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>>>
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>>>
More often than not, when a company’s dividend starts approaching 10%, it’susually a sign that the market expects the payout to head lower in the very near future. However, for Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), that doesn’t appear to be the case. That’s because the pipeline and processing company can cover its payout with plenty of room to spare. In fact, it could actually....More>>>
Dividend cover for UK’s largest listed companies, a measure of how sustainable dividends are and is calculated by dividing profit after tax by the dividends paid out to shareholders, stands at its lowest level since 2009, according to new research conducted by online stockbroker The Share Centre. For those investors seeking income the findings and trend may well be of concern.
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.
Jimmy Buffett has restaurants, a line of beer, adventure vacations, casinos, clothing, resorts, radio and television assets as well as salad dressings, margarita salt and spicy frozen shrimp. Up next? Retirement communities.
It was just a matter of time until the man who built an empire on Margaritaville, a song about drinking too much and bumming around in a beach town, would figure out....More>>>
For now, the only certainty is continued uncertainty. Given Trump’s unpredictable management style, it seems reasonable to expect increased market volatility ahead, asserts Carla Pasternak, contributing editor to Dow Theory Letters.
In searching for a steady-return ETF to add to our income portfolio ahead of potential volatility, we required four criteria:
The venerable Merck (NYSE:MRK) has turned into a hot mega-cap stock again, at least hot for a non-Internet stock, on the back of its immuno-oncology drug Keytruda. Here’s a look at MRK’s movement – up almost 70%, plus dividends, in five years:
MRK data by YCharts
This article explains my indifference to going long MRK shares. Given that MRK....More>>>
Check out the 10 super savers with health savings account balances that top $200,000 at HealthEquity. What’s their secret? “You have to contribute in the good times!” says Jon Kessler, president and chief executive of HealthEquity. “Think of the accounts like self-insurance.”
The reality is that most health savings account owners use HSAs more as specialized....More>>>
There’s no way around it: the S&P 500 now has a P/E ratio of more than 26 going into the first earnings season of 2017, and even the “safest” bets are starting to look scary.
Unless we see massive profit growth all around, there’s a real risk this bull market is going to stutter—or worse.
So where do you go for value? It’s....More>>>