether cutting the dividend would really be the more rational decision for management to make.
A quick background
NWL is a global consumer goods company that owns and distributes products for brands in sectors ranging from baby gear to cooking appliances. Its business has been growing nicely until recently, when multiple headwinds ranging from the bankruptcy of Toys R Us to the merger of Staples and Essendant (Nasdaq: ESND) significantly affected NWL's earnings and revenues.
There have been growing fears... more
I know that you've heard it all before. Time in the market, rather than timing the market, accounts for the bulk of investment returns.
Lies!!!! Damnable lies!!!!
Using market data from Professor Robert Shiller's homepage (Online data), I looked at the total returns that an investor would have earned if she bought 1,000 shares of a hypothetical S&P500 index fund in 1871 and held them until June 2019, collecting and shoveling dividends into her bank account all the while. Her initial $4,461 investment in 1871 would be worth $3,872,438 today, representing an average annual return of 4.7% (which does not account for inflation). Ho hum.
But what if that same investor had the benefit of flawless foresight, and was able to exit the market precisely at each of the 7 major bull... more
Old Republic International (ORI) is one of the exclusive members of the "Dividend Insurance Champion" Club. The insurer is present in the title insurance market and provides commercial insurance coverages as well.
The year-to-date stock performance is currently slightly more than 11.7%, driven by strong Q1 2019 results
Data by YCharts
The insurer recorded better underwriting margins and was positively affected by unrealized equity gains. Although I have the feeling that the company is now fairly-valued, better-than-expected Q2 2019 results (which will be released soon) could lead to a positive reaction from investors.
Source: Old Republic Logo
Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1969, Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) is a Chicago... more