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6 Dividend Rockets Poised to Take Off


We took a look at some dividend rockets that are poised to see growth in the near future. These companies may not all fit the typical connotation of a “rocket”, but I feel that these companies have strong payout ratios and will experience growth soon. Eaton Corporation (ETN): The Eaton Corporation works as a power management company under the motto “Powering Business Worldwide.” Eaton claims to be selling products in over 150 countries. They produce and manufacture components and systems for a wide range of uses. Eaton’s intake and exhaust valves are used in diesel engines. Their hydraulics components and systems are seen in commercial and military use. They even manufacture human machine interfaces, input and output devices and logic computers. Eaton currently has a payout... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BLK,ETN,HAS,INTC,SSL,STRA

Seeking Yield From Stocks, Not Bonds: 50 Stocks Currently Yielding 5% Or More

Income-oriented investors have yet another reason to be upset with the bond markets. Junk bond yields fell to a record low a few days ago and are staying near those levels. As of Wednesday evening, the Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield index yielded a mere 6.68%, which isn't much when you consider the risk of default. These low yields are just one sign of the bond market's cheery mood. Corporations are finding plenty of buyers for their debt, and many offerings have been completed this week. Among the investment-grade companies selling bonds are Google (GOOG), Norfolk Southern (NSC) and Walt Disney (DIS). Included in this week's near-record level of junk bond offerings is beleaguered Chrysler, which is refinancing its loan package. Taking advantage of the low interest rates is good for... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AEE,AINV,CDR,CINF,CLI,CTL,DUK,EPR,EXC,FE,FSP,FTR,GTY,HCN,...

Is PepsiCo's Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DPS,KO,PEP,SBUX

Is L-3 Communications' Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LLL,LMT,NOC,UTX

Is Quaker Chemical's Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KWR,RPM,CCF,HUN

Is CVS Caremark's Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): WBA,WMT,CVS,OCR

Is American Electric Power's Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AEP,DUK,EXC,SO

Appetite For US High Yield Bonds Remains High As Yields Tighten

High yield bond ETFs concentrate on lower quality corporate bonds, which are considered riskier than higher-quality or more established companies. Because of this higher level of risk, high-yield bonds, also known as junk bonds, offer higher yields to investors. US high yield bond ETFs invest at least 65% of capital in binds that are not rated or are rated by S&P or Moody's at or below BB (considered speculative). Because of high returns and the potential for diversification across many markets, regions, and industries, high yield bonds are a major part of many investment strategies. We track asset class movement and you can see here the fixed income table which is updated weekly. Assets Class Symbols 05/06 ... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): BCS

Is Computer Sciences' Dividend Safe?

Here, we'll highlight a given company and its closest competitors to see just how safe their dividends are, with a little help from three crucial tools: The interest coverage ratio, or earnings before interest and taxes, divided by interest expense. The interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its debt. An interest coverage ratio less than 1.5 is questionable; a number less than 1 means that the company is not bringing in enough money to cover its interest expenses. The EPS payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by earnings per share. The EPS payout ratio measures the percentage of earnings that go toward paying the dividend. A ratio greater than 80% is worrisome. The FCF payout ratio, or dividends per share divided by free cash... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CSC,CA,HPQ,IBM

47 Million Reasons to Buy These 5 Dividend Stocks

If so, you're likely one of the 47.5 million people who currently depend on Medicare for either all or a portion of their medical expenses. Unfortunately, the trustees of the Medicare trust fund just released some information that could rearrange the way you think about your finances. Read on and I'll tell you why the road to retirement may not be as smooth as you had imagine, and then I'll give you five great stocks you can buy -- today. The bad news keeps comingIt's true that after the terrible financial collapse of 2008, the market bounced back resiliently. Saving accounts have been increased, 401(k) balances restored, and company matching gotten back on the right track.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MO,TEF,KMB,AZN,EXC,LLY,GSK