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28 Dividend Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine


Readers of this space know that the primary focus of my investing efforts is to build an ever-increasing income stream by investing in dividend growth securities. This means that often I will choose a lower yielding security with better dividend growth prospects over a higher yielding security. As one that values diversity, I also invest in some high yield securities. However, any dividend stock that I invest in must have an increasing dividend.... more


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The Most Promising Dividends in Agricultural Products

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 agricultural products 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): ADM,BG,CZZ,IPSU,MGPI,MON,SYT

Two Undervalued Apparel Dividend Stocks With High Options Yields

If you're looking for the crossroads between dividend paying stocks and undervalued earnings growth, one corner of the market to check out is the Consumer Goods sector, more specifically, the apparel stores sub-industry. Although you won't find high dividend stocks in this group, you will find some dividend stocks with good sales and EPS growth in 2011, and further into the future, that should benefit from the continuing recovery. This week we screened this sub-industry for dividend paying stocks with low PEG values, strong ROE and profit margin, plus high options yields. We came up with two firms: Limited Brands (LTD), which owns Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and many other brands; and Guess (GES), the owner of the Guess? and Guess Jeans brands, and others as well. (More info at... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): GES,LTD

American Campus Communities (ACC) Declares $0.3375 Quarterly Dividend; 4.2% Yield

American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.3375 per share of common stock, $1.35 annualized. The dividend is payable on February 25, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 14, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 10, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 4.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ACC

Donaldson (DCI) Declares $0.13 Quarterly Dividend; 0.9% Yield

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.13 per common share, $0.52 annualized. The dividend is payable March 18, 2011, to shareholders of record as of February 25, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 23, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 0.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): DCI

Family Dollar Stores: Dividend Stock Analysis

Company Overview: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) operates a chain of more than 6,800 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states, providing consumers with a selection of low priced merchandise in neighborhood stores. Its merchandise assortment includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics. Most items sell in the $1-$10 range.*Note: Family Dollar's fiscal year ends in August. So Fy 2010 ended in August, 2010. All calculations in this analysis are based on the latest annual report, released August 2010, except for expected eps and current dividend yield.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FDO,TGT,WMT

RockTenn (RKT) Declares $0.20 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) today reported that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.20 per share, $0.80 annualized. The dividend, which will be paid on February 21, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 8, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 4, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): RKT

Tellabs (TLAB) Declares $0.02 Quarterly Dividend; 1.5% Yield

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.02 per common share, $0.08 annualized. The cash dividend is payable on February 25 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 11, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 9, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 1.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TLAB

Entergy (ETR) Declares $0.83 Quarterly Dividend; 4.6% Yield

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.83 per common share, $3.32 annualized. The payment date is March 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on February 10, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 8, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 4.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ETR

The 7 'Sweet Spot' Dividend Champions Poised for the Highest Total Returns (Part 2)

<< Return to Part 1 In this part 2 of our articles on the top 14 Dividend Champions that represent the “sweet spot” for total return, we will emphasize capital appreciation over yield. In part 1 of this two-part article, we started out by covering the first seven companies with the highest yields of the group of 14. Consequently, in part 1, we focused more on dividend yield than we did capital appreciation. In this part 2, we will turn our attention more towards the capital appreciation component, but dividends will still be a major focus. This is because we feel that the most important factor that should be gleaned from these articles is the importance of total return, which includes both capital appreciation and dividends. Dividends are great, and we have written about their... more


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