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Top-Yielding Stocks (You Might Actually Want to Buy)


The power of dividend investing is pretty well-known these days. Higher-yielding stocks tend to offer higher returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks, according to research from Jeremy Siegel and others. In fact, the 20 best-performing survivor stocks from the original S&P 500 in 1957 are all dividend payers. What's more, reinvesting dividends acts as a "bear-market protector and return accelerator," according to Siegel. The extra shares purchased and accumulated at higher dividend yields during down periods act as a protector in falling markets, and these extra shares rising in value turn into a "return accelerator" when prices rise.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): EXC,HRB,T,ARLP,CINF,DPL

7 Cheap Financial Stocks Paying Cold, Hard Cash

Despite the broad market being up more than 15% over the past six months, there are still many concerns in investors' minds. A potential bubble in emerging markets, recent protests abroad, and the possibility of a slowdown in the U.S. market all combine to make investors jittery. The silver lining though is that many quality stocks are still trading on the cheap and have plenty of cash to dish out to shareholders, and this could mean great opportunities for savvy investors.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): IVR,RSO,WAC,BKCC,CIM,CYS

7 Cheap Material Stocks Paying Cold, Hard Cash

Despite the broad market being up over 15% over the past six months, there are still many concerns in investors' minds. A potential bubble in emerging markets, recent protests abroad, and the possibility of a slowdown in the U.S. market all combine to make investors jittery. The silver lining though is that many quality stocks are still trading on the cheap and have plenty of cash to dish out to shareholders, and this could mean great opportunities for savvy investors.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BPL,BPT,CRT,EVEP,MVO,PGH,TLP

The Most Promising Dividends in Gas Distribution

Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let's see which companies in the gas distribution industry offer the most promising dividends. Yields and growth rates and payout ratios, oh my!Before we get to those companies, though, you should understand just why you'd want to own dividend payers. These stocks can contribute a huge chunk of growth to your portfolio in good times, and bolster it during market downturns.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OKE,VVC,ENLK,NFG,EQT,SR,MDU

Why Dividends Don't Tell the Whole Story

With interest rates near record lows, Fools may be tempted to reach for high dividend yields in the quest for income. Don't!... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): INTC,VZ,AMGN,GPS

Intel: A High Dividend Yield Stock for Your Core Portfolio

Last week Intel (INTC) announced a 15% increase in its quarterly dividend and increased the amount of funds for stock repurchases to $14.2 billion. The dividend yield is now 3.48%. With debt to equity of only 4.3%, a five year dividend growth rate of 28%, a low payout ratio of 33%, and a P/E of only 10.3%, Intel should now be considered a great core portfolio holding that will generate solid dividends for many years. Intel Business Summary: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): INTC

10 'Buy Rated' Income Stocks With Increasing Dividends

I was on the hunt for dividend stocks with a decent yield of at least 4%. Now there are a variety of methods to fundamentally analyze income stocks, but I wanted to see which of these income-earners had: Price to cash flow of 8 or less, A decent analyst rating (moderate buy and above), A growth rate on dividend payouts, Positive increase in revenue and earnings over the past 5 years. The premise is simple: stocks with a history of growth, decent relative cash flow ratings, increasing payouts, and analyst approval (better than hold). This might help determine sustainability of payouts.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AGL,AZN,BCE,BKH,CIG,CNP,D,DPL,FE,NGG,PBI,PEG,PT,PWE,SCG,STD,...

Abbott and Johnson & Johnson: 2 Dividend Aristocrats for Long-Term Gains

Abbott (ABT) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) are major global healthcare companies offering high yields and capital appreciation potential. They are going through difficult times (highlighted by product recalls, especially in the U.S.). Their resulting lower stock prices will be of interest for long term investors. JNJ had back to back sales declines (2009 and 2010), something it has not seen for over 60 years. Sales were significantly impacted by recalls of over-the-counter medicines and the suspension of manufacturing at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare facility along with a currency devaluation in Venezuela. Below are segment sales for JNJ in billions of dollars:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,JNJ

14 Stocks Raising Dividends Like Clockwork

Dividends provide evidence of financial strength. Since dividends are paid in real cash, a dividend payment shows that the corporation has proved that it has earned enough cash to pay its loyal stockholders. Companies that use complex accounting rules in order to create net income out of thin air typically cannot afford to pay dividends. As a result it is no surprise that only the companies with the best prospects can afford to regularly raise distributions.Below I have highlighted fourteen income stocks, which have raised distributions like clockwork for over five consecutive years:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CBSH,DPL,EGN,INTC,MMP,NATI,NSC,PH,PX,ROL,SJM,SXL,TGP,WPZ

Becton Dickinson: My Only Hesitation Is the Low Dividend Yield

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Becton, Dickinson and Co provides a wide range of medical devices and diagnostic products used in hospitals, doctors’ offices, research labs and other settings. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BDX