Dividends and Buybacks

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Why Even a $100 Million Stock Buyback Matters for Office Depot

Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) may be reeling from the letdown after its failed acquisition by Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS). Well, the company is not sitting around twiddling its thumbs trying ...
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4 Dividend-Paying Stocks to Help Ride Out the Coming Volatile Summer

The rally that took place this week has been great, and the reasons from strategists are many, but one thing is for sure: things could get a little more dicey ...
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4 UBS Most Preferred Pharmaceutical Stocks That Pay Big Dividends

Needless to say, the health care sector, especially pharmaceuticals and biotech, have taken a rhetorical beating from politicians looking to force the blame for high drug prices on some of the ...
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Stock Buybacks Appear to Be Falling out of Favor in 2016

When it comes to companies returning capital to their shareholders, the two general methods have been via dividends and stock buybacks. Dividends are a signal that income should remain healthy. ...
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Yum Authorizes Huge Share Repurchase Plan

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) recently announced that its board of directors has approved a significant share repurchase plan for 2016. The board authorized a repurchase program up to $4.2 ...
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Southwest Airlines Gets It: Higher Dividend, Higher Buyback

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has just delivered what shareholders love to hear with a commitment to a higher dividend and a higher stock buyback. Unlike the spotty history of ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Buy 3 Battered Tech Stocks With Dividends Up to 5%

With the market starting to look very heavy, and yields still where they were a year ago despite howls from pundits they were going higher, what are investors to do ...
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25 Companies Raising Their Dividends for 25 Years or More

Investors love when companies pay dividends. More specifically, they love companies that are raising their dividends year after year. There exists a classification of dividend payers known as the Dividend Aristocrats. These ...
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Why Key Analyst Sees Altria Stock Rising

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) recently reaffirmed its guidance after posting its first-quarter results. This stock is often thought of in high regard as a defensive stock and even held ...
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UBS Makes Big May Changes to Dividend Ruler Stocks Portfolio

With the first-quarter earnings reporting season almost over, investors and many Wall Street money managers are looking out through the summer and into the fall, anticipating an increase in volatility ...
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4 Top Blue Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

With the presumptive candidates for the presidential election in place, one thing investors now need to contemplate is what stocks will do better under a Clinton or a Trump presidency. One ...
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3 Quality MLPs to Buy With Safe Distributions of 6% or More

The good thing about the length of the energy downturn is that it flushed out the poor companies and gave the good ones the opportunity to lower capital expenditures, cut ...
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4 Very Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy to Ride Out the 2016 Political Cycle

With the probable feature card set for the fight for the presidency, one thing is for sure. Americans will be blitzed again from now until November with political rhetoric that ...
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3 Stocks Rated Buy at Merrill Lynch That Pay at or Above 8% Dividends

One question that always seems to come up these days is when interest rates are going higher. The best answer to that is maybe by the end of the year. ...
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4 RBC US Equity Top Pick Stocks That Also Pay Solid Dividends

We have seen it the past two days, and as the first-quarter earnings parade wraps up, we are very likely to see it again. Volatility is creeping back into the ...
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