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Nine Reliable Dividend Raisers


It doesn’t take much for a company to raise distributions once in a while. In fact, even companies without a shareholder friendly dividend policy could occasionally afford to raise dividends. It is only companies with strong balance sheets and ability to generate excess scash flows that could not only maintain a solid dividend payment, but also afford to increase it consistently every year. As a result enterprising dividend investors should avoid companies that only sporadically raise distributions, and instead follow companies that consistently raise them. I define a company as a consistent dividend payer, if it has raised distributions for over five years in a row. I typically however require a history of at least ten years in a row of annual dividend increases, before initiating a... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AROW,BWP,CTAS,EEI,HEP,MOLX,NS,PRGO,UMBF

Weingarten Realty (WRI) Posts Q3 FFO of $0.40, Shy of Views; Increases FY10 FFO Outlook; Declares $0.26 Quarterly Dividend; 4.3% Yield

Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI) reports Q3 FFO of $0.40, versus the analyst estimate of $0.42. Revenue for the quarter was $ million, which compares to the estimate of $137.50 million. Increases FY10 EPS outlook from $1.58 - $1.70 to $1.67 - $1.71, compared to the consensus of $1.55. The Board of Trust Managers declared a common dividend of $0.26 per share, $1.04 annualized. The dividend is payable in cash on December 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WRI

Dividend Champions: Halloween Edition

The Dividend Champions spreadsheet has been updated through 10/29/10To download the latest version of the U.S. Dividend Champions spreadsheet or PDF, click here.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AOS,BEC,BOH,BXS,EMR,ETP,FII,LLY,MKC,PAYX,RAI,ROL,SYY,TEG,TFX

7 Attractive Dividend Aristocrats Proving the Wisdom of the Masters

When I entered this business 40 years ago, it seemed reasonable to me to study how the best investors behaved. The two investing masters that I respected the most were Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett. If I was going to be of value to others, it only made sense that I learn as much as I could from those who had amassed the best and most consistent track records. What struck me the most, as I studied these Masters, was how similar and aligned their investment philosophies were.Therefore, I concluded that there must be profound wisdom in their investing approaches and practices. Today, some 40 years later, what frustrates me the most, is how so much of their words of wisdom go unheeded by investors. I feel that a lot of this has to do with most people’s almost uncontrollable need for... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BDX,CLX,ED,KMB,MMM,TGT,VFC,WBA

Stocks Going X-Dividend Third Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, your have to be extremely careful. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable Excel list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AMAT,HSY

Linear Technology'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 take... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MXIM,XLNX,BRCM,LLTC

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Consumer Durables

Dividend-paying companies are an oasis in the desert of underperforming stocks. They offer solid payouts today and the promise of capital gains tomorrow. According to a study by Ibbotson, reinvested dividends made up about 40% of total stock returns from 1926 to 2006. In fact, dividend investing is so appealing that superinvestor Warren Buffett has made it a significant component of his portfolio. When searching for great dividend stocks, it makes a lot of sense to start with companies that have been playing the dividend game the longest. Standard & Poor's has culled the dividend winners from the also-rans in a list it calls the "Dividend Aristocrats." These companies have paid and increased their dividend for at least 25 years.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LEG,SWK,VFC

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Materials

Dividend-paying companies are an oasis in the desert of underperforming stocks. They offer solid payouts today and the promise of capital gains tomorrow. According to a study by Ibbotson, reinvested dividends made up about 40% of total stock returns from 1926 to 2006. In fact, dividend investing is so appealing that superinvestor Warren Buffett has made it a significant component of his portfolio. When searching for great dividend stocks, it makes a lot of sense to start with companies that have been playing the dividend game the longest. Standard & Poor's has culled the dividend winners from the also-rans in a list it calls the "Dividend Aristocrats." These companies have paid and increased their dividend for at least 25 years.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PPG,SIAL,APD,BMS

Is Hershey Still a Buy?

I'm a believer in growth stocks. As an analyst for our Motley Fool Rule Breakers service, I think you should be a believer, too. But even I have to admit some growth stories are bogus, hence this regular series. Next up: Hershey (NYSE: HSY). Is this legendary candy maker the real thing? Let's get right to the numbers.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): HSY,MDLZ,RMCF,SLE,TR

Ensco'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, but 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 take... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NE,HP,ESV