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Dividends Aren’t Enough: Hotels


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): H,IHG,MAR,WYN

How Long Will Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Dividend 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 you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PFE,TEVA,MRK,ABT,BMY

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Business Services

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): HEW,ASF

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Asset Management Stocks

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): AB,BX,LAZ,LM

Will California Water Service Group’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 you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): SJW,WTR,AWR,CWT

The 10 Most Popular Big-Time Dividend Payers

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): DUK,EXC,FRO,MO,NAT,PAYX,VZ

The 15 Highest-Yielding Pharma & Biotech 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; you need to... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MRK,PDLI,PFE,LLY,AZN,BMY,GSK,NVS,PPDI,TECH,NVO,ABT,BVF,JNJ

Huntsman’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 you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DD,DOW,HUN,MON

Hillenbrand (HI) Declares $0.1875 Quarterly Dividend; 3.8% Yield

Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), has declared a dividend of $0.1875 per share on the company's common stock, $0.75 annualized. The dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business September 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HI

Packaging Corp. (PKG) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 2.6% Yield

Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that its Board has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on its common stock, $0.60 annualized. The quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2010 with a payment date of October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PKG