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In Search of a Massive Dividend: General Electric

Not surprisingly, investors have been drawn to companies that feature massive dividend yields. And why not? If you're going to go for dividends, why not go big. But the catch is that many -- if not most -- of the companies with huge dividend yields get those yields by paying out most, if not all, of their income through those dividends. Take telecom kingpin Verizon (NYSE: VZ) , for instance. Over the past 12 months, the company has paid out 86% of its income in dividends and over the past three 12-month periods -- if we adjust last year for a big restructuring charge -- its average payout ratio has been 91%.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): VZ,GE,MMM,EMR,CMCSA

Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Owens & Minor Inc. is a leading domestic distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute care market, a health care supply chain management company, and a direct-to-consumer (DTC) supplier of testing and monitoring supplies for diabetes. 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: 1. Avg. High Yield Price 2. 20-Year DCF Price 3. Avg. P/E Price 4. Graham Number OMI is trading at a discount to 1.), 2.) and 3.) above. The stock is trading at a 14.3% discount to its... more

iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): CAH,HGIC,ITW,MCK,OMI,PDCO,UTX

4 High Yield Dividend Stocks With Attractive Valuations

We should thanks the dividend gods for these 4 stocks. This article will examine the investment potential of several high yield stocks now selling at attractive valuations relative to peers. Each featured stock has a long history of dividend growth, a high current yield and strong cash flows to protect dividend payments. For income investors seeking relatively safe yields in a very volatile market, consider the names below. As always use the list below as a starting point for your own research. Intel Corporation (INTC) Intel has a market cap of $103.44 billion, with a price to earnings ratio of 9.04. The stock has traded in a 52 week price range of between $17.84 and $23.96. The current stock price is $19.70. Intel reported second quarter revenues of $25.9 billion compared to... more


American Vanguard Declares $0.05 Semi-Annual Cash Dividend; Share Repurchase Authorization

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be distributed on October 14, 2011 to shareholders of record as of September 29, 2011. In addition, the Company’s Board of Directors also announced that it has authorized the repurchase of up to $10 million of common stock of American Vanguard in the event that the trading price of the shares drops below what the Board and management believes is its fair value.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): AVD

10 Top Dividend Companies In Major Commodity Sectors

As the years have progressed, commodity exposure has evolved from a binary factor, to a necessary component of every portfolio. It used to be that a portfolio either did or did not have any kind of commodity allocations, but now, commodities have fought hard for their place in every investor’s basket of holdings. But as markets have been continually beaten down as of late, for many investors, finding the right commodity allocation has been something of a difficult task. A number of investors have stopped looking for growth, and taken cover in value funds that pay out annual yields in a time where no returns are guaranteed. Dividend payments are a crucial element to investing, as they not only provide inflation hedges and steady income, but they also point to a company that is healthy.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AWC,BHP,BP,DE,EEP,NEM,PCL,SCCO,SID,YZC

5 Dividend Stocks Owned By Smart Guru Investors

Dividend stocks are good insurance against volatility. Today we're looking at a list of 5 dividend stocks that we think will provide both capital appreciation and dividend growth to investors. No wonder these stocks are also owned by guru investors like Prem Watsa, George Soros, John Paulson and Irving Kahn. Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) BMY is one of the outperformers among pharmaceutical stocks... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BMY,EPD,NOK,ORI,RIG

7 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks Offering Stability Amidst Market Volatility

The past few weeks have been characterized by high volatility in the stock market. At the same time, prices for some of the most widely held blue chip dividend stocks have dropped less than the market. Some quality dividend stocks are even close to new 52 week highs, as investors try to put their money in safe investments. The reason why these dividend stocks are so popular is because their investors keep receiving their distributions every quarter, without interruption. In addition, these companies’ culture of consistently raising dividends for decades has created a loyal following by long-term investors. The regular dividend payment provides a cushion when there is a decrease in prices, as long-term investors are willing to step in and add to their positions on any weakness in the... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,JNJ,KO,MCD,PG,PM,WMT

Will These 5 Dividend Stocks Beat The Market?

This article will examine five high yield dividend stocks to determine if they have the potential to beat the market. Intel Corporation (INTC) Intel has a market cap of $103.44 billion with a price to earnings ratio of 9.04. The stock has traded in a 52 week range of between $17.84 and $23.96. The stock is currently trading around $20. On July 20th, the company reported revenues of $25.9 billion compared to the second quarter of 2010 when revenues were $10.8 billion. Second quarter net income was $6.11 billion compared to net income of $2.89 billion in the second quarter of 2010. One of Intel’s competitors is Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD). Advanced Micro is currently trading near $6 with a market cap of $4.51 billion and a price to earnings ratio of 5.80. Advanced... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ETE,INTC,MRK,PEP,T

10 High Dividend Yield Stocks Undervalued By Graham

Value investors search for stocks that appear underpriced relative to their intrinsic value, which is based off of company metrics such as earnings or book value. One helpful way to find undervalued opportunities is from the “godfather of value investing” himself, Benjamin Graham. Graham created an equation to calculate the maximum fair value for a stock, referred to as the Graham Number. Any stock trading at a significant discount to this number would appear undervalued. The Graham Number only requires two data points: current earnings per share and current book value per share. ?The Graham Number = Square Root of (22.5) x (TTM Earnings per Share) x (MRQ Book Value per Share). We used the Graham Number to screen for potentially undervalued stocks among the universe of stocks paying... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CBU,CNAF,DEST,IP,MDP,NBTB,NKSH,PEG,TMP

Philip Morris International Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend 20.3% to $0.77 Per Share

The Board of Directors of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) today increased the company's regular quarterly dividend by 20.3%, to an annualized rate of $3.08 per common share. The new quarterly dividend of $0.77 per common share, up from $0.64 per common share, is payable on October 11, 2011, to stockholders of record as of September 27, 2011. The ex-dividend date is September 23, 2011.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): PMI