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7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification


Deferred gratification is a principle where one or more people choose to postpone near-term benefits in order to enhance their chances of greater benefits in the future. In our microwave society marked by the ‘I want it now’ attitude, it is unusual to find someone willing to wait. However, deferred gratification is essential for anyone wanting to build wealth and is a key ingredient in a successful dividend investing strategy. Consider these choices:Entertainment or Equities The first difficult decision we need to make is to stop buying the “stuff” we want, like wide screen TVs, computers, fancy cars, nice vacations, etc., and instead divert a portion of the money into some form of savings. The inability to exercise this remedial level of self control has put many families on... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,CL,HGIC,JNJ,KMB,NU,TROW

Resource America (REXI) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 3.4% Yield

Resource America, Inc. (Nasdaq: REXI) announces that its Board of Directors has authorized the payment of a cash dividend in the amount of $0.03 per share, or $0.12 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to all holders of record at the close of business on July 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): REXI

Paychex (PAYX) Declares $0.31 Quarterly Dividend; 4.9% Yield

Paychex, Inc. (Nasdaq: PAYX) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, or $1.24 annualized. The dividend is payable August 16, 2010 to shareholders of record August 2, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PAYX

Dividend ETF or Dividend Stocks?

Dividends have historically contributed about 40% of common stocks annual average returns. Reinvested dividends however have contributed almost 97% of S&P 500 total returns since 1871. Add to that the fact that retirees are looking for a better way to generate income than the low rates on bank deposits. Thus it is no surprise that investors’ interest in dividend investing is increasing.Two differing paths are presented to aspiring dividend investors. One path is to do it on your own. Another path is to trust the experience of an investment professional and invest in dividend funds or dividend etfs. In this article I would compare and contrast the two methods and also outline some of the most widely held alternatives for both scenarios.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DVY,PFM,SDY

UniFirst Corp. (UNF) Declares $0.0375 Quarterly Dividend; 0.4% Yield

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) today declared regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.0375 per share, or $0.15 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UNF

Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) Declares $0.415 Quarterly Dividend; 3.9% Yield

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.415 per common share, or $1.66 annualized. The dividends will be paid August 13, 2010, to shareholders of record on July 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NWN

Benchmarking Dividend Income

The investment returns of most fund managers are generally compared against a common benchmark. This provides for an objective evaluation of their performance over a period of time. A common benchmark for most mutual fund managers is the total returns of the S&P 500 index.... more


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4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends

Dividend growth investing is a long-term strategy. A growing dividend is a sign that the company is becoming more valuable. Companies that consistently increase dividends tend to have steadily rising share prices and the best way to benefit from this is to buy and hold the stocks.... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): GIS,MSM,FCX,GOV

bebe stores (BEBE) Declares $1.00 Cash Dividend

Bebe Stores, inc. (Nasdaq: BEBE) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a one-time cash dividend of $1.00 per share. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 21, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 19, 2010. No additional dividend will be payable this quarter.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BEBE

Bebe (BEBE) Discontinues PH8, To Pay $1/Share Special Dividend

Bebe Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: BEBE) announced Tuesday that it will discontinue the company's struggling PH8 line to focus on the development of its 2b bebe brand, adding that it expects to see fourth-quarter same-store sales at the low end of its previously disclosed forecast. Bebe also rewarded investors with a one-time cash dividend of $1.00 per share. The women's apparel retailer said that it plans to convert all 48 of its current PH8 into 2b bebestores next year, as it expects to see a $17 million pretax charge. The closures are expected to begin in the first quarter of the company’s fiscal 2011. “The company made this decision based on the approximate after tax loss of $10 million during fiscal 2010, before taking into account costs associated with store impairment... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BEBE