Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE, $23.19 as of Oct. 18) stunned income investors in 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis and bear market, with a then-unthinkable cut to its longstanding dividend. But after years of trying to regain Wall Streets trust by rebuilding its payout to shareholders, fears of another reduction are mounting just as the company prepares to release its latest....More>>>
(Published Feb. 28 by Bob Ciura)
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s investment conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B), has a $148 billion stock portfolio. Buffett has filled his portfolio with high-quality dividend growth stocks.
One such dividend stock is General Motors (NYSE:GM). GM makes up approximately 1.2% of Berkshire’s portfolio.
American Express (NYSE:AXP) helped pioneer the charge card industry, and even now, the company’s brand carries an aura of affluence that rivals have struggled hard to try to duplicate. Yet American Express has fallen back from all-time highs over the past couple of years, and the loss of its branded-card partnership with retail giant Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) was a high-profile setback....More>>>
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Since August 2010, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES:^DJI) have risen from below 10,000 to within a fraction of a point of 20,000. Doubling in just over six years is an impressive feat, especially given that the Dow also pays a respectable dividend yield of more than 2% on top of its rise. Yet although all 30 stocks that are currently in the Dow have risen over....More>>>
We’re still in the wake of calendar 2017’s first earnings season. So it wasn’t surprising to see a raft of dividend raises last week, especially considering that this year has already been stuffed with lifts from every conceivable type of company.
Here are three notables out of last week’s crop.
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Industrial stocks, materials stocks and stocks of companies that work on major infrastructure projects have also been on a tear since the U.S. election, observes Chloe Lutts Jensen, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
Donald Trump has cleared the way for two major oil pipelines, promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and reiterated his pledge to reduce environmental regulation....More>>>
Dont fight the trend is an oft-used expression on Wall Street. It may be truer now than ever. Casting a dubious eye on what has amounted to a spectacular rise for equity markets since Donald Trump became president-elect in November is proving a costly enterprise.
Whether the advance for equities can sustain itself over the next month and into 2017 is anyones guess, but for now investors who....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, right, speaks to Microsoft co-founder and director at Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Gates, as they appear to speak on the Fox Business Network with Liz Claman, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Just one day after the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to repeal and replace Obamacare, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren....More>>>
Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) offers an opportunity to invest in the ongoing consumer product dividend grower trend without the hype and attention focused on other names. The company’s smaller market cap and lower dividend deflect attention from its fundamentals, which should allow it perform at least in line with and perhaps over and above its peers over the medium term.
” Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.” /Fyodor Dostoevsky
The newly legislated entry into the global gaming market by Japan has raised prospects of a $30 billion market forming within the first five years of operation. As the implications of this game changing development....More>>>