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BT Group: Deep Value Stock Sports a Hefty Dividend


Here's a stock I found on the weekend's screen for Total Return Ratio. The company is BT Group (BT). BT is a UK-based provider of communications solutions and services operating in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BT

Four Stocks Going Ex-Dividend the Fourth Week of September

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): FRT,NM,POR,TMX

Where You Can Find the Best Dividends

Now if you ask me, I might say that right now smart investors are looking at dividend stocks. But that implies that other investors aren't smart, and I don't want to do that. What I will say, though, is that if you're not already sniffing around dividend-paying stocks, then it's high time you started. The "why" is pretty simple:... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NLY,Q,WM,MO,CTL,ED,INTC

3 Dividend Stocks for a Secure Future

Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BBL,KDN,SKM

3 Stocks for Dividend Income

Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PHI,JNJ,ABM

Secure Your Future With These Stocks

Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MBT,PSEC,WMT

Is Cisco Doomed?

This is the end...My only friend, the end.Of our elaborate plans, the end.Of everything that stands, the end.No safety or surprise, the end.I'll never look into your eyes, again.-- The Doors, 1967 I've tried and tried, but ever since the news came out, I've been unable to get the tune out of my head. On Tuesday, Internet infrastructure superstar Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) announced that it's following in the footsteps of former tech stars Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and introducing a dividend for its shareholders.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MFE,MSFT,ORCL,INTC,CSCO,DELL,HPQ

Tech Giants Need Dividends, Too

In early August, IBM (NYSE: IBM) issued $1.5 billion in debt. The 3-year notes had a coupon rate of 1%, which, according to Bloomberg, is the lowest coupon of all the 3,400 companies listed on the Barclays Capital Corporate U.S. Index of corporate-grade debt. Now, just a month later, tech titan Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly considering issuing some new debt of its own. For a company flush with more than $35 billion in cash, it's hard to say that it is in dire straits of a cash infusion. However, with yields so low and sporting a triple-A credit rating, it may just make sense for a slow(er) growing company like Microsoft to leverage up.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AAPL,ATVI,EBAY,GOOG,IBM,MSFT,QCOM

3 Fat Dividends from Solid Stocks

Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): SJR,IBM,HNI

Marsh & McLennan (MMC) Boosts Qtr. Dividend to 21c/Share, Yielding 3.49%

Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) raises its quarterly dividend from 20c to 21c per common share, payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record on Oct. 8. The ex-dividend date is Oct. 6. The dividend yield moves from 3.32% to 3.49%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MMC