Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2014
Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU ) is making a prudent move, as far as its shareholders are concerned, by maintaining its quarterly dividend. The company will distribute $0.40 per share of its common stock, to be paid on June 20 to shareholders of record as of May 29. This matches the firm’s preceding — and only other — quarterly payout, which was dispensed in March.
Previous to that, the company handed out an annual dividend. The last of these was a $1.60 distribution in December 2012.
As with that once-a-year rate, the current dividend annualizes to $1.60 per share. That yields 2.4% at Prudential Financial’s most recent closing stock price of $66.60.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2014: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers in the eastern and western regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2011, its portfolio consisted of 30 owned retail properties totaling approximately 3.2 million square feet of gross leasable area. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The company is based in White Plains, New York.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2014: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)
Financial Institutions, Inc. operates as the holding company for Five Star Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking, and financial services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses in central and western New York. Its deposit accounts consist of noninterest-bearing demand, interest-bearing demand, savings, money market, club, individual retirement, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, one-to-four family residential mortgages, consumer automobile loans, recreational vehicle loans, boat loans, home improvement loans, closed-end home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, collateralized and uncollateralized personal loans, deposit account collateralized loans, commercial and agricultural working capital and revolving lines of credit, commercial and agricultural mortgages, equipment loans, and crop and livestock loans. It operates throug h a network of approximately 51 offices and 70 ATMs in 14 contiguous counties of western and central New York. The company, through its other subsidiary, Five Star Investment Services, Inc., provides brokerage services. Financial Institutions, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is based in Warsaw, New York.
Top Stocks To Buy For 2014: Pacific American Income Shares Inc.(PAI)
Western Asset Income Fund is a close ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC. It is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company. It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Lehman High Yield Index and Lehman US Credit Index. Western Asset Income Fund was formed on March 22, 1973 and is domiciled in the United States.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2014: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. The company also offers compliance, treasury, fund administration, underwriting, and distribution services to mutual fund companies. It serves mutual funds, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Diamond Hill wholesales its products to financial intermediaries, including independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, investment consultants, and third party marketing firms. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2014: Pimco Municipal Income Fund II(PML)
PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II is a mutual fund launched and managed by Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC. The fund is co-managed by Pacific Investment Management Company LLC. It operates as a closed-end management investment company. The fund invests primarily in municipal bonds, variable rate notes, variable rate demand notes, and U.S. treasury bills. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II was formed in 2002 and is domiciled in United States.
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